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Talalay Global Showroom Going to the (Service) Dogs

Latex foam producer Talalay Global is introducing a dog bed appropriately named Barkalay at this month’s Las Vegas Market, and the company has enlisted several specially trained dogs to assist with the product launch.

Provided by Michael’s Angel Paws, a Las Vegas charitable organization that trains therapy dogs and service dogs to assist disabled people, the dogs will be in the company’s B-945 showroom on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 22-23.

“Along with helping draw attention to our new Barkalay by Talalay bed, we felt it would be helpful to provide exposure to Michael’s Angel Paws, which locates, trains and provides dogs for therapy, emotional support and service to the disabled,” said Kim Fisher, president and chief operating officer.

Having made a donation to the organization, which pledges itself to “Helping Others Pawsitively Every Day” (HOPE), Talalay Global has provided a service dog to a needy veteran. 

During market, the company will welcome therapy dogs that are trained to be friendly and people-focused, and are popular “guests” at hospitals, hospice centers, pediatric units, schools, libraries and other locations.

Service dogs are not “pets” but are trained to work or perform tasks for people with disabilities, while emotional support dogs are skilled at relieving anxiety and providing comfort to a single individual. 

“We’re very excited to be hosting several dogs from Michael’s Angel Paws during the show,” Fisher said. “We expect we’ll quickly discover that we’re hardly the only dog lovers at market.”

The new Barkalay by Talalay dog bed is made from pure Talalay latex and is covered in a gray quilted, 100% polyester fabric.  Expected to retail at $169.99, the bed is large enough to accommodate most dogs and can be custom-embroidered with a pet’s name.



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