Skip to main content

Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed review

The Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed has a luxuriously soft and supportive design that guarantees sweet dreams for your furkid.

Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed
(Image: © Getty Images)

Our Verdict

The Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed ticks all the boxes, with a comfortable and secure design your dog will love. Self-warming, this cozy and soft faux fur bed is reminiscent of a mother’s warmth while also being durable and machine-washable.

For

  • Choice of colors and sizes
  • Head and neck support
  • Machine-washable removable shell
  • Self-warming
  • Cosy shag fur

Against

  • Not very supportive in the middle

The Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed provides superior comfort with luxury faux shag fur that mimics a mother's warmth. When it comes to the best dog bed on the market, this one gets our vote every time. The raised rim offers security and privacy while gently supporting the head and neck, and the super-soft filling is perfect for easing muscle and joint pain.

Available in a choice of colors and sizes, the Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed has something for everyone, and the removable shell makes keeping the bed clean a breeze. The one drawback is that its donut shape means it’s not quite as supportive in the middle as it is around the sides, but that aside, this is a 5-star bed your dog is bound to love. 

Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed: Design and features

Made from vegan faux shag fur, The Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed is durable and made to last, with a premium white poly filling that will keep it soft and in shape for up to three times longer than most dog beds.

Designed to support better sleep, the bed has a round shape with a raised rim that makes it ideal for dogs that like something to rest their head on. Offering the perfect blend of support and comfort, the soft interior also helps relieve aching joints and muscles. 

While this isn’t a heated pet bed in the traditional sense, like the K&H Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed, it is self-warming. The faux fur warms on contact with your dog’s body, mimicking the soothing feel of a mother’s coat and promoting better sleep and bedtime behavior. 

If you’re wondering how to wash this dog bed, you’ll be pleased to know that the Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed is safe to both machine wash and dry. It also features double overlock stitching for a stronger, reinforced edge, which holds up well against regular wear and light tear. The bottom is also water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about any messes seeping through onto your floors.

Retailing at $34.95, this is an affordable bed that comes in a choice of four colors and five sizes, ranging from 17x17” through to 45x45”. Ideal for all dogs, it’s particularly good for those with arthritis or furkids who like to adopt a donut sleep position. The deep crevices make it perfect for burrowers too.

Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed: User reviews

The Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed has a phenomenal number of rave reviews across every possible channel. While we’ll never quite know for sure what the dogs themselves think of this little beauty, one thing is clear: pet parents are loving it.

“I don't think there’s anything I don’t like about this cuddly soft bed,” writes one reviewer, with another calling it “the most comfortable dog bed ever." The snuggliness and fluffiness of this bed seem to be one of its most-loved features, with the quality of material not far behind, “you can tell from the stitching this bed is going to last a good long while.”

The Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed gets overwhelmingly positive reviews, but as is to be expected with any product, there are a few that aren’t so favorable. While it is durable enough to hold up to light wear and tear, it’s not a great choice for dogs who like to chew everything in sight, as one reviewer’s experience highlights: “my pup found the seam and immediately chewed a hole in his bed.”

Another common complaint is that the bed doesn’t always hold up well in the wash, with some pet parents reporting that the fur gets matted quickly. Although a few issues do crop up amongst the tens of thousands of reviews this dog bed has amassed, it has to be noted that The Best Friends by Sheri customer service team seems to do a great job of rectifying these.

Should you buy the Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed?

If you’re after an affordable dog bed that offers superior comfort and support, then the Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Dog Bed is hard to beat. With its luxury faux shag fur and self-warming design, this is one cozy bed that your canine companion is going to go crazy for. 

The only word of caution would be if you have a heavy chewer on your hands, as while this bed is durable, it won’t hold up to lots of biting. Other than that, this is a high-quality bed that will blend stylishly into your home and be a huge hit with your hound. Now that’s what we call a win-win!