Looked for a long time a bed that Princess Penelope Von Weiner Dawg would be comfortable with. Being 1/2 a dog high and two dogs long with arthritis in her back legs it had to be easy to get into, fit her special body shape, and have that Goldilocks firmness (not too soft and not too hard). As soon as I put the bed on the floor she was able to get her little back legs dragged past the low cutout front, she laid down, curled up, and was snoring in about ten seconds flat. The oval sides are just the right height to allow her easy access into the bed and high enough to give her a sense of security. Absolutely the best bed I found on the market for a Mini Doxie Dog. A picture is worth a thousand words so I added one to the members photos for you to see.