We have several beds in every room. When I bake, the dogs lounge in the kitchen. When I am writing, they nap at my feet. And when I am relaxing, one of our dogs will even drag a bed up the ramp and onto the couch (because the couch itself is not good enough for the princess Honey dog!).
Our Lucy loves a bed with sides. She lounges, like the most interesting dog in the world on the bumpers. I prefer that style for them as well, because they become therapeutic in the event of a neck or back issue. When shopping for a pet bed there are many factors that are important. If a person is green-minded, a bed made from recycled materials and manufactured in the USA is important. Functionality is also a factor. Can the bed be washed and dried in a washer and dryer? Does the cover come off? Is the fabric durable, yet soft and comfortable?
West Paw’s bed, the HeyDay is all of these things. We own a soft sage version. The Microsuede® fabric has a comfortable, velvet feel and is easy to clean. The bed is generously filled and the bumpers around the edge are filled with material called Intelliloft® that is made from recycled plastic bottles. West Paw mentions that “using IntelliLoft® recycled material uses up to 8x less energy than it takes to manufacture the same material new and keeps plastic bottles out of landfills.” It is very well made, extremely durable and richly attractive. The zipper is high quality and heavy duty, and the stitching is upholstery quality. This bed can go through claws, spills, mud and more without permanent damage. Our testing with 4 dachshunds and 2 cats has concluded that the bed is fairly indestructible and resistant to odors. It’s pretty much the bed that every dog and cat owner has been looking for. We absolutely love it!
They're available in all sizes, shapes and colors on Amazon.com as well.