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Treat Your Dog to … Different Types of Dog Beds

It’s no secret that dogs love sleeping — so getting a dog bed for your pup is common sense. But what type of dog bed you get is a little more of a challenge. Let’s look at different types of dog beds — from dog beds that match your decor to orthopedic dog beds and everything in between.

Sassafras Lowrey  |  Jun 26th 2018


Finding the right bed for your dog is no small task. Dog beds take up a lot of room in your house, but, thankfully, many companies and creators have started developing designs that are comfortable for your dog and don’t compromise on style. Check out these different kinds of dog beds!

1. Absorbent Dog Beds

Super Snoozer Dog Bed: Dark Chocolate, Soggy Doggy ($85). soggydoggydoormat.com

Super Snoozer Dog Bed: Dark Chocolate, Soggy Doggy ($85). soggydoggydoormat.com

If your dog drools or likes to spend the summer swimming, these specially designed absorbent dogs beds keep your floor dry and your dog comfortable. “The cover of these round, plush beds are made from Soggy Doggy’s signature microfiber chenille,” explains Joanna Rein, CEO of Soggy Doggy Productions. “The noodley fibers in the chenille absorb five times more water (including drool and mishaps) than regular dog beds, leaving the covers and your pooch dry, with no ‘doggy smells.’”

2. Modern Dog Beds

Modern dog house with a linen cover, Shop KMD Designs ($140).

Modern dog house with a linen cover, Shop KMD Designs ($140). etsy.com/shop/ShopKMDesigns

Designed after the classic dog house shape, these modern beds would be perfect for a loft or any home with modern décor. Inga explains that she designed the first version for her English bulldog, Baron. “We designed this house bed so he would be able to cuddle in his very own ‘house,’ while being able to see everything that’s happening around him.” Now your dog can enjoy his own little hideaway as well!

3. Cuddle Dog Beds

Orthopedic Circle Stitch Cuddler Pet Bed, Gray, American Kennel Club ($24.69). amazon.com

Orthopedic Circle Stitch Cuddler Pet Bed, Gray, American Kennel Club ($24.69). amazon.com

Cuddle dog beds are classics for a reason — they give your dog a cozy spot to nap! Many dogs like to snuggle into the back of this bed, which makes them feel secure. These beds come in many sizes to fit the needs of all dog breeds.

4. Mid-Century Design Dog Beds

Pixi mid century modern dog bed, Cairudesign ($299).

Pixi mid century modern dog bed, Cairudesign ($299). etsy.com/shop/cairudesign

Do you want your dog’s bed to match your mid-century modern design? Check out these reproductions of mid-century furniture designs perfect to give your dog somewhere comfortable to relax while you binge-watch your favorite classic TV shows. Joel Chesney of Cairudesign describes his dog beds as “influenced by mid-century aesthetics, and hand crafted with quality and practicality in mind, but from the pet’s perspective.”

5. Hammock Dog Beds

Personalized Dog Hammock, Funny Pet ($35.09). https://www.etsy.com/shop/FunnyPet https://www.etsy.com/listing/477954394/personalized-dog-hammock-cat-hammock-dog

Personalized Dog Hammock, Funny Pet ($35.09). etsy.com/shop/FunnyPet

Is your dog looking to lounge around this summer? Hook him up with his very own personalized hammock! Customize these hammocks with different colors, designs, woods, fabrics and more to match your décor.

6. Customizable “Royal” Dog Beds

Grey princess bed with crown sparkles, Happy Dog ($119.99). https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaHappydog https://www.etsy.com/listing/574714833/grey-princess-bed-with-crown-sparkles https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaHappydog

Grey princess bed with crown sparkles, Happy Dog ($119.99). etsy.com/shop/AnnaHappydog

If you’re looking for something special for your little prince or princess, these royal beds are perfect for spoiling your dog. “I can fully customize it according to my clients’ wishes,” says Anna Konokhova, creator of Happy Dog. “I can make the beds in different colors and the sizes my client wants, every bed and pillow can be personalized, or any embroidery can be added to the pillows.”

7. Elevated Dog Beds

Elevated Pet Bed - Terra Cotta, Coolaroo ($15.01). hayneedle.com https://www.hayneedle.com/product/coolarooterracottadeluxepetbed1.cfm

Elevated Pet Bed – Terra Cotta, Coolaroo ($15.01). hayneedle.com

Elevated dog beds are great for dogs who spend a lot of time outside because they help keep your dog from lying in dirty or muddy areas. Additionally, elevated beds are better for your dog’s joints than lying on the hard ground and will keep your dog cooler by allowing air circulation on all sides. These beds are designed for use and storage outside and can resist mold and mildew.

8. Orthopedic Dog Beds

Orthopedic Dog Bed, Big Barker ($199.95). bigbarker.com

Orthopedic Dog Bed, Big Barker ($199.95). bigbarker.com

For people with large dogs, and in particular large dogs with joint issues, finding an orthopedic bed that can support joint health is important. A few years ago, my dog got to review The Big Barker and to this day it is my favorite bed we’ve ever had. Even now with an adolescent Newfoundland in the house, the Big Barker looks like it did the day I opened it. The foam in the bed has never broken down, and I feel better about my big dog’s joints knowing that they are well protected.

9. Canopy Dog Beds

Dog bed, Dog House Shop (Prices vary). https://www.etsy.com/shop/DogHouseShop https://www.etsy.com/listing/586000193/dog-bed-bed-for-dogs-lounger-bed-for?show_sold_out_detail=1

Dog bed, Dog House Shop (prices vary). etsy.com/shop/DogHouseShop

Think your dog is your baby? How about giving him a sweet place to dream, complete with a canopy and pillows. These canopy beds come with feather pillows and are available in a variety of colors. Your dog’s name can even be embroidered onto the pillow or blanket.

June is Treat Your Pup Month here at Dogster! Stay tuned on Dogster.com for fun ways to spoil your canine with different types of treats, accessories and more.

Sassafras Lowrey is an award-winning author whose novels have been honored by the Lambda Literary Foundation and the American Library Association. Sassafras is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and assists with dog agility classes. She lives and writes in Brooklyn with her partner, a senior Chihuahua mix, a rescued Shepherd mix, a Newfoundland puppy, two bossy cats and a semi-feral kitten. Learn more at sassafraslowrey.com.

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