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Selecting the best outdoor bed for your dog is easy with our 2023 "best of" list.

Best Outdoor Dog Beds of 2023

Selecting the best outdoor bed for your dog is easy with our 2023 "best of" list.

It's time to roll out the red carpet for the top K&H outdoor dog beds for 2023! But with so many options, how do you confidently choose the best outdoor bed for your furry companion? To help narrow the choices down, ask yourself a few questions:

  • How will I use the outdoor dog bed? Will you use it for travel, occasionally or every day?
  • What size dog bed do I need? Many beds have a weight limit — especially elevated beds — and K&H dog beds are some of the strongest on the market.
  • When will my outdoor dog bed get the most use? Your dog's health or stage of life will most likely dictate whether an elevated, cooling or heated bed is best.

Answering these questions will help you decide the most important features your dog bed will need. While any K&H pet bed you choose is a winner, we can help you pick one that best suits your pup.

And the winner goes to...

Best All-Purpose Outdoor Dog Beds

K&H All Weather Pet Cot

If you're looking for an amazing all-purpose dog bed, consider these two elevated beds from K&H. Elevated beds are essential to keep your furry pal dry and comfortable. In addition, elevated beds create air circulation, keeping your precious pup cool — especially on warmer spring days or during the scorching summer months.

As the gold standard in raised pet cots, the K&H Original Pet Cot is hard to beat. The elevated cot has a breathable, washable mesh center and is easy to assemble and disassemble (no tools needed!), making it perfect for travel, picnicking or just hanging with family. In addition, this cot holds up to 300 pounds (depending on the cot's size) and is perfect for teaching the place command.

If you need a bed that can withstand whatever Mother Nature delivers, the K&H All Weather Pet Cot may be what you're looking for. This lightweight metal bed has an incredibly strong, washable mesh cover. In addition, the water-resistant material repels moisture, so it's great for seasonal storms. The All Weather Pet Cot holds up to 300 pounds, depending on the cot's size.

If you already own a K&H Pet Cot, add some cooling options with the Coolin' Pet Pad or the Pet Cot Canopy. The Coolin' Pet Pad "magically" wicks heat from your pet and releases it into the air, keeping your precious pal cool without using toxic gels. The pad is great by itself for quick naps on the back deck. And the Pet Cot Canopy offers shelter from the sun's harsh rays for additional shade and is designed to fit all styles of the K&H Pet Cot line.

Best Outdoor Cooling Beds

K&H Coolin' Comfort Bed

Cooling beds are perfect for a dog that runs a little hot. The K&H Coolin' Pet Cot will keep any dog "chill" because this cot comes with the Coolin' Pet Pad built in. This elevated bed holds dogs up to 200 pounds. The Coolin' Pet Cot technology keeps your pup cool using regular tap water. How easy is that?

The K&H Coolin' Comfort Bed is an amazing orthopedic option. You can place this nylon/vinyl bed practically anywhere! And if your dog has mobility issues, this is just what the vet ordered. The Cooling Dog Bed is available in small, medium and large to accommodate most dogs. Like the K&H Coolin' Pet Cot, no toxic gels are used, and no electricity is needed. This water-filled bed wicks the heat out of your pet and dissipates it into the air, so your pup will stay cool and relaxed.

Best Travel Beds

K&H Elevated Cozy Cot Pet Bed

If you're planning a weekend getaway or a week-long camping trip, the K&H Pet Cot House is a must. This tent-like shelter is made of water-resistant, heavy-denier fabric that's easily removable and washable. Dogs up to 200 pounds will find comfort in this elevated, cozy bed. The Pet Cot House, available in three sizes, is light and easily moveable — making it perfect for travel.

If your pet is a little smaller and prefers a more intimate space, the K&H Elevated Cozy Cot Pet Bed is the perfect solution. This raised dog bed keeps dogs cooler on warmer days and folds up flat in seconds, making it ideal for travel. In addition, the cover removes quickly for washing — a great perk for an adventurous dog! The Elevated Cozy Cot Pet Bed comes in small (great for dogs up to 18 pounds), medium (holds dogs up to 35 pounds) and large (accommodates dogs up to 60 pounds).

Best Outdoor Warming Beds and Pads

K&H Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bed

Whether you need extra warmth on cooler nights, winter months or have a dog recuperating from surgery, warming beds may serve your needs best. The K&H Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bed is the market's only outdoor heated bed that is also soft and comes with a removable bolster. In addition, the internal thermostat heats to your dog's body temperature, keeping your pet warm and toasty.

If you're looking for a temperature you can control, the K&H Deluxe Lectro-Kennel Adjustable Heated Pad offers temps precisely between 80-100°F. And it comes with a 5.5-foot steel-wrapped cord. This one-of-a-kind option is excellent for whelping puppies or dogs with post-surgery discomfort. The heated pad comes in three sizes, so you're sure to find the perfect fit for your pup.

The K&H Lectro-Kennel Igloo-Style Outdoor Heated Pad is a fabulous addition if your pup already has an igloo-type home. This pad is designed to work with round and igloo-style dog houses and heats up to your dog's normal body temperature. Its half-round shape fits perfectly in the bottom of these uniquely shaped homes and lets your dog stay on or off the heated surface. For a little extra comfort, K&H includes a free faux fleece cover.

The Right Choice for You and Your Dog

Choosing the right outdoor pet bed is a great way to help create a pleasant experience for your furry loved one when outside. Consider how you'll use it if your pup needs help cooling down or warming up or if a multi-purpose bed is the best bet for you. But don't sweat the decision-making process — you've got this! With so many great bed options, you're sure to select a winner for you and your dog.

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