Updated July 18, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Outdoor Dog Beds

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in June of 2015. Whether you're camping, picnicking, or just relaxing in the backyard, one of these outdoor dog beds will give your furry friend a place to lounge around with the family on those warm, sunny days. We've included a variety of durable options in different shapes and sizes, many of which are elevated to allow for plenty of airflow that will keep Fido cool and comfy all summer long. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best outdoor dog bed on Amazon.

10. Pet Craft Snoozer

9. Majestic Pet Navajo

8. Coolaroo Original

7. Superjare Pet Cot

6. K9 Ballistics Elevated

5. Dogbed4less Orthopedic

4. Gen7Pets Trailblazer

3. Refined Canine Chaise Lounger

2. Lightspeed Travel

1. K&H Original Pet Cot

Editor's Notes

July 17, 2019:

Whether they're elevated, flat, or filled with padding to support an aging canine on the patio, these outdoor dog beds offer an eclectic mix of styles that will appeal to almost any breed, big or small. While a majority of the items don't showcase multiple layers of memory foam like some of their indoor counterparts, many of them do offer raised designs and mesh coverings that allow for plenty of airflow underneath your pooch as well as durable frames and coverings that stand up to harsh sunlight and persistent chewers.

For example, the K&H Original Pet Cot is one of those elevated models with a breathable mesh center, that helps to wick away moisture, and slip-resistant rubber feet for stability on most outdoor surfaces. I added the Lightspeed Travel due to its inner foam core for extra support as well as its inflatable/deflatable design, making it easy to roll up when not in use. Both the Refined Canine Chaise Lounger and Superjare Pet Cot offer canopies to protect Fido from the hot sun, the former of which has a thick, machine-washable cushion for supporting large breeds while the latter includes a convenient carrying bag. The curved back section of the Gen7Pets Trailblazer is ideal for pups with nesting instincts. One of my standard poodles, for example, sometimes prefers to roll herself up into a little ball when she takes a snooze, so the Trailblazer will provide ample support for this kind of sleeping position. Of course, I should note that when my particular dog jumps onto my bedroom mattress at night, all bets are off as to her chosen sleeping position, since she usually prefers to stretch out as much as possible and lie on her back to monopolize the space, knowing full well that it's not her designated outdoor spot to rest. Although the Dogbed4less Orthopedic is simple in design, the high-density cooling memory foam makes it a great option for older pets who suffer from arthritis. I also added the K9 Ballistics Elevated for its aluminum frame and tear-resistant nylon fabric. The Majestic Pet Navajo might first appear to be suitable for bedroom rugs and hardwood floors only, but its polyester slipcover is designed for extended outdoor use. Finally, the Pet Craft Snoozer may be on the bulky side, but it still sets itself apart from the competition with its UV-treated exterior and extra-tall padded sidewalls.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on July 18, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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