If you have an indoor dog, you need a dog bed. My dog has traditionally had access to our bed, and for many years showed little interest in her dog bed. Perhaps it was not what she preferred. It had three sides, and one low side for easy access, but the bottom was flat, with no stuffing. There was a matching pillow, but she would move her pillow about and it would rarely be in her bed. So, she was essentially on the hard floor with a couple of pieces of cloth providing little cushion.
Today, she has a new bed, and my old dog loves it. The bottom is padded, and there are three high sides with a lower side. She fits nicely, and sometimes uses a side as a pillow. The lower side allows her to enter and exit easier, which gets more important with age. This bed is her favorite place.
Our dog always was a bed dog, then suddenly she decided to split the time between our bed and her bed.
My dogs have always slept in my bed and would lay on old folded up comforters in my work area or living room. I did purchase my adopted dog a pillow bed, since he was 3 and I wasn't sure what he would have slept on in the past. Again, I have a bed dog!
Cats might also prefer higher perches.
I have several cats and they definitely like to hide when they sleep. For now they seem happy with whatever old cardboard box is in the library. As they age,they might like something softer. Ill keep dog houses as an option!
One of the covered beds was for a dog or cat, as per Amazon. There is another a cat might prefer, it had an entryway, but also a flat, padded top. O was going to include cats, but broke it down. I believe another article would be better, since cat furniture also includes things like scratching posts and climbing trees. It would have been unbalanced if I did both in one article.
We have a cat, not dogs, but I thought I would give this article a look anyway. Lo and behold, I think I see something my very shy kitty might like... one of the ones that would allow him to 'hide' in it.