Best outdoor dog beds

If you want to make a comfortable place for your dog in the yard, you need a special bed. Such a bed is also needed for dogs that live outside in a kennel.

I’ve found for you some of the best outdoor dog beds for different needs. You can put them in your backyard, in the dog house or take them on a trip.

Quick Choice

Budget outdoor dog bed – Coolaroo The Original Cooling Elevated Pet Bed

Best outdoor dog bed with shade – SUPERJARE 

Best chew proof outdoor dog bed – Veehoo Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed

Bolstered, comfortable outdoor dog bed – K&H Pet

Best Outdoor bed for travel and more – Furhaven Camping Pillow Mat

Orthopedic outdoor dog bed – BarkBox Outdoor Dog/Cat Bed

Premium bed made especially for outdoor use – La-Z-Boy Sunny Outdoor Lounger Dog Bed

And now more about each of these beds.

Coolaroo The Original Cooling Elevated Pet Bed

Coolaroo The Original Cooling Elevated Pet Bed

Available sizes: S, M, L, XL
Available colours: green, red, brown, grey, blue

This Coolaroo brand bed made it onto my list as an affordable option. But it’s not of bad quality either. The fabric is made of durable, breathable, high-density polyethylene. This fabric is easy to clean from dirt.

I think elevated beds are a great option for outdoor use:

  • the Off-the-ground design makes the bed less dirty, as well as the dog;
  • in cold weather, such a bed protects your pet from the wet, cold ground; and in summer, it protects the dog from the heat;
  • flexible surface reduces strain on your pet’s joints and provides comfort.

SUPERJARE Outdoor Dog Bed

SUPERJARE Outdoor Dog Bed

Available sizes: L, XL
Available colours: green, white, brown

On a hot summer day your dog will definitely want to rest in the shade. In such a case SUPERJARE bed with canopy will help. It’s a quality model with a frame and 1680 D oxford fabric.

I love the appearance of this dog bed; it would look beautiful in the backyard of the house. The bed is easy to assemble without tools. It comes with a bag so you can take it camping, for example.

Note that the fabric of the bed canopy isn’t waterproof, so it cannot be used when it rains.

Veehoo Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed

Veehoo Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed

Available sizes: M, L, XL, XXL
Available colours: green, white, brown, light blue, black, coffee, silver

If you’re looking for a sturdier, more durable and chew-proof bed, the Veehoo elevated bed might suit your needs. It consists of a stainless aluminum frame and sturdy fabric. All fabric edges are wrapped into the frame, so there is less chance of your dog chewing on it.

The “chew-proof” characteristic does NOT mean that this bed can withstand any challenge. Some dogs do have a chance to damage it. It is important to understand that there are no 100% chew proof beds.

Veehoo offers dog beds in all sizes, from Small to XXL. You can use it both at home and outdoors, and take it on camping trips, because the bed is lightweight.

K&H Pet

K&H Pet bed with bolsters

Available sizes: S, M, L
Available colours: Charcoal, Chocolate

This bed is different from the others because it has a plush bolster that adds comfort. Dogs love to lay their head on this bolster and rest on it.

The frame of the K&H Pet outdoor bed is made of metal, and the durable fabric can withstand a 200 pound load (although I think that number is a bit exaggerated). You can rely on the K&H Pet brand because they have 20 years of experience in manufacturing products for pets.

The cover and removable roller are both washable.

Furhaven Camping Pillow Mat

Furhaven Camping Pillow Mat

Available sizes: S, L
Available colours: Aqua&Grey, Blue

You can take this mat with you for trips and picnics, but you can also use it in your backyard or doghouse.

The Furhaven Camping Pillow Mat is easy to carry in a special bag. It is lightweight and practical. The mat is machine washable.

It’s also available in Small and Large.

BarkBox Outdoor All Weather Dog/Cat Bed

BarkBox Outdoor All Weather Dog/Cat Bed

Available sizes: M, L, XL
Available colours: green, blue, red

A bed with orthopedic support is essential if you have an older dog or a dog with a joint condition. The 3-inch memory foam provides the proper support for your dog.

This bed has a heavy-duty, waterproof cover that you can easily wipe clean with a damp sponge. You can also put such a bed in a crate or doghouse. However, you shouldn’t leave it outdoors, because the foam that the cover protects can still get wet and get damaged.

La-Z-Boy Sunny Outdoor Lounger Dog Bed

La-Z-Boy Sunny Outdoor Lounger Dog Bed

At first I liked the appearance of this woven resin whicke bed. I thought it would look great in the backyard. Then I looked at the features of this bed and realized it should definitely be on my list.

The metal frame is protected by an anti-corrosion coating, and the mattress cover is made of durable fabric. It isn’t afraid of mold or water, and it doesn’t fade in the sun. Your pet will lie comfortably on the thick 3.5-inch mattress. The only downside to this bed is that it only comes in one size.

Which bed will you choose? Or do you think something is missing from this list? Write it to us in the comments.


Can you leave a dog bed outside?

The beds on my list can be left outside. They’ll not be affected by moisture.

What is the most durable material for a dog bed?

Cordura, canvas or kevlar – these are the strongest materials used for outdoor beds.

Do dogs prefer raised beds?

Raised beds are indeed more suitable for dogs. Just like humans, dogs like to lie higher above the ground.

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