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Main Line Doggie Giveaway: Big Barker Dog Bed

Enter to win your Big Barker and read about this Philadelphia entrepreneur's journey to create an innovative and supportive dog bed for large breeds.

My fuzzy kids have taught me a lot about living my best life: embrace every opportunity for adventure and snuggles with enthusiasm. Hailey, my almost-12-year-old golden retreiver, gently leans up against anyone she meets on hikes and walks, while Cody, our 5 year-old Golden Glory Pup, bounds about with enthusiasm and joy everywhere he goes. When I discovered Big Barker, an American-made supportive bed for big dogs, I was excited to try it out and present it as a giveaway for our Main Line Parent Community!

Big dogs like Cody are built for big, active lives, and we keep a close eye on his health to ensure our adventures don’t get cut short by stiffness, pain, and joint conditions like hip dysplasia, all of which disproportionately afflict large breed dogs. Hailey has been aging well, but we can tell that she feels her bones and joints more as time passes. Do YOU have a big dog who would benefit from a therepeutic dog bed? Tell us about them in the comments to enter to win your Big Barker!

Philadelphia Entrepreneur, Eric Shannon created the Big Barker Dog Bed to solve the biggest problem in the dog bed industry: no-one was making supportive dog beds for big dogs. Because Eric’s own dog Hank was diagnosed with hip dysplasia as a puppy, this mission is close his heart.


Every Big Barker is handmade by experienced furniture craftsmen in Delaware and Pennsylvania using a proprietary 3-stage blend of American-made foam that helps a dog feel like they are lying on a cloud, enveloping their joints in comfort. In a recent clinical study conducted by UPenn, the performance results were unanimous: decreased pain, improved joint function and gait, as well as dramatically reduced night activity.

Imagine what your dog could do with less joint pain and more mobility. This is what it means for big dogs to live longer, more engaged, more enjoyable lives. Big Barker beds are engineered to support big dogs in all the right ways, ensuring good nights and better, more active days. Enter to win this EXTRA LARGE orthopedic dog bed below with a comment sharing your dog’s story and send me a photo for a bonus entry at sarah@familyfocus.org!

Terms & Conditions



1. PRIZE: Extra Large Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed (52″ x 36″ x 7″) in khaki color. $289.95 Value.


2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins on announced time October 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST (“Promotion Period”). All entries must be received by November 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm (EST) to be eligible for that day’s drawing.


3. HOW TO ENTER: Comment below to tell us about your big dog! Send sarah@familyfocus.org a photo with your pup for a bonus entry. No purchase necessary.


4. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and promotion agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate.


5. WINNER SELECTION: One winner will be drawn from all entries received during the announced Promotional Period using a randomized computer numerical system, random.org, from among all eligible entries received during the Giveaway. Winner will be emailed directly.


6. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RESPONSE: The selected winner will be contacted via email at the conclusion of the Promotional Period. A response is required within 48 hours. If no response is received in that time, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and another winner will be selected at random from the list of eligible participants and notified. Subsequently selected winners will also have a 48- hour period to respond.


7. TAXES: All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.


8. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning this promotion depend on the number of eligible entries.


9. DELIVERY: The prize will need to be picked up in Wynnewood, PA by the winner. 


10. PARTICIPATION: Entering with a comment and providing your email address will subscribe you to our email newsletter, according to your preferences. We help you find the fun each weekend with our High Five’s every Thursday, find the best opportunities and deals with our Dedicated Emails, and keep you in the loop with our Main Line Parent Community Scoop!

Founder & CEO, Family Focus Media | Creator for Main Line Parent, Philadelphia Family, & Bucks County Parent | Connect with me on Instagram @sarahbondfocus or email sarah@familyfocus.org.

  • Claire DeCurtis October 8, 2020

    Hi Sarah!
    This is such perfect timing. Three weeks ago we adopted Hudson, a 9 month old Presa Canario. Hudson is already 104 pounds and may get as big as 130-140! He is a gentle giant with the greatest personality. He doesn’t know how big he is and is always trying to sit in my lap. I have two children who already adore him. He is so sweet with them and takes all their hugs and kisses in stride. He is a great dog and would love this new bed!!

  • Angela Bruno October 8, 2020

    We have a big furry friend named Henley! He’s a sweet 2 year old golden retreiver!

  • Kath Lyn October 8, 2020

    Please “paws” for a minute and let me introduce you to our new family member…River the Boxer. The picture I’m sending you was taken when he was 6 months old weighing in at 50 lb.

  • MaryKate October 20, 2020

    HI Sarah! We adopted the sweetest pittie named Kona when she was three years old from a great local Philadelphia organization called StreetTails. She was given up by two different families previously for being “hyperactive” and “hard to manage”. All our girl needed was some structure, consistent exercise and lots of love and treats. She loves our long walks but her age also has her appreciating long snoozes on the couch. She loves her 7 month old baby sister and has accepted her new role as big sister and crumb cleaner. We’d love to give her a new supportive bed to relax and snooze away the afternoon.

  • Melissa Myers October 22, 2020

    Our big guy is a low rider, but a bulky boy. He’s a basset hound Labrador mix (a bassador, so they’re called), and has the biggest heart. Remi was adopted five years ago from a rescue in northern Virginia while my then fiancée and I were living in Alexandria. He was in rough shape when we got him, and although he was only 8 months old he had a noticeable limp. At our first vet checkup, we got some tough news that our boy probably needed expensive surgery due to a growth plate issue in his leg. A few weeks later, Remi underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his front leg to give him the best chance at a comfortable life before arthritis set in. 5 years later and although he has his bad days, he often still has puppy like play times and runs around with his sister (a lively and smaller bassador) in the back yard. Our best buddy is entering older age and spends a good deal of time on his shared dog bed, so an upgraded bed would be well loved with our big fella.

  • Marcy lally October 22, 2020

    We have two dogs, both rescues. A 5 year old lab and a 2 year old lab-sheepdog? Mix. The younger dog has some hip dysplasia. She arches her back in an odd way and seems to have some issues with moving at times. Sometimes she looks completely normal and then the next time you look at her she does not. She’s not a really big dog at 44 pounds, but when you add the two dogs together their over 100pounds. lol.

  • Katie H October 22, 2020

    I have a 6 year old, 105 lb bouvier named Chauncey. She was a breeding dog and I rescued her last year after she was surrendered. She had a bed, but her dog brother ruined it for her by digging a hole in it. I’m sure Chauncey would love a big barker bed!

  • Laura Tancredi October 23, 2020

    We have a lovely three year old lab mix that we adopted as a puppy. Lilah was abandoned when she was four weeks old for being the thing of the litter, but you’d never know it by her size now! We just welcomed a little (human) sister for her in May. While she does great with the baby, her bed is her safe place when she understandably needs a break, and I know she’d love a bigger comfier one!

  • Elizabeth October 23, 2020

    Our family recently adopted Wiley, a Sheppard mix who was found as a stray and sent to a high kill shelter. We met him and fell in love as after filling out the paperwork found out he is Heartworm positive 🙁 we of course still decided to adopt him, it’s just a little more complicated than we imagined. From now until about the end of March he needs to be resting and cannot elevate his heart rate. He would love a cozy bed to lay on for the next few months as he heals up. He goes for his first big shot at the end of November. I am planning to work on “place” with him so he can focus on settling in the room with us and get the rest he needs. I’ll also email over a picture because he sure is cute!

  • Mandi Hurvitz November 5, 2020

    We have a sweet girl named Clover who is a Goldendoodle. She was supposed to be a mini but kept on growing. Clover has long legs and lives to stretch out on her beds. She would love this one!

  • Melody Payton November 5, 2020

    My border collie Jaxon who will be this month would live to snooze on this bed after long runs.