14 Holiday Gifts for Pet Lovers Who Seem to Have Everything

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and coming up with unique, thoughtful gift ideas is never as easy as we hope. But if this year’s list includes a beloved pet owner and their companion animal, we’ve got you covered with the best gifts for pet lovers of every kind.

Whether your in-laws’ lives revolve around their German Shepherd or your favorite coworker can’t stop talking about their pet fish, you need to look no further for a gift idea that will light up their holiday season.

14 Gifts for Pet Lovers and Their Animals This Holiday Season

The holidays are all about giving. Your shopping list likely has quite a few human names on it, but what about their animal companions?

Many of the best gifts for pet lovers work double-duty. While your human giftee will appreciate the thought behind the gift, most of these gift ideas also benefit the pets in question.

From pet-friendly cookbooks to toy storage boxes, giving one of these gifts is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face — human, canine, feline, or otherwise!

1. Willow Tree figurine

The holiday season is full of collectibles. Unlike Christmas tree ornaments and nativity scenes, though, Willow Tree figurines can be displayed year-round.

When it comes to the Willow Tree collection, there really is a figurine for everyone. So if you’re looking for thoughtful gifts for pet lovers, they’ve got you covered.

The Willow Tree Angel of Friendship features a classic angel holding a sweet, brown puppy. In total, the figurine measures five inches tall.

For the cat-lover on your holiday gift list, the Willow Tree Angel of Affection depicts another five-inch tall angel, this time holding a gray cat in her arms.

These figurines also make excellent sympathy gifts for anyone grieving the loss of a pet.

2. Meal tracker

Whether you own a dog, cat, or another species altogether, every pet owner knows the struggles of keeping track of mealtime. And our pets know it, too!

The Original ‘Did You Feed The Dog?’ Daily Feeding Reminder is halfway between being a fun novelty and an ultra-useful gift-giving idea. It makes a great stocking stuffer for any busy family that can’t remember who fed the dog (or if they were fed at all).

Dog owners aren’t the only ones who can enjoy this meal tracker. The company also makes versions for cats and for pet fish.

3. Interactive pet camera

Between video doorbells and smart thermostats, we really are living in the future. And for pet owners, it’s never been easier to keep tabs on your four-legged family members when you’re at work, school, or running errands.

The Furbo Dog Camera is easily one of the most exciting gifts for pet lovers this year. It connects to your smartphone, letting you see what your pets are doing in real-time.

The camera is just a small part of this pet camera, though. The app includes two-way audio, so users can speak to and hear their pets through the device. You can also set up push notifications that are triggered by your dog barking.

Oh — perhaps most important — the Furbo Dog Camera includes a treat dispenser that pet owners can control through the smartphone app.

While this camera is designed for dogs and their owners, many of the features will work just as well in a household of cats.

4. Matching accessories

You’ve heard of friendship bracelets, but what about friendship collars? Several pet brands make matching collars and bracelets so pet owners can coordinate their outfits with their cat’s or dog’s collar.

The Mucky Pup set by FriendshipCollar comes in seven different collar sizes to fit almost any dog. You can also get matching leashes or order an extra friendship bracelet for yourself or another family member.

If you’re shopping for a fashionable feline, the Pettsie Cat Collar with Friendship Bracelet set features a breakaway collar (this style is safer than a traditional collar). This particular set comes in blue or yellow, and two sizes.

5. Toy organization

Most owners love to spoil their pets. But this can mean living in a mess of dog and cat toys strewn around the house. Having a designated place to store those pet toys can make tidying up a lot easier and less stressful.

Some dogs can even be taught to put away their toys when they’re finished playing!

Instead of an unsightly plastic bin, consider gifting your favorite pet owner a special toy box or basket.

The DII Bone Dry Pet Storage Collection Toy Basket comes in multiple sizes, all featuring a fashionable plastic wicker construction. You can choose from a bone- or cat-shaped basket — the bone version even includes a locking strap, so Fido can’t get into his toys in the middle of the night.

For a fun, modern pet toy basket, the OurPets Big Bone is another great gift idea. This stylish plastic container features a secure lid and can also be used as dry kibble storage.

6. Pet-approved cookbooks

The holidays are prime time for baking. Unfortunately, feeding human cookies to your pets isn’t always recommended or even safe.

If there’s someone on your holiday shopping list that loves spending time in their kitchen, you can give them the gift of baking for their four-legged friends.

Tons of pet-friendly cookbooks exist on the market, but one of the best gifts for pet lovers is Doggy Desserts. This book includes 125 dog-safe treat recipes that use everyday kitchen ingredients and simple steps.

For cat owners, The Ultimate Cat Treat Cookbook is another great option. It includes 50 recipes for cat-friendly snacks and treats. We don’t recommend gifting this cookbook to the owner of a feline with food sensitivities or on an all-natural diet — the recipes include some processed ingredients.

7. Treat molds

Whether making homemade treats or full-on kibble, your giftee is going to need some molds to go with their new pet-approved cookbooks.

You can technically use any small candy or cupcake molds, but there’s something about making bone- or fish-shaped treats that just feels right. Plus, not all pet owners want to share their regular baking trays with their furry companions!

For larger dog treats, the Le Dogue Paw and Bone Silicone Dog Treat Molds are the perfect starter set. Each set includes two mold trays, one featuring bones and the other paws. Your giftee will also get a small recipe booklet to get them started.

Many pet owners choose to make their own dry dog or cat food. If you know someone interested in baking dry food from scratch, they’re going to need a special kibble mold. These molds are also great for making extra-small treats for any dog or cat on a diet.

8. Lick mats

Why hand-feed your dog’s or cat’s treats when they could work them out of a puzzle or do a few tricks in exchange?

It’s clear that there’s more than one way to reward our animals for good behavior (or bribe them not to engage in bad behavior). One method your giftee might not yet own, however, is a lick mat.

Lick mats work great with spreadable dog treats like peanut butter, greek yogurt, or Kong sprays. You can also use these mats to slow-feed wet paté food in a way that’s more mentally engaging.

Lick mats come in all different sizes and styles. One particular design every dog owner needs is the Aquapaw Slow Treater. This silicone treat holder suctions to almost any shower wall, making a clever distraction during puppy bath time:

Lick mats are pretty easy to find for dogs, but the Lickimat Felix is one specifically designed for pets of the feline variety.

9. Odor-neutralizing candles

We’re not saying all pet-owning households smell bad. But we do know that, from personal experience, dog and cat odors are a constant battle.

If you’re on the hunt for a fun stocking stuffer or White Elephant gift this season, consider gifting a Pet House Candle. There are over 20 scents available to choose from, and each one is specially formulated to neutralize common pet odors.

For extra scent-neutralizing and covering power, you can pair your Pet House Candle with a matching room spray.

10. Yeowww Catnip Toys

Cats love catnip — it’s just a fact of life. And there are few, if any, commercial catnip toy brands stronger than Yeowww.

You can pick up one or two Yeowww toys, like their classic banana or cigar toy, as an easy stocking stuffer or add-on to another gift. We promise that your giftee’s cats won’t look twice at any other Christmas gifts after unwrapping one of these catnip toys!

If you’re shopping for a multi-cat household, the Kris Krinkle Holiday Gift Bundle includes three toys.

11. Cardboard cat house

At some point, every cat owner finds themselves unable to recycle an old cardboard box because their feline companion has decided to call it home.

Chances are, you can’t convince your giftee’s cat that shipping boxes are boring. But you can replace that old cardboard box sitting in their living room with one that actually looks nice.

There are a surprising number of cardboard cat boxes out there! You can gift a simple house with a hanging toy and built-in scratcher. Or a multi-level kitty condo made entirely of cardboard.

You can even surprise your favorite cat owner with a decorative cardboard box, like the one-of-a-kind Love Shack Cat House.

12. Grow-your-own pet grass

As much as we try to discourage our animals from eating grass, there’s a biological reason for this behavior. Grasses contain fiber and a whole host of vitamins that cats, dogs, and other critters don’t get from their normal diets.

The grass in our lawns, though, is often treated with chemicals and exposed to all kinds of potential contaminants. Not only is growing your own pet grass safer, but it’s also incredibly easy.

Gifting a grow-your-own pet grass kit is a great way to give your favorite animal the vitamins they crave while also offering peace-of-mind to their owner.

Most pet grass kits are marketed for cats, but many are also safe for dogs, small mammals, and reptiles! Double-check the safety of different grass species for your giftee’s pet before wrapping up one of these kits.

13. Seasonal aquarium decor

When we think of pets, we typically jump straight to dogs, cats, and little else. But small mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles deserve a share of the holiday spirit, too!

Holiday-themed aquarium decorations make excellent gifts for pet lovers of many kinds. It doesn’t matter if your giftee owns a fish, turtle, or something else entirely. You can add a festive touch to the enclosure with a Christmas tree or a family of polar bears hanging out by their igloo.

14. Shower perch

If you’re a fan of pet-centric social media, then you’ve probably seen videos of parakeets, cockatiels, and other pet birds enjoying a refreshing shower. If, somehow, you’ve missed these adorable videos, here’s a macaw having a blast:

You can share this experience with your favorite bird owner. All you need is a special perch.

Many bird owners end up making a DIY shower perch. Fortunately, though, ready-made versions are becoming easier and easier to find.

The Polly’s Sandy Window and Shower Bird Perch uses heavy-duty suction cups to mount to a shower wall or window. Or check out the FeatherSmart Shower Perch, which comes in several different shapes and sizes for the ideal fit.

No Gifts for Pet Lovers Can Compete With a Pet’s Love…

But you can show your generosity this holiday season with the next best thing!

It doesn’t matter if your gift is for the owner or their pet. What matters most is the thought behind it. In our opinion, though, the best gifts for pet lovers are those that animals can enjoy, as well.

What are your go-to gift ideas for pet owners and their animals? Share your favorites in the comments below!


Dog Stocking Stuffers Your Best Friend Will Love

Dogs are people too! Well, almost. Still, it would be wrong to leave your pooch out of the festivities. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or the Festival of Lights, these dog stocking stuffers can tell your pup you’re thinking of them, too.

Don’t Just Buy Any Toy

Just because it has a squeaker doesn’t mean it’s right for your dog. If your dog’s going to use it, then it needs to be safe and size-appropriate.

Also, dog toys should allow your dog to engage in natural behaviors like chewing, tugging, and chasing.

Often a dog will prefer one of these over the others. But whatever your dog’s favorite way to play, we have their holidays covered.

Dog Stocking Stuffers for Large and XL Breeds

We like big mutts, and we cannot lie. But big dogs have big mouths and teeth. And they can make mincemeat out of toys for smaller dogs.

That’s not just an end to the fun. It can also be dangerous.

Toys made with large dogs in mind are not just bigger. They’re also able to stand up to the kind of punishment that only large breeds can dish out.

Dog stocking stuffers: Fetch toys

Some dogs are born to chase and retrieve. A game of fetch scratches that itch. It’s even better when you have the right fetch toys on hand.

Banfeng Giant 9.5″ Dog Tennis Ball

A lot of dogs love to chase balls. And a lot of big dogs really love a giant ball.

The Banfeng Giant 9.5-inch ball is a tennis ball that’s larger than an average person’s head.

If you’re tired of Fido chewing holes in your basketballs and soccer balls, why not give him a big, bouncy ball of his own?

KONG – Classic Dog Toy

Some dogs want it all: to chase, fetch, and chew. The Kong Classic allows them to do just that.

You can throw it, roll it, or bounce it. You and your dog will have hours of fun.

Even better, you can fill it with healthy homemade treats when it’s time to settle down.

This tough rubber toy is a USA product. And it comes in sizes appropriate for extra-large, large, medium, and small dogs.

Toys to tug and chew

Chewing is a natural behavior, and not just when it comes to eating. Some dogs chew to comfort themselves. Conversely, others may chew out of boredom or loneliness.

Tugging is a surprisingly complex behavior with a variety of social purposes. Science aside, though, a lot of dogs think it’s good fun.

Several toys allow you to indulge your dog’s needs to both chew and tug. And they’re fun for us, too.

BLUEISLAND Dog Rope Toys for Aggressive Chewers

Is your dog an aggressive chewer? Then give her something to sink her teeth into.

This thick, sturdy 100 percent cotton rope toy from Blue Island can help your dog channel that chewing urge into something constructive: a way to bond with you!

As a bonus, this simple, heavy-duty toy also satisfies your dog’s urges to tug, chase, and fetch.

Best of all, this one is specifically for big dogs.

Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy

Nylabone is a household name when those households have a large breed dog.

The Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy not only provides a fun outlet for that chewing urge. It also promotes dental health.

Made in the USA, this tough nylon toy has a nubbed texture that reduces tartar and plaque. Also, the chicken and beef flavors mean your dog will love to chew it.

Food puzzles

Dogs need mental stimulation. That’s especially true if your dog spends a lot of time alone or in a crate or kennel.

Food toys and puzzles combine a dog’s favorite thing, food, with a game. And that can go a long way toward staving off boredom.

Also, eating too fast can cause obesity, tummy upset, bloat. Food puzzles can also help your dog to slow down while chowing down.

Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowl

The Outward Hound slow feeder dog bowl turns mealtime into a game.

This durable puzzle bowl comes in five different designs and a rainbow of colors. What’s more, there are sizes available for small, medium, large, and extra-large dogs.

These bowls are durable plastic, and are free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates.

If your dog tends to “wolf” his or her meals, this bowl will show them how to slow down and enjoy their food.

StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy

Dogs, like all of us, should be careful when it comes to between-meal snacks. The StarMark Bob-a-Lot provides mental stimulation and interactive play without ruining your dog’s appetite.

StarMark Academy is a world-renowned provider of training for dogs and aspiring dog trainers. Their line of USA products is safe and high-quality.

This tough-wearing toy is appropriate for dogs of all sizes.

Beds and furniture

Does your dog like to get on the furniture? Do you wish he or she wouldn’t? Then why not buy your dog some furniture of their own?

Furhaven Pet – Plush Orthopedic Sofa, L-Shaped Chaise Couch

All right, it can’t fit into a stocking. But this plush orthopedic dog sofa can give your best friend a soft place from which to watch you open your presents.

It is a bed for big dogs. Orthopedic egg-crate foam cushions joints and muscles, and a bolster adds to the feeling of coziness.

And best of all, the soft, easily removable faux fur and faux suede cover is machine washable.

Dog Stocking Stuffers for Medium Breeds

Your medium dog is anything but average. So their toys should be above average as well! Here are some unique dog stocking stuffers for medium-sized dogs.

Dog stocking stuffers: Fetch toys

Does your medium-sized dog live to run and fetch? Here are some fetch toys you might not have seen before.

Chuckit Ball Launcher

If your arm gets tired from constantly throwing that ball, this toy is as much for you as it is for your dog.

The Chuckit Ball Launcher can send your ball farther than your arm alone. Not only that, but it’s for hands-free pick up, so you don’t have to touch the slobber.

It’s fun for you and fun for your dog, so don’t forget the extra balls!

Toys to tug and chew

Big dogs aren’t the only ones who like to tug and chew. Find tugging and chewing toys for your medium-sized dog right here.

ZippyPaws – Woodland Friends Burrow, Interactive Squeaky Hide and Seek Plush Dog Toy

This cheerful family of chipmunks and their log home may look like your average plush toy. But it’s a bit more interesting than that because it’s also a puzzle!

Poke the chipmunks into their holes and let your dog figure out how to make them come out and play. The chipmunks all have squeakers to reward your dog when the job is done.

Choose between a log full of chipmunks or a den of cute hedgehogs.

Sharlovy Dog Chew Toys for Puppies Teething

Maybe your dog is like a dragon and likes to have a hoard of treasure. This 14-piece chew and tug toy set can fill your pup’s treasure chest.

Does your dog like rope balls and tugs? This multi-pack has them. What about plushies? It has them, too. And there are even some food puzzles and a tooth-cleaning toy in there, as well.

Food toys and puzzles

Challenge your dog’s mind and skills with food toys.

PAW5: Wooly Snuffle Mat

A snuffle mat like this one from PAW5 provides entertainment and enrichment.

Here’s how it works.

You hide food or treats in the wooly bristles. Then you turn your dog loose to find it.

This game activates several natural behaviors, including digging, foraging, and using their sense of smell.

PAW5 handmakes their snuffle mats with non-toxic materials. And if that’s not enough, they’re machine washable, too.

CALHNNA Pet IQ Intelligent Toy

Where’s the treat?

This interactive treat dispenser is great for brain training, boredom busting, and good, clean fun! You can even adjust the difficulty to suit your dog’s growing IQ.

This food puzzle is a durable, safe, and non-toxic PVC. Also, it’s hand-washable and for a medium-sized dog.

Furniture for your medium dog

Your medium sized dog deserves a comfy place to rest this holiday season. And if they aren’t allowed on the furniture, they’ll really appreciate having a soft space of their own.

Best Friends by Sheri: The Original Calming Donut Dog Bed

Can you picture anything more comfortable than this soft, shaggy, plushy donut-shaped bed?

This cuddly bed snuggles and cradles your pup in ultimate comfort.

The outside is a machine-washable, non-toxic, nylon faux fur, and the inside is non-toxic. Even better, there’s a water-resistant, dirt-resistant bottom to keep accidents from reaching your floor.

Dog Stocking Stuffers for Small Breeds

Small dogs can have big personalities — and bigger play drives! In order to pamper your pint-sized pet, you’ll need tough toys sized just for them.

Dog stocking stuffers: Fetch toys

Many small breed dogs are descendants of hunting dogs. As a result, digging and fetching is in their blood. Help to satisfy their natural urges with some of this fabulous small-dog fetch toys.

Gnawsome 2.5” Spiky Squeaker Ball Dog Toy

In general, a small dog needs a small ball. But that doesn’t mean that the ball doesn’t need to be tough.

These small dog balls from Gnawsome are BPA food-grade thermoplastic rubber. Inside is a squeaker suspended in water.

These little balls are big fun. Coupled with the fun, the soft spikes promote gum and dental health. Plus, they come in a rainbow of colors.

Chuckit Indoor Ball Dog Toys

Some small dogs live a pampered indoor life. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t like to chase a ball from time to time.

Chuckit’s indoor dog balls are soft and plushy.  They’re also durable for long-lasting indoor fun. And the soft chenille construction makes them ideal for small dogs and puppies.

Toys to tug and chew

Small dogs like a good chew as much as anyone. Here are some of our favorites.

KOL Dog Plush Toys Dog Chew

Could your tiny terror earn a place on the Olympic Squeaker Removal Team? These interactive plush squeaky toys will give them a run for their money.

A soft outside conceals tough construction. And crinkle paper just below the surface provides a satisfying texture and sound. Plus, the knots in the legs give them hours of chewing fun.

Choose a cute elephant or a mighty mouse.

Food toys and puzzles

A small dog often has an active mind. Food toys and puzzles can keep them satisfied on both fronts.

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound – Interactive Puzzle Game Dog Toys

Some small breeds are exceptionally clever. That means that boredom can be a problem. As a result, your dog can suffer from anxiety and may even become destructive.

Puzzles like this interactive treat-dispenser can help.

Keep in mind; this is a complicated toy. To get the treat, your dog will need to slide sliders, flip open containers, and lift lids.

It’s hours of mind-enhancing, boredom busting fun.

Is your tiny terror up to the challenge?

Furniture for your small dog

Your small dog can feel like a big star on this luxurious sofa built just for them.

The raised design keeps your dog clear of drafts, while the soft, plushy cushions provide ultimate comfort. A built-in pocket holds treats and favorite toys.

Equally important, the cushion cover comes off easily for laundering.

Who’s a Lucky Dog?

Obviously, your dog is the lucky one, as now their human has a panoply of dog stocking stuffers to choose from.

Which gifts have hit the mark for your pooch? We’d love to hear about it!


Pick the Right German Shepherd Bed for Your Best Friend

So, you’ve made the leap, and now you have a new best friend. But what German Shepherd bed is right for your new four-legged buddy?

There are so many dog beds on the market today that trying to find the perfect one can be overwhelming. Don’t worry; we’re here to help. This guide will tell you everything you need to know.

There are lots of things to consider when choosing a German Shepherd bed. So what things should you think about before you start shopping?

Here’s what you need to know to buy the right bed for the canine in your life.

What to Look for in a German Shepherd Bed

Even if your dog likes to sleep in bed with you, it is still a good idea to give them a space of their own. So, just exactly what should you look for when shopping for a German Shepherd bed?

There are several things you need to factor in when shopping for a bed for your German Shepherd.

Let’s be honest; the first thing to consider is going to be the cost. Most of us are working on a budget, and German Shepherds are expensive creatures.

Size is important, as well. German Shepherds get big, and they grow fast. So you’ll need to make sure you get a dog bed that is big enough for your furry pal to stretch out on.

What material the bed is made out of matters too. Some materials are better than others. There are cuddly beds that are soft and cozy. There are also beds that provide more support for your Shepherd.

And naturally, you want a bed that will look good in your house. After all, no one wants to put an eyesore in the middle of their living room.

You also need to consider the age of your GSD. Just like humans, puppies have different needs than seniors. To make things easy, we’ll divide the beds on our list by what stage of life they are best for.

Best German Shepherd Bed for Puppies

All puppies are adorable. But there is something especially endearing about a German Shepherd puppy.

However, puppies can also be destructive. For this reason, it makes sense to buy an inexpensive bed to start out with.

If your puppy has a habit of eating their bedding, it may be better to skip a bed completely until they get a little older.

If they swallow the bedding, it can get stuck and obstruct their intestines, which can be life-threatening. It can also lead to an expensive vet visit requiring surgery to remove the obstruction.

If your puppy doesn’t eat their bedding, it still makes sense to go with a cheaper option because they will outgrow it in the blink of an eye.

ANWA Dog Bed

This crate mat from ANWA is a great German Shepherd bed for young puppies.

It is soft and cozy, just what your pup needs to cuddle up on at nap time. This bed is filled with PP cotton, so it is both soft and durable. It’s hypoallergenic as well.

The ANWA bed also has dots on the bottom to provide traction and help keep it from slipping around on the bottom of your dog’s crate.

This well-liked bed is the perfect option for a young puppy. You won’t regret it if your little best friend decides to turn it into a chew toy, and it’s non-slip bottom keeps it in place.

Allisandro Dog Bed

For puppies that are being crate trained, you simply can’t go wrong with this non-slip bed from Allisandro for your German Shepherd pup.

This crate mat comes in several sizes, so it’s easy to find the perfect size. It keeps your puppy warm and soft but doesn’t add too much bulk.

The best part about this dog bed is that it is completely washable. When it gets dirty, you can just throw the whole thing in the washing machine.

This is another bed that you can’t go wrong with, as young dogs are teething and you need to balance a great bed with them chewing everything.

Brindle Memory Foam Dog Bed

Our last pick for puppies is this memory foam bed from Brindle. If you want a more supportive option for your puppy than what a crate mat offers, this is the bed for you.

This bed is three inches thick, so your German Shepherd has a cozy place to sleep without pressure points, causing discomfort.

It has a washable cover, which is of the utmost importance with young dogs that are still gaining control of their bladders. However, the inside is not machine washable, so keep that in mind.

If machine washable is necessary for you, this isn’t the pick for you.

Best Adult German Shepherd Bed

Babies have different needs than adults, and that holds true for dogs as well as humans. Large breed dogs reach adulthood at approximately 24 months or 2 years of age.

Obviously, adult dogs will need a bigger bed than they did when they were a puppy. Most full-grown GSDs weigh between 50 and 100 pounds depending on gender and genetics. So they will need a large or extra-large bed.

The good news is that they are also less likely to eat their bed as an adult.

Once your dog is mature, you can buy them a more expensive bed without feeling like you are throwing your money away. A good dog bad will last for years, so the cost is well worth it.

Here are a few of the best German Shepherd beds on the market for your adult dog.

Tempcore Dog Bed

This dog bed from Tempcore is an excellent choice for an adult German Shepherd.

It is an orthopedic bed, meaning it’s a good option for breeds like GSDs that are prone to problems such as hip dysplasia. This one-piece bed is also water-resistant, making it durable and easy to clean.

This Tempcore bed is made from egg-crate foam and will provide excellent support for your dog’s joints. It can be used as a stand-alone bed, or you can use it inside of your dog’s crate.

People aren’t the only ones that need good, ergonomic furniture that will help keep their joint’s comfortable, after all.

PUPPBUDD Calming Dog Bed

If comfort is your main concern, this calming bed from PUPPBUDD is the bed you are looking for.

This donut bed has a faux-fur cover and is thick enough that even you might want to cuddle up on it for a nap. The thickness of this bed makes it easy on your dog’s joints.

It is completely machine washable. However, the manufacturer recommends washing it by hand or spot cleaning when possible. Its oval shape caters to the way dogs sleep better than round beds.

Unfortunately, this bed may not be big enough if you have a dog that is on the larger end of the spectrum, it’s just not roomy enough. But for those that have a smaller female German Shepherd, this bed is well worth checking out.

TR pet Dog Bed

This dog bed from TR pet is one of the thickest beds on our list. It is another bed that was designed to be used in a crate. However, it’s much thicker than most beds of this type.

TR pet made this bed to be more like a couch, but specifically for your four-legged family members.

It is both durable and machine washable. The furry fleece cover keeps dogs cozy and warm, which helps to keep them calm and improve their sleep. Good sleep is just as essential for these working dogs as it is for their humans.

Best German Shepherd Bed for Seniors

Senior dogs have very different needs than younger dogs. Just like humans, they can develop arthritis and other joint problems.

For this reason, choosing the right German Shepherd bed for your senior is especially important.

As I mentioned earlier, this breed is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia. So choosing an orthopedic bed that provides adequate support and reduces pressure points is more important than ever.

Although you may think that softer beds are better, that isn’t necessarily the case. Look for beds that contain materials such as memory foam to provide the support they need at this stage of their lives.

Here are our top picks for your senior German Shepherd.

BarksBay Orthopedic Dog Bed

Senior dogs need comfort and support for their aging bodies. And this orthopedic bed from BarksBay gives them just that.

This bed was designed specifically for dogs that have joint problems such as arthritis. So it is a good choice for any dog but is especially helpful for senior German Shepherds.

The cotton rimmed sides of this bed give your dog a comfortable place to rest his head and ease neck pain. It also has a machine-washable cover, making it easy to clean.

Your elder dog deserves comfort and support, so this is a great pick.

Enchanted Home Rockwell Pet Sofa

This German Shepherd bed is the only way to go for the pampered pooch in your life. The Rockwell Pet Sofa from Enchanted Home is an actual piece of furniture that will look exquisite in any home.

As a senior, your dog probably isn’t in a crate much anymore. This bed gives your dog his own sofa to hang out on in style. And it’s guaranteed not to be an eyesore in your living room.

This bed isn’t just a sofa-style bed, it’s a real sofa for your dog. It sits two inches off of the floor and even has a storage pocket for toys. For easy cleaning, it features a washable cover.

For anyone who is looking for style and comfort, this bed is perfect.

Laifug Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed

For a dog with joint problems, support is the name of the game. This orthopedic dog bed from Laifug will give your older dog the support he needs.

This sofa-style bed has memory foam throughout. The poly-fill bolster and wrap-around gusset serve as the perfect pillow. What more could a senior dog ask for in a bed?

It has dual washable covers and is waterproof, so it is easy to clean. The memory-foam design provides excellent support for your senior dog’s head and hips, easing joint pain.

Anyone with a senior GSD would love to have this comfortable and sturdy bed.

Pick the Perfect German Shepherd Bed

When it comes to choosing the right German Shepherd bed for your best friend, there are a lot of things to think about. But with so many options available, there really is something out there for everyone.

Try not to spend a fortune on a bed for your young puppy. They will outgrow it before you know it. And remember, if your pup is a chewer, bedding can actually be dangerous.

Wait until your dog is an adult to really shell out the big bucks on a bed for your German Shepherd. After all, they don’t call them “German shredders” for nothing.

As your dog ages, their joints will need more support. So buying a more expensive bed for your senior dog is worth the added cost.

One of the beds on our list is sure to be the right fit for your dog, no matter what kind of decor you have in your home. But in the end, it will come down to what style of bed your dog seems to prefer.

Some dogs prefer a soft bed to cuddle up in. Others would rather have a firmer bed with more support. Trust me, they will let you know what they like.

Happy shopping, and the best of luck to you and your German Shepherd. There is no breed more loyal than this, but you are definitely in for a wild ride.