Updated October 08, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Washable Pet Caves

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Pet caves are a great way to deliver security and comfort for various animal needs. For skittish critters, they offer a safe place to hide, for burrowing dogs, they help to feed their natural instincts, and for those that live in wintry conditions, they provide a cozy den that's sheltered from the outside. For hassle-free cleaning, we have only selected huts that are machine washable. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Snoozer Luxury Cozy Cave

2. Smiling Paws Pets 2-in-1

3. Best Friends Novelty Hut

Editor's Notes

October 05, 2020:

Caves, and teepees or ottomans, are an ideal way to provide animals with an enclosed space of their own. We wanted to include items that are suitable for a variety of pets, as well as for a range of animal needs. For dogs that like to be fully enveloped in blankets, the Snoozer Luxury Cozy Cave and the Fur Haven Snuggery are great selections that offer thick padded bases covered by a loose top. Both feature a tube that holds the entryway open, though this is removable for pups that like to burrow their way into the bed. The former is more expensive than the latter, however, it's also more durable.

For owners that enjoy taking cute photos of their four-legged friends in comical situations, the Best Friends Novelty Hut and the Tordes Shark provide just that opportunity. You may need to fiddle with some elements of their exterior, for example the dorsal fin or the mouse's ears, to keep them in the upright position, however, overall they are both sturdy choices that are unlikely to collapse in and spook your pet.

We liked the openness of the Best Pet Supplies CR302, particularly for cats that don't like things resting on their backs and want to have a good view of the room. Unfortunately, it is a rather back-heavy design, so it needs to be placed up against a wall to prevent it from tipping over. If you want to experiment with a hut enclosure and aren't sure if your cat or dog will go for it, the Smiling Paws Pets 2-in-1 is ideal, as it can be utilized as a cave or an open-top bed. For this reason, it is also well suited to locations that have very hot summers and equally cold winters.

Special Honors

Boissonneault Pet Cave Lucy This selection comprises a circular base and a cone-shaped hood that connect via zippers, making it effortless to dismantle and roll up into its handy carry bag for storage or vacations. It comes with a 100 percent cotton cushion that provides padding, and the entire item is dryer safe. jossandmain.com

4. Best Pet Supplies Tent

5. Niteangel Hideout

6. Spot 32953

7. Best Pet Supplies CR302

8. PLS Birdsong

9. Tordes Shark

10. Fur Haven Snuggery


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on October 08, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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