If You Love Your Dog at All, Get Them This Bed

This dog bed blew my mind.

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As the self-proclaimed dog expert at House Beautiful, there is nothing I love more than spoiling my pup—whether it's a litter box for dogs or something to clean their paws with, I am here for it. When I heard that Essentia (known for their mattresses crafted using high-quality natural and organic materials) was coming out with the Kingston Dog Bed, I knew I had to have it.

Because it’s just me and my 19-pound Mini Goldendoodle—her name is Waffles—in my little studio apartment, I have to be pretty cautious with the amount and size of the furniture I bring into my home—it gets real crowded, real fast.

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Essentia Kingston Dog Bed
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But let me say this right off the bat: I never thought I would be this obsessed with a dog bed—but I truly am. Here's why:

It's the perfect size.

The Kingston Dog Bed comes in three sizes: small, medium, large. I debated on getting a small or a medium but ended up choosing the medium, and I’m really glad I did. She had more than enough room to sleep, chew on a bone, and play on the bed, but it still fit nicely in her area of the apartment. I also wanted to try it out in her kennel. At first, I wasn’t sure if it would fit in the door, but luckily the bed was squishy enough to squeeze in the kennel but also firm enough that it didn’t lose its shape.

The cover is removable.

And it's super easy to wash. Because dogs do their business outside, they can bring dirt and other grime into your home. This bed has a sherpa coat on the outside so it’s really soft and cozy for your pooch, but the cover also comes off, so it can easily be cleaned. If your pup is anything like mine, that’s something you can appreciate.

It sheds just a bit.

That being said, this is really only con I see to this bed. Waffles will scratch the bed to make herself a spot to nap, and I noticed little cream fuzzies from the bed would fly off. Now, Waffles doesn’t shed, so I never have to sweep up dog hair. So I don’t really mind cleaning up the errant fuzz. If your dog never paws at their bed, then you have no reason to worry.

Side note: After I washed the outside cover, I noticed MUCH less shedding of the bed. My advice: Wash it before you put it out for your dog.

It’s *really* good quality.

Yes, $150+ for dog bed can seem like a lot at first, but I know many people have spent even more than that in just a few years' time, buying cheaper beds over and over again as their dog tears through them. Waffles isn’t even a year old yet and LOVES to chew on soft things (my socks, shoes, rugs), but she didn’t even loosen one thread on this bed—I was shocked.

The Kingston is made with a mix of three unique foams—including natural memory foam and natural latex foams for maximum pressure relief, breathability and durability—so it's really the ideal bed for any age pup.

Moral of the story: My dog now has a nicer bed than I do.

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