About Rick

About RickHi and thanks for stopping by. My name is Rick and when the idea for this website came up I was thrilled to jump on it. I’ve owned a dog ever since I can remember. I had my first dog in grade 4 (I claimed the family dog as my own) and have owned one more often than not over the past 50 years.

A Bit About Me

Back in “the old days”, it wasn’t too often that folks had a dog bed; maybe a blanket was thrown on the floor or, because I’m a dog lover, in bed with us (I used to sleep with three dogs on my bed at one point.)

Later in life, we realized the importance of dog beds and began investing in good ones. Sure, the cheaper ones at some of the big box stores are fine but as time went on we saw the importance of buying the right bed for the right dog (we currently have four dogs – from a beagle to a Labrador – and six dog beds.)

And sometimes they actually use their own beds and not ours…

Our dog on the bed





or the furniture – I’m sure we’re not the only ones with this problem.

Our dog on a recliner






Our dogs on their dog beds





You’re likely to see my own dogs pictured throughout this site because I have a vested interest in all of our dog’s comfort.

It was actually my mother-in-law who taught us the importance of dog beds, including a bed for each dog on each floor.  You know the dogs will follow you when you go to bed so why not give them a bed wherever they go.

So Why a Website About dog Beds?

We have a 14-year-old three-legged dog. She was born at our house and came back after 12 years. We also have a 14-year-old beagle who had her spleen removed along with a golf ball sized tumor. These two alone mean we’re quite prepared to invest in their comfort in their final years.

We’re also the proud owners of an overly excitable lab who needs to be comfortable during his “time-outs” and a pointer on drugs; she was abused as a puppy and can quickly become aggressive…and she’s allowed to sleep on our bed, which keeps her away from the others during the night.

The Goal of The Dog Bed Lifestyle Website

We all have our own reasons to buy the most suitable bed for our dog(s) so when the idea of reviewing dog beds came up, I grabbed it.  And knowing dogs as well as I do, I wanted to highlight the importance they bring to our lives and what we can do for their comfort.

You’ll find reviews and comparisons of different beds on this site but the intent is to do the research for you so you can make the best decision for your dogs. Over time, this site will review dog beds for small, medium, and large/extra large dogs. The site will also dig (pun intended) into the various types, purposes, and even manufacturers so that you have the best information at your fingertips (or paw tips.)

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below or email me and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Email: rick@thedogbedlifestyle.com

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