Years ago, dog beds warranted little attention. Fido was lucky if he got his own pile of worn out clothes and towels, let alone his own cushion and basket. But times have changed, and there has recently been an explosion of fun designer dog beds. Read on to discover the top names in dog comfort.
Designer Dog Bed #1: Eloise Dog Beds
Eloise dog beds are comfortable, charmingly decorated cushions in all shapes and sizes that will satisfy even the most finicky dog. Colors and fabrics range from basic gray twill with a black bone decoration to velour beds in a soft range of pastels. Terry cloth beds are also available in cheerful blues, greens, pinks, and reds. If you want a standard basket-shaped bed, your pup can sleep in ultra suede comfort on a cute, striped cushion. Eloise beds run between $120 and $200 depending on the size and shape you select.
Designer Dog Bed #2: Jax & Bones Dog Beds
Jax & Bones dog beds are down/polyfill cushions. The dramatic colors of the suede covers make them a striking choice for any home. Choices include a retro 70s look, camouflage for the hunting dog, pink for the pampered lady, and several shades of stripes. You can even get your dog a monogrammed bed! Prices range from around $100 to $175, depending on the size of your dog.
Designer Dog Bed #3: Mammoth Dog Beds
If your dog looks less like Tinkerbell and more like Marmaduke, then Mammoth should be your designer of choice. As the name suggests, Mammoth designs beds with the special needs of large and extra large dogs in mind. They offer a pleasing range of shapes, including a large donut bed, a bed couch, and a sofa bed. Buyers can choose cushions made of high memory fiber fill or high density orthopedic foam insert. Colors vary from a light floral to a no-nonsense navy blue. Prices are quite reasonable for designer fare, ranging from roughly $100 to $120.
Designer Dog Bed #4: Bellatutu
Bellatutu caters to small dogs that wear jewelry on their paws and ribbons in their fur and have never been outdoors unless they were carried in someone's purse. The beds, which include the Divine Sleeper and the Midnight rely heavily on comfy cushions made of fleece, faux fur, and tulle, and lots of trimming on the outside. (Think rosebuds, velvet ribbon, and embroidered daisies.)
Bellatutu products are made in Australia, but can be purchased over the internet. Prices run from $80 to $180.
Designer Dog Beds #5: Haute Diggity Dog
You may never own a Hollywood limo or a Ferrari, but thanks to Haute Diggity Dog, your best friend can. Well, at least he can own a Hollywoof limo or a Furrari. These enchanting parody designer sleeping cars will tickle your funny bone while putting your pooch squarely in the lap of luxury.
The interior cushions are made from ultra-plump polyfill, and the covers are removable and machine washable. The different cars come with clever details ranging from license plates to a Dom Perignon toy to go with the limo. These cars are designed for small to medium dogs, and depending on where you buy; they can set you back a breathtaking $350
Now that you have the facts about designer dog beds, is it time to go out and buy one? If you're unsure about the cost, just look into those huge brown eyes beside you. Don't they deserve the very best?