Where is the best place to buy a good dog bed – is it at your local pet store, or on the internet?
We take a look at the 4 main places that people usually check out when buying dog beds and other pet products, and consider which might be the best.
We discuss convenience/ease of shopping, number and range of options and pricing amongst other shopping factors.
Let’s take a look!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
Best Place To Buy A Good Dog Bed
Firstly, before we get into the top 4 places, you might like to check out these guides when you move onto the next step which is to quickly and easily select the exact dog bed you want:
- How To Choose A Dog Bed: Checklist To Help You Choose + Type, Size & Price Considerations
- List of The Best and Most Honest Dog Bed Reviews and Guides
Now, onto the places to buy!
Being one of the biggest companies in the world, Amazon is able to offer so much as an online retailer.
- the biggest selection, range and number of options of dog beds – you can get beds that usually aren’t able to be bought in physical pet stores or other online retailers
- very competitive prices (because their platform and presence is so big presumably)
- extremely fast shipping
- good rates on shipping
- special deals for certain products, and discounts at certain times of the year
Amazon is a very good place to start your search.
The only thing to watch for in Amazon is that whilst their US Amazon selection is large, if you are from a country like Australia for example, they are still establishing their presence and growing as of 2017/18. So, if you want shipping from your own country – check what is available first.
At the time of writing this guide, one of the most popular dog beds sold on Amazon is the
- MidWest Homes for Pets Deluxe Super Plush Ombré Swirl Pet Bed (on Amazon) (Flat plush polyfiber cushion bed. Available in up to a 48 inch x 29 inch size bed – which is for dogs up to 110lbs. Base is 4 inches thick. Can also be used as a dog crate bed)
2. Bed Manufacturer Websites
The second place you can check out is the website of the bed manufacturer/brand.
Because they are the manufacturer, they may be able to offer certain promotions, deals, prices and other buying offers that no one else can.
One of the advantages to buying from the manufacturer’s site is that usually you guarantee any warranties that comes with the bed, that you may or may not get with a third party seller.
A disadvantage is that they may not ship as fast as Amazon for example, may not be as organised, may not offer easy payments methods, and some manufacturers just don’t have a website at all (or not a very good or easy to use one!).
3. Online Pet Seller, Or Reseller Store
Places like Chewy.com are an example.
They may offer some beds that are exclusive only to them and not a rival third party seller like Amazon for example.
For example, they also sell the above Midwest bed that Amazon does:
4. A Pet Store In Your Area
If you want to go out and touch and examine the dog bed yourself, a pet store in your area could be the best option.
Some pet stores even offer better pricing (when you consider shipping) than online.
If you have a decent sized pet store in your area, it’s worth a look.
They will definitely not have a very large selection of beds to choose from compared to online, and you’ll have to take time out of your day or weekend as opposed to simply opening up your phone or laptop.
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