Kuranda Beds Help Turn Great Danes Into Service Dogs

The maker of elevated beds donates a portion of proceeds to the Service Dog Project.

Know those elevated dog beds you see just about everywhere pups are found? Some are made by Kuranda, and the company is just wrapping up a hilarious Fido Files “Identity Crisis” Photo Contest.

Kuranda has asked its (human) fans to submit photo evidence of their pooches pretending they’re people while lounging or sleeping on couches, beds, and chairs. Many pets are notorious for doing this, especially if they don’t have a bed to call their own.

“Kuranda beds are very comfortable and provide an elevated place to rest. There’s no stuffing to collect allergen-harboring dirt or dander, and pet owners find that the beds are preferable to fancy furniture or a cold floor,” Kuranda’s Beth Klein said.

In an effort to give back, the pet bed maker is giving 5 percent of all contestant sales to the nonprofit group Service Dog Project. The organization donates Great Danes to children and adults with severe balance and mobility issues, who need a tall dog for physical support and stability. What’s more, contestant entrants get a chance to win a Kuranda dog bed of their own.

For those who missed the contest, the chew-proof, orthopedic Kuranda beds have been around for nearly 30 years and are well-designed for providing pets with joint pain relief. Standard dog beds are in the $58.95 to $134.95 range. Just don’t forget to think about shelter pets with Kuranda’s “Donate a Bed” program that helps you gift rescues with beds and gear they really need, too.

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster, StrollerTrafficBrides.com, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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