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The Essential Dog Bed from Barkbox arrived last week…


After giving the Boys a few days to chill out and relax with it, I am ready to tell you – this IS an essential bed to have for Senior and/or Adult dogs!

The Essential Bed is made of a super soft breathable gel memory foam with pressure relief support and a machine-washable micro-fleece cover…


I cracked up when I opened the shipping box to find two individual boxes inside…


…because it’s vacuum-packed in a box (similar to a mattress), with a delightful themed toy inside…


Just open, remove from the plastic and allow it to “re-inflate” which takes less than an hour!


Memory foam seems to alleviate aches and pains for senior dogs especially those suffering from most joint issues. The memory foam helps by easing muscle and joint discomfort by allowing the dog to rest in a more natural position…


We received two beds – both in a large size which I thought was extremely generous because I was only thinking of Harley. After all he is my Senior dog. Larger dogs can also experience muscle and joint pain over time just due to their size, so Jaxson was able to benefit from his own “gifted” Essential Bed as well.

The memory foam and gel literally bounces back in front of your eyes giving optimal support. That in conjunction with the waterproof and machine-washable fleece top cover makes it easy to clean. 


Initially I was a tad concerned about the size. When Jaxson first laid on it, he was hanging off…


Later that week, I noticed that this is more about his style of resting vs. the bed not being big enough…


I’ve moved these two Essential Beds into the television area where Doodle Dad and I spend the majority of our time these days. The Boys spend more time on these beds then they did lying on the floor NEXT TO their old recreation beds.

To my surprise, Jaxson curls up each night and snores like a little old man while we watch CNN. There is plenty of room to spare…


30% OFF – 

Saturday, December 15th you can take advantage of the – 

24 hour Deal of the Day with Amazon

These beds are a great gift for your pup. Not bad considering these beds are already reasonably priced (S-$39.99, M-$44.99, L-$54.99). So if you’re interested, make sure you take advantage of the 24 hour deal.

Let the weekend therapy begin ❤️


Groovy Goldendoodles™ is not being compensated for helping spread the word about The Essential Bed by Barkbox. Groovy Goldendoodles™ will only share information about a product we feel is relevant to our readers. Barkbox nor Amazon are not responsible for the content of this article. I look to Harley and Jaxson for their tail wagging approval.

  • Madison
    December 14, 2018

    Ha! We are promoting this bed too. You do make the bed look a bit small. When I’m on it, the bed looks big 🙂 Enjoy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 2, 2019

      Isn’t it a great bed Madison? Your buddies love it.

  • Monika & Sam
    December 15, 2018

    Wow, that’s a great looking bed. And with the discount today, a total score!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 2, 2019

      Incredible score for anyone needing a bed. I agree!

  • Lindsay
    December 16, 2018

    We own maybe 4 of these in two sizes and the boys love em! So much better for them as they age too. 🙂

    Sending love and warm wishes to you and yours this Christmas season miss Cathy. xoxoxox

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 2, 2019

      Hey Lindsey – The Boys are enjoying them – they really are. Resting on them during the day is so much better for Harley also – vs. the floor. Homeboy is getting up there in age. Hugs and kisses back to you my dear friend…

  • Ruby, Rosie and Teddy
    December 20, 2018

    We have a bed for Ruby with memory foam and she loves it! But LOL, she likes to sleep on the couch with us while we watch CNN

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 2, 2019

      Jaxson loves the memory foam too – until I get in my bed then he’s right there at my feet. But I wouldn’t have it any other way – love me my Doods… Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back again soon.