It’s not news that dog ownership involves some major life changes: getting up early to walk said pup, budgeting for emergency vet bills, picking up ?! But there’s one change that we don’t talk about enough: rearranging your space to fit a gangly four-legged creature. There are the toys, the leash, the dog food, the bowls, and the biggest item of all, the bed. Your apartment was probably already on the tight side; squeezing an unwieldy cushion in there is no easy task. In other words, good luck not tripping over it in the middle of the night. What’s a canine lover to do? Forget the traditional dog bed. There are a lot of innovative designs out there that have made us rethink what a dog bed even is. When square footage is of the essence, your dog’s stuff should also be people stuff – as in functional furniture or at least good-looking decor. Read on to see what we mean.
1. Tuck a cone in the corner
A cone-shaped bed’s tapered back makes it the perfect fit for a tight nook. You could also push it partially under a coffee or side table if you’d rather your pup hang out right at your feet. (We feel you.)
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