Durable - last extremely well. Wash after wash. Allows the dog to stretch out. Looks great.
I wanted to try a different kind of dog bed which would allow the dog to stretch out a bit rather than have surround sides. This ‘pillow’ pet bed by Joules is a very attractive pet cushion which I thought would suit the purpose. The fabric has a satiny finish, it’s silky and shiny rather than cosy – cool to touch.
The material throughout is lovely quality – even turn it over and it’s got a reassuringly thick anti-slip cover on the base – this is the best base any of our reviewers at Dog Bed Advisor have seen on a dog bed, so well done Joules. This is a practical padded mat, good for the summer when you don’t want the sides keeping your dog too hot. Strong workmanship quality and excellent washability, the fabric repels water and dirt naturally anyway so you’ll probably not find you have to wash it very often. If you do, it’s dead easy. Zip off the cover and pop in 40 degrees. Within the cover, the inside cushion also feels well made as the polyester filling is contained within its own white cover. The inside cushion is washable too.
Maybe more of a home interior piece than a proper dog bed, but that said it’s waterproof and thoroughly washable. We thought it feels more like an second bed or day bed rather than an every night cosy warm bed for our dogs. It works well in front of the fire and it’s also good to take travelling with you – for car or hotel room. If your dog uses it from puppy days though, or if she’s used to a cushion more than a surround dog bed with sides, this is an excellent buy as a main bed. Everyone who’s bought this cushion seems to love it and we’re not disagreeing with them. It’s lovely quality and practical. If you’ve got an older dog, or one who can be a little incontinent this is also a very good buy.
The only small negative I think is that the pictures make it look deeper than it is, which is why we’ve put our own picture with this review. My dog pillow is max. 10cm high. However it did arrive vacuum packed so it was thinner when I measured it, and it’s puffing out already after a couple of days.
Small to Medium – 80 x 60 – £17.48
Medium to Large – 100 x 80 – £44.95
*Price at time of reviewing.