My outdoor cats are porch potatoes when it's hot. They LOVE these beds! I can wash this material with a hose when they get soiled in any way,,,but they usally look fresh and new, and obviously comfortable to my cats. They stretch out and nap all day.I've bought them for dogs in the past. Some times when biggger dogs are in a "pack", they tend to make beds into toys. Not a good idea for any bed's longevity. Considering this, I only offer these to "single" dogs.