Rated 4 out of 5 by SweetSammysMOM Nice blanket but not fleece
I have a therapeutic bed I bought years ago (it has held up well, no deterioration like the poly-fill beds). That cover is a canvas twill bottom with a fleece top, so I assumed this would be the same thing. I was surprised when I got it. It's not fleece, but a soft velvet acrylic type material. It's very very smooth and soft. I wasn't sure what to think, but I tried it out (I placed it on top of her bed). She loves the velvet acrylic side. Loves it. Because of the twill backside and batting inside, it's very heavy, and my other dog can't dig and ball it up like he can with regular blankets (he likes to make his own bed surface if he knows he can). The other side is a heavy twill material, but I can guess that eventually the diamond thread quilted stitching will come undone. Because it's so heavy, it lays flat and doesn't move (if you have the twill side down). It's pricy, but it's a good blanket and washes very well. Because of the price, I won't buy another one until maybe Christmas.
July 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by LabLover2288 great quality but monogramming coming undone
We got this blanket to celebrate our lab's 1st birthday, in hopes that he could have it for his whole life. We purchased the size large in orange and had it monogrammed with his name, Molson Ice, in brown thread. I think the quality is nice, but I wish it were a bit larger given the high price. We have the large therapeutic dog bed in orange as well, and this barely covers the bed but does look nice with it. After repeated washings after bloody marrow bones and various treats he carries to his bed, this still looks nice. The monogramming, however, is starting to come undone (loose threads) because our dog clawed at it. I don't see that lasting very long, but the blanket itself is high quality and I'd recommend it for your dog.
April 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jaxonthewater Great Color, Look of Luxury
Love! Love! Love! These are great!! I love the basic colors, especially the pinenut ! It matches everything and is so soft and plush. I have not washed them yet but I am expecting they will be ok, just follow the instructions!!
March 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lolly123 Velvety top for pet blanket not a good idea!
I ordered this blanket to cover my ottoman and protect its fabric from my cats who lie on it. Last summer I'd ordered a wonderful pet blanket from L.L. Bean. It was a lovely beige and green plaid. It was hefty, and its fleece was very sturdy and of good quality. It is on an outside swing on our porch and it holds up through everything. This one is velvety, and I think it was already returned once because there are claw marks in it though I haven't even used it. I believe this will not hold up well and am returning it, and I'm joining the chorus of those writing reviews who are calling for the return of the old pet blankets!
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabethinchicago Excellent quality and decent looking for the couch
This pet blanket was the only one that worked for us. I ordered this item in extra-large pine nut color. I have a 30 lb mini poodle lab mix. She is active and likes to snuggle on my beautiful leather couch. We bought the pet blanket to protect my couch for everyday use. I love it. It looks put together and works for our pet and for us. The quilted side is soft and silky and she likes to snuggle on it. The canvas side is better for warmer weather use. I tuck the edges into the back and side of the couch cushion and it stays put and protects my beautiful couch without looking tacky or being uncomfortable for my dog or for us. Well worth the money. Washes well. Best pet blanket I have found with durability and good looks.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by organicearthmama Cozy and Welcoming
This is thick and lush, and my dog instantly loved it. The reverse side has just enough texture to it to keep it from sliding across the hardwood floors.
November 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LoveMyCorgis Bring Back Pevious Version
I have three of the older versions of this blanket and four of the older version dog bed covers. They were purchased anywhere from nine to eighteen years ago and are still as good as new. We have used the older blankets in the car and on the sofa. We have used them on the beach and on picnics. On very cold nights, we even snuggle under them while watching T.V. The new version is made from a polyester material, both front and back sides. Although it is pretty and soft to the touch, I doubt that it will offer the warmth or the durability of the previous version. I rated it two stars only because it is made well despite the material. I am a loyal LLBean customer but have been disappointed over the last few years because I feel they are using cheaper materials. Please bring back better quality materials and items "Made in the USA".
November 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by twoboxersandalab want the old ones back
I have 3 dogs and 6 of the old blankets in various states of wear. I have been buying the old plaid version for about 10 years or more. The size kept getting smaller and smaller for the same price but the quality was there so I didn't mind. Every 6 months I buy a new one and add it to the rotation. This new pattern and style does not compare to the nice plaid ones. The size large is what a small used to be. They are too thin and the material is nothing like the fleece plaid. I want the old pattern and quality back! I will be returning the one I just bought and looking somewhere else.
November 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by coldincalif Fleece-Topped Pet Blanket
I bought three of these, one in each color, had them monogrammed (for free thanks to having the L.L. Bean VISA card) and now, each of my very spoiled cats have one.
I have washed them a few times already (thanks to a flea outbreak here in Calif. thanks to the drought!) and they came out just fine on a regular wash/dry routine using regular laundry detergent.
These are nice but a bit pricey but a doable purchase if you happen to have a L.L. Bean coupon to secure the purchase. Of the three colors available, I like the brown one the best. As for the cats, not sure which one they like the best. Finicky finicky finicky indeed! ;~)
September 23, 2014