Dog bed with adorable puppy lying on it

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Let sleeping dogs lie – comfortably! Whether they’re young or old, big or small, your loyal canine needs a cozy place to sleep. But how do you know what kind of bed to get for Spot? No worries, we have you covered: Study Finds sniffed out the best dog beds for your best bud!

Dogs deserve our best because they love us and are beneficial to our health. It’s science: After a “ruff” day, walking or cuddling with a dog will lift your spirits and even stimulate your brainSo while your dog does so much for you, make sure you return the favor. StudyFinds searched for the consensus on the best dog beds by consulting 10 expert websites. Based on our research, here are our top five for the sweetest dreams. (Before you go shopping, though, please take your dog’s physical needs, sleeping style, and size into consideration; take their measurements for a perfect fit.) 

The List: Best Dog Beds, According To Pet Experts

1. Casper Dog Bed

Casper Dog Bed
Casper Dog Bed, Medium

Seven out of ten expert lists recommend the Casper dog bed. It’s a frequent “best overall” pick because it’s comfortable (memory foam!), durable, and washable. Its manufacturer mostly makes mattresses for humans, but they do a super job at providing your doggy with a comfy sleep with this bed, too, says Tom’s Guide.

Because it’s made with memory foam, this bed is comparable to human-grade mattresses in the comfort department. It’s also great for older dogs with achy joints, writes The Strategist.

As a neat add-on, the bed’s microfiber top layer is actually designed to mimic the feel of pawing at loose earth, adds NBC News. Your dog will feel right at home without the mess of actually sleeping outside.

2. Best Friends by Sheri Luxury Shag Faux Fur Donut Cuddler Pet Bed

Best Friends by Sheri Luxury Shag Faux Fur Donut Cuddler Pet Bed
Best Friends by Sheri Luxury Shag Faux Fur Donut Cuddler Pet Bed

Our runner-up model is a bed for cuddly sleepers. The experts at The Strategist recommend the Cuddler for “smaller dogs that sleep curled up in a ball and need some support as well as extra warmth.” They say that it also works great for bigger dogs with the various sizes that are available.

Forbes also recommends the (large-sized) Cuddler especially for large dogs – and for humans who appreciate convenience. Every once in a while, toss it in the washer and even the dryer to freshen it up for your puppy. It will be good as new in no time!

According to the American Kennel Club, the Cuddler is “perfect for dogs who like to burrow.” And for ultimate comfort, “the oversize rug-like structure of this bed replicates the mother’s coat.” Your pup will sleep like a baby! 

3. ​​PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed
PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed

The Ultimate Dog Bed by PetFusion is another memory foam model. Voted “best overall” by Forbes, this bed works well for most dogs as it provides support instead of buckling under your dog’s weight. This is a great feature for dogs with body pain. You can also easily wash the removable cover. Stains won’t seep deeper thanks to the waterproof inner liner.

Wirecutter and The Spruce like this model for seniors. It’s Wirecutter’s “only pick with a dedicated opening lower to the ground than the rest of the bolster.” This is exactly what is necessary for older dogs with mobility issues

The Ultimate also offers peace of mind as its foam interior is CertiPUR-US certified. This means it is guaranteed to be free of mercury, lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates, all of which can be toxic to your fur babies (The Spruce).

4. Tuft & Needle Dog Bed

Tuft & Needle Dog Bed
Tuft & Needle Dog Bed, Medium

Like the Casper dog bed, the Tuft & Needle bed was designed by a manufacturer of mattresses for humans. It receives high praise for its quality and convenient design. Self lists it as one of their four best high-quality standard dog beds. 

The Spruce agrees that Tuft & Needle offers high quality. They like the foam base for traveling and washing ease. They also note that after multiple washes and long use, the bed kept its color and quality. Testers at Forbes say the Tuft & Needle is best for hard floors, where you need “extra cushioning.” The foam base also gives your pooch a durable, supportive spot to sleep.   

5. Furhaven Dog Beds

Furhaven Dog Beds
Furhaven Orthopedic Dog Bed for Large Dogs

With a total of ten recommended Furhaven beds, this manufacturer belongs on our list, even though the experts couldn’t agree on just one model. Self recommends two Furhaven models, the Minky Plush Velvet Luxe Lounger Contour Dog Pillow – “available in several different fill styles, including cooling gel foam and orthopedic memory foam” – and the Plush & Suede Orthopedic Sofa Cat & Dog Bed.

The Spruce also recommends two models, the Plush & Suede as “best overall” because it “is supportive, roomy, and easy to clean” and the Snuggery Burrow Dog Bed “with a soft, flexible hood attached to [the] bed” as the “best cozy.”


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1 Comment

  1. Steve says:

    I am so thankful for this helpful article on the best dog beds for 2023! As a pet owner, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect bed for our furry friends, but this article has made the process so much easier. Thank you for providing such valuable information that will help me give my pup the best sleep possible!