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After a long day of chasing sticks and following you around, your dog deserves a good night’s sleep in a comfy bed — just like you do! We’re pretty sure Fido will appreciate a cushy place to lounge in the daytime, too. So we’ve researched dozens of cushions and mattresses so you can find the best bed for your precious pup. From orthopedic dog beds for senior pooches to elevated and covered options so your pet can stay cool in the summer heat, we’ve got you covered.
Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World‘s picks for the best dog beds for small, medium, and large dogs.
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Dog Beds Large
Best Dog Bed for Large Dogs
Where to buy: $51.99, Amazon
Spoil your pup with FurHaven Pet's plush orthopedic dog bed. This luxurious sleeping pad is covered with soft faux fur and contains a supportive egg crate orthopedic foam layer to relieve joint pain in senior dogs. Plus, the outer lining is machine washable, which is perfect for both young and old dogs that may have the occasional accident. The jumbo size is big enough to fit large dog breeds, like German shepherds, comfortably, but it's also a cost-effective option if you have smaller breeds that like to cuddle together in one bed.
Dog Beds Medium
Best Dog Bed for Medium Dogs
Where to buy: $20.99, Amazon
Long Rich's reversible dog bed is a great year-round option. Use the cooler suede side in the warmer months, and then switch to the fleece-lined side when the temperatures take a dip. Any dog bed is bound to get dirty over time, but you can toss this one in the washing machine, so cleanup is easy. We love the cute paw print appliqué on the front, though we're not sure that'll stop the cat from enjoying it, too.
Dog Beds Small
Best Dog Bed for Small Dogs
Where to buy: $11.75 (originally $18.99), Amazon
Your pint-sized pup will love the security of Aspen Pet's oval dog bed, which comes with soft side walls. This lightweight bed is great for traveling, and when it gets stinky or dirty, toss the whole thing in the washer for fuss-free cleaning.
Dog Beds Orthopedic
Best Cheap Orthopedic Dog Bed
Where to buy: $49.85 (originally $53.99) for the jumbo size, Amazon
Orthopedic dog beds can get expensive, especially if you're shopping for a large pooch. Luckily for you and your wallet, FurHaven Pet's luxe lounger is under $50 — and don't assume the affordable price tag means you're getting a flimsy mattress. This dog bed comes with a medical-grade foam insert that will ease your senior dog's aching joints. Plus, it's CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, made without harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and phthalates. The plush lining not only provides a comfy resting surface for your pup, but it also hides dirt and pet hair until you can get around to cleaning it (you're busy, we get it!).
Best Dog Beds Orthopedic
Best Splurge Orthopedic Dog Bed
Where to buy: $119.95, Amazon
If you're willing to splash out for an orthopedic dog bed, we recommend PetFusion's Ultimate Dog Bed. It comes with a firm memory foam layer that's ideal for dogs with arthritis or joint pain who need a supportive bed. It has a no-skid fabric on the bottom so you don't have to worry about the bed sliding on tile or hardwood floors when your dog tries to stand up. The cover is water-resistant and can be unzipped and tossed in the wash.
Dog Beds Elevated
Best Elevated Dog Bed
Where to buy: $24.99-$41.99, Amazon
Keeping dog beds off the floor is crucial if you want to keep your pooch cool in warm weather. This mesh elevated dog bed is an excellent option for the summer because it allows air to circulate and wick away moisture to prevent your fur babies from overheating. Now the whole family can enjoy the great outdoors together.
Best Elevated Dog Beds
Best Elevated Dog Bed With High Sides
Where to buy: $50.46, Amazon
This mesh dog bed from K&H Pet Products is elevated to keep you four-legged friends cool even in the sun. It also comes with a plush bolster that makes a fantastic headrest for a dozing dog. Assembling the bed frame is easy and doesn't require any tools. Even better, the mesh center lets air to circulate, reducing the risk of mold and bacteria from developing if it gets damp.
Dog Beds Bean Bags
Best Bean Bag Dog Bed
Where to buy: $28.99, Amazon
Small dogs who have trouble staying warm benefit the most from dog cuddler beds like this bean bag dog bed. The high walls help your pooch feel secure and provide a cosy head rest, while the plush sherpa fabric is meant to be reminiscent of a mother's fur to encourage peaceful sleep.
Dog Beds Heated
Best Self-Heated Dog Bed
Where to buy: $19.84-$34.25, Amazon
Heated dog beds can be expensive, especially if you're looking for an extra-large bed. So it's a smart option to start with self-heated dog beds, like this one from Aspen Pet. An inner mylar heat-reflecting layer will keep your pets warm and toasty, while the faux lamb's wool adds an extra layer of warmth. This is a great wintertime option, but small dogs who have trouble staying warm may also enjoy it during the summer.
Best Heated Dog Beds
Best Heated Dog Bed
Where to buy: $63.65, Amazon
If your senior dog needs the warmth of a heated dog bed to relieve arthritis and joint pain, K&H Pet Products' Thermo Snuggly Sleeper Dog Bed is the way to go. This truly luxe option heats up to 15 degrees above room temperature when your dog isn't using it. However, the surface of the bed will eventually reach 102 degrees Fahrenheit (a dog's natural internal temperature) when a dog lies on it. If only our beds were always warm!
Dog Beds Covered
Best Covered Dog Bed
Where to buy: $54.95-$59.95, Amazon
Dogs can get sunburned just like humans, so it's important to protect their skin with a covered dog bed. This way, Fido can find shade and relief on blistering summer days. Floppy Dawg's Just Chillin' Elevated Dog Bed is a mesh cot that increases air flow to wick away moisture and keep your dog comfy and cool. And when it's time to come inside, simply disassemble the dog bed and slide it into its handy carrying case.
Best Dog Bed With Blanket
Best Dog Bed With Blanket
Where to buy: $34.06-$49.95, Amazon
The Cozy Cuddler dog bed from Best Friends by Sheri is a snuggly option your dogs (and cats) won't want to leave. The faux fur lining and attached blanket give your pup a sense of security, which is ideal for dogs with anxiety. The bottom is water-resistant, but you can chuck the whole bed into the washer to clean it.
Best Dog Tent
Best Dog Bed Tent
Where to buy: $24.99-$35.99, Amazon
Sometimes your pooch just needs to get away from it all — and he can with his own dog bed tent. This cozy dwelling is made with a faux suede lining and is machine-washable for easy cleanup. "My 16-pound dogs LOVE this 'pup' tent. I bought just one, but they fought over it. So, I bought a second one -- but many times they both pile into the same one," one satisfied dog mom wrote on Amazon.
Dog Beds Outdoor
Best Outdoor Dog Bed
Where to buy: $28.99, Amazon
When it comes to outdoor dog beds, you want one that's waterproof and machine-washable while still being comfy — like AMOFY's Pets Mat. It's a great option that's plush while still being breathable (very important if you're spending a lot of time outside and it's warm). It also comes with a small carrying bag, so you can bring your travel companion with you on the next family camping trip.
Dog Beds Memory Foam
Best Memory Foam Dog Bed
Where to buy: $34.99-69.99, Amazon
Brindle's waterproof memory foam dog bed offers four inches of supportive comfort, half memory foam and half high-density support foam. There is a waterproof layer underneath the cover to protect it from the occasional accident, as well as your dog's everyday messes. Brindle wants to ensure no dog is ever "ruffin'" it, so it donates one pet bed to its local Humane Society, which adopters get to take home with them when they rescue a dog.
Dog Beds Cooling
Best Dog Bed With Cooling Gel
Where to buy: $59.95-$124.95, Amazon
For extra heat relief this summer, opt for a dog bed with cooling gel. This orthopedic memory foam dog bed comes with a durable machine-washable cover as well as a second waterproof cover to protect the cooling gel-infused memory foam. "I purchased this bed for my 110lb Lab/Dane mix in Dec of 2015. It is over 1 yr later and I am still certain this is THE BEST money I've ever spent on a pet bed. I wanted to wait and see how the bed [fared] with almost constant pressure for an extended period before giving my thoughts. Too many times I've been disappointed by rave reviews by someone who's tried a product only a few days. I can say without hesitation that I am only a few minutes away from making a second purchase. Not because it's worn at all. The cover even still looks new after it comes out of the wash. It's because we have 6 rescue dogs and as their beds wear out, I'm replacing them with orthopedic beds from Dogbed4less," one dog dad raved.