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Local Business

January 26, 2013

Business Profile: Petsbedz lets sleeping dogs lie

Name of business: Petsbedz Inc.

Location: Anderson

Owner: Les and Casey Grant

Opened: October 2012

Hours: Online all day, every day

Employees: 2

Services: Retail pet products

In the owners’ words: Nobody likes a smelly, dirty dog bed — let alone cleaning one.

“It is time-consuming, you eventually end up buying multiple beds because the stuffing bunched up on one side or it fell apart in the washer, plus your washing machine becomes covered in dog hair.” said Casey Grant, who co-owns Anderson-based Petsbedz, Inc., with Les Grant.

Les and Casey hope they can help dog owners avoid that problem with their new product — a pet bed can be washed and dried in under 90 seconds. Plus, it’s less stinky, thanks to non-toxic, anti-microbial Monofoil, Casey said.

The product is a synergy of three local companies — Petsbedz, Coeus Technology’s Monofoil anti-microbial products and Cuttersmark Upholstery.

Casey said part of the inspiration behind the new pet bed comes from her dog Lucy.

“We wasted so much time and money by continually washing and drying Lucy’s crate pad and dog bed,” she said. And waste — whether time or money — is no good, she said.

“I was raised in California where it’s engraved in your brain to take showers not baths, turn off the lights, turn off the water while you brush your teeth and we must always conserve our natural resources simply because its wasteful,” she said.

Another driver comes from Les, who, being a fisherman, knows how tough it is to stay clean.

“One day he looked at his boot and said ‘Hey! Wouldn’t it be cool if we made a pet bed out of this? It’s waterproof, durable, and easy to clean. All you would have to do is wipe it off!’ ” Casey Grant said.

Thus, the super-easy-to-wash pet bed was born.

Petsbedz isn’t a bricks-and-mortar operation, but pet parents can order its products online 24-7, at petsbedz.com. The business also sells Crypton Super Fabric beds, MonoFoil Antimicrobial sprays and wipes and dog crates and continuously adds more products to its site.

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