The 7 Best Dog Beds to Buy in 2018

Let four-legged friend rest comfortably

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Many of our four-legged friends aren’t just pets, they're family. So why not spoil them with the plushest dog bed you can find? Rather than letting them take over your bed or the new leather couch, get them their own place to rest after a long day. Some of our selections will provide a cooling surface while others offer the right amount of supportive luxury that older dogs need. Many are completely machine-washable, and a few have skid-free bottoms to stay in place. Whatever your pal needs, investing in a quality bed will make all parties happy and rested.

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    Best Overall: Armarkat Pet Bed Mat

    The Armarkat Pet Bed Mat is perfect for young, playful dogs who might not need the orthopedic support just yet. Instead, the durable bed is made from a heavy duty canvas (to withstand chewers) and has a skid-free base so it can stay in one place, even as your pup jumps on and off. The cover is a soft plush and zippers off for machine washing. The bed also has a waterproof lining for extra cleanliness. Sizes include medium (28" x 22" x 5"), large (39" x 28" x 7"), and extra large (39" x  35" x 8").

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    Best Orthopedic: FurHaven Deluxe Orthopedic Pet Bed Mattress

    As your dog’s fur slowly starts turning gray, even the smallest change in floor level can be a hazard. With the FurHaven Deluxe Orthopedic Pet Bed Mattress, your dog can sleep on a soft, comfortable bed that lays close to the floor for easy on-and-off access. The orthopedic bed uses an egg-crate design for a plush surface doubled with a fluffy, cozy cover. Both create a mattress that will keep your dog’s joints happy and their sleep restful. The cover is water resistant and machine washable.

    Sizes include small (15" x 20" x 3.5"), medium (20" x 30" x 3"), large (27" x 36" x 3"), and jumbo (35" x 44" x 4"). Colors include a variety of neutrals, as well as patterns in blue, green, and chocolate.

    For additional options, take a peek at some of the other best orthopedic dog beds you can buy.

  • 03 of 07

    Best for Large Dogs: Bagel Dog Bed by Majestic Pet

    For bigger dogs, choose the large or extra-large Bagel Dog Bed by Majestic Pet. It’s premium high-loft fill is ideal for pups that like to scrunch and nestle their way into bed. Choose the large for dogs from 45 to 70 pounds (surface area of 30" x 18" with a 9" bolster). The extra-large bed is perfect for 70 to 100 pounds, and has a surface area of 40" x 20" inches with an 11" bolster. The base is made from a durable and waterproof fabric and is fully machine washable. Sizes include 24", 31", 40", and 52". And colors include black, blue, green, khaki, red and burgundy.

  • 04 of 07

    Best Memory Foam: Pet Fusion Ultimate Pet Bed

    If you really want to spoil your four-legged friend, opt for a bed with high density memory foam, like the Pet Fusion Ultimate Pet Bed, which offers an extra level of comfort for dogs with joint pain and other forms of arthritis. The squishy bed has 4" of solid memory foam, plus bolsters for added support or a headrest when sleeping and relaxing. The removable cover is machine washable, but it is also water and tear resistant, in case of accidents or a rambunctious pup. The bottom has a non-skid surface so it won’t slide all around the floor. Sizes include small (25" x 20" by 5.5" inches with a 2" memory foam base), large (36" x 28" by 9" with a 4" memory foam base), extra large (44" x 34" x 10" with a 4"), and jumbo (50" x 40" x 13" with a 9"). Colors include brown and gray.

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  • 05 of 07

    Best Budget: Midwest Deluxe Bolster Pet Bed

    A solid choice for all breeds and ages of dogs, the Midwest Deluxe Bolster Pet Bed is ideal for in-home use or to line the base of a crate. The bed has a soft, synthetic fleece cover and a padded base and a complete bolster to rest a tired head. The bed is completely machine washable and dryer friendly, but won’t stand-up to dogs that chew. Sizes include 18", 22", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", and 54". Colors include brown, gray, pink, blue, and white.

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    Best for Small Dogs: Best Friends by Sheri Deep Dish Cuddler

     For dogs who are 25 pounds or smaller, the Deep Dish Cuddler by Best Friends by Sheri will keep your small friend warm and snug. The supportive bed is designed like a bowl, so that the back is higher than the front and the entire surface area lets your pooch nestle in for a deep night’s sleep. The bed is 20" in diameter, with a 9" front and a 12" back. Cover options include a fuzzy Sherpa fabric or a microplush fabric. The bed is safe for machine washing and drying. Colors include a variety of neutrals, as well as pink and teal.

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    Best Elevated Dog Bed: Coolaroo Elevated Pet Bed by Gale Pacific

    Perfect for older pooches or dogs that live in hot climates, the Coolaroo Elevated Pet Bed by Gale Specific is a supportive bed that gets your pets off the floor. The design of the elevated bed (8" from the ground) allows for air to circulate on all sides. Plus, a raised bed helps eliminate hot spots or pressure points — ideal for dogs with arthritis or touchy hips who often can’t get comfortable on a regular bed or pillow. It’s easy to put together with a lightweight, steel frame, and the platform is flea, mite, mold and mildew resistant, so even a wet pup won’t wear this bed down. The portable bed is easy to wash and comes in gray, green, orange, and tan. Sizes include small (35" x 22" x 8 "), medium (42" x 25.5" x 8"), and large (51" x 31.5" x 8").

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