My Super Energetic Pup Tried Multiple Dog Beds and This Is the Only One That Keeps Her Calm and Comfy

published Feb 7, 2022
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What’s it like raising a 1-year-old Lab? Well, my pup, Lady, is gorgeous, super loving, funny… and her energy levels are unparalleled. I’m talking three hourlong walks a day and a ball-throwing session to cap things off. I do my best to keep up with Lady’s insatiable ways, especially since she needs the exercise, but I do tend to get frustrated that she hates alone time. At home, she’ll lay at my feet, pace around me in circles, or try to hop into my lap. I’ve purchased multiple dog beds — plush, firm, elevated, round — but she just never seemed to want to relax. Just as I was about to retire any hope of personal space, Lady got the chance to try the Dog Bed by Tuft & Needle, and it was a complete game changer..

You may have read some of our editors’ praises for Tuft & Needle‘s high-quality home essentials. I’m talking miraculous foam pillows, mattresses that suit every sleeper, and luxurious sheets. So it’s no surprise that the brand created the only dog bed my tireless pup will actually lay on.

The bed — which earned a spot on our Best List — is constructed with polyurethane foam that mimics the brand’s human mattresses and is topped with a polyester fiber-fill pillow that’s cozy but never lumps or sags. The entire bed is covered in an uber-durable canvas-like fabric that comes in three modern colors: Charcoal, Desert, and Rust. Believe me, this bed is no eyesore. Even better? It’s machine washable. Just zip off the cover and toss it in the wash.

What I love most about this bed, though, is its versatility. When the pillow insert is attached to the foam base (by heavy-duty sailing rope, which has already withstood much nibbling — thanks, Lady), the bed is a supportive, soft-centered haven with a firm outer edge. When the central pillow is removed, Lady slips and slides around the base, using the roomy concavity to play with her favorite dog toys. The pillow insert can also be rolled up to take it on the go (it has a rubbery grip on the bottom to keep it secure), so Lady always has a place to call her own, no matter where we are..

Truthfully, these days, I can count on Lady being in her bed whether it’s for playtime, an afternoon nap, or a full night’s sleep. I can tell she feels secure and comfy in her own little spot. Watching her enjoy it this much might just make me have to look into getting a Tuft & Needle human-bed for myself