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When the temperatures start to dip, it’s time to bring out the quilts, blankets, and comforters kept in storage all summer—maybe even an electric blanket or two. Even though your dog is protected with a layer of fur, he still gets cold and he deserves a warm and cozy dog bed of his own.
Choosing the best dog bed for your dog may seem like a simple task, but with so many options available it can be tough to make a choice. The key is to decide which features are most important to narrow down your options. There are heated dog beds, dog beds suitable for different breeds, elevated beds; a seemingly infinite variety of types, sizes, brands, and more.
If comfort and warmth are your main priorities, that gives you a place to start. Dog beds made with soft, plush materials and thick padding for warmth or memory foam for support are some of the best options to consider.
Check out this collection of 16 warm dog beds so cozy you’ll be tempted to tell your dog to scooch over.
The Top Warm Dog Beds
Best For Super Snugglers: Best Friends OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler (Verified Review)
Surround your dog in cozy comfort with this deep dish cuddler pet bed. It features an ultra-plush design with high walls to promote a more supportive and restful sleep, giving your dog’s head and neck the support they need. This bed is made from premium quality materials including proprietary fibers that keep their loft up to three times longer than most materials found in other pet beds.
Verified review: “All the dogs at work liked it; small, medium and large! The high walls keep Ginger warm, and it’s really soft.”Buy on Amazon
Best For Serious Snoozers: The Orvis National Park Dog Bed (Verified Review)
This bed proved to be a big hit with our tester’s pet family—a senior beagle and two full-figured cats—who you can see like to take turns using it.
Available in small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes, we tested the medium, which out of the box looked on the large side but soon proved to be just the right size for the constant parade of pets getting cozy on it and trying it out. (This jives with the bed’s sizing chart that suggests ordering a size up based on your dog’s size; if your dog is “small,” order a “medium,” etc.)
Like the best pet beds, it comes with a removable cover which is made of—not wool, as one might first think, this being Pendleton—but a sturdy, machine-washable polyester fleece with heavy-duty stitching, seams, and a smooth-gliding zipper closure. After a few days of constant use (and a few hissy fits), the bed became covered with pet hair and dirt, but stood up well to a few heavy vacuuming sessions.
The patterning is oh-so-Pendleton (part of the company’s National Park pet bed series, the design pictured here is “Badlands”) and won’t cramp your home’s style (in fact, it just might enhance it)!
The bed itself, manufactured by Orvis, is like a medium-firm pillow (the company describes the filling to be a “plush memory fiber material”) that the animals immediately sink into, and more often than not, drift off directly into dreamland.Find on Amazon
Your dog will love burrowing into this cozy dog bed because it’s lined with Sherpa fleece to keep him warm and comfy. This cozy cave dog bed comes in a wide variety of colors and three sizes, all made with a luxury microsuede cover and a heavy-duty brass zipper to ensure durability. Don’t be afraid to size up, giving your dog extra space to snuggle in!Shop on Amazon
It may be simple, but this deluxe pet bed is made from ultra-plush materials in a beautiful ombre design. Use it as a comfy crate liner or a standalone dog bed to provide your pet with a warm and comfy place to snooze. It’s available in seven sizes and several colors, all machine-washable and dryer-friendly for easy cleaning and maintenance.Find on Amazon
Created by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), this plush dog bed will cushion your dog in comfort and warmth.
It’s made from ultra-soft materials to make your pet feel like he’s sleeping on a cloud. Plus, it features a non-skid bottom to keep the bed where you want it and it’s machine-washable for easy laundering.Buy on Amazon
Speaking of sleeping on a cloud, this donut dog bed is one of the comfiest and coziest pet beds you’ll ever come across. It features a round donut shape thickly padded so your dog can sink into the plush shag fur for a nap like no other.
This warm dog bed comes in two colors and several sizes, all made with tough nylon and luxurious faux fur materials for long-lasting durability.Shop on Amazon
You don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune to keep your dog cozy and comfy. This round pet bed is recommended by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and is 100% safe for pets. It features a luxurious plush fabric lining with extra-padded bolsters to support your dog’s body as he sleeps. The nest-like walls give your dog an added degree of support and security, all while reducing exposure to drafts. Plus, it is made from recycled materials so you can feel good about buying it.Find on Amazon
For those cold nights when a regular pet bed won’t do, this electric heated pet bed might be your dog’s new best friend. Ideal for outdoor use, this heated dog bed is made with soft orthopedic foam for comfort and support. It also comes with a thermostat so you can control the temperature or simply allow it to heat to your dog’s normal body temperature. Use it in your shed, garage, or barn or any other sheltered area where your dog spends time outdoors.Buy on Amazon
If you’re looking for a warm dog bed to use in your dog’s crate, try this MidWest Deluxe Bolster Pet Bed. It is affordably priced and made with ultra-soft fleece materials and a comfortable, padded polyester bolster cushion. This cozy dog bed is machine-washable for easy cleaning and comes in eight sizes.Find on Amazon
Your dog always looks cute, especially when he is sleeping, but this strawberry tent bed takes that cuteness to an entirely new level. Made with a plush cover and high-density foam base, this pet bed surrounds your dog in comfort and warmth to keep him nice and cozy all night long. It comes in five sizes ranging from extra-small to extra-large and five different colors. As an added bonus, it folds flat so you can use it as a travel bed!Shop on Amazon
This two-level wooden dog bed is warm in that the enclosed lower level functions as a cozy cave to hide away; put a soft blanket and plush liner inside and watch your dog get comfy. It features a sturdy construction made from fir wood, treated with natural color stains for an attractive finish. This dog house is quick and easy to assemble and is safe for indoor and outdoor use.Buy on Amazon
Perfect for cuddling, this orthopedic dog bed is both comfortable and supportive. Featuring a malleable hood blanket, this bed literally surrounds your dog in comfort with soft, Sherpa fleece. The base is made from egg-crate foam to help distribute your dog’s weight, relieving pressure on his bones and joints, while the thick fleece materials insulate the bed for extra warmth.Find on Amazon
If your dog loves to snuggle, he’ll absolutely adore this cozy cave dog bed. With a soft, padded interior, this bed delivers the maximum degree of comfort and security while keeping your dog nice and warm. It features an attractive faux suede exterior available in three colors.
This warm dog bed is made from durable materials and is machine-washable and guaranteed not to lose its shape.Find on Amazon
Is it a shark? Yes. But is it warm? You betcha! The whimsical pet bed is made from self-warming materials that manufacturers claim “radiate warmth back to your pet,” and can be folded from a cave-type bed into a (non-shark-shaped) pallet bed.
High-quality fabrics keep your dog comfortable and warm while the padded cotton base supports his body. The bottom is made from anti-slip materials for safety and it is damp-resistant for maximum durability.Shop on Amazon
Using heat-reflecting technology, this self-warming dog bed keeps your dog comfy and cozy for hours on end. It is made with soft fleece materials on the inside and corduroy on the outside with a non-skid bottom, so the bed stays where you put it.
This cozy dog bed comes in a rectangular shape as well as a round design, both thickly padded to deliver the maximum degree of comfort, security, and support.Buy on Amazon
When it comes to warmth and comfort, this super-soft dog bed can’t be beat. Made from high-quality, plush materials this cozy dog bed is perfect for dogs who love to curl up and cuddle. It features a dirt-and water-resistant backing with a non-skid bottom and has high, thickly padded sides to surround your dog in comfort while also supporting his head and body.Find on Amazon
Your dog’s tolerance for cold is different than your own and he may not be affected by slight changes in temperature as much as you are. Even so, it’s important to understand how cold affects your dog so you can help keep him warm.
If you have a dog who likes to spend time outside and you’re ever in doubt, it’s always best to bring your dog inside. And then?
Help him snuggle up in a warm dog bed and settle in for a cozy night together.
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