FRANKIE, 1 ½-YEAR OLD MALTESE MIX RESCUE, CAR-HATER

May 23, 2024

I’ve never had a dog who didn’t love to ride in the car. I’ve spent a small fortune trying to find something that makes her comfortable. She pants. She overheats. She shatters me with every look from those baby-blue eyes.

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It took a year and a half, but

I finally discovered how to put the JOY in JOY RIDE

for my 10-lb, backseat-trembling, heat-generating, Maltese mix, Frankie. And we haven’t looked in the rear-view mirror since.

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If you’ve experienced the same stressful struggle approaching the car with your dog as I have, go on this short journey with me and I’ll tell you how Frankie went from

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Tail tucked and terrified to calm, cool (even on the warmest summer days), and car-confident

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Uncertain and shaking to cradled in the softest, most secure, and stylish way

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Panting, panicked, and overheated to comfortable enough to cruise and snooze!

True story.

It was a beautiful summer Sunday. Frankie and I were at the dog park, a 30-minute hell-ride from home. I was telling Scout’s mom (we rarely know, the human’s name, right?) how Frankie loves playing at the park, but how getting here is always so stressful for both of us. Add to that the hot summer predicted ahead, and I wasn’t sure it was worth bringing her anymore.

She asked me if I had tried Pelsbarn’s Cooling Car Bed. I hadn’t. She described it as a game-changer and, halfway through sharing her Pelsbarn experience, I was already halfway sold.

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Of course, when I got home, I immediately Googled the company to see what else I could learn. If there’s one group I trust completely, it’s fellow dog-lovers. So, I scrolled down to read the reviews of Pelsbarn’s cooling bed and based on the 5-star ratings, I was now 100% sold. I ordered the small bed in beige—to match Frankie’s ears.

Order a cooling JOY RIDE for Your Fur-Baby Now!

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Cooling Construction? Cool!

I wasn’t exactly sure how a cooling car bed would keep Frankie cool, so there’s a good chance you aren’t, either. Pelsbarn uses a patented material called Ice Silk®, a silk-smooth, cool-to-the-touch, breathable material that absorbs body heat, which can prevent overheating. Here’s what else I learned about Ice Silk:

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Much like moisture-wicking fabrics, it helps moisture evaporate quickly, which offers a cooling effect that helps regulate your dog’s body temperature.

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Despite its soft touch, the cover durable enough to hit the road for years to come. It’s also removable and machine-washable.

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Unlike other cooling solutions—like toxic gels that can leak and put your dog in danger—Ice Silk is 100% natural and 100% safe for your pet.

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We’re certain you and your pet will be 100% satisfied with your purchase. But for peace of mind, Pelsbarn products are backed by a comprehensive 1-year warranty covering any factory defects.

COOL! I’m Ready to Order a Pelsbarn Cooling Car Bed Now!

Car-Loving Pets Need Pelsbarn Cooling Beds, Too.


Here’s Why It’s THE #1 VET-RECOMMENDED CAR BED YOU CAN BUY!

When I told my friends about Frankie’s amaxophobia, aka fear of riding in a vehicle, they said, “Have her sit in your lap! My dog loves it! You should try it!”. For me, every sign pointed to, “No way. Not safe. Not gonna happen!!!” Did you know:

Taking your eyes off the road for just 2 seconds doubles your chance of a crash? Two seconds is all it takes for an excited or frightened pup to jump on you, or under the wheel, or even worse, under your feet!


Plus, if you do get into a crash, a 10-pounder like Frankie could easily be crushed by a deployed airbag or thrown from the car and injured.

THE SAFEST PLACE FOR YOUR PET—AND EVERYONE ELSE IN THE CAR—IS SECURED IN THE BACK SEAT. Which is exactly what Pelsbarn designers addressed with added car bed features like

✔ RAISED EDGES that increase your dog’s sense of security and decrease their desire to move around unnecessarily. (FYI cats love it, too!)

✔ ANTI-SLIP BOTTOMS to ensure the bed stays in place, even when braking or taking sharp turns!

✔ AN ATTACHED SAFETY BELT that provides a stay-put mechanism that helps them… stay put!

✔ BONUS: PROTECTION BEYOND YOUR PET as it protects the interior of your car from dirt, hair, and scratches, too!

I Want to Order the #1 Vet-Recommended Car Seat!

Dog-lovers Love The Pelsbarn Cooling Car Bed

#1 Vet-Recommended Car Bed

Pelsbarn Cooling Car Bed

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Keep Your Pet Calm, Cool, and Car-Confident with the car bed that is:

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Tail tucked and terrified to calm, cool (even on the warmest summer days), and car-confident

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4X MORE COOLING than the leading cooling car bed

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DESIGNED TO INCREASE COMFORT AND SECURITY while decreasing anxiety and stress

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AVAILABLE IN S, M & XL to accommodate lap dogs to lovable Labs (there’s no L?)

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MACHINE-WASHABLE with an easy-to-remove cover durable enough to go the distance

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EASY TO INSTALL in all size vehicles

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TRUSTED BY MORE THAN 30,000 DOG LOVERS and growing with a 1-year warranty!

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Hot Dogs Are Not Cool!

Sometimes the best decision is to leave your best friend at home.

Pelsbarn Cooling Car Beds are designed to keep furry friends calm, cool, and comfortable during warmer months and stressful car rides (if you’ve got a Frankie in your life). Starting at $XX.XX, they’re worth every peace-of-mind penny.

It’s also worth mentioning that it’s never okay to leave your dog alone in the car—even for a moment. Sometimes it’s best to leave them at home where you know they’ll be cool and safe.

Do you know how quickly your car heats up? Even with the windows open?

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The Reviews Are In: Dog Lovers Love The Pelsbarn Cooling Car Bed

#1 Vet-Recommended Car Bed

Pelsbarn Cooling Car Bed

+ FREE GIFT ($20 VALUE)

42 Reviews

Keep Your Pet Calm, Cool, and Car-Confident with the car bed that is:

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Tail tucked and terrified to calm, cool (even on the warmest summer days), and car-confident

🐶

4X MORE COOLING than the leading cooling car bed

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DESIGNED TO INCREASE COMFORT AND SECURITY while decreasing anxiety and stress

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AVAILABLE IN S, M & XL to accommodate lap dogs to lovable Labs (there’s no L?)

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MACHINE-WASHABLE with an easy-to-remove cover durable enough to go the distance

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EASY TO INSTALL in all size vehicles

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TRUSTED BY MORE THAN 30,000 DOG LOVERS and growing with a 1-year warranty!

Size:

S

Size Guide

S
M
XL

Color:

Light Blue
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WHAT'S INCLUDED - you'll love it!

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