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Best Dog Sofa Beds For 2021

While some people may find the idea of a dog having its own sofa a bit much, clearly the rest of us think it’s a great idea because the rise in popularity of dog sofa beds has soared in recent years. Maybe it’s because we’re sick of having no room on our own sofa… or maybe it’s because we’re all realising just how cute they are and, actually, how beneficial they are to our beloved pups.

Thanks to the high encompassing walls, dog sofa beds are known for their calming properties, and since the sofa beds are raised, they’re actually pressure-relieving as well because your dog is no longer on a hard surface. Dog sofa beds are also great for regulating your dog’s temperature due to the constant stream of airflow that passes under the bed.

But even aside from these wonderful benefits, dog sofa beds are super comfy, out of the norm, and, simply put, they look great!

So let’s explore the top picks that we’ve chosen based on features, comfort and style…

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    Our Top Picks

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    Orvis Memory Foam Couch Bed
    • Machine washable cover and water-resistant liner to protect the mattress
    • Calibrated to your dog’s body to reduce pressure points
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    Kooper Pet Sofa
    • Choice of colours
    • Luxe design
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    Kyali Dog Sofa Bed
    • Cover machine washable
    • chic design
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    The Top 10 Reviewed

    1.
    Orvis Memory Foam Couch Bed

    While this Orvis couch bed isn’t raised like the other, we had to include it because it’s so impressive, and if you’re looking for a sofa bed that your dog can sleep on permanently, then this is the best of both worlds.

    The bed has the classic sink in style, and double-stacked bolstered sides that makes it feel like a traditional couch, but the thing that sets it apart from all of the other sofa beds is that it’s designed with orthopaedic memory foam that’s four inches thick that supports joints, muscles, relieves pressure points, and improves circulation. The memory foam is quality open-cell foam, a single slab instead of the cheaper option of chopped foam and is designed specifically to support a dog’s body shape and weight distribution. For this reason, this couch bed is especially ideal for large dogs.

    The poly-filled bolsters are made with 165 recycled bottles, so you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment as well!

    The cover is a country tweed style and is a furniture-grade quality that’s quilted for extra comfort. But the real cherry on top is there is the option to personalise this bed with your pups name – too cute! We told you it was impressive!

    Features

    • Machine washable cover and water-resistant liner to protect the mattress
    • Calibrated to your dog’s body to reduce pressure points

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 105cm x 80cm (L)
    • Size: S, M, L
    • Material: 100 % polyester, memory foam, recyled polyfill

    2.
    Kooper Pet Sofa

    Another seriously luxurious choice on the list, there’s no doubt about it that the Kooper Dog Sofa is the definition of glamorous! With its rich pine green velvet, curved shape and brass legs, this bed will add style to any room while keeping your pooch cosy at the same time. 

    The raised cushion is super plush, allowing your pup to sink in, while the high edges will help calm them, giving your dog a sense of security.

    Features

    • Choice of colours
    • Luxe design

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 33 x 87 x 48 cm
    • Size: S/M
    • Material: 100% Polyester Velvet, Brass

    3.
    Kyali Dog Sofa Bed

    Combining a chic retro style with modern-day practicality, the Kyali dog sofa is fashionable and functional.

    The large frame means that, unlike many other dog sofa beds, big dogs aren’t excluded, and with a 113 cm width, there’s plenty of room to really sprawl out.

    The bed is cushioned, although in our opinion, you may need some extra padding, and the high sides will enclose your pup and create a safe, soothing environment for them.

    Features

    • Cover machine washable
    • chic design

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 27 x 113 x 70 cm
    • Size: L/XL
    • Material: 100% Polyester

    4.
    Moby Dog Sofa Bed

    Whether it’s the fun pop of bright mustard or the chic elegance of dusty pink, the Moby sofa bed will make for a great addition in any room because it’s just so stylish!

    And for your pup, the plush cushioning will make for an ideal place to chill if they don’t want to be in their usual bed.

    The bed has great reviews, and the customer photos guarantee that the bed is as nice in person as advertised. For sleek, nordic style, this is the dog sofa bed to choose!

    Features

    • Choice of colour
    • Plush cushioning

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 25 x 74 x 46 cm
    • Size: S/M
    • Material: 100% Polyester, Rubber wood

    5.
    Trudy Dog Sofa Bed

    Few things say luxe more than antique gold and velvet, so if you’re looking for something a little more boujee than your regular dog beds, then the Trudy pet sofa might just be the one! The curved bubble edges give the sofa a retro 70s vibe, while the brass legs and plush velvet creates a timeless elegance.

    This curved style will also help to soothe any anxiety in your pup since it encases them a little more, while the recycled velvet and deep cushioning will help them snuggle in and settle.

    But the special feature about this dog sofa is that there’s a matching human sofa as well! Could your decor be any chicer?

     

    Features

    • Recycled material
    • Matching human sofa

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 35 x 85 x 46 cm
    • Size: S/M
    • Material: Polyester velvet

    6.
    PawHut Pet Sofa Dog Bed

    Pawhut is renowned for quality dog products, and they’ve knocked it out of the park with this sofa bed.

    The blue velvet upholstered bed looks elegant sitting in a gold metal tub, and the thick sponge cushioning will ensure it feels as good as it looks.

    The material is soft to the touch to prevent irritation on your dog’s skin, and the cover is machine washable for added convenience and prevents the build-up of dirt. The frame is made of solid wood to support the weight of your little buddy, and the tub shape will give a sense of security while it wraps your pooch inside.

    Features

    • Sophisticated design
    • Machine washable cover

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 24.5 x 63.5 x 43 cm
    • Size: S
    • Material: Wood, metal, 100% polyester velvet and sponge

    7.
    Akila Rectangle Rattan Dog Sofa Bed

    There are not many dog sofa beds that cater to the larger dogs, so it’s refreshing to see that the Akila dog bed has. While it may not be as raised as the other dog sofa beds, it makes up for this with its size inclusivity. It’s huge in length at 113 cm and wide enough for the bigger breeds like Vishlers and German Shepherds with a 70 cm width.

    The handwoven rattan gives the bed a warmer look, and since the bohemian style is really on-trend, this dog bed is as stylish as it is practical.

    The bed also benefits from a plush cushion with a grey wool-like cover, and it’s machine washable, which is pretty handy as well!

    Features

    • Great size
    • Machine washable dog bed

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 27 x 113 x 70 cm
    • Size: L-XL
    • Material: Rattan

    8.
    Hand Carved Blue Velvet Dog Bed

    Like something fresh out of renaissance Paris, this dog sofa is nothing less than beautiful. It’s been designed with the truly elegant pup in mind with a hand-carved ornate frame and upholstered with velvet and a chesterfield-like mattress.

    The fill is made from duck feathers and hollowfibre filling, ensuring it stays plush and dense. And since the mattress has a tufted finish, the fill will stay in place and maintain a full and plump feel.

    Features

    • Made to order
    • Luxury look and feel

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 41 x 75 x 67 cm
    • Size: S/M
    • Material: Wood, velvet, 50% duck feather and 50% Hollowfibre filling

    9.
    PawHut Pet Sofa Storage Couch Dog Bed

    Pawhut understands that your pup can’t have a lounging sofa with a luxe feel only to have messy toys strewn across the floor, and that’s why they’ve combined this lounger with a storage trunk to ensure your dog’s bed is pretty and practical.

    It’s designed with a sturdy wooden frame that can hold up to 15kg and structured back support to ensure your dog feels safe and secure. The grey dog bed has a padded cushion that’s thicker than it looks in the photo and will provide ample comfort, but if this will be your pup’s only bed, we would suggest an extra foam layered cushion for long-term support.

    Features

    • Handy storage under the bed
    • Modern design

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 41.5 x 76 x 45 cm
    • Size: S
    • Material: Wood, plush and sponge

    10.
    Kolton Dog Sofa Bed

    Another bed with the sleek Scandinavian style, the Kolton grey sofa bed is the definition of understated sophistication. It has a quilted design that will maintain the plumpness of the cushioning to keep your little buddy comfortable.

    The bed is incredibly versatile since the minimal design and the grey upholstery will ensure it fits in effortlessly with your decor.

    Features

    • Great reviews
    • Quilted cushioning

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 31 x 71 x 51 cm
    • Size: S/M
    • Material: 100% Polyester, rubber wood

    Buying Guide

    When buying a dog sofa bed, it’s important to assess the support it provides as an actual bed. Many sofa beds are designed to look great with comfort second, and while this doesn’t mean the bed will be cosy and comfortable, many of them may not be suitable as the only dog bed.

    A dog sofa bed is great for day lounging, but if your pup stays in the same position for eight hours a night, they may need something that provides more joint support, comfort, and positioning flexibility. If you intend for the dog sofa bed to be the only dog bed, then we recommend the Orvis memory foam bed – it really does give you the best of both worlds. There are plenty of other ‘couch’ beds as well, including the JOYELF Memory Foam Dog Bed and the Bedsure Orthopaedic Sofa Bed.

    But naturally, you miss out on the luxe, structured designs of the more ‘sofa’ like beds.

    Preferences:

    A big part of choosing the right dog sofa bed is considering how your dog likes to sleep. If they stretch out, then an open-ended sofa bed, like the Pawhut Storage Bed, might be a good idea since this prevents any length restriction. Alternatively, if your dog is prone to anxiety or simply likes to curl up, then an enclosed circular sofa bed with high sides will create a nest-like environment that will help them feel comforted.

    Material:

    The material you choose largely depends on what your needs are; for example, if your pup is prone to accidents, then a high-denier polyester is water-resistant, and you should look for dog sofa/couch beds that have waterproof lining. If your dog is prone to scratching and chewing, tough materials like nylon and oxford cotton will be more suitable. If you already have a heavy-duty dog bed and you’re looking for a dog sofa that’s more aesthetically pleasing, then you really can’t beat velvet or suede for an elegant look.

    When considering the padded material inside the dog bed, this will largely depend on the size of your dog and the age that they’re at. If you have a large dog or a senior dog, then quality padding is especially important, and ideally, it should be thick memory foam. If you have a small dog, then the type of padding material isn’t as important since small dogs don’t have as much pressure on their joints. As long as there is cushioning, then your small pup should be comfortable.

    Size:

    It may be tempting just to guess that the size of a bed will be right for your dog, but we recommend measuring your dog first to avoid any inconvenient surprises. To get an idea of their size when they’re sprawled out on a sofa, measure from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail.

    Durability:

    Sofa beds are naturally raised off the ground and therefore suspending all of your dog’s weight on four legs. This is why it’s important to check the structure’s material inside the sofa bed and what the legs are made from. It’s also a good idea to check the weight capacity because while a sofa bed may be able to fit your dog on, it may not be built to hold the weight.

    Care:

    Dog bed covers will either be machine wash, hand-wash or professionally clean. Your choice depends on how important practicality is to you and what your dog habits are like. With any dog, hair will shed, and beds will smell after time, but if you have a dog that’s young or prone to accidents, then naturally, it’s important to get a dog bed with a machine washable cover. If your dog is pretty clean, short-haired and low maintenance, then you can afford to be a little more flexible with the care that you choose.

    Spot cleaning is a simple alternative to machine washing, but if you choose a dog bed that has to be professionally cleaned, then you may need a fabric-friendly anti-bacterial spray to use on the bed in between professional washes.

    Other Buyers Ask...

    Where to buy a dog sofa bed?

    You may be able to go in-store to DFS or Sofology and buy a dog sofa bed, but the choice is usually limited in person, so to get the best idea and range of products, shop online. Made and Wayfair are great places for luxury, designer dog beds. At the same time, Amazon is great for finding brands like Furhaven and Pawhut – the Furhaven Orthopaedic Couch Bed is very popular and has great reviews. Pets At Home is a great place to find slouchy, couch dog beds, but if you want a raised dog bed, then you’re better looking at Made or Wayfair.

    How to clean a dog sofa bed?

    If your dog bed isn’t machine washable, then you can always spot clean it or take the cover off and soak it in a tub. To spot clean, dampen your coach with a wet cloth or spray water, then sprinkle a little baking soda onto the couch and rub it in with a sponge. Let the baking soda for around 30 minutes if you can, and then vacuum up the external baking soda that hasn’t sunk in. if there is still excess baking soda, then rub it in further with a damp cloth. Baking soda is great for removing odours and stains, alcohol will disinfect, and hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean stains as well.

    Brands like vanish also do a pet spray stain remover if you’d rather spot clean with a specialised cleaner.

    If it requires professional cleaning, then you may have to wipe it down with a wet cloth or spray it with a fabric-safe spray until you can take it to a dry cleaner.

    Are dog sofa beds comfortable?

    Dog sofa beds are cushioned, so naturally, they’re going to be comfortable. A raised design may also be better for larger dogs and senior dogs since they don’t have the bend down as far in order to get into their bed. However, while dog sofa beds are comfortable, some aren’t very malleable and are quite stiff in design, so we would recommend another dog bed for your dog to use at night. In the same way that your couch is comfortable to sit on for a few hours, you wouldn’t sleep on your couch for 8 hours a night every night.