Lazy Bonezz double-decker snoozing spot is perfect for city dwellers with limited space

By Joyce Cohen
Updated May 05, 2010 11:45 AM

When mother and daughter duo, Adrienne Shamie and Lorraine M. Shamie, hit the shops a few years ago in search of a nice dog bed for a family Yorkie named Hercules – who was to inhabit their cousin’s small (but nice) Manhattan apartment – they found only beds of Herculean and hideous proportions.

“We shopped and couldn’t find anything – there was nothing befitting her apartment,” Lorraine tells “We wanted a piece of furniture that would blend into the home. There was a void in the market.”

So they decided to fill it, with pet furniture that was suitably stylish, compact and affordable. “We wanted something that would enhance the home” and serve not just as a pet bed but as “a beautiful piece of furniture, too,” says Adrienne, whose husband is in the children’s furniture business.

What they created is the double-decker snoozing spot (above) called the Metropolitan ($499), made by Lazy Bonezz, their new pet-furniture company which caters to urbanites that have multiple pets and limited space. (That’s the Shamie family dog, Candy, posing in the top bunk.)

The eye-catching piece of furniture – made for cats as well as small dogs – features high gloss wood and stainless steel, with nonslip stairs, all of which are easy to assemble. Added bonus: the two animal-patterned cushions are machine washable.

If elevated sleeping quarters aren’t exactly your pet’s style, Lazy Bonezz has a other bed designs, including the Madison ($399), which is a single-bed version of the bunk bed. Their products are available online at

Little Hercules has served as a test subject for all of the company’s designs. “He is a very active dog,” says Lorraine. “He goes up and down the steps. He plays on the top but he sleeps on the bottom.”

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