Here is something that even the most die-hard Guy Harvey fans may not know about him: He’s a dog guy.
Indeed, the man whose name and illustrations have become synonymous with fishing and ocean conservation is also a fan of canines, which perhaps made it inevitable that he would lend his artwork to a line of pet beds.
“Personally, we are a huge dog-loving family, so we cannot wait for our dogs to get comfortable in one of these beds,” Harvey says.
The new pet beds are available in multiple designs, with each design offered in small/medium ($119) and large/extra-large ($139) sizes. The artwork is imprinted using 100 percent biodegradable water-based ink, and recycled materials are used to create the fabric as well as the filling. “We have calculated that it is the equivalent of removing around 12 plastic bottles from the environment for the fabric and another 75 plastic bottles for the fiber fill,” says Buddy Cooper, managing partner for the manufacturing licensee. “That’s almost 100 plastic bottles per bed.”
As with all things fabric- and dog-related on boats, a pet bed is best made to be taken apart and washed, which is why the Guy Harvey pet beds have zipper pulls for removing and cleaning the fabric.
Pet owners can order the beds from the Guy Harvey website or try out the beds while traveling with pets during a visit to Guy Harvey Outpost Resort locations in Florida, the Bahamas and beyond. The resorts are offering use of the pet beds for free, given that more and more people want to travel with their pets.
For a matching set of pet accessories, dog lovers can also check out the Guy Harvey line of collars, leashes and toys.