Dog beds give your furry friend a cozy place to rest. Some are also designed for orthopedic support or to be easy to clean.
A shag doughnut-shaped bed might suit skinny dogs that prefer to sleep curled up. For bigger dogs, opt for a cot-style bed or one with bolsters for extra comfort and security.
Casper Memory Foam Dog Bed
The same sleep scientists that designed mattresses for people crafted this bed specifically with dogs in mind. It features a soft layer of memory foam on top to provide comfort and a firm layer of polyurethane underneath to support your dog’s body shape. It also helps relieve pressure on hips, joints, and elbows.
The cover is made from one of the strongest bonded microfibers on the market. It’s durable enough to withstand chewing and is machine washable so you can easily remove traces of food spills, mud, or other messes. Plus, it’s also incredibly resistant to wrinkles and is hypoallergenic.
Many of the best dog beds are expensive but this model is affordable and provides the same high-quality materials found in other Casper products. It’s also backed by a 1-year limited warranty and offers three size options for your furry friend.
This oversized dog bed has a flat design and raised bolsters that make it ideal for large breeds like Bloodhounds, Great Danes, Labradoodles, and Samoyeds. It’s made with Purple’s Hyper-Elastic Polymer which is highly durable to chewers and offers outstanding longevity. It also has a removable, machine washable cover and concealed zippers that won’t scratch floors. It’s available in two color options and comes with a cozy throw blanket to complete the look.
Serena & Lily Riviera Dog Bed
Just like you put so much thought into choosing your own mattress, a good dog bed is important for your pup’s well-being. Plus, their beds are where they lounge, snooze, and nap during the day so you want one that’s both comfortable and stylish (that you won’t mind having in your home).
If you love the French bistro aesthetic that Serena & Lily is known for, you’ll appreciate this cozy cave dog bed that looks just like a mini house. It’s perfect for smaller dogs or cats who prefer to curl up and is available in several colors.
For something more minimal and eco-friendly, check out Harry Barker’s simple grain sack dog beds that use an insert made from recycled plastic bottles. The bed is also available in multiple sizes, making it a great option for bigger pups and older dogs.
Just like a Casper mattress, this top-rated dog bed is engineered to reduce pressure on joints and is made of two layers of memory foam. The cover is easy to wash and comes in several colors, so you can find the best fit for your furry friend.
Petco Oversized Dog Bed
While dogs seem to be content snoozing anywhere in your home, having their own bed gives them something specific that’s just theirs. “A dog bed provides a specific, safe spot that becomes their personal space and offers them a place to retreat to,” says veterinarian Danielle Bernal of Wellness Pet Company.
While a comfortable, cozy dog bed can be pricey, there are plenty of budget options available. For example, this Martha Stewart bolsters dog bed is an affordable choice for small pets with a no-slip base and orthopedic support. It’s also machine-washable and comes in a variety of neutral tones that complement any decor.
Another budget-friendly option is this round dog bed. It’s lightweight and lightly padded, making it ideal for dogs that like to sprawl out when they sleep. Plus, it’s perfect for crates and travel beds since it can fold up into a compact size.
If your pup is a bit of a chewer, you’ll want to consider buying a chew-proof dog bed. This elevated perch, for instance, is made of durable materials and has an iron frame that’s chew-resistant. Plus, it’s easy to clean and is available in three sizes. Our PEOPLE Testers love that it can be broken down into components (base and bolsters) for a more portable option. Plus, it’s chew-resistant, waterproof and odor-free.
Petco Plush Dog Bed
Petco’s selection of dog beds spans a range of sizes and styles. They carry orthopedic and covered beds plus bolster and heated models as well as bed inserts and crate mats. They also offer a large number of pet toys, grooming tools and accessories to keep your dog entertained and comfortable.
The size of your dog will determine the type of bed they’ll want. A smaller pup may be happy with a pillow or mattress style bed, while a larger dog may prefer a basket or bolster model that provides more room to stretch out and nuzzle. A larger dog may also prefer a raised side, which can help them feel more secure and gives them a little headrest for comfort, says Dr. Tory Waxman, co-founder and chief veterinary officer of Sundays for Dogs.
Another important consideration is if your dog will be sharing the bed with other members of the household. If they will, you’ll want a washable and waterproof cover that can be easily removed and cleaned, especially if your dog is a drooler or chewer.
While your dog might choose to snooze on the couch or hop on your bed at night, a dedicated sleeping space can provide them with a comfortable spot that’s all their own, plus it’ll give them somewhere they can escape to if you need to take them on an outing. Plus, if they’re a diva, having their own bed can make them feel spoiled and special.