I met Shelly Habel, the creator of Sugarboy’s, at the National Capital Cat Show in September. Her booth displayed some of the most beautiful handmade cat products I’d seen in quite some time, including the fabulous Paca Pet Pouf. Shelly makes toys and beds for cats and dogs. I was thrilled when she offered to send an Original Paca Pet Pouf for review.
The Paca Pet Pouf by Sugarboy’s is a unique handmade pet bed, inspired by Shelly’s three cats, Poni, Beemer and Mowgli, who discovered the plush qualities of alpaca while she was sorting fiber. The pouf is made with 100% cotton and looks like a miniature high-grade comforter. It is filled with 20 ounces of domestic alpaca fiber. The cover, which comes in a variety of adorable patterns, is 100% super soft cotton flannel. Fabrics are pre-washed to control for shrinkage.
I already knew from what I’d seen at the show that all of Sugarboy’s products are extremely well made with lots of attention to even small details, such as generous half-inch overlocked seams to ensure durability. Shelly’s attention to detail is further evidenced by how the Paca Pet Pouf arrived: the insert was packed in a sealed plastic bag accented with a pretty bow. The cover was tied with a coordinating color bow, and Shelly had even thrown in a little bag of Fuzz! Jingle Bell Balls for the girls.
The Pouf is machine washable provided you have a wool setting on a front-load washer. Even delicate settings on top loading machines agitate the fiber stuffing too much, which will result in felting. The Pouf should be air dried. If you don’t have a front load washer, hand soaking and machine spinning and air drying will work. The Pouf can also be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher on a delicate or top rack only setting, using a dishwashing detergent. Dry cleaning is also an option, but be sure to use a dry cleaner who uses a chemical free process. The flannel cover can be machine washed and dried on a warm setting.
The Pouf has been a big hit at our house. The only problem: the girls tend to argue over who gets to use the bed! If that’s not a testament to the quality of the product, then I don’t know what is. Four paws and two thumbs up from us for this wonderful pet bed!
For more information about the Original Paca Pet Pouf, and Sugarboy’s other fantastic products, please visit Sugarboy’s Etsy Shop.
FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, Allegra and Ruby’s honest and unbiased opinion.