Because we make everything here at Tuffies, we can fit in with you. If you have a requirement in bed size or shape, we can usually make what you need. Our popular bespoke service is extremely popular and we have made dog beds for under the kitchen work tops, that little space under the stairs, dog beds for window sills or alcoves, in or on top of special sized kennels, for caravan cubbyholes, holiday cottage benches, on boats and for tractors, triangles for corners, oval dog beds for wicker or plastic baskets. The list goes on.
Tuffies waterproof dog beds are famous for having a very substantial mattress inside them and they don’t bend so easily without losing some of their good looks. So with the option of having a dog bed made to fit your space, you can create a perfect sleeping area for your dog without squashing the dog bed.
Dog beds for cars are particularly popular as it works best if your dog bed fits right up to the inside of the space. If you have ever tried to sit in the back of a car or a pick-up with a few dogs while the vehicle is being driven on winding lanes, you will realise how much you get thrown around and it is much nicer if you can sit on a good dog bed that doesn’t slide around and also lean on the inside of the car.
A good, made-to-measure dog bed for the car would be the Wipe Clean Tuffies Mattress as it will be seeing a few wet dogs after a rainy walk, puddle splashing or a run in the summer on the beach. Whatever gets on to the bed can easily be removed either by brushing or vacuuming the dog hairs off or by scrubbing it down with hot, soapy water because the Wipe Clean fabric has a smooth surface like a waxed jacket feeling.
With a made to measure dog bed we can also make covers. We offer a range of different covers, but for a car we would recommend the Dog Drying Dog Bed Cover. This is outstanding in drying the wet off the dog and at the same time give really good grip and security for the dog in the back of a car. Another great cover you could opt for is our Wicking Covers that also gives comfort for damp dogs.
You can of course have your car measured out for the full extension of the boot and we can tailor make the dog beds to fit round your wheel arches etc or you can just have a bespoke dog bed made to fit across in part of the boot’s space. This can then leave space for your other stuff you want to bring in the boot and your dog has a defined, pleasant place that is his to sit in.
Here is a lovely testimonial from Philippa Hughes:
Hi Team Tuffies,
Attached is a photo of my agility Lurcher, Tansy with Tig, (a wee JRT rescue pup and agility wannabe) trying out their new bespoke Tuffies Durasoft mattress. They certainly approve!
Here is Darcy and Findlay in their bespoke beds fitting their allocated space in the back of the car (sent in by Kim Gunning).
If you need a dog bed made for a special space in the house, you might like to have one made from our Durasoft waterproof materials. This great fabric is a 1000 Denier Texturised Nylon with an extra thick Polyurethane waterproofing on the back and we have several of our colours made only for Tuffies. You will be able to find a colour to suit your house’ interior.
Of course we can make bespoke machine washable, removable covers to go over your bespoke dog beds in the house or the kennel and you may like to look at our Luxury Fleece Covers as there are a lot of colours to choose from in this fabric. The Luxury Fleece is a very thick fleece material and we make the covers to fit and fasten with a row of poppers along one edge. For removable covers that are lighter and cooler and without pile, we would recommend our Highland Covers (polyester) or our Twill Covers (cotton)
If you require a particularly intricate shape made, we ask you to send us a template. This can be done in any paper material you have to hand, newspaper or parcelling paper is useful. We need the up-facing side marked so that we get the shape right and so we can put the label in the right corner and the final seam along the right edge if it is not a symmetrical shape. We will make the made to measure dog bed to your specifications and send it back along with the template so that you can check that we did it correctly.
There are some limits on what shapes we can make and we also advise you if you are asking for something that is too impractical or a shape that will not end up looking nice.
And here are Judi Milne's dogs on a bespoke bed fitting the alchove. Very smart and made just to fit.