The 3 Best Washable Dog Beds

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While many dog beds have removable, washable covers, far fewer beds are entirely machine washable. But the best washable dog beds have inserts or fillings made of materials like polyester and cotton, which can usually handle a cycle (or 20) through the washing machine. While foam bedding is a very popular (and soft) option, it typically breaks apart when washed, so you'll want to avoid it.

To simplify your search, I rounded up three of the best machine-washable beds on Amazon. The main thing you'll have to decide is which bed design suits your pup the best. If your dog likes to prop their head up while they sleep, they would probably benefit from a bed that has side bumpers to keep their spine aligned. Meanwhile, a pet that snoozes curled up in a ball might be better off with a round, donut-shaped bed.

You'll also want to make sure the bed you choose is big enough for your pup. Two of my picks below come in four different sizes, so you can easily find the perfect match.

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The Best Overall: Majestic Pet Suede Washable Dog Bed

With more than 2,000 Amazon reviews and an average 4.4-star rating, this dog bed is one the most popular washable pet beds around, and it's not hard to understand why. It's made of a soft, suede-like exterior with a dig-resistant polyester filling. It's even designed with bumpers that provide head support and give your pup multiple options for sleeping positions. Plus, the bed's available in four sizes (from 24 inches to 52 inches in length) to accommodate dogs of most sizes. It's also available in seven different earth-toned color options to match your home's decor.

When it's time to wash the bed, simply load it into the washer and set the cycle to "gentle." One Amazon reviewer wrote: "I have a Pug mix who is a slob, and I have to wash his bed every two weeks. Every other bed I ever bought him disintegrated after a couple of months ... After owning this for two years, when I wash it, it's still like brand new."


The Runner Up: Best Friends By Sheri Shag Donut Bed

Available in four different sizes, this shag dog bed boasts a round design that, at its largest size, can cater to multiple dogs if need be. The bed is made of a shag faux fur that's self-warming to keep your pup cozy as they fall asleep. Plus, the round donut shape is perfect for dogs who like to curl up in a ball or sleep with their head or legs hanging off the bed. "I have washed [this bed] multiple times and it holds up well. [It's] so much easier to throw the whole bed into the washer and dryer than to struggle with zippered covers and foam insets," reads a rave Amazon review.


The Most Affordable: AmazonBasics Round Bolster Dog Bed

Although it's only available in one size, this AmazonBasics dog bed is still a fantastic washable pick for small- to medium-sized dogs. It's made with a cozy flannel top and durable canvas sides and bottom, and it features plush bolsters for dogs who like to cuddle up against something. For the best results, the manufacturer recommends washing this bed separately using cold water and mild detergent and letting it line-dry completely.

Reviewers seem to love this pick, too. One shopper wrote: "We originally got this bed for our little 20-pound dog [...] he fit perfectly and he loved it. Then the 20-pound cat found that he liked this bed, and would torment the dog to leave it. Just to keep peace, we ended up buying four of these beds to put in different parts of the house so both would be happy. They are."


You May Also Want: A Washable Dod Bed Duvet Cover

If you have some old clothes, blankets, or towels lying around, meet an affordable, DIY solution: the Molly Mutt dog bed duvet cover. Just stuff it with the soft textiles you already own, and you're good to go. The cover is fully washable and made of pre-shrunk, 100 percent cotton. It's available in sizes ranging from small to large, and there are more than 18 different colors and styles to choose from. Best of all, using items like old T-shirts to fill it makes the bed smell like your dog's favorite human, aka you.

One fan on Amazon raves, "This cover works very well. We got this and the stuff bag. We put pillows inside the stuff bag and our dog loves her new bed. This cover washed very well in our washing machine. It is wonderful to have finally found a decent sized dog bed that we can wash entirely in our washing machine. However, the cover does seem to attract all the dog hair that our dog sheds, so it needs to be cleaned frequently."