Raised Dog Beds Needed

If you have ever visited an animal shelter, you know that traditionally they have been made of cement and metal grating, not the most comfortable arrangement for a dog, but practical for the shelter worker hosing off the surface. Although this is a convenient way to keep the surface free from debris and contaminents (namely, “poo” and “pee”), it’s an unforgiving surface for a dog that might be underweight, cold and stressed.

One of the biggest challenges for a shelter like this is to keep illness from spreading, especially those that are airborne, such as kennel cough, which is pretty much guaranteed to be present in the air at most shelters. The longer a dog stays at the shelter, the more likely he or she is to contract this commonly transmitted “doggie flu.” Dogs with strong immune systems are able to fight it off, but for the weak and fragile, it can been a long, uncomfortable struggle, or even a death sentence in some cases.

The Baldwin Park Animal Care Center is no exception. They are one of the older shelters in the LA County shelter system, and must contend with the regular challenges of the LA County shelter system, namely  not having enough bedding to go around. Because it is so easy for beds or blankets that are directly on concrete to get fouled or dirty, the best and most useful kinds of dog beds are raised off the ground. 


United Hope for Animals  would love to be able to provide the shelter with all the raised beds it needs, but alas, at $57 each (including shipping), we do not have the budget for all 90 beds that the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center needs. We need your  help! If you are able to contribute a bed or two (or more!), please visit Kuranda.com/donate and select “California” under “choose your state” and then “Baldwin Park Shelter.” The shelter is most in need of the medium sized beds.

In the comments section at checkout, let them know that you heard about this program through United Hope for Animals, and send us an email and let us know you donated a bed! 🙂 

One thought on “Raised Dog Beds Needed

  1. Shayna Rae

    Good morning,
    I am the President of PetProject, an Orlando/Oviedo based organization dedicated to mass producing items for animal shelters and rescues. (To date, we have donated 10,000 comforters and blankets, 500 adoption vests, 500 leashes and collars, 30 crates, $5,000 in medical care and premium dog food, and various other supplies). We came across your website and realized we may be able to help you. We are half way through the fundraising stage for our Build A Bed PetProject where we mass produce 1,000 kuranda like beds (we use the same materials, with the added benefit of rubber anti skid feet). These beds cost us $15 each to make, provided we purchase materials for a minimum of 1,000 beds. Volunteer engineers and contractors have been helping every step of the way to ensure this bed lasts virtually forever.
    Please reach out to us via email at PetProjectUSA@yahoo.com for more information. If you are able to help us spread the word of our efforts, we can happily supply you with any remaining beds you may need. All items are 100% free and transporting can be arranged, all we ask for in return is receiving parties share our FB page, efforts and photos of the donations on their social media sites to help us gain recognition.
    We look forward to speaking with you,

    Shayna Rae

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