If your dog spends any time in a crate each week - and especially if he or she spends LOTS of time crated - then your choice of crate pad becomes an investment of critical importance to both you and your dog.
The bottom of a crate may be the hardest and most jarring surface your dog’s hips and elbows could ever come into contact with.
So naturally, a crate pad that provides inadequate cushioning from all the nastiness below… clearly puts their delicate joints in danger.
Let’s not beat around the bush…
The top-selling crate pads are cheap for a reason.
As the hours slowly tick by, these pads offer no more support to your dog than a wafer-thin bath mat or a balled up towel.
Using the same expert foam engineering that’s the unique hallmark of our best-selling beds...
...we’ve crafted a crate pad that deeply cushions your dog’s elbows, hips and pressure points from the hard metal and plastic below.
To craft this one-of-a-kind crate pad we use the same premium American made orthopedic foam you’ll find in our top, 5-star rated Big Barker dog beds.
Our Certi-PUR US® certified foam is specifically calibrated to contour and mold perfectly to your dog's body, giving necessary protection from joint pain, hip and elbow dysplasia & arthritis. And protecting your dog from suffering physical stress, which can also help ease anxiety about being away from you.
Our yellow lab Jake this is his crate, he loves his bed. Well our black lab Buck had never set foot in the crate until we put the new crate pad in it. Think he would sleep in there with Jake every night if he could. That is why I had to buy a bed for him. They love their beds and have told everyone about them. My husbands sister just asked for your website they were ordering for their dog. Thanks for making such a great product.TRACY
Otis loves his new bed! I love the fact it will keep its shape and that Otis will be comfortable!DENISE W.
Mariah, my 8 year old Husky, on her Big Barker crate pad. I was so happy with the crate pad, I ordered a bed for her when she isn't in her crate.DEBORAH SCHOEN
The top 2" is H10 Comfort Foam that molds gently around your dog's pressure points.
The bottom 2" is H24 Support Foam, which provides orthopedic support and prevents your dog's joints from grinding into the hard plastic and metal.
This is the exact same supportive “foam formula” we use in our best-selling Barker Jr. beds, for smaller dogs.
The top 2" is H10 Comfort Foam - and the bottom 2" is H45 Support Foam - the exact same top-rated recipe for big dog support and comfort we use in our Big Barker beds.
What an awesome product! We've only been using it for a few days, but my Golden Retriever seems to love it. The cover is durable and well made! Shipping was quick and the packaging was super!
Please note that your pad does NOT extend all the way to the wall of the crate. Your pad is sized to fit exactly inside the raised lip of the plastic tray at the bottom of your crate.
This is to ensure that any accidents stay on the tray, and don't run off the pad, soiling your carpet or ruining your hardwood floor.
You should expect roughly 1 inch of space between the pad and the wall of the crate.
Small: For 30" x 21" crates (pad dimensions: 27" x 18.2" x 4")
Medium: For 36" x 24" crates (pad dimensions: 33.2" x 21.2" x 4")
Large: For 42" x 28" crates (pad dimensions: 39" x 25.5" x 4")
Extra Large: For 48" x 30" crates (pad dimensions: 44.8" x 27" x 4")
If you would like a wall-to-wall sized pad for any reason please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 215-645-2306. (however, custom sized beds are not available during COVID-19. we'll be happy to resume once our workshop is back to full capacity!)
Remember that if you change your mind on the size after ordering, or if your dog just won't sleep on the pad for any reason whatsoever, you can always ship it back to us for an exchange or refund. We’ll even pick up the tab for shipping!
This is a much more expensive crate pad than I'm used to, but let me just say that it's worth the cost. My dogs have used crates their whole lives, and they've usually had the normal crate mats with the little bolsters around the sides. Those mats seemed fine, they're better than laying on the hard plastic and the dogs didn't complain. But man oh man now I feel bad. This Big Barker pad is so thick and soft, my dogs must be so much happier laying on this instead of the old mats. I wish I bought these years ago. Put it this way... the regular mats are like little rugs. This Big Barker pad is like an actual bed. The regular mats are "adequate." This Big Barker pad is "extremely comfortable." The regular mats are like laying on a carpeted floor. This Big Barker pad is like laying on my expensive mattress.JOE FUCIOUS
I thought the reason my 2 year old rescue lurcher was always so stiff legged after a night's sleep was down to his heritage (being probably a saluki/collie/whippet), but it then occurred to me it could be the doubled up duvet he had for a bed in his crate. He had a really hard life as a pup before we gave him his forever home, so I decided that he had to have a proper, purpose built pad. The Big Barker beds have such a huge number of 5 star ratings that there was no other choice for Skippy - I had to get him one - even if it did mean getting it shipped all the way to the UK! He's had it for a few months now, but I noticed the change in his morning routine within a couple of days. Now he springs out of his crate for breakfast to greet me with a wagging tail and lot of slobbery kisses - a totally different pup from the one who used to struggle up out of his old duvet bed. I feel guilty that I didn't treat him to Big Barker before now - but I think he's forgiven me!D.C. WIGGS