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The Best Waterproof Dog Beds Of 2021

Whether you’re off exploring the glorious nature with your canine in tow or your little buddy just need a bed that offers a little more protection at home, a waterproof dog bed is an incredibly convenient and durable alternative to a regular one. And while at one time, these dog beds may have meant a compromise on comfort, nowadays many are as padded and cushioned as a regular dog bed with some even being orthopaedic.

So when your pup can have a bed that’s as practical as it is comfortable, what better time than now to explore the market and see which waterproof dog bed’s have a lot to offer.

To save you the legwork, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best waterproof dog beds available right now; all from popular and trusted brands and all with handy, important features that set them apart from the rest.

Let’s get started with the top three…

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    Our Top Picks

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    Scruffs Expedition Water Resistant Box Dog Bed
    • Smart, eco-conscious design
    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Non-slip base that has water-resistant coating
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    Ancol Timberwolf Waterproof Dog Mattress
    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Trusted British brand
    • Quick drying
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    Earthbound Classic Waterproof Grey Dog Bed
    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Bolstered sides for neck support
    • Premium sherpa covered cushioning
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    The Top 10 Reviewed

    1.
    Scruffs Expedition Water Resistant Box Dog Bed

    Here at Petz, we only choose brands that we trust, and Scruffs is definitely one of the best around for pet products. They have a huge range of highly-rated dog beds, so we were more than happy when Scruffs brought out the Expedition Water Resistant Box Dog Bed.

    This bed is made with active and adventurous dogs in mind and is produced using a heavy-duty, 600-denier fabric. The higher the denier, the more durable and water-resistant the material, so with a thread of 600, this bed will be nothing less than robust. And if that wasn’t enough, the reverse side of the fabric is also coated with a 100% water-resistant backing for the second layer of protection as well.

    Ever the innovators, the team at Scruffs is constantly looking for ways to do more with less, and through using a one-piece design, they constructed a stronger all-around support. The centre cushion of the bed forms an integral section, maximising the beds’ strength and durability, and it’s filled with a 100% recycled green fibre that not only provides deep cushioning but is kinder on the environment as well.

    Features

    • Smart, eco-conscious design
    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Non-slip base that has water-resistant coating

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 10 x 70 x 90 cm
    • Size: XL
    • Material: Heavy-duty, 600-denier fabric

    2.
    Ancol Timberwolf Waterproof Dog Mattress

    As another sought after dog brand, Ancol is a name you can trust for your dog’s waterproof bed. But if you’re after a dog mattress rather than a traditional bed, then Ancol has delivered with the Timberwolf Extreme Waterproof Dog Duvet. The outer fabric of the bed is a heavy-duty nylon with a bonded waterproof membrane to ensure no moisture breaks through, and the inside is generously filled to ensure no comfort is lost either.

    Ancol is a British brand that’s been around for a long time now, and for this bed, they’ve teamed up with Timberwolf – another brand synonymous with quality and durability as well.

    Features

    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Trusted British brand
    • Quick drying

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 93 x 138 cm
    • Size: One Size
    • Material: Nylon

    3.
    Earthbound Classic Waterproof Grey Dog Bed

    With over 30 years of experience within textile manufacturing, Earthbound knows a thing or two about using materials that will perform. From this family-run business comes the classic waterproof grey dog bed that’s as stylish as it is practical. The bed has a premium heavy-duty waterproof polyester outer, while the removable (and reversible) inner cushion features waterproof polyester on one side and a soft sherpa on the other.

    But what really makes this bed special is that it also utilises one of the deepest filled cushioning on the market today, so your dog will stay cosy and comfortable as well as dry.

    Features

    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Bolstered sides for neck support
    • Premium sherpa covered cushioning

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 26 x 84 x 80 cm
    • Size: M, L, XL
    • Material: Polyester

    4.
    PetFusion Large Waterproof Dog Bed

    The Pet Fusion waterproof bed is an immensely popular choice within the dog community, and we’ve featured it on a few of our round-ups simply because it ticks so many boxes. First and foremost, the bed is truly waterproof; while some dog beds only have a waterproof inner lining to protect the mattress, this bed has a lining and a water-resistant polyester cover, so you’re getting double protection.

    This is also one of the few waterproof bed’s that’s orthopaedic as well with a 4-inch layer of memory foam mattress and recycled polyfill bolstered arms.

    And since the sizes range from small to XXJumbo, this bed will even accommodate the pretty sizeable St Bernards and the Great Danes.

    Features

    • Non-skid bottom
    • Machine washable
    • Grey bed that blends effortlessly with any decor

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 111.8 x 86.4 x 25.4 cm
    • Size: S - XXL Jumbo
    • Material: Polyester, Cotton, Polyester (65%) & cotton (35%) twil

    5.
    Danish Design Waterproof Mattress

    Danish Design is renowned for creating dog beds that are both sleek, original and, most importantly, practical. And while fun, colourful prints are usually their speciality, Danish Design has decided to go full English country with their fully waterproof dog mattress.

    Naturally, it’s a luxe, bottle-green colour that would look perfectly at home next to a pair of wellies in the back of a Land Rover; but since the mattress is part of the County Range that was made to bring practical solutions for people with active or working dogs, what else would you expect?

    To ensure protection from muddy rainwater, the bed includes dual waterproof coating and heavy-duty wearing fabric.

    Features

    • Mud simply wipes off with a damp cloth
    • Padded bed
    • Ideal bed for car

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 130 x 83 x 3 cm
    • Size: M, L
    • Material: Polyester

    6.
    3 Peaks Nevis Scalloped Dog Bed

    If you haven’t already heard of 3Peaks, we imagine that you can probably hazard a guess as to what this brand’s focus is. That’s right, 3Peaks create products that are specially designed to perform in tough outdoor conditions, and they’ve made sure your little buddy is protected on the adventure as well!

    This 3 Peaks Nevis Dog Bed is tough, durable and comfortable. It has cosy padding that’s ideal after a long day of walking, and the water-resistant fabric makes it easy to clean away muddy paw prints. It’s pretty malleable as well, so you can throw it in the cramped car boot when you’ve taken everything but the kitchen sink.

    Features

    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Non-slip bottom
    • Tufted chesterfield-like padding

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 27 x 95 x 75cm (XL)
    • Size: M, L, XL
    • Material: 100% Polyester

    7.
    KosiPet Deluxe Thick High Density Foam Waterproof Mattress

    While KosiPet only has a waterproof inner lining (as opposed to a waterproof cover), it’s one of the few beds with such a great range of sizes and one that utilises high-density foam to relieve any pressure on the joints.

    The cover may not be waterproof, but it’s made from polar fleece known for its strong anti-tear and water-resistant properties, so if you have a particularly destructive pup, then this bed is a great choice.

    It’s also available in a super-king size, so if the size of your pooch resembles a horse more than a dog, then they’ll certainly benefit from this foam bed. There’s a wide range of covers, making it easier to find the right match for your decor, although it’s worth bearing in mind that hair does stick to fleece, so more frequent hoovering may be required.

     

    Features

    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Hard grip fastening
    • Flea and tick repeller

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 135cm x 83cm x 10cm (XL)
    • Size: M, L, XL, Superking
    • Material: Polar fleece and high-density foam

    8.
    Bunty Raised Dog Bed

    The Bunty raised bed is by far one of the most popular dog beds on the market right now, and that’s large in part because it provides a solution to multiple issues.

    Not only is a raised bed healthier due to the improved air circulation, but it also means that your dog won’t experience any pressure on their joints from lying on a hard surface. The elevated design prevents your dog from coming into contact with wet or muddy surfaces as well.

    This bed is especially handy for the outdoors since the waterproof mesh drains the water, preventing it from pooling, and the frame is made from rust-resistant stainless steel. Bunty has also adapted this bed into a version with sides and one that folds down in case you need a waterproof bed on the go.

    Features

    • Reinforced frame
    • Orthopaedic properties
    • Airflow helps to regulate temperature

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 114 x 76 cm
    • Size: S, M, L
    • Material: Mesh and stainless steel

    9.
    3 Peaks Gable Square Foam Dog Bed

    The team at Petz rates 3Peaks so much that we’ve decided to feature them twice. While we think the Nevis Scalloped bed may have a more water-resistant cover, this bed really does hold its own with the dense foam cushioning. The cover is still water-resistant and is designed for muddy paws to be easily wiped away, but with this bed, your dog has the added benefit of deep cushioning to soothe any aches and pains they may have.

    It’s the ideal size to slide straight into the boot space, and with added bolstered sides, it provides structural support that the Nevis bed doesn’t.

    Features

    • Machine washable dog bed
    • Non-slip bottom
    • Foam cushioning

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 20 x 84 x 69cm (L)
    • Size: M, L
    • Material: Polyester

    10.
    Sleepy Paws Timberwolf Waterproof Bed

    From the deep cushioning and bolstered sides to the heavy-weight cotton material, it only takes one look at this Timberwolf dog bed to know that it’s quality made.

    It has one of the best levels of protection with a plastic waterproof bonded membrane that’s a layer of water-tight material laid onto a surface to prevent water from penetrating the liner and filling.

    It has a centre that your pooch can just sink into and provides support all-round for their neck.  And with dimensions of 78 x 90 cm, this is a perfect choice for our larger four-legged friends.

    Features

    • Waterproof coating
    • Easily washed and quick drying
    • Trusted Brand

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 78 x 90 cm
    • Size: One Size
    • Material: Heavy weight cotton material

    Buying Guide

    What to look for when buying a waterproof dog bed

    When it comes to buying a waterproof dog bed, durability is perhaps more important than it would be with a regular bed. Not only should the bed be impermeable and easily washable, but waterproof dog beds are often used outdoors, so they need to be sturdy enough to brave the elements as well.

    That’s why it’s so important to look at what material is used for the bed and what level of protection that it’s actually giving.  For example, polyester isn’t a one size fits all situation; there are different levels of water resistance depending on the denier (density) of the material, and it’s also a good idea to look for a bed with two layers of protection.

    Material

    Polyester, nylon, polyurethane, canvas, fleece, oxford cloth and waxed cotton are all great water-resistant materials. To ensure they’re waterproof, look at the quality, density, whether they’re coated in extra protection or if they have a second layer of protection surrounding the mattress.

    Water resistance

    It’s important to note that there is a difference between water-resistant and waterproof. Water-resistant will withstand light moisture and provide some protection, while a waterproof material will act as a complete barrier. Nylon and polyester are naturally water-resistant, but in order to make them waterproof, they need to have a density/denier of over 600 and should ideally have a water-resistant coating on them.

    Size

    In terms of measuring your dog, we recommend starting from the base of their tail to the tip of their nose; this gives you a good idea of their maximum sleep length. A of that weighs 50 pounds and over is considered a large-breed dog, and a dog weighing 30 pounds or less are considered small.

    Care

    Whether you’re buying a waterproof bed because your pup loves muddy puddles or whether it’s because they can’t always get to the toilet in time, when looking at the options, having a cover that’s machine washable is really important. Luckily, the majority do, but it’s always a good idea to check how easy the bed is to clean.

    Other Buyers Ask...

    How do you wash a waterproof dog bed?

    The majority of dog beds are machine washable, but it’s always important to check the bed specifications as some beds may have a water-resistant coating on them that may erode in the wash.

    If the bed is not machine washable, then you may have to spot clean it instead. To do this, simply get a sponge with warm soapy water and gently wipe the bed’s cover. You can also put a little bit of baking powder on the sponge if you need to get a stain out. To wash the inner padding, simply soak it in a tub/bath for five minutes before leaving it to air dry.

    Where to buy a waterproof dog bed?

    It’s not easy to buy a specialised waterproof dog bed on the highstreet, so for the best choice, we always recommend shopping online for the best choices. The best brands will be found at pet stores including Zooplus, Pets At Home, Not In The Doghouse, Omlet, Ovis and Viovet. Amazon is also good for finding trusted brands as well. As well as the ones we have mentioned, Zippy is a trusted reputable brand for waterproof dog beds as well.