Dog Bed Buying Guide

We've put together our guide of what you should be looking for when it comes to buying a new bed for your pup.

It’s a known fact that dogs like to spend a lot of their time napping, and if you want to have a successful nap whether you’re a dog or human you know the best naps come from the comfiest beds. This is why finding the perfect dog bed for your dog is so important. With so much time spent in their beds the type of bed your get your dog can affect their health in more ways than just their sleeping habits.

The market for dog beds is growing year on year and it becomes more and more confusing on which bed is best for your dog. Whether you’re unsure of what type of cushioning is best for your dog’s joint’s, whether the shape and size are going to fit your dog onto it. You also need to think about whether it will fit into your everyday lives, are they machine washable? Will they fit into the boot for long car journeys? There’s a lot more to think about when buying a dog bed than we usually think about but that’s why we’re here to help.

What is Crumb Foam?

Crumb foam is the use of excess cuts of foam and memory foam that gives a similar feel to polystyrene balls but with a more cushioning and comforting feel. The use of small pieces of foam allows the bed to support your dog in any position they use. This is especially important for older dogs that require extra support for the joint’s and bones as poorly designed beds can increase the chances of your dog getting arthritis. Using a mix of standard foam and memory foam we can guarantee the perfect night’s sleep for your dog.

Machine washable covers

When we take our dogs on walks or they play in the garden it doesn’t take long for them to get dirty and smelly. Over time this dirt and smell can build up in their beds if they aren’t bathed straight away. This can harbour many things inside the bed such as fleas, mites and also diseases. Although it is a quick fix hoovering the bed to get rid of shredded fur and larger clumps of mud it doesn’t completely tackle the problem. At Raised by Humans we have made it easy for you to keep your dog beds clean no matter how many times your dog will mess it up. With our removable, machine washable covers you only need three steps to a clean dog bed; unzip, slip off and throw in the washing machine. Putting it on a low-temperature wash.


If you have a smaller dog, then the donut bed is the perfect fit. Filled with our amazingly comfortable crumble foam, your dog will enjoy a perfect night’s sleep and won’t be able to resist those mid-day naps. As well as it’s inner padding the doughnut bed’s outer ring works well as a pillow for your dog as added comfort and security. You can watch them curl up and watch the world go by from the comfort of their bed. As well as a removable cover the bottom of the bed comes with a non-slip material. Perfect for those long trips in the car allowing your dog to feel secure and to relieve travel stress/ anxiety that many dogs can


For the bigger dog why not buy them a full doggy mattress. Our mattress beds give your dog space to find their favourite side and position to sleep in. If you have multiple dogs this can be a great way for them to share a day bed or perfect for transportation with space for them both to share a bed in comfort. We have a selection of sizes available to suit you and your dog.

To find out more about our beds make sure to visit our shop page where you can see our great range of beds available.

By Raised By Humans