Our Final Verdict
We give Bearaby Pupper Pod dog bed a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
What Is the Pupper Pod? How Does It Work?
The Pupper Pod is a high-quality dog bed designed and manufactured by Bearaby. Bearaby has been making blankets and other cotton products for years, and they are known for their quality, comfort, and design. The Pupper Pod is a super comfortable dog bed made from the best materials available. The outer cover is made from 100% natural organic cotton. The inner core is made from a patented product called Melofoam. Melofoam is made from completely natural organic rubber sourced from trees in Asia. The result is an excellent dog bed that canines love, and owners can feel good about buying.
The materials are certified organic by the Global Organic Latex Standard. The materials are also certified animal friendly and 100% vegan by PETA. It is clear that Bearaby took time to research the best materials for dogs.
Bearaby Pupper Pod dog beds are also portable. They are easy to move around the house, and it comes with a traveling case that you can take on the go allowing your dog to sleep in comfort when you are on the road.
The Bearaby Pupper Pod is a fantastic dog bed with plenty of innovative features and material choices that shine through. It is slightly held back by a high price point that might cause some sticker shock for buyers. All of these industry-leading materials do, unfortunately, come at a price.
Bearaby Medium Pupper Pod – A Quick Look
Pupper Pod Pricing
The Bearaby Pupper Pod comes in two sizes. You can get this dog bed in small or medium. The small Pupper Pod starts at $199. The medium Pupper Pod starts at $239. You can buy the Pupper Pod dog bed online here.
Bearaby Medium Pupper Pod Specifications
Excellent Animal Friendly Materials
One of the best parts about the Bearaby Pupper Pod is the fact that it is made from extremely high quality, organic materials. These materials are specifically designed to be dog friendly. The materials are all organic, naturally sourced, and designed to be both sustainable and comfortable. The core is made from a patented Melofoam made from all-natural organic rubber. The core is Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certified, proving its organic nature. The Pupper Pod is also PETA-approved as completely vegan. All of the materials used were clearly chosen with your dog in mind, which is very pleasing.
Dog beds can easily get filthy over time. Dogs shed a lot of hair. Dogs also bring dirt, treats, and toys into their bed all the time. The result can be smelly, sticky, and matted dog beds, quickly becoming an eyesore in your home. That is why the Pupper Pod is designed to be easily washable. The bed comes with an easy-to-remove cover that can quickly be popped into the washing machine. The outer ring can easily be spot cleaned with typical upholstery cleaners. The result is a dog bed that is easy to keep clean. The inner core cannot be washed, but it doesn’t need to be because of the ingenious waterproof core.
One of the hallmarks of a good dog bed is how comfortable they are. The Pupper Pod is very comfortable. Powered by the internal Melofoam core, the dog bed provides a soft center for your dog to lie in. The foam will eventually conform to your dog’s specific shape giving them a comfortable and personalized place to sleep. The outer ring keeps the dogs hemmed in and feeling secure. The pad is a few inches tall, allowing your dog to sit up off the ground and get a good view of what is happening. Some dog beds flatten themselves to the ground over time, leaving them barely more than a blanket. That is not the case with the Pupper Pod. This dog bed is very solid.
Built To Travel
Many people like to travel with their dogs. Whether it is in a camper or staying in various hotels, it can be hard for a dog to find a good place to sleep while on the road. That is why the Pupper Pod is built to travel. The dog bed is fairly compact and very lightweight. It also comes with a rugged cloth traveling case that allows you to stuff the dog bed away and toss it in the trunk. That makes it perfect for people who love to travel with their dogs because it gives your dog a comfortable and durable place to sleep while on the go. That is something that most dogs can’t boast about.
Loosey Goosey Ring
The biggest frustration with the Pupper Pod is the detachable ring. The ring is removable to allow you to clean the dog bed. The result is a ring that is hard to keep in place. Dogs can easily knock it out of position when they jump in and out of the dog bed. It can also come loose and fall off when you try to move or adjust the dog bed. It works best when the bed is sitting in a single location and does not move. This was the only source of frustration with the dog bed, but it was one that could be a problem for some people.
Is the Bearaby Medium Pupper Pod a Good Value?
Whether or not the Bearaby Pupper Pod is a good value for you will depend on your budget and how much you value sustainable materials. There is no denying that the Bearaby Pupper Pod is expensive. If a $200 dog bed is not in your budget, the Melofoam core is likely not going to change that. However, if you value sustainably sourced materials, excellent certifications, and top-quality design, there is a lot to love here. Regular dog beds are already starting to creep up in price, and while Bearaby is more expensive than the competition, it is also undoubtedly a better-quality product.
Is the Pupper Pod Waterproof?
Yes. The Pupper Pod dog bed is waterproof. The outer layer is made out of cloth which can be easily washed and dried. The inner core is made up of a special foam coated in a waterproof outer layer. This protective layer keeps the core safe from any spills or accidents, and you can easily clean the outer layer if you need to.
Is the Pupper Pod Machine Washable?
The removable outer layer of the Pupper Pod is machine washable. The outer layer is made from light cotton. Bearaby recommends washing the removable layer with the following care instructions. “Wash the removable cover in warm water with light colors and tumble dry on low. Do not bleach.” They also recommend using gentle detergents to keep your dog’s skin happy.
Where Are Bearaby Products Made?
Bearaby does not readily offer any specific manufacturing locations for its products. However, we do know that the cotton is largely sourced from India. The natural rubber for the Melofoam core comes from rubber trees in Sri Lanka. The corporate headquarters is located in New York in the United States.
Our Experience with the Medium Pupper Pod
I had my dog Bolt try out the Pupper Pod, and he enjoyed his time with it. He likes to curl up in a ball when he sleeps, and the outer ring was perfect for containing his shape. I let him sleep in it in my office as well as outside on the porch. I had no qualms about bringing the Pupper Pod outside and putting it on my deck because it is washable and waterproof. He enjoyed sitting in the Pupper Pod and watching what was happening out in the yard rather than lying on the hard deck surface.
The travel bag was easy to use and was a nice surprise when I opened the box. The outer cover was easy to remove, but I have not had to wash it yet. The fabric is very durable and doesn’t seem to hold stains or fur. I liked the compact shape and how light it was. It is easy to move around between my office and our outside spaces.
However, moving the dog bed means having to deal with the detachable ring. The ring was rather frustrating at times. It was hard to get it to sit properly after moving the dog bed, and if you didn’t get it around the core just right, it would become askew and pop off. I tried the bed without the ring, but Bolt likes curling up with the braided ring around him.
If you are one of those people who won’t settle for anything less than the best for your dog, you are likely to fall in love with the Pupper Pod. Everything about it is designed for dogs and their owners. It is great for dogs and easy to use for people. The result is an all-around great dog bed that is perfect for almost any dog and is well worth the price if you can afford it.
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