Lap of Doggie Luxury: Molly Mutt Dog Duvet Review + Giveaway!

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I learned about Molly Mutt and their innovative product months ago when I was living in Tennessee and I thought it was a great idea, but I didn’t have a dog. When my family and I moved back to Georgia, we moved to my mother’s home, and she does have a fine four-legged friend, her beagle, Candi.

I love dogs as much as the next treehugger, but Candi is a shedder. She leaves a wake of fine white hairs everywhere she goes, no matter how often she is brushed or bathed. So keeping her bed clean (not to mention any other room in the house where she is allowed to roam) is more than a little bit challenging. She has been through at least a dozen pillows, blankets and beds in the past two years or so. Between the red Georgia clay that seems magnetically attracted to her paws and fur and the hair that winds up everywhere, after a while, they just weren’t salvageable.

This is why I immediately loved the idea of Molly Mutt. The company makes dog bed duvet covers. On the surface, this may not seem very innovative, but in practice, it’s awesome! The duvets are designed to be stuffed with whatever you have on hand, from old pillows and blankets to clothing too dingy to donate to Goodwill.

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For us, that meant a stained, but cushy old blanket that had once lived inside Candi’s kennel and a couple of old pillows that would have made their way to the local shelter if we hadn’t found another use for them. My daughter and I folded them and put them inside the mesh stuff sack that Molly Mutt sent to us. We then put then entire stuff sack inside the beautiful, medium-sized Bird on a Wire duvet cover we received. The whole process took maybe 2-3 minutes.

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Candi had been sleeping on a thin, years-old baby blanket, and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t keeping her very comfortable inside her kennel. Now, she hardly ever wants to come out! I’m not overexaggerating. Before we got the Molly Mutt bed, she’d be barking to come out of her kennel first thing in the morning. Now, she’s content to sit in there all morning, or at least until she gets hungry. Candi is still shedding a lot, of course, but I take great solace in the idea that we can remove the components of the bed and wash them all separately instead of trying to find a laundromat that has a washer big enough to fit a whole bed.

If I had one criticism, it is that the fabric used for the duvet is thick, sturdy cotton canvas, but it’s not organic. If the duvets could be made of organic cotton, hemp, jute or some other sustainable fabric, this would be a perfect green product! Still, I love it, and I love the idea that we were able to fill the duvet with whatever we had laying around and still managed to give Candi a comfortable bed that she loves as much as we do!

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And to top it off, they are absolutely beautiful! I love the graphic, designer prints that are available. Candi sleeps in the laundry room, but if your dog sleeps in full view of the rest of the house, this a great option that you won’t want to hide from your guests!

Why It’s Green:

  • Reduces waste by allowing you to create a bed by filling the duvet with old blankets, pillows, clothing, an existing dog bed, etc. instead of replacing your bed

Price: $20-40, depending on size. Stuff sack sold separately for $10-15. Available in small, medium & large. Scroll down for a coupon code.

Want to Win One?

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Molly Mundt, the creator of Molly Mutt (yes, that’s really her name), generously offered a doggie duvet and stuff sack to one lucky reader in the size and style of your choosing! So how do you win? Visit Molly Mutt’s website, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which size and style you would pick if you won. Do this by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, to enter.

Want to enter more than once? Boost your chances of winning by completing one or more of the tasks on this list. You MUST complete the main entry method above before any of these extra entires will be counted. Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

  1. If you haven’t already, sign up for Green Your Decor’s email updates by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. You must verify your email subscription to be eligible. After you sign up, FeedBurner will send you a verification email. Leave a comment letting me know that you subscribed. If you are a current email subscriber and want to be entered, please leave a comment saying that you are current subscriber and interested in this giveaway.
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You have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, to enter. U.S. mailing addresses only! A winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

BONUS!

Molly Mutt has offered a discount exclusively for the readers of Green Your Decor. Use coupon code “greenyourdecor” and get 10% off your order! Exp. 8/14/09.

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  • Rebecca Camfield July 14, 2009, 2:59 pm

    So amazing! Functional and stylish. Nothing better. I have two dogs and I have given up on dog beds. They smell and never wash well. Such a simple idea to solve those problems. My dogs would look lovely lounging on a huge bird on a wire dog duvet.

  • Pamela July 14, 2009, 4:11 pm

    I love the ‘perfect afternoon’ print – and a size small is perfect for my pal! The stuff sack is perfect — now I know where to store the winter blanket!!

    Cheers

  • Karin C. July 14, 2009, 5:52 pm

    I like the bird on a wire in M/L

  • Cathy Herard July 14, 2009, 6:05 pm

    Oh, I absolutely love these! And if I could choose it would be the Your Hand in Mine design in a size HUGE because I have two doggies that would be sharing! :)

  • Cathy Herard July 14, 2009, 6:06 pm

    I follow GYD on Twitter and tweeted! (@frugalgirl)

  • Cathy Herard July 14, 2009, 6:10 pm

    I subscribed to email updates!

  • Darcy July 14, 2009, 6:14 pm

    I bought a huge Molly Mutt duvet for my Great Dane and he loves it. I love it because it’s super stylish and eco-friendly!

  • Darcy July 14, 2009, 6:22 pm

    I became a Facebook fan of Green Your Decor and Molly Mutt!

  • Katherine July 14, 2009, 6:24 pm

    Awesome concept, and awesome fabric patterns! I think I would choose “Perfect Afternoon” in medium/large. I have an old ratty comforter that would be the perfect stuffing. :D

  • Katherine July 14, 2009, 6:27 pm

    Me again. I subscribed to the email updates. :D

  • Janel July 14, 2009, 6:29 pm

    I subscribe in Google Reader.

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  • Darcy July 14, 2009, 8:39 pm

    I subscribed to your email updates!

  • Donna Holmberg July 14, 2009, 8:56 pm

    I forgot to include the size (small) and print (perfect afternoon) for the duvet I’d choose if I win.

    I subscribe to the newsletter

  • Donna Holmberg July 14, 2009, 8:59 pm

    Perfect… my first comment, in which I told you about how I want to win this for my puppy’s kennel so she can quit sleeping on the bare floor after she squirms around all night and pushes her floor pad/blanket out of the way trying to get comfortable. I accidentally left out the size and pattern, so I put it into the newsletter comment, then I saw that my original post never got entered so I’m posting my original comment again and including that I would want the small size in the Perfect Afternoon print.

  • Donna Holmberg July 14, 2009, 9:01 pm

    I also get the feed.

  • Donna Holmberg July 14, 2009, 9:02 pm

    I faved you on Technorati as one6ylady

  • zoe hunter July 14, 2009, 9:43 pm

    Chai and Ginger love the perfect afternoon duvet , so cute! Thanks for a fab contest.

  • zoe hunter July 14, 2009, 9:45 pm

    I am a current subscriber..thanks…

  • zoe hunter July 14, 2009, 9:51 pm

    became a fan on facebook and left a comment…on molly mutt too…

  • zoe hunter July 14, 2009, 9:53 pm

    Retweeted and am a twitter follower ..zoehunter

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  • zoe hunter July 14, 2009, 9:55 pm

    I have faved you on technorati as zoehunter

  • Kelly Rae July 14, 2009, 10:54 pm

    If I won, I would pick the “Your Hand in Mine” print. It would perfectly match a painting we just bought for our living room! And I would have to buy the “huge” size… our dog and cat would want to share it!

  • Kelly Rae July 14, 2009, 10:56 pm

    Also, I am an email subscriber and definitely interested in this giveaway!

  • shel July 14, 2009, 11:43 pm

    I adore “Your Hand in Mine”, the colors match my bed’s comforter perfectly (brown & blue). I’d need a size med/large for my older dog, Bo. Arthritis has crept in and he no longer even tries to get on the bed at night. We have an old, flat dog cushion next to our bed that’s seen better days.

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  • shel July 14, 2009, 11:44 pm

    I’m a current email subscriber.

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  • shel July 14, 2009, 11:46 pm

    Facebook fan of GYD & Molly Mutt (Michelle Hudak), left you a message.

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  • shel July 14, 2009, 11:49 pm

    I follow GYD on twitter & I tweeted:
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  • shel July 14, 2009, 11:50 pm

    Fav’d on Technorati (username:auntiethesis)

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  • Marissa July 15, 2009, 12:55 am

    I’ve subscribed! I love the perfect afternoon duvet in a medium. This is such a clever idea especially for those of us with not a lot of space for old blankets and towels.

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  • Marissa July 15, 2009, 1:00 am

    I am following on Twitter! Perfect afternoon medium. :)

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  • Yaneth Garcia July 15, 2009, 3:46 am

    This is such a great idea!!! We haven’t had Lucy very long and already we’ve thrown out soo many blankets! This is perfect for her! I really love the bird on a wire Duvet…its sooooo cute!

  • Darcy July 15, 2009, 7:54 am

    I follow GYD on Twitter and tweeted! (@greenwearD)

  • Erin July 15, 2009, 7:55 am

    I love love love the “your hand in mine” print. I have a 12 pound bundle of fur who would enjoy one in a size small!

  • Erin July 15, 2009, 8:05 am

    Hi! Thanks for your email! I just signed up for email updates! (I was already signed up via rss :))

  • Laura July 15, 2009, 8:58 am

    Your Hand in Mine, small, please! These are all so gorgeous, and I love the idea of repurposing old clothes/blankets. Brilliant!

  • Margo Godfrey July 15, 2009, 4:03 pm

    My boston terrier, Maggie would really like to win a Molly Mutt duvet in size medium in the Bird on a Wire design. She says her 5 year old bed is getting a bit uncomfortable. With the seasons changing in a few months she would like to stuff it with some old flannel sheets to make it real cuddley.

  • Lynda C July 15, 2009, 4:04 pm

    I subscribe

  • Lynda C July 15, 2009, 4:06 pm

    My first post didn’t go through—I like the perfect afternoon in medium!

  • Staci A July 15, 2009, 7:20 pm

    What a great idea! Love the snowcones & puppies duvet in large!

  • Staci A July 15, 2009, 7:20 pm

    I subscribe via reader.

  • Staci A July 15, 2009, 7:21 pm

    And I faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA

  • CMC July 16, 2009, 11:16 am

    I’m in love with the Snowcones and Puppies duvet! I’d need it in HUGE for my big goofy boy!

  • CMC July 16, 2009, 11:16 am

    I’m a subscriber!

  • Rachel July 16, 2009, 12:45 pm

    These are so cute, Jennae! I’ll have to snag one for my puggle, who desperately needs a sassy new bed :)

    Look forward to seeing you at our Method party at BlogHer.
    Rachel

  • Caroline July 16, 2009, 7:58 pm

    I would choose the “perfect afternoon dog duvet” in medium

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  • Suzanne July 17, 2009, 1:28 pm

    perfect afternoon in med/large

    Thanks!

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  • wanda July 17, 2009, 8:32 pm

    I love these. Very stylish! And heavenly, of course!

    My big lab…..Maggie would fall in love with a beautiful bed like that.
    She’s huge…so for her……Your hand in mine (sz. huge) please!

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  • Vicki Wurgler July 18, 2009, 1:46 pm

    I’d like the bird on a wire in huge

  • Tammy July 18, 2009, 7:07 pm

    Roxie our maltese would lovvvvvvve the bird on a wire duvet in a size small!!!

  • Jae July 18, 2009, 10:50 pm

    I really like the DIY Posh Playthings. Great green idea!

    Jae
    passiontealemonade(@)yahoo(.)com

  • Jae July 18, 2009, 10:52 pm

    I get updates via RSS.

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