In March 2021, Community Quilts introduced a new project to make pet beds for dogs and cats waiting for adoption at the West Vancouver SPCA. Pet beds for cats go with them to their new home.
- Pet beds must be sturdy enough to handle laundering and pet love, but should be cushy, too.
- Good options for batting are polyester or micro-fleece. Do not use small bits and pieces of fabric for filling as it may become matted or take too long to to dry.
- Binding is not necessary. Pet beds can be constructed envelope/pillowcase-style.
For cats: Pet Beds for cardboard boxes called Hide and Perch boxes, which have a bed on top and one inside.
Preferred size: 22″ x 16″, not too plush, that can be folded in half to make it a bit squishier.
Alternatively, a plush pet bed 11″ x 16″ will work.
Also for cats: Pet Beds to sit on shelves that measure 13.5″ x 32″. (In the photo, coverings have been laid over some of the spaces, for fearful cats.)
For dogs: Pet Beds for “kurunda” beds that measure 25″ x 39″.
A plush pet bed 25″ x 39″ is great.
Or a less plush bed 50″ x 39″, that can be folded in half, is fine.
Examples of Pet Beds: