New Pet Beds and Toys from West Paw Design Help Dogs and Cats Live a Little Greener

Posted January 25, 2011

(Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011) — As Earth Day approaches many thoughts turn to ideas and habits we can adopt to live a greener lifestyle. Because 62 percent of households in America include at least one pet, it’s also important to consider ways to extend eco-friendly practices to our animals.

West Paw Design has been manufacturing eco-friendly products for dogs and cats in Montana since 1996. To date the company has helped divert more than 4.6 million plastic bottles from landfills by recycling them into a soft fill that the company uses in its stuffed pet beds and plush toys. In addition to using recycled, recyclable and organic materials in many products, the company focuses on crafting quality products that are designed to last which results in less overall consumption. More on West Paw Design’s eco practices can be found online at WestPawDesign.com/eco

Just for spring, West Paw Design is releasing its recyclable HurleyZisc and Bumi dog toys in seasonal cherry blossom pink and lilac colors. Made from extremely durable Zogoflex material, these toys are guaranteed against dog damage with a one-time refund or replacement. In addition to being recyclable, Zogoflex toys are created in a process that generates virtually no waste because the company recycles left over material back into new toys. Seasonal colors are now available and will be offered through April 30. Mini to large sizes available; MSRP $8.00 - $14.60.

West Paw Design is also introducing its eco-friendly Bumper Bed for dogs and cats in two new floral patterns. Match a center pillow in the new pink-tone Monaco pattern or the blue-tone Breeze pattern with six outer bolster options to find the right blend for your home decor. Each Bumper Bed is stuffed with recycled IntelliLoft created from reclaimed plastic soda bottles that have been turned into an ultra soft and durable fill. An extra-large Bumper Bed reuses 108 twenty-ounce bottles. Available now; Sizes XS to XL; MSRP $66.00 - $158.00.

In addition to new options, some of West Paw Design’s most popular and time-tested products come in fabrics and colors well suited for spring and summer. Lightweight Eco Nap mats are great for summer road trips with pets. Featuring 100 percent recycled fabric, these one-piece flat mats are sized to fit standard crates and are a breeze to machine wash and dry. Sizes XS to XL; MSRP $29.00 - $95.90.

The Organic Bumper Bed uses material grown free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers to make a small impact on the environment and a positively big impact on pets’ safety. The bed, which is filled with 100 percent recycled material, has also been tested for toxins and certified safe by Oko-Tex. Sizes XS to XL; MSRP $72.00 - $186.00.

Eco Bone stuffed dog toys are made with recycled fabric and filling, and everything down to the squeakers and thread have been tested and certified safe by Oko-Tex. Mini and standard sizes; MSRP $9.50 to $13.00.

In addition to its recycled outer fabric, the Flower for Cat toy is filled with USDA certified organic cat nip that’s grown free from synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. MSRP $8.00.

West Paw Design products are available in approximately 3,000 pet specialty retail locations throughout North America and online at WestPawDesign.com.

About West Paw Design® Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Mont.-based West Paw Design, established in 1996, continues to pursue its mission to create the highest quality pet products on the market. Created and manufactured locally, all products are safe and comfortable for pets with fabrics sourced straight from the clothing industry. While creating products with minimal environmental impact, West Paw Design uses non-toxic, organic or recyclable materials. West Paw Design is proud to do its part to protect the environment by using as much raw product as possible and reducing waste. For more information about West Paw Design and its products visit www.westpawdesign.com.

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