Bed Questions

Congratulations! You found the brand of best pet beds for your cat, a small Zen Den. The machine washable bed is loved by cats and the people owned by cats. Read More.

Zen Dens are made with upholstery quality, 100% polyester high-density faux suede with smooth and textured finishes.  The fabric quality is extremely durable and provides long-lasting washability.  Attached fleece blankets are anti-pill and 100% polyester with a brushed back. The fabrics are not treated with flame retardant finishes and do not meet child sleepwear standards, as fewer chemicals in fabric finishing help eliminate irritants to your pet.  In the future, Zen Den will be introducing an additional line of natural fiber fabric beds.

Pet beds have different qualities and it can be confusing to make an intelligent decision about which bed to buy. The Zen Den® pet beds are made of top-quality materials that will last for many years.

What your dog is doing when he is pawing at his bed is simple. Think of your dog in the wild – he wants to make a bed so he finds some matted grass or leaves and starts pawing at them. Ah, almost fluffy and comfortable! The Zen Den bed has this same quality with a moveable blanket for your pet to “fluff” before laying down – reducing the chance of them destroying the bed.

Odor comes from a source such as bacteria, and of course dogs track in dirt and sometimes invisible passengers. The best way to eliminate pet bed odor is to wash it. The Zen Den pet bed is machine washable meaning you can always kill the foul odor!

Think about the last time you rented a hotel room. Did you ask for a twin bed or a king? My observation is that dogs and cats like to have options to spread out or fit snugly! With a bolster, your pet can snuggle against the edge when they want to while still being able to spread out across the bed when they want more space.

All Zen Den beds are designed and manufactured the United States.

Care Questions

To keep your pet beds as sanitary as possible, all Zen Den components are 100% machine washable and dryable.

Remove the pillow from the center of the bed frame.  Put the entire pillow (with the attached blanket) into your washing machine with non-perfume laundry soap.  Wash on the desired cycle from speed wash to heavy duty sanitation wash.

For size small, place the entire bed frame into the washer and use any cycle from speed wash to sanitize using non-perfume detergent. 

For the larger sizes (medium through super large), remove the interior bolsters of the base frame through the zipper under the bed frame.  Place the frame cover into the washer and wash on desired cycle speed.

Bolsters can also be washed separately by placing them directly into the washer with non-perfume detergent and running them on the desired cycle.

To dry all Zen Den components, place in a traditional dryer and use 1-2 dryer sheets to help release any pet hair.

Yes. To wash your Zen Mate, follow the above washing instructions for Zen Den beds.  All components can be placed directly into the washer/dryer.  The blanket is permanently attached and will process through the washer/dryer beautifully.

Pet Questions

Just as it is important to keep your home and bed clean, it is important to keep your pet and its bed clean. When you select a pet bed, choose one that is washable in addition to any other quality important to you. Zen Den® pet beds are washable and will be an attractive complement to your home. Read More.

First, think about where the bed is placed in your home and if it is drafty. The Zen Den® blanket and plush bed may supply the extra amount of warmth you want for your dog, just like your blanket provides like you. The Zen Den® bed is also breathable, ensuring your dog doesn’t overheat.

Some pets prefer to sleep snugly in their beds, and some love to stretch out.  Some pets love to sleep both ways!  Your individual pet will dictate the appropriate size bed for their sleeping habits.  If a pet wants to feel secure and safe, they may curl up tightly into their beds; if they are comfortable and relaxed, they may stretch out.

Your pet is pawing at its bed to create loft, thermal insulation/protection and comfort for a restful night’s sleep.  Your pet will feel different densities in the pads of its feet, and when they feel as though a bed has enough loft and varying densities, they will settle down for a comfortable sleep.  It is similar to the process people experience as they arrange the linens on their own bed and fluff their pillows.  It takes some arranging to get the feeling to be “just right.”

Returns & Exchanges

Zen Den’s Satisfaction Guarantee provides one return per household, which must be returned within 60 days of the delivery date of the Zen Den.  Just return the clean and undamaged bed to us within 60 days of the delivery date and your purchase price will be refunded. Read more about our return policy.

Learn more about making returns here.

Your Zen Den can be exchanged for a different size or color if the bed is clean and unused.  Cost difference +/- of the product will apply. Return freight costs are not covered by Zen Den Pets. Shipping for returns and exchanges will be the responsibility of the customer.

Preauthorization is required for all exchanges and returns. Complete the form on our Return Policy page.

Return freight costs are not covered by Zen Den Pets. Shipping for returns and exchanges outside of the U.S. will be the responsibility of the customer, and is based upon location.


We ship to the U.S., Canada, and Europe. However, we primarily focus on the U.S. and Canada, as European countries tend to have smaller washers and dryers, potentially making Zen Den laundering more difficult.

Zen Den orders ship free to the 48 contiguous states in the US. Shipping costs for other regions vary by destination.

Yes, we have shipped to Canada and Europe. However, we primarily focus on the U.S. and Canada, as European countries tend to have smaller washers and dryers, potentially making Zen Den laundering more difficult.

For the 48 contiguous states, we use UPS.  Outside the U.S, Alaska & Hawaii, we use USPS.  FedEx is also an option.