Dogs and people are finding life a little more comfortable at Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary with the generous donation of 25 pet beds donated by area manufacturer, Comfort Research. The donation of various sizes, styles and filling of pet beds were given by the company to provide a homelike experience for the 90 abandoned dogs that reside at Mackenzie’s.

“Comfort Research is pleased to share our pet-friendly beds with the dogs at Mackenzie’s,” shares Chip George, co-founder of Comfort Research. “I am very aware that the dogs at Mackenzie’s are only there until they are adopted, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a comfortable place on which to sleep or cuddle until they find a permanent home”.

With over eighty dogs, Mackenzie’s is giving each one a chance to experience the generous donation. Many of the beds are placed in visitation rooms where staff, volunteers and potential adopters bring the dogs to spend some quality time, be petted, be hugged or just sleep next to someone.

Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary is the largest no-kill dog sanctuary in the Midwest. Dedicated to finding homes for abused, abandoned and neglect dogs, up to 115 animals receive daily care, food, training, medical care and the affection of hundreds of volunteers. Mackenzie’s, located at 8935 Thompson Road, Lake Odessa, MI, was founded by the Azzar family of East Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1999 and named in memory of their beloved dog.

Comfort Research, brainchild of co-founders Matt Jung and Chip George, is a West Michigan based company that manufactures and sells a wide variety of comfortable seating for humans and animals. Comfort Research is a global leader of alternative seating solutions including the Big Joe and Orahh brands. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, the company has a second location in Nashville, TN.

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If you are interested in visiting Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary for more information or photos please contact Lisa Bonney at or 517.897.5465.