A hoarding or puppy mill rescue dog has probably come from a world packed with other dogs. He slept in a warm (if filthy) puppy pile every night of every day before rescue happened. He could imagine no other life.
As far as he is concerned, he’s been beamed up by friendly space aliens onto an unknown planet full of empty space. He may not know yet you are the best thing to ever happen to him. All he knows is everything is very different.
And you know that brandy new, sparkling clean, crate of his very own you got him? He sees it as unimaginable solitary confinement.
You want to help things feel a little more familiar for a hoarding or puppy mill rescue? Fill up that crate a bit!
CUDDLE BEDS allow these dogs to nestle in and curl up. Buy them on the small side so they can really get “hugged” by the bed.
- Five colors available.
- Features high super cushioned borders for maximized cuddling
- Made with cozy faux sheep skin fabric
- Completely machine washable and safe to dry
- Dimensions: 19″ x 17″ x 8.5″ height (back height is 11″)
CAVE BEDS allow these often spooked dogs to hide while also feeling embraced by the fabric. A huge favorite with heat-seeking dogs like whippets, boston terriers, italian greyhounds and chihuahuas.
- Sherpa lining for warmth in winter and cool in summer
- Removable washable/dryable cover
- Heavy duty brass zipper
Snoozer beds are popular and come in a variety of sizes. Check out this Snoozer Beds page.
- Material: Faux Suede and Soft Velvet with waterproof and skid free base
- Zippered opening for easy cover removal
- Waterproof lining for easy cleaning, Machine washable
- 5 Sizes and several colors
- Buy on Amazon
FLEECE: Cut to fit – these sheets of fabric fleece are easy wash and insta-dry making them an ideal bedding for dogs who need it but aren’t crate clean yet. Hint: Use them folded for extra softness and less sliding around in the crate.
Big Stuffed Toys
Some of these dogs also like even more “company” in their crate and, since crating two dogs together is not a good idea, adding in some big, soft, stuffed companions can work well. Here are fleece toys by Premier.
Premier Sheepskin Ted Dog Toy
Machine wash and dry.
Buy on Amazon
- Eases crying, loneliness and separation anxiety in pets
- Has a “Real Feel” Heartbeat
- Two separate types of warmers provide gentle heat
- Machine Washable
To speak with me directly for help with your puppy mill rescue, set up a Cyber Session with Sarah.
I love to help you help your dog!