Best Dog Crate Beds & Mattresses for 2019 (26 Tested)

Best Dog Crate Beds & Mattresses for 2019 (26 Tested)

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  • Last Updated: 02/27/2019
  • Author: Jonathan Burton

When choosing a dog crate pad remember that your dog spends a great deal of time in his crate, especially if you keep him there while you are away from home. Some dogs like to sleep in their crates even when their pet parents are home because they like a den and cozy place to get away from everything. Comfort and safety are key to choosing a good dog crate pad.

Click here to scroll down to see what things we look for
when choosing the best dog crate beds

JoicyCo Dog Bed Large Crate Pad Soft Mat 35/42/47 in- 100% Machine Washable Anti-Slip Fleece Mattress

6/10

Machine washable

Non-skid bottom material

Easy to clean

Top layer can tear

Not reinforced

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Fleece
cotton
SIZE
small (23 x 35)
medium (30.6 x 42)
large (33 x 47)
COLOR CHOICES
3

Hero Dog Dog Bed Mat Crate Pad Anti Slip Mattress

7/10

Orthopedic foam

Breathable

Non-skid bottom

Breathable

Machine washable

Can be torn

Pad may unravel

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion style
MATERIAL
Fleece velour
orthopedic foam
SIZE
x-small (21 x 14)
small (27.5 x 19.7)
medium (36 x 22)
large (42 x 38)
x-large (47 x 33). xx-large (55 x 39)
COLOR CHOICES
4

Best Pet Supplies - Machine Washable Dog Crate Mat

2/10

Machine washable

Thick padding

Stitching, loops and trim can be chewed off

Does not wash well, pilling

Fleece sheds

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion style
MATERIAL
Sherpa fleece
microfiber suede
polyfill
SIZE
x-small (18 x 12 x 1.5)
small (24 x 17 x 1.5). medium (30 x 19 x 1.75)
large (36 x 23 x 2)
x-large (42 x 28 x 2)
COLOR CHOICES
7

JoicyCo Dog Bed Crate Pad Mat Dog Mattress

5/10

Non-skid bottom fabric

Soft fabric

Machine washable

Thinner than photos portray

Lots of seams and trim provide weak points

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Microfiber velour
polyfill
SIZE
small (27.55 x 19.68)
medium (35.43 x 23.62)
large (42.12 x 29.52)
x-large (47 x 33)
COLOR CHOICES
1

DogJog Dog Kennel pad Washable Mat

2/10

Non-skid bottom

Machine washable

Filling shrinks and flattens quickly

Quality control issues

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Pad style
MATERIAL
Microfiber velour
polyfill
SIZE
small (29 x 21)
medium (35 x 23)
large (40 x 27)
x-large (45 x 29)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Budget

K&H Pet Products Crate Pad for Pets - Odor Control

7/10

Charcoal infused for odor control

Slit corners to allow custom fit to any crate

Non-skid bottom material

Machine washable

Mesh can snag dog's claws

Easily chewed

Thin and flattens over time

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Pad style
MATERIAL
Mesh
nylon
polyfill
SIZE
x-small (14 x 22)
small (20 x 25)
medium (21 x 31)
large (25 x 37)
x-large (32 x 48) xx-large (37 x 54)
COLOR CHOICES
2

Reversible Paw Print Pet Bed in Blue & White Synthetic Fur

2/10

Reversible

Machine washable

For dogs or cats

Quality control issues

Weak seams

Does not hold up well in the wash

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion style
MATERIAL
Microfiber velour
sherpa fleece
polyfill
SIZE
xx-small (17x11)
x-small (21 x 12)
small (23 x 18)
medium (29 x 21)
large (35 x 23)
x-large (40 x 27)
xx-large (46 x 29)
xxx-large (52 x 34)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Zlack Pet Heating Pad, Dog Cat Bed Mat Electric Heating Pad

4/10

Adjustable temperature

Chew-resistant chord

Water resistant surface

Good for dogs and cats

Requires supervision during use

Cannot be machine-washed

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Mat Style
MATERIAL
Dacron cover
refractory wool
heating wire
SIZE
small (17.7 x 17.7 x 28. 17.7)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Mat Style

Washable Puppy Pee Pad for Dog Training, Incontinence, Kennel and Crate Protector

9/10

Leak proof

Tear resistant

Machine washable

3 cup absorption capacity

May not offer much softness or support

Back surface can be torn or chewed

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Mat style
MATERIAL
Cotton
PU film
SIZE
32 x 28
COLOR CHOICES
1

Furhaven Pet Kennel Pad | Reversible Two-Tone Water-Resistant Crate or Kennel Pad

2/10

Reversible colors

Versatile sizes

Hand-wash only

Weak seams

Fabric is not water resistant

Retains odors

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed-style
MATERIAL
Polyurethane low VOC foam
polycanvas
SIZE
x-small (19 x 12)
small (27 x 20)
medium (32 x 22)
large (36 x 24)
x-large (42 x 24)
COLOR CHOICES
4

INVENHO Dog Bed Mat Comfortable Soft Crate Pad

1/10

Machine washable

Soft and plush

Non-skid bottom

Not chew resistant

May flatten over time

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Microfiber fleece
polyfill
nylon
SIZE
small (29 x 21)
medium (35 x 23)
large (40 x 27)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Pet Craft Supply 8814 Dog Crate Pad

6/10

Orthopedic support

Non-toxic materials

Machine washable cover

Foam cannot be easily cleaned

Zipper cover is not water resistant

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Microfiber velour
eggcrate foam
SIZE
small (24 x 18 x 2)
medium (30 x 21 x 2)
large (42 x 28 x 2)
COLOR CHOICES
2

MidWest Deluxe Micro Terry Bed, Taupe

3/10

Soft micro terry top

Poly/cotton base material

Machine washable

Does not hold up in the wash well

Weak seams

Not durable

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Micro-terry
SIZE
xx-small (17 x 11 x 1.2)
x-small (21 x 12 x 1.2)
small (23 x 18 x 1.2)
medium (29 x 21 x 1.2)
large (35 x 23 x 1.2)
x-large (40 x 27 x 1.2)
xx-large (46 x 29 x 1.2)
xxx-large (52 x 34 x 1.2)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Bed Style

MidWest Deluxe Bolster Pet Bed

7/10

Soft furry material

Bolsters for added comfort

Variety of sizes for crates

Very little padding on bottom

Fur gets caught in crevices

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Microfiber plush fleece
nylon
polyfill
SIZE
xx-small (16 x 12)
x-small (20 x 14)
small (22 x 16)
medium (30 x 21)
large (36 x 23)
x-large (26 x 42)
xx-large (30 x 48)
xxx-large (37 x 54)
COLOR CHOICES
5

DERICOR Dog Bed Crate Pad

3/10

Soft materials

Machine washable

Reversible

Weak seams

Padding can flatten out easily

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Pad style
MATERIAL
Microfiber
polyfill
SIZE
x-small (22 x 13)
small (24 x 18)
medium (30 x 19)
large (36 x 23)
x-large (42 x 28)
xx-large (48 x 30)
COLOR CHOICES
2

2PET Crate Pad Comfy Cushion by Ultra Soft Breathable Crate Mat

3/10

Machine washable

Soft, anti-static material

Non-toxic materials

Faux sherpa sheds easily

Weak seams

Pad slides around

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Faux sherpa
microfiber
polyfill
SIZE
small (20 x 14)
medium (22.5 x 15.5)
large (26 x 18)
x-large (30 x 20)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Kimi Homes Dog Crate Mat - Antibacterial & Anti-Mold Dog Crate Pad

3/10

Breathable mesh

Many sizes

Anti-microbial

Cannot be machine washed

Handle is attractive to chewers

Thin

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Pad-style
MATERIAL
mesh
non toxic polyfill
SIZE
x-small (17 x 11)
small (21 x 12)
medium (23 x 17)
large (29 x 18)
x-large (35 x 22)
xx-large (40 x 26)
xxx-large (46 x 28)
COLOR CHOICES
1

AmazonBasics Padded Pet Bolster Bed

5/10

Cuddly material

Bolsters offer comfort

Variety of sizes

Weak seams

Crevices attract hair

Minimal padding on bottom

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed-style
MATERIAL
Faux sherpa
polypropylene foam
polyfill
SIZE
x-small (22 x 15)
small (29 x 19)
medium (35 x 22)
large (40 x 26)
x-large (46 x 28)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Mud River Crate Cushion

4/10

Tough polyester material

Non-skid bottom

Pad is very stiff and easily destroyed

Not a heavy duty pad

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion style
MATERIAL
Nylon
foam
SIZE
small (26 x 16 x 1)
medium (30 x 18 x 1)
large (32 x 22 x 1)
COLOR CHOICES
1

American Kennel Club AKC Deluxe Ultra Soft Tufted Pet Crate Mat

2/10

Tufted polyfill for comfort

Machine washable

Does not wash well

Filling is cheap and flattens out quickly

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion style
MATERIAL
Nylon
microfiber plush fleece
polyfill
SIZE
small (24 x 17)
medium (30 x 23)
large (36 x 23)
COLOR CHOICES
8

Drymate Dog Crate Mat

5/10

Absorbent top layer

Machine washable

Can be cut to fit

Does not hold up well in wash

Absorbent but not water resistant

Material pills up easily

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Blanket/Pad style
MATERIAL
Recycled fibers
SIZE
small (18 x 24)
medium (23 x 36)
large (27 x 42)
COLOR CHOICES
2

MidWest Homes for Pets Quiet Time Teflon Defender Dog Bed

3/10

Cover is machine washable

Many sizes

Difficult to clean and sanitize

Not waterproof

Slides easily

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Bed style
MATERIAL
Teflon-infused nylon
faux sherpa fleece
polyfill
SIZE
x-small (24 x 17.75)
small (30 x 21.25)
medium (35.5 x 23.55)
large (41.75 x 28)
x-large (47.75 x 30.5)
COLOR CHOICES
3

QIAOQI Dog Bed, Dog Crate Mattress

4/10

Reversible

Machine washable

Fleece tears and pills easily

Thinner than shown in pictures

Weak seams

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion style
MATERIAL
Microfiber
nylon
polyfill
fleece
SIZE
x-small (20 x 14)
small (23.5 x 17)
medium (28.5 x 19.5)
large (35.5 x 23.1)
x-large (40 x 26)
xx-large (45 x 29)
COLOR CHOICES
5

Gorilla Grip Original Reusable Pad and Bed Mat for Dogs

8/10

Machine washable

Rubberized surface on bottom of pad

Absorbent

BPA/Lead-free

No support

Do not dry quickly

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Pad Style
MATERIAL
Cotton
nylon
rubber
SIZE
small (22 x 16)
medium (34 x 21)
large (40 x 26)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Overall

Orthopedic 4" Dog Crate Pad by Big Barker

9/10

Waterproof cover

2 layers of high quality orthopedic foam

Chew-resistant

Weak zipper

Cover is noisy

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion Style
MATERIAL
Nylon
orthopedic foam
SIZE
small (30 x 21)
medium (36 x 24)
large (42 x 28)
x-large (48 x 30)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Cushion Style

Milliard Premium Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed and Anti-Microbial Waterproof Non-Slip Cover

8/10

Waterproof but soft cover

4 inch thick CERTIPUR memory foam

Skid-resistant bottom

Bottom layer can shed the rubber nubs in the wash

Cheaper zipper

Cover can be easily torn

TYPE OF CRATE PAD
Cushion Style
MATERIAL
Nylon
microfiber terry
foam
SIZE
small (24 x 18)
medium (34 x 22)
large (40 x 35)
x-large (46 x 35)
COLOR CHOICES
1

How to Choose a Dog Crate Pad

Consider the needs of your dog. Is he still housetraining or does he have health issues that cause him to have accidents in his crate? Is he anxious and nervous about being left alone in his crate? You want to be sure that the pad fits the inside of the crate, will hold up to his claws (especially if he likes to scratch and ruffle his bedding before lying down for a nap!) and that it is not made of anything toxic in the event he chews it up while in the crate. Dogs with separation anxiety should not be crated with toys, pads, or blankets as they will almost always destroy them.

Even if your dog is not overly destructive you will still want to find a crate pad that will hold up over time but is still comfortable. Most crates are hard with metal or plastic floors or even grates. Enhancing the crate with a pad will help your dog stay warmer in cooler temperatures and help him feel cozy and safe.

Our categories for dog crate pads include:

Mat Styleflat with less padding, tufting, bolsters

  • Offer less support
  • Usually less absorbent

Bed Style- Usually have more substantial padding and cushioning, or bolsters

  • Can be more absorbent and require frequent cleaning
  • Usually less durable and easier for dog to chew and destroy

Cushion Style- Between the bed and mat style, no bolsters, light padding

  • Usually comes in more sizes to fit more crate types and sizes
  • Often more difficult to destroy

Finding the right dog crate pad will likely be a trial and error process as you find out what works best for you and your dog. There are compromises to be made here- Cheaper crate pads that you can throw in the wash all at once will often have little to no support for your dog but thicker pads will often be more absorbent and harder to keep clean.

In a confined space your dog will sweat, pant, and sometimes have accidents. It’s important that you are able to keep his crate pad clean and sanitary. In warmer weather, it’s important to have a crate pad that is not going to make your dog warmer, and many of the crate pads on the market today are synthetic fleece, velour or sherpa and these materials can make your dog hot and sweaty.

You may find that the best solution is a combination of products such as a washable absorbent pad with a softer bed on top of it or a thick supportive foam mattress with a reinforced cover to protect it.