The 9 Best Eco-Friendly Dog Beds of 2023

NaturoPet's bed is our top pick to help your pup have sweet dreams.

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Dog sleeping in blue bed


Just like people, dogs can’t sleep if they’ve had a stressful day. They also can’t sleep if they’re uncomfortable. So if you don’t let your canine pal sleep in bed with you, then you want them to have a soft, cozy bed of their own.

When hunting for the best dog beds, Treehugger looked at the environmental impacts of the materials used. We searched for products that use substances like natural wool and organic cotton, and in many cases have filler made from recycled material like plastic water bottles. Several beds are also certified safe by Oeko-Tek, which means they don’t have dangerous chemicals and are safe for people and pets.

These beds are also durable. What’s the point of buying something natural if it doesn’t last? So much of the time, the most sustainable choice is the one that won't need to be frequently replaced. These options because are tough yet comfortable and easy to clean, and all these beds are very attractive.

There’s no reason your dog shouldn’t have a comfortable and great-looking place to sleep with our picks of the best dog beds:

Best Overall

NaturoPet Natural Pet Bed

NaturoPet Natural Orthopedic Dog Bed


NaturoPet does everything right with this dog bed. It’s stuffed with a deep, comforting filling of 100% natural wool and encased in two sturdy organic cotton covers. The wool is humanely and sustainably harvested on local American farms, NaturoPet tells us, and is hypoallergenic and moisture wicking.

The removable outer cover can be easily machine washed to keep bedding clean. While you’re washing it, the inner cover can still be used, so your pet always has a bed. The cover is breathable and repels moisture and helps your pet regulate their body temperature, so they’re never too hot or cold. All NaturoPet beds are made in the United States. They’re durable, yet comfortable enough for aging and achy pets.

Price at time of publish: $130

Best Calming

Molly Mutt Dog Bed Cover

Molly Mutt Dog Bed


Oh, how we love this idea. It’s pretty much a dog duvet bed that you stuff full of anything you don’t need in order to create your own bed. You can use old towels or blankets, but a truly great notion is to fill it with your old worn-out clothes, so that your dog smells you and isn’t anxious when you’re not around. That can calm your stressed bud and repurposes your castoffs, keeping them out of landfill.

The cover is washer and dryer friendly, and withstands repeated washings easily without losing color or shape. The bed cover is available in lots of bright patterns and many sizes and shapes.

Price at time of publish: $35

Best Style

Harry Barker Grain Sack Dog Bed

Harry Barker Grain Sack Dog Bed

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If your dog’s bed has a prominent spot in front of the fireplace or in the middle of your bedroom, the Harry Barker Grain Sack Pillow bed is a stylish choice. Available in thin black, blue, or red stripes, the bed is made with natural dyes and is stuffed with fiberfill made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

The cover is pre-washed and pre-shrunk, so it won’t be hard to get it on and off. When it’s time to clean it, just unzip it and toss it in the washer and dryer. The zipper is upholstery grade for long-lasting durability.

Best for Puppies

P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You Denim Orange Lounge Bed

P.L.A.Y. Denim Lounge Pet Bed

If you want to get your puppy off to a great start, these P.L.A.Y. beds have snuggly sides for cuddling and lots of room for sprawling. But more importantly, they are easy to wash because everybody has accidents now and then…especially puppies. These beds are stuffed with PlanetFill filler, made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. According to P.L.A.Y., 108 recycled bottles go into every extra-large lounge bed.

The beds are covered in a durable but comfortable heavyweight cotton fabric that withstands wash after wash. The packaging is kept very minimal. P.L.A.Y. is gold certified by Green America's Green Business Certification program.

Price at time of publish: $105

Best for Large Dogs

Orvis Comfortfill-eco Couch Dog Bed

Orvis Dog Bed

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A well-known name in outdoor gear and apparel, Orvis offers a cushy line of dog beds for dogs of every size. The cover is made of plush microfiber upholstery for durability, and the beds are stuffed with polyester fiberfill called Comfortfill-eco made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. The company says it keeps more than 15 million plastic bottles out of landfills each year with its dog beds.

The filling stays fluffy and evenly distributed due to a chambered liner that prevents shifting and clumping, no matter how much your dog rolls or moves around while sleeping. The beds have earned the Oeko-Tex Class 1 certification, which verifies the materials are safe for human babies.

Price at time of publish: $209 for small

Best for Crates

West Paw Heyday Dog Bed

West Paw Dog Bed

Hand-sewn in Bozeman, Montana, West Paw HeyDay beds are made in crate-friendly sizes. They’re low-profile, so they’re easy for seniors and puppies to clamber in and out of. The center is stuffed with recycled IntelliLoft, a safe eco-friendly fill made from recycled plastic bottles.

The top of the bed is a textured, soft knit, and the bottom is a durable microsuede with a tucked-away zipper that won’t scratch floors or bother your pet. It comes in three earthy colors: midnight, boulder, and oatmeal. West Paw beds are certified safe by Oeko-Tex, which means they’re free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.

Price at time of publish: $119

Best Cooling

Coolaroo The Original Elevated Pet Bed

Coolaroo The Original Elevated Pet Bed


For dogs that cool off by lying in the dirt or for pups that are always too warm for a standard bed, this elevated bed is a good solution to help avoid turning on the air conditioning. However, it’s made of steel and a durable plastic mesh, which aren’t the most environmental materials. But this bed is so tough and hard-wearing that you won’t have to replace it for a very long time.

We’ve had several trainers suggest this bed as a training tool to teach dogs to go to “place.” It’s comfortable and secure and can easily be moved from room to room or from indoors to outside. Just hose it off and let it dry if it gets dirty.

Price at time of publish: $56

Best Orthopedic

BarksBar Gray Orthopedic Dog Bed

BarksBar Gray Orthopedic Dog Bed


If your pet needs a little extra cushioning for achy joints, orthopedic beds are a good choice. They usually have egg crate foam, memory foam, or other padding to provide comfort. These materials aren’t as sustainable as organic cotton or wool, but a quality product like this one can last a long time and benefit your pet if they have special health needs.

The BarksBar bed features 3.5 inches of orthopedic foam with cotton padded wall bumpers around the sides to cushion your dog’s head and neck. The cover is easy to wash, and there’s a nonstick rubber backing to keep the bed from sliding on wood or tile floors.

Price at time of publish: $87

Best Splurge

Avocado Organic Dog Bed + Pillow Bolster

Avocado Organic Dog Bed


If you want only the best for your best friend (and can afford to splurge), this dog bed from Avocado offers top-of-the-line sustainability certifications. It's filled with coconut husks and organic certified latex, and covered by Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) cotton. It's available in two sizes and four colors, and you can purchase it without the bolster pillow.

We love that Avocado is a Carbon Neutral certified company, and a member of 1% for the Planet, so every sale contributes to environmental non-profits.

Price at time of publish: $289

Final Verdict

Our top pick for sustainability and function is the NaturoPet Natural Dog Bed. If you're shopping for puppies, consider the P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You Denim Bed.

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The proud mom of a border collie mix rescue dog, Mary Jo DiLonardo has fostered 30 dogs and puppies. They’ve gone through their share of dog beds and some have been very choosy.

For more than 25 years, Mary Jo has covered a wide range of topics focused on nature, pets, health, science and anything that helps make the world a better place.