The Best Packable Travel Dog Beds

It’s June, which means it’s probably feeling like summer where you are these days (at least I hope!!), and consequently means you’ll be in travel mode for the next three months. Whether you’re heading out for an overnight hiking trip, a resort getaway, a days-long road trip, heading across the country, or even going international, consider bringing a cozy spot for your pet to relax, too.

It’s almost impossible to think about packing their standard dog bed for the trip, but these portable, packable, roll-up, overall compact options make it easy include them in your packing plan.

Petmaker Portable Dog Bed, $12
A carry handle and hook-and-loop fasteners makes this one super easy to roll up and pack away. Also, we like that it’s durable canvas on one side and comfy faux fur on the other. (Plus…that price…)

Portable Roll Up Waterproof Dog Bed, $35
This one is ideal for camping or other more adventurous outdoor trips: It’s waterproof, easy to clean, and rolls up with handy straps to attach to a backpack. It’s also a great liner for a crate if they need a little more cushioning.



Kurgo Wander Bed, $65
The top is made of a quilted, water-resistant ripstop material, the bottom is made of a non-slip, waterproof material that keeps it from slipping around. Bonus: it rolls up quickly like a sleeping bag with its own built-in handle.



Ruffwear Highlands Sleeping Bag, $99
If you’re feeling extreme this summer, consider a technical sleeping bag for your trail BFF. The easy-care fabric shell is water-resistant, quick-drying, and cleans up with a little shake-out, plus it packs up small in its included stash bag.



L.L. Bean Ultraplush Inflatable Dog Bed, $70
This self-inflating mattress also rolls up and stays put with built-in nylon belts. Cozy fleece on top is soft, while the underside is tough as nails. And bonus points for having a machine washable shell!

Carlson Elevated Folding Pet Bed, $26
If your pup is used to being up on the ground, this folding option is ideal for a quick setup and cozy spot. At 46 inches, it’s great for medium and larger breeds, and comes with a carrying case.

Photo: Mitchell Orr on Unsplash

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Maureen Dempsey

Maureen Dempsey is a freelance writer living in New York with an ancient, 14-year-old chihuahua and a feisty, young dachshund.

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