Great bed! It came rolled up and flattened but didn't take long to rise a bit. I do wish it came in more colors; I'm not too crazy about the orange stripe on the only neutral version. But, my Sheltie being a typical dog, he wouldn't lie on it until I put an old comforter of mine on top, so I guess the color doesn't matter anyway. ;) Maybe it smelled strange to him, but personally I didn't notice any chemical odor, which was really important to me since I was putting it in my bedroom. Once I put the comforter on top, he hopped on right away, and he enjoys snuggling into it or rolling around with his toys. I bought the 40 x 26 inch size because he likes to sleep with his legs stretched out. He's only 21 lbs. so there's lots of room to spare, which is great. I'm super pleased with my purchase.