The 5 Best Replacement Dog Bed Covers

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Dogs, like humans, spend a lot of their life sleeping, and so they can put a lot of wear and tear on their beloved dog bed. A replacement dog bed cover can extend the life of their favorite nap spot. Covers are useful for dogs who chew their beds, offering a little extra protection and saving you from having to completely replace a torn bed. Standalone dog bed covers are also great for making a DIY dog bed, by stuffing it with old blankets, a pillow, or other soft material.

Our favorite replacement dog bed cover for most dog beds is The Dog’s Bed Replacement Cover, which is designed for an orthopedic dog bed from The Dog’s Balls, but comes in such a wide range of sizes and styles that you’re likely to find one that can transform your dog bed. Like all of our recommendations, it’s machine washable, plus it’s plush and has a waterproof inner lining.

Best Overall: The Dog’s Balls The Dog’s Bed Replacement Cover

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What We Like

  • Machine Washable

  • Durable

  • Multiple size options

  • Wide range of color options

What We Don’t Like

  • Several sizes and designs are frequently out of stock

The Dog Bed replacement cover from The Dog’s Balls is a great option for dog owners who want to keep their furry friend's bed clean and hygienic. This cover is made from a waterproof and tear-resistant fabric that will stand up to chewing and abuse from most dogs.

The cover can be machine washed and dried. Additionally, the cover comes in a variety of sizes to fit different ‘The Dog Bed’ beds, as well as many beds from other companies.

It has options for color and trim but all are solid colors. With its high-quality material and good price, the Replacement Outer Cover for Dog Bed is an excellent choice for pet owners.

Price at time of publish: $42 for large brown plush

Key Specs and Features: Size: Six size options, available in two depths each l Material: Plush, faux-fur, linen l Closure: Zipper l Colors: Numerous solid color and trim options

Best Budget: Dogbed4less Dog Bed External Zipper Cover

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What We Like

  • Machine Washable

  • Safe to dry with a standard dryer cycle

  • Durable denim and zipper

What We Don't Like

  • Sizes only available for mattresses four inches thick

The Dogbed4less replacement cover is made from a durable cotton denim that’s thicker than jeans. It’s machine washable and–unlike many replacement dog bed covers—machine dryable. It doesn’t feature multiple types of plush topper or waterproof lining like our favorite replacement cover, but it’s a straightforward and attractive option, with nice design touches like an eyelid flap to cover the zipper seam.

There are multiple size options but unlike our top pick, there aren’t options for depth. There are also only a few color options.

Price at time of publish: $28 for medium size

Dimensions: Multiple size options l Material: 100 percent cotton Denim l Closure (e.g. - zipper, buttons): Zipper l Colors: Blue, Brown, Grey

Best for Fun Designs: Molly Mutt Dog Bed Cover

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What We Like

  • Many fun print options

  • Machine Washable

  • Breathable Cotton

  • Wide range of sizes

What We Don't Like

  • Thin material and no waterproof liner

  • Size options all designed for 5-inch thick dog bed

If your dog prefers a sassier pattern than just a solid color the Molly Mutt Dog Bed Cover might be for you. Like our other choices, it’s machine washable, but comes in many different print choices, including flowers, elephants, and a few abstract designs.

While the Molly Mutt replacement dog bed covers come in a wide range of sizes, all are meant for dog beds approximately five inches thick.

Price at time of publish: $33 for medium-size constellation pattern

Dimensions: Smallest size 22 x 27 x 5 inches, largest size 45 x 36 x 5 inches l Material: Cotton l Closure: Zipper l Color Print Options: 5 solid colors, 16 patterns

Best for Elevated Beds: Coolaroo Replacement Cover

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What We Like

  • Made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric

  • Recyclable

  • Can be cleaned with a hose

  • Suitable for outdoor use

  • Available in five colors

What We Don't Like

  • Only available in three sizes

Elevated dog beds use a taut fabric to form a hammock-like sleeping surface suspended in a metal frame. By allowing airflow underneath, elevated dog beds are fantastic for hot weather and typically durable enough for outdoor use.

If you’re looking to replace the fabric in an elevated dog bed, your best option is Coolaroo Replacement Cover, which is made of recyclable HDPE, a durable material often used in water bottles. It’s durable and strong enough to hold the beefiest of good boys—up to a hundred pounds.

While the Coolaroo Replacement Cover will obviously fit Coolaroo elevated beds, you’ll need to look elsewhere if your elevated bed frame doesn’t match the dimensions of one of the three available sizes.

Price at time of publish: $15 for medium

Dimensions: 35 x 22 (small), 42 x 25.5 (medium), 51 x 31.5 (large) l Material: Nylon and high-density polyurethane (HDPE) l Closure: Fits over metal frame | Colors: Brunswick green, grey, nutmeg, navy blue, turquoise

Best for Sofa Style Dog Beds: Furhaven Sofa-Style Dog Bed Replacement Cover

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What We Like

  • Designed to fit wide range of popular sofa-style beds

  • Multiple material options including quilted fabric and suede

  • Machine washable

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn’t have a waterproof lining

Furhaven makes our favorite dog bed, and it features a sofa-style design, with a bolster around the border where your dog can rest their head. The sofa-style replacement cover from Furhaven is available in a wide range of sizes that’s certain to fit your Furhaven bed, but is also likely to fit any sofa-style dog bed, as long as you measure in advance.

Price at time of publish: $26 for medium in performance linen

Dimensions: Wide range, with smallest 20 x 15 inches and largest 53 x 40 inches l Materials: Options in faux fur, suede, and quilted fabric | Closure: Zipper l Colors: Multiple color options varying by material

Final Verdict

The Dog’s Bed Replaceable Cover is our favorite replacement dog bed cover for most basic dog bed designs, thanks to its waterproof lining, durable material, and wide range of sizes. But if you’re looking to redecorate a little, we recommend the dog bed covers from Molly Mutt instead, since they come in a wide range of fun and stylish patterns.

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This roundup was written by Ellie Welles, a freelance product researcher and writer for The Spruce Pets. A specialist in small pets, Ellie has previously assembled the best guinea pig supplies, ferret toys, and chinchilla cages. Her two cats were a little more helpful when it came to finding great window perches.

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