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Cathy Moon
5th April 2008, 01:57 PM
We have one sheepskin that we bought years ago in Devon UK. It was so perfect for my little elderly dog Tasha to curl up on. She looked like she was floating on a cloud. *ng*l I put it away when our cavaliers were puppies for fear they'd chew on the backing. (And it has lots of sentimental value.)

Now we can get 100% New Zealand sheepskins at Target! These are PERFECT for winter snuggling, and older dogs with arthritis, etc. :) http://www.target.com/b/ref=sc_fe_l_1_1041520_10/602-9586459-2023001?ie=UTF8&node=171105011

I wash my sheepskin in the washer and dry it in the dryer.

karenc
5th April 2008, 02:26 PM
We have a sheepskin rug, its so soft and warm for aged bones and bodies. Doogle uses it just now. Glad you have managed to find some more.:)

Nicki
5th April 2008, 02:47 PM
For anyone in the UK, Skyeskyns have lovely machine washable sheepskins

http://www.skyeskyns.co.uk/

They are in the background in most of my photos - the dogs love them!

Cathy Moon
5th April 2008, 02:55 PM
For anyone in the UK, Skyeskyns have lovely machine washable sheepskins

http://www.skyeskyns.co.uk/

They are in the background in most of my photos - the dogs love them!

And their website is one of the most attractive sites I've seen! :thmbsup:

karenc
5th April 2008, 03:08 PM
For anyone in the UK, Skyeskyns have lovely machine washable sheepskins

http://www.skyeskyns.co.uk/

They are in the background in most of my photos - the dogs love them!
Some lovely ones on there Nicki, the doggie ones are real resonable too.:)

Nicki
5th April 2008, 03:34 PM
When I've visited, I've been able to get hold of seconds, which basically either have a small hole in the back or have a small mark on the front {the sheep are sprayed with dye to identify them, and sometimes that doesn't wash out}. If you just want them for the dogs, then this is not a problem. I don't think they show them on the webiste but might be worth 'phoning?

I actually have two of the seconds on our bed, under the top sheet, instead of an electric blanket - they do keep you warm but are not too hot for the summer. We considered the memory foam mattresses but I was worried aobut the fumes/smell that people complain of, so thought it would be better to have a natural product.

The dogs do love the sheepskins, Kyla looks daggers at me when I take them off for brushing/washing LOL

hbmama
5th April 2008, 05:52 PM
I wonder if they can be cut down for crate pads? My girl refuses to use her doggie beds. Only a cozy couch or lap will do, but she does love her crate when we have to go out for awhile and to sleep in at night. I also like the fact that they are washable, as that would be my main concern!

Cathryn
5th April 2008, 05:56 PM
Nice website Nicki!! Might try giving them a ring and see if they have any seconds they'd consider mailing out!!

Cathy Moon
5th April 2008, 06:34 PM
I wonder if they can be cut down for crate pads? My girl refuses to use her doggie beds. Only a cozy couch or lap will do, but she does love her crate when we have to go out for awhile and to sleep in at night. I also like the fact that they are washable, as that would be my main concern!

I think you could just fold it in half, which I used to do. It makes the softest, cuddliest dog bed!

cb2u
22nd April 2008, 03:35 PM
Thanks so much for the tip on the Target sheepskins! I ordered one and put it on our den couch. It quickly became Sasha's favorite spot to hang out!

She looks so comfy on it. :)

Lani
27th April 2008, 02:55 AM
I was thinking I was going to get one at Target ... just looked tonight to order and ended up on a little outing to Ikea.

What did I find? Sheepskins!!! For $19!!! They were smallish, but big enough for a cavalier to spread out a bit, and I searched the pile for one of the larger ones ... look how comfy!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/lanibass/P4266135_2.jpg

tank
27th April 2008, 03:00 AM
That's the first thing I thought when I saw this thread, they have them in piles at Ikea for dirt cheap! I just checked the ikea website tho and it says your not supposed to wash them, dry clean only. Bummer.

Lani
27th April 2008, 04:31 AM
I wonder what makes one sheepskin washable and another not?

*Pauline*
28th April 2008, 05:26 PM
I wonder what makes one sheepskin washable and another not?

The web site Nicki mentioned sells shampoo especially for sheepskins. http://www.skyeskyns.co.uk/shop.asp?id=143

Claire L
28th April 2008, 09:46 PM
Nicki, what are the petmats like from SKYESKYNS? Are they sized in inches or centimetres?


http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/lanibass/P4266135_2.jpg

Lani, that is a fab pic of Lucky. He is just stunning :luv::luv::luv:
He was definitely born to lie on sheepskin :lol::lol:

Brian M
28th April 2008, 09:57 PM
Hi
i had a peep at skyeskns and ordered three petmats last night, hope you
get commission karenc

Claire L
28th April 2008, 10:00 PM
Hi
i had a peep at skyeskns and ordered three petmats last night, hope you
get commission karenc

Brian, can you answer my question above regarding measurements?

*Pauline*
28th April 2008, 10:01 PM
It does niggle me that Lani's sheepskin cost $19 in Ikea USA and twice as much here in Ikea UK. I can't imagine you guys earn half the wages we do. :confused:

£23 (what mine cost) = $45.79

Claire L
28th April 2008, 10:03 PM
It does niggle me that it's $19 in USA and twice as much here. I can't imagine you guys earn half the wages we do. :confused:

£23 (what mine cost) = $45.79

That's why I buy my Puppias from the states Pauline. I get two plus shipping for the price of one here :confused:

Lani
28th April 2008, 10:04 PM
Well, there are two sizes Pauline.

I got him the largest small one I could find.

Next size up (larger one) was $39 ... rather on par with yours. Maybe you got one out of the large bin? Or maybe they don't sell the smaller ones in the UK?

Brian M
28th April 2008, 10:06 PM
Hi
The sizes are in centimetres so 60 x 60 equates to approx 24 inch sqr

Claire L
28th April 2008, 10:07 PM
:thnku: Brian :hug:

*Pauline*
28th April 2008, 10:09 PM
Mine is pretty large yes but a lot of things are double the price here :-| I should go on a shopping trip to America! Actually no, after Ibiza next month I only want to go on holidays where I can take Dylan!

Lani
28th April 2008, 10:11 PM
You are most definitely right Pauline. I hope Ikea is a little more reasonable since it is an international chain, but who knows.

I lived in the UK during 2001-2002 ... I always did my shopping during visits back home! (one every couple months or so). Things definitely did cost 2x as much in London. It is expensive to live in New York, but I think loads more to live in London (if it weren't, I might have stayed there ...)