Many would agree that a dog bed selection is one of the most important preparations to make before bringing a new dog home.
According to the ASPCA, dog beds provide dogs not only with a comfortable space to call their own, but can also provide a safe and secure environment while they get accustomed to their new surroundings.
Here at Faveable, we understand that there’s very rarely a one-size-fits-all solution to any situation—and the same is true when finding the perfect dog bed for your furry companion. Whether they’re a destructive puppy, arthritic senior, or somewhere in between the two, there is a dog bed out there designed with your dog’s best interests in mind.
So what’s the bottom line?
You’ve got options. Lots of them. Many websites often simplify the categorization of dog beds into just a few categories, but that wouldn’t do your dog justice.
Just like you, they have unique needs and what works for a similar-sized dog may not work for yours. That’s why we’ve done the research to help you identify which dog bed will work best for your dog based on their size, sleep style, temperament, and health.
Now on to our list!
This bed is ideal for small dogs or even cats. With a water-resistant and tear-resistant cover as well as removable parts, it is extremely easy to wash and clean.
Some users say that the fabric catches and holds dog hairs and that the hair is very visible on the fabric.
This PetFusion bed has a 2.5-inch memory foam base providing ultimate comfort for your pet. It has recycled polyfill support bolsters that are filled and durable. Made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
This dog bed cover is water-resistant and tear-resistant.
This bed is 25 x 20 x 5.5 inches. It can easily hold up to 50lbs and is ideal for smaller dogs.
This bed is easy to wash, making its scent and stain control optimal. All the parts are removable and easy to clean. The cover of this dog bed is machine washable.
This bed has a two-year warranty for any parts that defect due to manufacturer errors. It's priced at almost $70, but it is built to last and keep your dog comfortable.
This bed is the epitome of luxury. Whether you've got a large dog, a family of small dogs, or family members who want to snuggle up with the dog, this pet “sofa” provides more than enough room for everyone to stretch out or snuggle.
This bed is huge, so make sure you have the space for it. Also, many reviewers claim that the exterior fabric cover color is not the same as it appears online, so make sure to check out previous customer comments so you’ll know what to expect.
The "overstuffed" part of this bed cannot be emphasized enough. With a soft and snuggly microsuede cover and high-loft polyester filling—for both the bed and pillow—this dog bed will provide more than enough long-lasting support for any member of your family (furry or otherwise) who wants to use it.
These beds come in a variety of sizes, from small to extra-large, so make sure to review the space in your home before making any purchase.
The covers zip on and off easily so you can machine wash any odors or stains away.
Some owners equate "luxury" with a high price tag. While that may be true in some cases, luxury doesn't always mean having to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your dog's bed. That's part of the reason we picked this one. It's attractive, super comfortable, roomy, and it does a fantastic job of taking care of your dogs needs without the unnecessary bells and whistles.
You really can't beat the price for what you get with the K&H Cuddle Cubes. They're lightweight, slip-resistant, soft, comfortable, and come in a variety of sizes. They’re also great for dogs who need a self-warming space to snuggle into.
There isn't a lot of support in these cubes (they actually tend to sink in a bit rather than retain their cube-like shape), so they’ll work better for smaller dogs and those without too many orthopedic issues.
If your dog doesn't require a lot of orthopedic support, but still wants a comfortable place to rest above the floor (and off of your furniture), these cuddle cubes work just fine. The slip-resistant bottom also makes these a great pick for dogs who like to jump up onto furniture since it’ll prevent them from sliding across hardwood flooring.
Cuddle cubes come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Like with any other pet bed purchase, make sure to measure the space in your house first to ensure these will fit wherever you need them to go.
The fabric covers come in a number of colors and slip off easily for washing.
Seeing as this is our pick for Best Cheap Dog Bed, it goes without saying that the price tag is a great steal for what you're getting. Ranging in price from $42 to $62, you're getting a number of high quality features for a great price.
These highly durable beds are almost always listed as one of the best chew proof and durable beds on the market (and that’s probably why you’ll recognize them if you’ve ever been to an animal shelter). These beds are also very versatile and cater to a mix of needs, so if you need something tougher, more supportive, easy to clean, and with cooling capabilities, this is a great pick. If you should have a need for it, Kuranda also makes an outdoor equivalent.
If you have destructive (or teething) dogs, some reviewers have claimed that these beds do not hold up that well to repetitive abuse.
The Kuranda PVC frame is said to withstand weights up to 125 pounds. The design is also orthopedic in nature, so it's meant to provide dogs with a comfortable, supportive, and cooling raised base.
Whatever your dog's size (up to 125 pounds, of course), Kuranda makes a bed for you. Many people are thrown off by the amount of space the support bars around the edges take up, so make sure to check the actual interior fabric dimensions before making a purchase.
The canvas used to create these beds is not only super durable and comfortable, but they're very easy to keep clean.
When it comes to having a dog that likes to chew and/or destroy things, it can become quite costly if you have to continually replace a fairly expensive piece of your home's furniture (especially if it's your dog's bed). That's why an bed known for being sturdy and chew-proof is an extremely valuable investment to make.
According to dog expert Sarah Wilson, good sleep and even better support are essential in the life of any dog. For senior or arthritic dogs who struggle with sleeping comfortably or who suffer from incontinence issues, these beds are a life saver! Previous customers report that the heavy-duty construction has helped their dogs sleep more soundly at night and that the waterproof covers make clean-up much easier.
A number of users reported two issues with this bed: that the bed is not 100% waterproof as advertised and that there is a lingering odor from the bed’s materials.
The memory foam used to construct these beds is three times heavier and five times denser than what many other pet beds use for filler, so they strike a great balance between support and comfort.
While you'll usually see this bed show up on best orthopedic bed lists for large dogs, this works just as well for smaller breeds that require extra support. These beds come in a variety of sizes, so they're not just for the extra-large members of your family. They stand about four inches off of the floor, so regardless of your dog's size, these make for easy in-and-out of bed.
The manufacturer claims that the external and internal cover layers are both waterproof and easy to wash—and most online customers have been willing to back up that claim. It is important to take note that some have reported otherwise, so always make sure to have an additional (waterproof) layer on hand if your dog is prone to a lot of accidents.
Ranging in price from $60 to $110, this bed is a steal. In terms of pricing, you really can't get a better deal for an orthopedic bed that caters to dogs of all sizes that struggle with mobility issues.
If we were to award Best Dog Bed Overall to a product based solely on the high-achieving reviews and remarks from previous customers, this one would surely get it. What can we say? Big Barker really knows how to cater to their (big) audience. Larger dog breeds tend to require more: more space, more support, and more comfort as they get older—and that’s exactly what Big Barker aims to achieve.
With nearly 1,900 reviews on Amazon and a 4.9-star rating, it was pretty difficult finding anything wrong with this bed. The most common complaint was that older dogs were reluctant to give it a try.
From the 3-star reviews on Amazon (and that's as low as they go) to the 5-star ones, this bed is almost universally lauded for the amount of support it provides to large, extra-large, and giant dog breeds. The manufacturer also promises that the orthopedic foam will retain at least 90% of its shape and density for at least ten years.
Big Barker caters to the larger crowd, so you'll find sizes for Large (48" x 30"), Extra Large (52" x 36"), and Giant (60" x 48"). All of these stand 7" off of the ground (which is much higher than most beds), so it makes getting in and out of bed much easier for taller dogs.
Covers are easy to clean and machine washable. They're also made of 100% microfiber, so they're comfortable for both dogs and humans to lay on.
When you've got a larger dog, you've got to expect more of everything. More drool, more orthopedic problems, more space needed, more food, and more money to spend on them. Many reviewers have reported trying to go the cheaper route in large dog beds before trying the Big Barker, only to have them sink and sag and not live up to the promise of support which all gentle giants need. This bed's quality makes the higher price tag a worthy investment.
Similar to baby cribs that later convert into toddler beds, this simple bed is a versatile solution for the dog parent who wants to crate-train their puppy, transition them into a standalone adult bed, or provide extra support for their senior dog. These beds are consistently lauded for their high quality construction, so however they are used, it is sure to be an overall win!
The only potential issue we see with this bed is that it is not slip-proof. Pet parents may want to consider an additional purchase of a slip-resistant layer to keep pups from sliding around.
These 5" beds are compact, yet provide tons of support for your dog. The bottom layer is composed of a high-density support foam and is topped by a gel-enhanced memory foam to provide both a sturdy and comfortable base, regardless of your dog’s size.
This bed is so versatile! It comes in small, medium, and large sizes and works wonderfully for dogs of all ages.
The bed has a total of four high-quality layers. The two outer layers are 100% waterproof, easy to remove for washing, and come in a variety of stylish fabrics.
The price tag on this one ranges from $68 to $126, based on the size of bed purchased. Many beds that claim to be orthopedic, well-constructed, or even this versatile in use are usually much more costly, so you're getting a lot in exchange for a very reasonable price. The value of this bed is undeniable.