We have THREE beds for three different size dogs and we love all three. I got them to help MY allergies - so all the bedding would be washable. They each have a pad and several blankets they can mash around and it can all be washed in hot water - no more dust mites. Its helped their allergies, too. Both little dogs are "reverse sneezing" (it sounds like a cross between a cough and choking) a lot less now and I think its because their beds have less allergens. Dogs can be allergic to dust mites, too.