My beds have been in use for 5 years and 3 years. I just ordered an XXL and am real tempted to try that bunk version. The bed is available at home for my large dog all the time, brought to class for training other dogs, and is available for dogs that board with me. I haven't found a dog yet that doesn't love the Kuranda! Biggest problem we have in class is that a dog gets so comfy up there that we have to persuade him to get off so we can teach him to get ON the bed on cue! The bed has been peed on a couple of times. I spray with a cleaner, hose it down, and stand against the fence to dry in the sun. Back into service. Color has not faded; no rips or tears. Save yourself a lot of money replacing cheaper and smellier alternatives every few months (or days). Get a Kuranda and be done with it.