PetFusion vs Big Barker vs Friends Forever vs PupLounge™ Dog Beds: Comparison

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We’ve previously put together a guide outlining some of the best overall dog beds on the market.

But, below is a comparison guide of the PetFusion vs Big Barker vs Friends Forever vs PupLounge™ Dog Beds.

We look at the features of each bed from the different brands, what they each might be for, and which one might be best.

Let’s take a look at them. 

 

(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)

 

PetFusion vs Big Barker vs Friends Forever vs PupLounge™ Dog Beds

If you prefer, you can go to viewing each bed here:

PetFusion

 

Big Barker

 

PupLounge™

  • PupLounge™ Memory Foam Dog Bed & Topper (on Paw.com) (Bed with bolster edges. Several sizes available, but, largest size available is Giant, with inner dimensions of 43″ L x 35″ W inside the bolsters. Has a 2 inch or 4 inch memory foam base depending on the size ordered (has a 10 year guarantee on the foam not to flatten). Has a waterproof memory foam liner. Comes with a faux fur topper which is interchangeable/removable, and washable.

 

Friends Forever

 

PetFusion vs Big Barker vs Friends Forever vs PupLounge™ Dog Beds: Comparison, & Which Is Best?

The beds are similar in key ways, but do have a few key points of difference too.

So, what we will do is explain which beds are best for different reasons (this is just our perspective – others might have different opinions) …

 

For Extra Large & Giant Dogs

The Big Barker is our pick for large, XXL and Giant dogs – it is the right size, has a thick solid foam base, and has a guarantee for the foam not to flatten

 

For Small To Large Sized Dogs

The PetFusion or the PupLounge™ are our picks. Get the PupLounge™ if you want a faux fur topper as an extra. There’s no reason the Big Barker couldn’t be used for medium as well dogs – it just might be a bit oversized for them

 

Thickness Of Foam Base

The Big Barker bed has the thickest foam at 7 inches, PetFusion is next at 2.5 to 6 inches, Friends Forever is next at 2.5 to 5, and PupLounge™ has 2 to 4 inches (the bigger sizes have more foam, and the smaller sizes have less)

 

Foam ‘Guaranteed Not To Flatten’ Guarantee

The Big Barker and the PupLounge™ both offer 10 year ‘guaranteed not to flatten’ guarantees

 

Bed With Waterproof Liner

Both the PetFusion and the PupLounge™ come with waterproof liners between the outer cover and the foam. The Big Barker has a waterproof liner available for purchase separately

 

Made In The USA

Big Barker clearly states that they are American made in a workshop in Pennsylvania

 

Comes In Different Colors

The PupLounge™ is the only bed that comes in one color – the others come in various colors you can choose from

 

PetFusion vs Big Barker vs Friends Forever vs PupLounge™ Dog Beds: Differences

A few key differences might be:

The PetFusion, PupLounge™ and Friends Forever beds are all lounge/sofa style beds with bolster sides. The Big Barker though is a flat bed with a headrest on one side of the bed (although a sleek version is available too)

The Big Barker is the only bed made specifically for large, XL and Giant dogs. Although there is a Junior version available as well which is made for small dogs

The Big Barker and the PupLounge™ are the only two beds that come with a 10 year guarantee on the foam not to flatten

The PetFusion and the PupLounge™ come with waterproof liners between the outer cover and the foam. The Big Barker has a waterproof liner available for purchase separately. The Friends Forever bed has a water resistant outer cover, but doesn’t come with a waterproof liner

The Big Barker is the only bed that states they are made in America

The PupLounge™ is the only bed that comes in one color – the others come in various colors you can choose from

 

In regards to the thickness of the foam in each bed:

Big Barker has a 7 inch base

PetFusion beds (depending on the size of the bed) have 2.5 to 6 inches thick foam

Friends Forever beds (depending on the size of the bed) have 2.5 to 5 inch thick foam

PupLounge™ – Giant/X-large/Large dog bed has 4-inch memory foam base, and the Small dog bed has 2-inch memory foam base

 

PetFusion vs Big Barker vs Friends Forever vs PupLounge™ Dog Beds: Reviews

Big Barker 7 Inch Dog Bed Review

Paw.com Dog Bed Reviews: PupLounge™, PupRug™ & PupDream™

 

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed Review

Features

A lounge style bed with a foam base, and support bolsters filled with recycled polyfill

Made of a solid memory foam base (each size of bed has different thicknesses of foam bases). Foam is Certi-PUR-US

Has a waterproof inner liner

Has a polyester and cotton outer cover, which is water resistant, and is machine washable once removed

Has two zipper compartments for bolster pillows

Has a non skid base

Several different colors available for different home decors

Comes with a manufacturer’s warranty and return policy on the bed – confirm these at your time of purchase though

Comes in 4 different sizes (outer dimensions include the bolsters, and inner dimensions is the sleeping area inside the bolsters):

– S: 25 x 20 outer dimensions, and 21 x 16 inner dimensions  – has a 2 inch foam base

– L: 36 x 28 outer dimensions, and 20 x 22 inner dimensions – has a 4 inch foam base

– XL: 44 x 34 outer dimensions, and 36 x 26 inner dimensions – has a 4 inch foam base

– Jumbo: 50 x 40 outer dimensions, and 42 x 33 inner dimensions – has a 6 inch foam base (can hold dogs up to 200+lbs)

 

Potential Drawbacks

Fabric bed means it might not be good for destructive or chewer dogs

Not one of the cheapest beds on the market

 

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Who Might The PetFusion Ultimate Be For?

Dogs of most breeds and most sizes – up to around 200lbs, and that can fit into the 42 x 33 inner dimensions of the Jumbo bed

Those looking for a solid memory foam bed

Those looking for a high quality bed

Those looking for a bed with a waterproof liner

Those looking for a bed with a removable and washable outer liner

Those looking for bed with several colors to fit in with different decors

 

Who Might The PetFusion Ultimate NOT Be For?

Those looking for a cheap bed 

Those looking for a specific type of bed like an elevated bed

Those looking for a bed that can entirely be put in the wash

Dogs that are destructive or chewers

Dogs that can’t fit into the 42 x 33 inner dimensions of the Jumbo bed

For the most Giant dogs, there might be better options such as the Big Barker

 

Friends Forever Lounge Sofa Dog Bed Review

Features

A sofa style dog bed with a sleeping base, and bolster sides

The bolsters are filled with poly-fill 

The foam base is Maxima® baby mattress grade memory foam

The bed has an outer microfiber suede cover which is removable and washable

Has a non skid bottom

Comes with a manufacturers warranty – check at the time of purchase though

Comes in 4 sizes [note though that the measurements inside the bolsters are smaller]:

– Small – Bed Size is 25 x 20, with a Mattress thickness of 2.5 inches. For dogs up to 30lbs.

– Large – Bed size is 36 x 28, with a Mattress thickness of 4 inches. For dogs up to 75lbs

– Extra Large – Bed size is 44 x 34, with a Mattress thickness of 4 inches. For dogs up to 100lbs

– XXL Jumbo – Bed size is 40 x 50, with a Mattress thickness of of 5 inches. For dogs up to 130lbs

 

Potential Drawbacks

Not a cheap bed

Doesn’t come with a dedicated waterproof liner that sits between the outer cover and the foam base

Probably not a bed for destructive or chewer dogs

 

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Who Might The Friends Forever Lounge Sofa Dog Bed Be For?

Dogs of most breeds and most sizes – up to dogs that can fit into the dimensions of the XXL Jumbo bed, and dogs up to 130lbs

Those looking for a solid memory foam bed, and especially for dogs that might have joint problems, or senior dogs

Those looking for a high quality bed

Those looking for a bed with a removable and washable outer liner

 

Who Might The Friends Forever Lounge Sofa Dog Bed Be For?

Those looking for a bed that comes with a designated waterproof liner to go between the outer cover and the foam

Those looking for a cheap bed 

Those looking for a specific type of bed like an elevated bed

Those looking for a bed that can entirely be put in the wash

Dogs that are destructive or chewers

Dogs that can’t fit into the inner dimensions of the XXL Jumbo bed

For the most Giant dogs, there might be better options such as the Big Barker

 

 

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