Best Outdoor Dog Beds

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Ahhhh… the balmy breeze flowing through your fur. The toasty sun gently warming your face. There’s nothing like lounging outdoors when the dog-days of summer are upon us. And what better way to do it then on these plush outdoor dog beds. While you’re chilling on your padded lounger (by the pool, if you’re lucky), your panting pooch will be lapping up the good life on his very own oasis. Here are our top picks for outdoor dog beds.

1. Editor’s Pick: Cool Pet Pad

The Cool Pet Pad from The Green Pet Shop is an eco solution to cool your dog this summer. When the temperature goes up, it cools your dog down without water, refrigeration, or electricity. It stays cool for 2 to 3 hours and recharges itself automatically in 15 to 20 minutes of non-use. If you want to supercharge the Cool Pet Pad, put it in the fridge – you’ll get a boost of up to 6 hours. The Cool Pet Pad comes in Medium to X-Large sizes and ranges in price and color.

2. Runner Up: Mountainsmith K9 Bed

It’s not just for the patio – the Mountainsmith K9 Bed is for all your great outdoor adventures. Stuffed with synthetic fill, this outdoor dog bed makes the lumpy ground comfortable to sleep on. Its unique hexagon shape is perfect for medium-large dogs and smaller and is reinforced underneath with Nylon oxford for weather resistance and durability. When you’re done with it, the K9 bed compresses down into its own stuff-sack.

3. Best for Large Dogs: Tempcore Large Dog Bed

The Tempcore Large Dog Bed is where all the cool dogs are hanging out this summer. If you have a big dog that loves to stretch out (or a few smaller dogs that want to tan together), this is the outdoor bed for him. Covered in a removable, machine washable and water-resistant fabric, this bed features a tempcore, high-density egg-crate foam cushion for maximum support and comfort that helps to relieve joint and muscle pain. The Tempcore dog bed is also available in a variety of sizes and colors.

4. Best Style: Pet Craft Supply Super Snoozer Rugged All-Season Dog Bed

Adding stylish comfort to your road trip, campsite or patio, the Pet Craft Supply Super Snoozer All-Season Dog Bed is an irresistible haven of loafing for a lazy pooch. Made from UV-treated, fade-resistant polyester, these dog beds wick away moisture to ensure you and your pup can enjoy a long-lasting bed. It boasts a durable yet comfortable construction, so even pups who like to chew on furniture can enjoy this indoor/outdoor bed.

5. Best Plush: Bedsure Waterproof Dog Bed

Available in charcoal grey or coffee brown, the Bedsure Waterproof Dog Bed can go from your dog’s crate to the car to outside with ease. Filled with a soft, polyfill stuffing and covered by a plush, machine washable polyester cover, this dog bed is great for dogs weighing up to 75 pounds. It also has a non-slip bottom to prevent it from sliding across the floor. If your pup loves munching on, well, everything, then this bed may not be the one for you.

6. Best Elevated: Veehoo Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed

Living the good life has never been easier, thanks to the Veehoo Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed. Crafted from a rustless aluminum steel frame and a Teslin mesh, this outdoor dog bed was built to keep your pup off the wet, muddy ground. The anti-scratch mesh is wrapped directly into the frame’s anti-digging corner. With fun paw-shaped no-slip feet, this durable and breathable dog bed will be kind to your floors both indoors and outside.

This sturdy dog bed is available in four different sizes as well as seven different colors so you can find the perfect match for your home and your pooch!

7. Best Tent: Zampa Portable Pet Playpen

Wherever you go, your dog will have a place out of the sun with the Zampa Portable Pet Playpen. Complete with a strong pop-up frame, the tent is foldable and portable and comes in its own carrying case. It features two doors with locking zippers to keep your pooch safe, as well as two external pockets for storing accessories and a water bottle. It’s also equipped with a removable floor and top cover so your pet can enjoy a clean, safe space.

This lightweight and well-ventilated tent is a great way to give your dog a place to rest securely while you’re on the go. You’ll also love its wide variety of sizes and colors!

8. Best 2-in-1: OmniCore Designs Pet Sleeping Bag

If you love the outdoors and can’t wait to bring your four-legged friend on the road with you, this OmniCore Designs pet bed doubles as a sleeping bag to help keep them comfortable and warm on the road.

What’s great about this bed is that it’s super lightweight and can be packed up to ensure you’re travelling light. It’s also made from a durable and water-resistant 75-denier diamond ripstop shell as well as a silk touch lining and hollow fibre fill.

9. Best Portable: Cheerhunting Outdoor Dog Bed

A perfect complement to your patio, deck, campsite or crate, the Cheerhunting Outdoor Dog Bed is the ideal place for your pooch to perch. There are eight bright colors to choose from, as well as two sizes. This large pet bed is made from Oxford cloth, making it suitable for (nearly) all-season use. It also comes with it’s very own carrying bag – when you’re ready to head out, simply roll up the bag and slide it into the sleeping bag style case.

Although this durable bed is both scratch and chew-resistant, it’s not recommended for aggressive chewers.

10. Best Luxury: The Refined Canine Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounge

If your dog prefers to stay out of the sun, then he needs The Refined Canine Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounge. Made from a waterproof plastic rattan material, this upscale chaise lounge comes with a comfy 6″ thick, outdoor cushion. There’s some assembly required, but all the tools you need come with it.

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Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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