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Do You Have More Dog Beds Than Dogs?

Do You Have More Dog Beds Than Dogs?

I confess. I have an obsession with dog beds. I keep looking for the perfect one (or two or 10). But, when I upgrade, I just hate to discard the last one. My dogs, Sanchez and Gina, have a huge choice of dog beds in a very small home. But, even with a multitude of options, they still often share one.

Gina Cuddles with Sanchez in His Bed


Sanchez Doubles as Gina's Pillow

The Floor Makes a Pretty Good Pillow Too

Other times Gina likes her own space.

Who Me?

And sometimes they actually sleep in their own beds next to each other. Truth be told, their beds are on a futon under the grand piano.

Afternoon Naptime

Sigh, even with the choice of six dog beds, Gina still prefers my bed.

I was feeling a little crazy for having six dog beds for two dogs (not counting the outdoor dog bed or crates), so I asked the question on Facebook, “Does anybody have any more dog beds than dogs?” I no longer felt completely crazy when I read the responses:

Some of the Facebook comments:

  • This is a trick question, right? Currently: 2 dogs & 9 dog beds, not mentioning crates, and the mats for when we are out and about.
  • I have 4 beds. The dog, nor the 2 cats ever use them! They are always in my bed or on the sofa.
  • Of course, but then my Ollie is currently lying in a box of clothes.
  • Just counted, 12 dog beds, 2 sofas, a chair, an ottoman and my bed for 2 dogs. Do I win the crazy dog lady prize?
  • Two dogs, 3 beds on 1st floor, 1 bed on staircase, 2 travel beds, 2 heat reflective mats, 2 coolaroo beds outside.
  • Multiple dog beds in all 3 bedrooms, plus some sleep in the people beds with their staff and others are on leftover people beds. 6 big & giant dogs and too many dog beds to count including an extra 3 on the back deck!
  • Yep. One greyhound and 6 beds. One for every room plus one at her grandad’s.

Do you have more dog beds than dogs? Thanks for sharing how many in a comment below.

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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9:53AM PDT on Jun 15, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

8:59PM PDT on Oct 6, 2014

Two dogs- two beds

12:24PM PDT on Aug 26, 2014

Wow, I made a bean-bag chair like that for one of my friends; she decided she would rather sleep on it too. What is the attraction...

7:28AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

We don't have a dog any longer (RIP Jazzie), but our cats sometime sleep on her old beds!

10:07AM PDT on Jun 7, 2014

Options seem to be the name of the game

6:52AM PDT on May 31, 2014

My 3 dogs all sleep cuddled up togetgjer :)

5:24AM PDT on May 21, 2014

I have dog beds & blankets all over the house for 3 dogs! And they're usually on my bed or the loveseat.

4:15PM PDT on May 20, 2014

2 dogs and 2 beds. At least one of them is usually empty, as the doggies often sleep on the floor.

10:45AM PDT on May 20, 2014

I also have 6 dog beds plus my own bed for my 2 dogs

11:00PM PDT on May 18, 2014

Sweet pups. I used to have one extra dog bed, until one of my dog's convinced me he liked his other one much better!

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