7 Best Quality & Affordable Dog Beds Reviewed

I remembered when I first had a dog and was looking to buy a bed for her. There were too many to choose from and I didn’t know if they were any good at all but I ended up with a pretty good bed, I guess I got lucky and that bed actually made it to the list! Finding the right one can be hard, If you're looking for some of the cheapest and the best dog beds?

Here's what you'll learn from this best dog beds review:

  • 7 best afford dog beds
  • Who made the beds
  • ​Why you should buy it
  • What I like and don't like about it
  • Pros and Cons
  • Lastly, my final thoughts

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Features

Easy to clean & machine washable. 100% Microfiber cover. Orthopedic Bed with 10 year guarantee. 

Design

Although the design looks pretty bland and simple. Its unmatched comfort makes up for it by a ton.

Price

Reasonable price considering it's 10 year guarantee on foam and loft. 

We Like

  • Super soft & comfortable
  • 10 year guarantee

We Don't Like

  • Not for small dogs

Summary: This bed is one of the best bed I've ever bought and don't have any regrets. It's super soft and comfortable, perfect for any dog. Since it's an orthopedic bed, if your dog have any spine or joint problems, it helps soothe their pain. Only downside is the fact that this bed is not for smaller dogs. The design might be lacking but I didn't really care because the bed is super comfortable! If the foam starts to flatten out, just contact them and you will get your refund right away!

Its also my dog’s all time favorite. You might think it’s only for huge dogs like Great Dane, Mastiff, etc. You’re making a huge mistake, my Shiba Inu loves the bed! Just see the space they have to lay and goof around. I mean come on, I’m pretty sure you’d get yourself a queen or a king size bed instead of one that fits perfectly. This bed is one of the best investment I ever made for my dog. Believe me, you can never go wrong with this, but if you have a really small breed dog like a Pomeranian or Chihuahua then you're better off looking for something smaller.

Introduction

My go-to dog bed which both me and my dog Shiba Inu Daisy loves. She was growing up fast and needed a new bed. So I went ahead and bought the Big Barker’s 7 inch dog bed. It was the best purchase I ever made that day, she loved it right away and the bed was huge! Which meant more space for her to lay and roll around.

Who is Big Barker?

Big Barker founded in 2012, by Eric Shannon and his family. It all began because their dog Hank had a health crisis, he had an early case of hip dysplasia.

The Vet told Eric that Hank’s need to through surgery or keep stress off his hips and avoid sleeping on hard surfaces. Eric started searching for a bed that serve the special support needs of big dogs but when he couldn’t find any, he began to build his own dog bed, and that’s how it all started.

Why should you buy?

The purpose of Big Barker dog beds is to help dog’s with spine, joints or muscle problems with their Orthopedic beds. If your dog is having back pain or is getting old, this might be the bed for them.

The beds are made with 7" superior quality American made therapeutic foam, 2" layer of H10 comfort foam, a 3" middle layer of H45 support foam & another 2" layer of H10 comfort foam the same foam used in expensive furniture.

Big barker is also CertiPUR-US certified.

What I like?

What I really like about this bed is that it’s super soft and comfortable! My dog Daisy hopped right onto it when she first laid eyes on it, and has no complains at all. Heck, I could lay down on it all day and sleep too.

Big Barker also offers 10-Year guarantee on the foam support! If that isn’t a good investment, I don’t know what is.

What I don't like?

There’s not much to say here. I would love if Big Barker made beds for smaller dogs, since their bed’s are specifically designed for bigger dogs.

PROS

  • Headrest
  • Easy to clean
  • 100% Microfiber
  • Machine washable
  • Soothes joint pains
  • Excellent customer support

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Not for small dogs

Final Thoughts

I want to add something regarding the price since it cost nearly $400 for the giant one.

Let’s do a little bit of Math.

Considering that they offer you 10 year guarantee for the foam. 12 months in a year, that’s 120 months in 10 years.

400 ÷ 120 = 3.33333333. You’re literally paying $3.3 every month for this awesome bed.

So if your dog is having back pains or joint problems, or you own a large dog. This is the bed for you, it’s one of the best bed I have ever purchased with no regrets. But it is definitely not for small dogs, which is the only fair cons I could think of other than its price.


Features

Smart design with a solid 4 inch memory foam base and non-skid bottom.

Design

Beautiful design that makes other dog bed looks like a stool.

Price

Affordable price for a solid bed.

We Like

  • Awesome design
  • Non-skid bottom

We Don't Like

  • Not really strong
  • Have to assemble it ourself

Summary: An awesome bed with an awesome design. This bed screams premium with it's design, it’s like visiting an expensive hotel and they have an exquisite lounge with soft sofas and chairs, that’s what I’d call this bed but for dogs.

Not only does the bed looks amazing but it also does the job. Providing superior comfort with its 4 inch memory foam base. Although it's easy to assemble but the process of assembling is just extra work.

Introduction

Another one of my favorites. The design of this bed just looks amazing when you set it up at your house. It looks classy and elegant. If you want a dog bed that’s comfortable and looks great in your house. The Pet Fusion ultimate pet bed & lounge will make your sofa look pale in comparison to it. Not only does it look good, it also does what it needs to do which is to provide comfort for your dog.

Who is PetFusion?

PetFusion was founded in 2010 to help provide 3 things to pet owners.

  1. A design that blends into your home with uncompromising functionality.
  2. A high level of quality in both product material and its materials and construction.
  3. An affordable price while still keeping both of the above.

PetFusion is also an award winning designer with global presence who also helps contribute to animal welfare as well.

Why should you buy?

How many beds have you bought so far then ended up in dirt, difficult to clean and doesn't provide good comfort for your dog? A lot probably, that’s how I was before.

This bed not only looks good. It also comes with solid 4" memory foam base to provide superior overall comfort for reduced joint pain and improved health, mobility and energy. It’s ideal for medium to large size or multiple smaller dogs and can easily hold 100+ pound weight.

It's also water resistant​ with a non-skid bottom and removable cover which is machine washable for easier cleaning.

What I like?

The design, It just looks great having it around your house! Even though it look greats it’s not lacking behind in what it provides.

It has a 4 inch memory foam base to provide your dog all the comfort he needs. Lets not forget the surrounding supporting bolsters that your dog can use as a headrest or nestle under it depending on them. And with a non-skid bottom, your dog doesn't have to worry about the bed moving around while he's sleeping on it.

What I don't like?

If you have big dog that likes chewing or scratching the bed, the outside cover may easily get torn or ripped after sometime, even though it says it’s tear resistant.

PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Water resistant
  • Premium design
  • Non-skid bottom
  • Removable cover
  • Machine washable

CONS

  • Thin fabric
  • Weak cover
  • Need to assemble

Final Thoughts

Overall, PetFusion Ultimate Dog bed is a pretty solid bed with a decent price if you want to provide value for your dog. If you’re looking for a bed with a excellent design, this bed fits that role. However if you have an active wild dog then you might face some problem with its durability.


Features

Stylish looking bed that can be used in crates, carrier or for storage.

Design

I just love the white color and the simplicity of it.

Price

Cheap for a really good starter bed.

We Like

  • Price
  • Style
  • Easily folds for travel or storage 

We Don't Like

  • Sheds
  • Thin bedding

SummaryThis was the first bed I bought for my dog. It comes in 5 different colors and It looks simple and nice and it’s pretty cheap too. So I thought hey why not ? It looks great around the house as well. I was having doubts at first but I have no regrets ever buying this. You can also place this inside your dog’s crate too so that's a plus and its very useful if you travel with your dog. 

Introduction

Ah, the first bed I ever bought for my dog Daisy! I had a lot of questions and doubts when I was buying a dog bed for the first time. So I just went ahead and bought this one and she loved it! If you’re skeptical or worried like me about purchasing your first dog bed. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this one!

Who is PetFusion?

MidWest Homes For Pets was founded 90 years ago and is one of America's largest home builder for pets. They focus on providing new innovation, value and best quality dog beds to their customers. They don't just produce 100s of pet products but the best.

Each MidWest product has thorough research, detail-driven product development and rigorous product testing from the product design phase and throughout the lifespan of the product line, allowing them to arrive at the definite components.

Why should you buy?

If you're traveling a lot with your dog, this bed might just be for you. 

Even if you don't travel often with your dog, it doesn't matter. But those who do will love this bed.

The QuietTime fashioned pet bed has quite a lot of features. A cushioned poly/cotton base can assure that your dog can have nice comfortable nap or sleep and a comfortable polyester-bolsters that provides your dog for a place to rest their head, keeping them cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.

​Because the bed is quiet small, you can easily fold it and store it at back of your car when you travel.

Let’s not forget that the bed can also be used with crates, carrier and dog house as well!

What I like?

I love how compact the bed is and the style, comfort and the price is just perfect. It can easily be folded away as well. 

Also the fact that you can use it with a crate, made crate training my dogs a whole lot easier! I've used other beds and they just wouldn't go inside the crate. But with this bed, it's like magic.

For a bed I bought randomly, it has provided great value to Daisy. She really likes it too, I mean she really, really loves it. Until she started getting older and I bought her Big Barker's dog bed.

What I don't like?

The padding is quite thin, so if your dog prefers soft bedding you can try adding more blankets to thicken it. The bed is fairly weak and some colors may shed a bit, so beware.

PROS

  • Cheap
  • Machine washable
  • Folds for storage & travel
  • Ultra-soft synthetic sheepskin
  • Can be used with crates, carrier, dog house, etc

CONS

  • Shedding
  • Weak cover
  • Thin padding

Final Thoughts

If you’re buying a bed for the first time, you can try your luck with this one. It’s best cheap dog bed so I don’t think price will be an issue. It comes with 5 different colors and 8 sizes as well, so perfect for dog of any size! 

The synthetic sheepskin is really soft on your dog paws too.​


Features

Premium grade material with super premium high loft polyester fiberfill.

Design

Looks pretty simple but somehow still feels grand & majestic.

Price

Decently priced, not too expensive and not too cheap. 

We Like

  • Waterproof base
  • Super Premium High Loft Polyester Fiber Fil

We Don't Like

  • Colors vary from picture

Summary: Just a look and you will be able to tell that this bed looks super comfortable thanks to its super premium high loft polyester fiberfill with a base of heavy duty waterproof 200/600 denier. Not only is it comfortable, it's pretty durable as well. If you're looking for a decent priced bed that's comfortable and durable, believe me you will like this.

Introduction

The Majestic Pet Suede Bagel bed. The bed that makes your dog feel Majestic. Although it doesn’t look as fancy as PetFusion Ultimate Lounge Bed, this bed has its own perks. Just by looking at it you can tell that it’s super fluffy with big bolster added for extra support for your dog needs.

Who is Majestic Pet?

in 1994, based in Irvine, CA. Majestic Pet started producing dog collars and leashes and has since expanded their product line to include a variety of pet beds, cat trees, crates, gates and more. Majestic Pet mission is to create quality products, that offer great value and provide exceptional customer service, all while sharing in our success to support worthy causes.

Why should you buy?

Do you need a bed that is durable and looks amazing, while providing comfort for your dog?

Made from premium grade materials in the US, stuffed with a super premium high loft polyester fiberfill and including a base of heavy duty waterproof 200/600 denier.

Perfect for any room, this bed does the job!

What I like?

The best thing about this bed is it’s durability, the bed can hold up for quite a long time thanks to its removal covers.

It also makes the bed is really easy to clean.

Just take out the cover and chuck them right into your washing machine. Voila, you have a fresh clean cover!

What I don't like?

The bed’s cover zipper is fairly weak and can be easily destroyed by your dog, because the zipper is around the inside edges of the bed where the dog would lay, your dog might have some issue so you’ll have to hide the zipper or put a layer of blanket.

The colors also doesn't exactly match the picture or description so beware.

PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Waterproof base
  • 8 Different colors
  • Machine washable
  • Super Premium High Loft Polyester Fiber Fil

CONS

  • Weak zipper
  • Colors may vary

Final Thoughts

This bed is perfect if you don’t mind the colors varying a little to the original picture. The zipper, you just have to be careful with it or install a better new one to replace it.

Other than that this bed is pretty sweet for your dog, the size ranges from 24 inch the smallest to 52 inch the largest. So size won’t be an issue for you.


Features

The elevation helps your dog avoid the hot floor and keeps him cool together with it's unique fabric.

Design

An unique elevated design.

Price

Very cheap for an awesome bed.

We Like

  • Elevation
  • Lead free
  • Flea, mite, mold & mildew resistant

We Don't Like

  • Need to assemble

Summary: I really love this bed, mainly because of the elevation, the elevation is the selling point of this bed. Do you have a balcony, backyard or a swimming pool? During the summer the floor gets easily hot, especially for your dog, sometimes they may just want to bask in the sun.  

With a normal dog bed, it will easily get hot for your dog, with the heat absorbed from the ground and all the plush and fluff. Coolaroo manages to solve that thanks to it's elevation and unique breathable fabric that helps to eliminate any hot spots.

Introduction

First thing that comes in your mind when you see this is, why is the bed elevated? The elevation part is what makes this bed special. It helps your dog avoid laying on the hard ground floor. Especially during the summer when it’s hot outside, your dog can just lay on the bed instead of the hot burning floor.

Who is Coolaroo?

Coolaroo is unique wordplay name on Kangaroo, their fabric was developed in Australia over 50 years ago to withstand the extreme weather condition which are made from tough and durable exterior grade materials.

Coolaroo’s fabric design are also unique, a combination of yarns patterned to allow cooling breezes to pass through while repelling heat and also the harmful effects of UV rays.

Why should you buy?

If you’re living in a country where it’s mostly hot every single day, then there’s nothing better than this.

The elevation helps your dog avoid from laying on hard ground which can damage your dog’s health. Because of its unique fabric design, the breathable fabric helps to eliminate any hot spots that your dog might have.

It’s also flea and mite resistant and resist mold and mildew as well, so you don’t have worry any mold forming on the bed.

It’s also lead free and comes with a 5 year warranty.

What I like?

The elevation. The elevation is what makes this bed stand out from the crowd.

Because of the elevation, your dog won’t have to worry about hard floors. The bed is also very durable and doesn’t bend or break easily.

Let’s not forget about those annoying fleas and mites that cause our dog problems, with this bed you and your don’t won’t have any problem with them.

What I don't like?

The bed can get little bit wobbly and may need additional support to hold it in place.

Although in summer the bed can keep your dog cool, but the black tube frames popping out can get really hot and may burn you or your dog, so try covering it up with some cloth.

The bed comes in parts but it can be assembled pretty quickly, nevertheless we have to assemble it.

PROS

  • Cheap
  • Durable
  • Lead free
  • Easy to clean
  • 5 Year warranty
  • Flea & mite resistant
  • Mold & mildew resistant

CONS

  • 3 Sizes only
  • Limited colors
  • Need to assemble

Final Thoughts

I think this bed is pretty cool, it has its own uniqueness to it and offers a lot even with its cheap price. If you're living in an environment where its always hot then this bed will help your dog tremendously!

Apart from assembling the bed which can be done in 5 minutes, I don't really have any complains.


Features

A non skid bottom grip which ensure that the bed won't move around when your dog is on it.

Design

Looks similar to most dog beds but the swirl pattern makes it look different than most.

Price

Cheap for a very comfortable bed, only lacking in design.

We Like

  • Works with crate
  • Non-skid grip bottom
  • Ultra soft synthetic fur

We Don't Like

  • Non removable cover

Summary: A common type of bed which you can find almost everywhere. You probably have one at your home right now or before. It's a very good first bed for your dog, not only is it cheap, it's really comfortable too. It's the perfect bed, comfortable and cheap. The only reason I placed it this low on the list is because I personally didn't like the design.

Introduction

If you’re planning to buy a new bed for your dog for the first time ever, the Ombre swirl bed is the one for you.

Unlike the QuietTime fashion bed, this bed isn’t that fancy looking or whatsoever, but it does provide better comfort thanks to its thick bedding.

Since this bed is also from MidWest, the same company who made QuietTime fashion bed, you can certainly expect good quality from it. 

Who is MidWest?

MidWest Homes For Pets was founded 90 years ago and is one of America's largest home builder for pets. They focus on providing new innovation, value and quality products to their customers. They don't just produce 100s of pet products but the best.

Each MidWest product has thorough research, detail-driven product development and rigorous product testing from the product design phase and throughout the lifespan of the product line, allowing them to arrive at the definite components.

Why should you buy?

The bed features overstuffed ultra-soft synthetic fur with a "non-skid" grip on the bottom surface of the bed which works great on both hardwood and tile floors.

The Plush Ombre Swirl pattern looks great in any home decor. It’s available in 7 different sizes and can be used with a crate too!

Machine washable is also a plus and it also has a 1 year warranty.

What I like?

Not many bed has non skid grip on them. With a non skid grip, the bed won’t move around as much. Much more pleasant for your dog to sleep in without sliding everywhere.

The soft unique swirl pattern not only looks great but also provide pleasant comfort for your dog.

What I don't like?

The cover isn’t removable but the whole bed itself is still machine washable. After washing the bed numerous times. the swirly texture may slowly fade away.

PROS

  • Cheap
  • 1 Year warranty
  • Works with crate
  • Machine washable
  • Non-skid grip bottom
  • Ultra soft synthetic fur

CONS

  • Non removable cover
  • Swirl texture may fade

Final Thoughts

The ombre swirl makes a good bed if its your first time buying a bed for your dog. It comes in 7 different sizes which can you use it with your crate. It also offers you a 1 year warranty, so you don’t have to worry about anything.


Features

Has a convoluted foam core design which improves circulation and provides better body-contouring comfort.

Design

Looks like any dog bed, but it has over 10 different colors to choose from.

Price

Reasonable price considering it's 10 year guarantee on foam and loft. 

We Like

  • Orthopedic
  • Plush faux fur fabric
  • Water resistant base
  • Ultra soft synthetic fur

We Don't Like

  • Non removable cover

Summary: If you can't afford Big Barker's dog bed, then this bed is a very good alternative. It has over 10 colors for you to choose from. It's also an orthopedic bed so that your dog can have better health, supports joints and soothes pressure points for deeper, more restorative sleep. The bed is also CertiPUR-US certified!

Introduction

FurHaven NAP bed is an Orthopedic bed which is perfect for dogs who have spine, joints or muscle problems, similar to barker bed. But it’s way more cheaper, although it doesn’t come with a headrest.

If you have an old dog or a dog with joint problems, and if you are low on budget, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this bed.

Who is FurHaven?

FurHaven sells variety of pet products on their website, from dog beds to cat toys and more. Furhaven also carries the CertiPUR-US certificate which means their foam has been rigorously tested to ensure that it meets the quality standard for content, emissions and durability

Why should you buy?

This bed has it owns feature which sets it apart from Big Barker’s dog bed.

Not only it is best affordable bed, it has its own perks too. It has plush faux fur fabric which is soft on your dog’s nose and paws.

Deep, convoluted, egg crate foam core helps soothe pressure points and support joints on your dog so that he can enjoy a deeper and comfortable sleep.

It also has a water resistant base with removable cover which is machine washable and it can also be used with a crate!

What I like?

The best thing about this bed is probably the choices of color. It has over 27 different colors that you can choose from!

It has over 27 different colors that you can choose from! The bed is also really soft and comfortable with its unique egg crate foam core, it feels different from any other bed.

I guess that’s to be expected from CertiPUR-US carrier!

What I don't like?

Although the fabric is soft, it’s pretty fragile and can be torn if your dog likes digging or chewing it. It’s best if you put a layer of blanket to cover it.

The bed also slips around if you have tile floors which can be annoying.

PROS

  • Cheap
  • Variety of colors
  • Removable cover
  • Machine washable
  • Soothes joint pains
  • Plush faux fur fabric
  • Water resistant base

CONS

  • Weak cover
  • Slips around
  • Not for small dogs

Final Thoughts

If you cannot afford Big Barkers dog bed, the FurHaven NAP bed can be a solid replacement for you.

It’s affordable and orthopedic.

It does what an orthopedic bed needs to do and comes with a variety of colors that you can pick from to match your house

Allison
 

Allison here from Pupfection! I was fostering homeless dogs for more than 2 years and currently traveling. And now here to share my tricks, tips, and reviews related to dogs and puppies on Pupfection.

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