For dogs who suffer from anxiety, love to burrow under blankets, or simply need their own space, the best dog cave beds will be a welcome addition to your home. And with options to suit breeds of all sizes, from Chihuahuas to pit bulls, there’s a dog cave bed with your pet’s name on it. But there are few things to consider before adding one to your shopping cart.
To start, there are two main designs for dog cave beds: supported and non-supported entries. A cave bed with a supported entry is arched with metal or plastic pieces that keep the entrance open; these look like tents, providing your pet with their own cushy haven. Non-supported entries have no structural pieces, so their entrances can collapse; these look a lot like standard dog beds with blankets attached. Some of the picks below are designed with a removable supported entrance to allow the entry to collapse. If your dog likes to burrow, a bed with a non-supported entry (or the option for it) is the way to go.
All of the beds below come in multiple sizes to accommodate breeds ranging from dachshunds to golden retrievers. Whichever type of bed you choose, it's best to measure your dog’s length from head to tail before you make a purchase to be sure they can fit (even if only curled up).
The dog beds below all have easy to clean covers along with pads that are machine-washable or can be thrown whole into the washer. They're also stuffed with some variant of poly-foam padding and covered with soft materials, like sherpa, corduroy, and faux suede, making the perfect nesting situation for your pup.