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Couple Builds Custom Bed To That Can Fit Their 8 Rescue Dogs

Do you know your Sleep Number? Well, one couple in Clifton Park, New York, decided their sleep number is ten. Ten stands for two humans plus eight rescue dogs who can fit in their new custom bed.

A Passion For Pups

You could say Mariesa and Chris Hughes love dogs. A lot. When they met, Mariesa owned two dogs and Chris owned six. In addition to becoming a blended family, the couple also started a rescue organization specializing in placing senior dogs called Mr. Mo Project. (It was named after Moses, a dog they lost to cancer a few years ago.)

So far, Mabel, Gremlin, Meatball, Tejas, Money, The Stig, Sam, and Quinn are getting along just fine. However. As the pups are quite attached to Mariesa and Chris, they want to be close to their humans all the time. That includes bed time. It was getting a little cozy for Mariesa and Chris, so they posted an ad on Thumbtack requesting help customizing a bed to fit the whole gang.

A Donation From A Friend To Dogs

Mike Ford of Michael’s Custom Interiors responded to the Hughes post. A dog lover himself, he was sympathetic to their plight: “It broke my heart because I can’t imagine all the love and work these people put into their organization. They came up with the idea for the king-sized bed and asked me to come up with the concept to make it all work.”

Michael’s Custom Interiors

The bed came to fruition in four weeks. The solid cherry masterpiece includes a king size mattress and a full size mattress turned sideways, a staircase for the dogs who have difficulty getting up to higher levels, and storage drawers below the frame.

It’s A Family Affair

The super bed is a big hit with both humans and dogs.

“They love it,” said Mariesa, “They love to just be near us. So however we can make that happen, they’re happy.”


The Hughes are hopeful the story of their mega bed will inspire donations to the Mr. Mo Project. If you’re interested in contributing to the cause, visit their site.

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