If you’re a dog owner, chances are that you view your dog as a bonafide member of the family (well, sans income and voting rights). If so, you already know that keeping a dog well fed and active is essential for overall health. Perhaps less well known is the need for sound, comfortable sleep.
The average dog, for example, spends 12-14 hours a day sleeping. Puppies and large breeds sleep even more, averaging up to 18 hours per day. If you’re looking for a safe, comfortable sleep space for your dog (and/or to keep them from covering your furniture in fur), you can’t beat a donut dog bed (or “dog donut bed,” if you’d prefer to put Fido first).
A donut dog bed is exactly what it sounds like: a plush, comfy sleep surface surrounded by a stuffed “donut” border. The bottom provides warmth and comfort for your pooch, while the donut serves both as a headrest and hair containment measure. Donut dog beds vary in price and materials and come in multiple styles and colors.
Scroll down for several examples of donut dog beds, ranging from extravagant to efficient, should you wish to give your dog a great night’s sleep.
Best Donut Dog Beds on the Market
The Bowsers Diamond Series donut dog bed features a soft micro cord corduroy cover wrapped around a core of circular tufting.
Whereas stuffing in other beds may clump over time and with repeat washing, this bed boasts built-in clumping resistance. It’s easy to wash and has a removable inner cushion for detail cleaning. This bed is available in five colors: Coffee (brown), Blue Bayou (blue), Praline (beige), Silver Sage (gray-green), and Blue. Thus, you can choose the color that best fits your dog’s personality. There's a bed for breeds of all sizes.
Stately and stylish, the Bowsers Diamond Series is a bed for discriminating dogs (monocle and top hat not required).
A highly-rated bed, West Paw Design’s offering boasts a comfy sleep surface designed for both dogs and cats (if your dog and cat are on speaking/nonviolent terms), as well as an organic cotton filling.
This bed is proudly made in the USA and comes in five different colors: Basil (green), Huckleberry (purple), Ember (red), Gold (uh…gold), and Stillwater (teal). The listed model is designed for small breeds; larger sizes are also available, albeit at higher prices.
This is the perfect bed if you want to pamper your pooch and encourage sustainability.
If you want to give your small breed dog a comfortable donut bed experience, Majestic Pet’s overstuffed machine-washable suede is a great option.
The oversized bumpers are packed with stuffing (made from a super premium high loft polyester fiberfill), making for a secure sleeping area that’s perfect for chilly nights. The chocolate microsuede exterior blends well with many colors/décor schemes. Plus, just LOOK at it.
This is the closest that your dog will come to sleeping on and inside a pillow. You may just have to use an alarm clock to get your Chihuahua out of bed!
This ultra-affordable, five-star bed combines the security of a dog donut bed with a smooth velour surface.
Perfect for smaller dogs (or medium breed dogs that love to sleep curled up), the shearling bed provides warmth and neck support, while the plush filling (made from recycled materials, as with other Precision Pet offerings) provides stability and comfort. It’s non-skid, which makes it perfect for any flooring surface, and it can easily fit into a crate or similar enclosure.
Available in both Gray and Tan (both with white accents), the “Hip as a Zig Zag” design meshes well with earth tones and neutral shades alike, and is an ideal fit for modern décor.
Microvelvet is as soft as traditional velvet, yet as resilient and washable as a synthetic, though your dog won’t care – he or she will be too busy sleeping in it!
Filled with clump-resistant, tufted polyester, the Bowsers Donut Dog Bed is soft and easy to maintain. The removable inner cushion is washer/dryer safe, and the outer cover can be removed for easy cleaning. Microvelvet also repels dog hair, dirt and moisture, and is incredibly stain resistant. Put the bed in your dog’s favorite part of the house, and pop the cushion out for use in a kennel or on the go.
The versatility and style of this bed are matched only by its comfort.
Regardless of size, shape or style, a donut dog bed is a great option for your pup’s sleeping space.
There are many different sub-varieties of the donut dog bed, so be sure to check ratings and customer reviews before buying. You’ll want to know how your potential bed worked out for owners with similar needs, and you’ll want to avoid beds that aren’t a good fit for your dog or home. Ease of upkeep should also be taken into account, so that you aren’t stuck with a bed that you can’t easily clean.
Whatever you choose, I’m sure your dog (and furniture) will be better off for it!