What Does Your Pet Use for a Pillow?

My 9-year old yellow Lab, Sanchez (pictured above), often sleeps soundly with his head propped up on a wall, snoring away. Doesn’t look very comfortable to me, but he sure likes it. Other times his entire body is on the dog bed with his head hanging off of the side. My black Lab Gina (pictured below) has been known to use an entire huge dog bed just as a pillow.

I asked fans on Facebook what their dogs used for pillows. Answers included dog feeders, books, squeaky toys, desk chairs, shoes, humans, the cat, the bottom shelf of the coffee table, human pillows and more. Dogs just seem to be masters at  making good use of what is in their environment and getting comfortable.

How about your dogs and other pets? What do they use for pillows?

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William C
William C3 months ago


W. C
W. C3 months ago

Thank you for the article.

Bri Ana C.
Bri Ana C.5 years ago

Ive taken many pictures of my cat using the funniest things as pillows such as the side of boxes, waterbottles, computer chair wheels hahaha and putting his head on my pillow even when im still using it!

Carrie Anne Brown

cute :) thanks for sharing

Mrs Shakespeare
Mrs Shakespeare5 years ago

My cats sleep on the floor, on couches, on the bed, wherever, but Renato-thats my kitten-only sleep on my lap ooooor on top of my jacket which is left there on the couch for him to use a mini-pillow.

Shawn P.
Shawn P5 years ago

Our sheltie, Jack, scrunches up the bathroom rug and uses it as a pillow. Our dog Po, just uses his front legs.

Alicia Coker
Alicia Coker5 years ago

My cat, Jack, uses the tire of my mom's van, the ground, the washing machine, our chairs, on our laps, in the shelves of our bookcase thing and on his "scratching post" aka a rough rug he sharpens his claws on. So basically anywhere he feels like sleeping except for his actual bed we bought him lol.

Russie C.
Russie C5 years ago

My cats use my lap, stomach or arm of my recliner chair for a pillow when they are sitting on my lap.

Lori E.
Lori E5 years ago

The floor and window ledge :)

Wendy Brown
Wendy Brown5 years ago

I think my dog knows how to get my attention, when he sleeps to sleep, he curls up in his bed and is silent, when he sleeps for attention, he sleeps in odd positions and snores loudly - he knows we can't resist and I see other owners are the same :o) They know how to work us don't they.