Pet Bed Workshop

Handmade pet beds are donated to area animal shelters
Hundreds of handmade pet beds like this one are made during our heavily-attended service event.

Winter time is hardest for homeless animals, and HeightsNEXT helps by hosting a pet bed workshop. In partnership with the Columbia Heights Public Library, this is one of our most popular city-wide service projects, drawing in people of all ages.

Citizens are encouraged to donate fleece or other fabric ahead of the event. Organizers prepare the fabric by cutting it into appropriate sizes.

Staffing the Pet Bed Workshop

Want to do more than simply attend the workshop? Consider volunteering as one of the event organizers!


This annual event takes place in mid-December. Planning begins in November. Fabric donations are accepted year-round.

Volunteers tie fabric into simple pet beds.
Volunteers tie fabric into simple pet beds.


Event is held at:

Columbia Heights Public Library
3939 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Planning usually takes place at public meeting spaces such as the library, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

Staff Expectations

  • Attend planning meetings
  • Prepare fabric
  • Load-in event supplies
  • Staff the event
  • Load-out event supplies
  • Deliver pet beds to animal shelter

How to Get Involved

Contact the event coordinator:

Amáda Márquez Simula
Amáda Márquez Simula

Email Amáda

Not your thing?

If animals or the fiber arts doesn’t interest you, feel free to check our our many other volunteer opportunities.