What are the benefits of Hemp fabric and why do you use it in the Better Buddies' eco-friendly dog beds?
Hemp stretches less then any other natural fibers, gets softer with use and is porous by nature and breathes, thereby making it cool in warm weather and warmer in cool weather when your dog is laying on our beds!
Via the North American Industrial Hemp Council & the European Industrial Hemp Association:
- Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent and more mildew-resistant than cotton.
- Fabrics made of at least one-half hemp block the sun's UV rays more effectively than other fabrics.
- Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.
- Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
- Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.
- Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield.
- Hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source. Hemp can produce 250% more fiber than cotton using the same amount of land.
Hemp is a super fabric for dog beds and cat beds alike. That's why we make sure Better Buddies beds use it. All of these properties combine to give your pet the best quality (s)he deserves!
What size Better Buddies bed should I get for my pet?
Please refer to our bed sizing for the most detailed information. The bed should be roomy for a pet to get up and spin around in without falling off. However, each pet has unique taste. Does your pet like to drape over the edge of the bed? Buy smaller. Does your pet like room to spread out within the parameters? Buy bigger. Its all up to you and YOUR PET! For a general rule of thumb, the filling for each bed supports the weight category as follows:Donut Bed:
- 1. Small - up to 40 lbs.
- 2. Medium - up to 60 lbs.
- 1. Medium/Large - up to 60 lbs.
- 2. Large/Extra Large - up to 150 lbs.
Can I buy a Better Buddies Product online?
Yes! Shop online with our fast and secure server: To place an order, you will utilize our shopping cart and proceed to checkout where you will purchase your item using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, debit or your Paypal Account. Our server is secure and protected. We promise your information is safe and will not be given out to anyone.
What are your shipping rates?
- $50.00 and below: $5.95
- $50.01-$99.99: $7.95
- $100+: FREE
Does Better Buddies ship internationally?
We now ship to Canada! If we don't ship to your country, be sure to let us know you're interested. We are always growing and expanding!
When should I expect my Better Buddies product?
All orders from our site will ship via UPS Ground. You can expect that your order will take approximately 1-2 business days to process with 7-10 business days to arrive at your doorstep. If you order over the weekend or over a holiday, your product will ship the following 1-2 business days. We will contact you via email to update you on the shipping status of any product that is out of stock and in the works. We are committed to making your shopping experience as pleasant as possible.
What is your Return Policy?
We know you and your pet will both LOVE your Better Buddies product, but if you are unsatisfied with it, we require you to contact us within 10 business days after receiving your product. However, due to industry standards, we cannot accept any used items. The shipping and handling for your purchase and return will not be refunded. Upon these conditions being met, we will issue a refund for store credit or exchange. Please follow this link if you need to return an item: email@example.com
What is Best Friends Animal Society?
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets. By building no-kill programs and partnerships, helping animals find homes, and addressing problems at the very root of animal homelessness, Best Friends has become a leader in the animal welfare movement. But its heart and headquarters is still in the place where it all began, at the nation¹s largest no-kill sanctuary for homeless pets in Kanab, Utah. This work is made possible by the grassroots support of people, partners, and organizations who care about animals across the nation. In 2009, Best Friends celebrated its 25th anniversary. Go to www.bestfriends.org for more information.
What is the Guardian Angel Program at Best Friends?
Some homeless animals have such special needs that its hard to find a shelter or rescue group able to look after them. But because of Guardian Angel members of Best Friends, many of these animals are able to come to the Sanctuary, where they receive state-of-the-art vet care once unimaginable for homeless pets. They receive world-class gentle training to help them overcome behavior problems. And they receive love and individualized care in a spacious, sociable setting, where they feel accepted, exactly the way they are. For many of them, Guardian Angel care is just their first stop the next one is a loving home! For every bed sold, Better Buddies gives 10% of the profit of each product goes back to the Guardian Angel program at Best Friends. Go to www.bestfriends.org/guardianangel for more information on the pets that you are helping with your purchase! Check back often, there are new pets being helped in the program all the time!
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