To say that Chris and Mariesa Hughes are dog lovers is an understatement. Their passion for dogs led them to rescue, adopt eight dogs, and turn their bed into a supersize sleeping haven for their growing family.
Their advocacy now called Mr. Mo Project, started six months ago and their roster of rescued dogs is growing. The couple allows their dogs to sleep in with them, but the bed is becoming crowded for two humans and eight dogs.
The Hughes had a great idea. Make a huge bed to accommodate their dogs.
The New York-based couple commissioned Mike Ford, a furniture maker and fellow dog lover. Ford described that the supersize bed is 14 feet long, 7 feet wide, and the headboard 6 feet tall. It resembles two king size beds!
Ford related how he had made modifications to accommodate the different needs of the dogs. He installed stairs for older dogs who cannot jump that high. He also added spacious drawers for beddings and blankets.
“At nighttime all of the dogs want to sleep on the bed and sometimes it becomes too cluttered, and we end up being pushed off of the bed or sleeping on the couch,” Chris shared during an interview with TODAY.
The Hughes founded Mr. Mo Project, a non-profit organization that caters to elderly dogs. The couple rescues old and sick dogs from animals shelters. They know that these animals will be subject to euthanasia given the limited resources of these facilities.
If you think eight dogs are too many, think again. Mariesa thinks of adopting two more in the coming months.
Indeed, real love for pets has no boundaries. Click through this gallery for photos of the supersize bed.
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