Is This $100+ Dog Bed Worth It?
We — I mean my pug Oskar — road-tested this high-tech dog bed to see if it was worth the green to keep him cool and happy.
How discriminating can a dog be? They eat, they sleep, they play, they take walks, they beg for table scraps — their lives are relatively simple. They aren't the kind of consumers to demand 400-thread-count sheets or a face mask that combats dry skin without clogging pores.
But we love them with all our hearts and would do anything to please these gorgeous creatures whose only real "job" in life seems to be to adore us. Thus, the booming pet-happiness industry and the emergence of a semi-pricey (starting at $124 — on sale) dog bed from Layla Sleep. (Layla Sleep's Labor Day sale lasts through September 10, so get your pet bed at a discount now.)
Made with the same quality products as their mattresses, the Layla Sleep Pet Bed professes to give your dog the most comfortable sleep, too. The Pet Bed is made with copper-infused memory foam to help cool dogs down as they come in from the heat (an especially good feature for a prone-to-overheat pug living in Atlanta) and is also flippable with both a soft and firm side to cater to your dogs’ needs.
From my own road test, I can affirm that the Pet Bed is a winner with my pug, Oskar, but even more than that has become such a source of joy for both Oskar and our cat, Nathaniel, that they vie for time wrapped in its cozy embrace.
The whole WFH phenomenon has made my home office couch the number-one destination for both Oskar and Nathaniel to cuddle. But the Pet Bed has — thankfully — lured them away from their barnacle status snuggled up at my side where their hot breath and warm bodies don't always enhance my workday. Instead, they now occupy a close-but-not-too-close bed at my feet.
The bed comes in small, medium (a good size for a semi-chubby pug like Oskar so he could stretch out) and large sizes that can creep up to $234 for the large.
For hygiene sticklers, both the insert mattress and the exterior of the bed are removable for easy washing so the bed won't become a germ and saliva magnet. Washing in the machine in cold water and tumble drying on low heat are recommended.
And for those who care about style, the Pet Bed is a classic charcoal-gray square that fits in well with both traditional and modern design schemes.