Being in the Doghouse Isn’t Always Such a Bad Thing

altIf your dog spends a fair amount of time outdoors, it’s a good idea to provide him with some kind of shelter, in case he needs a little shade or a place to come in out of the rain.  

If you’ve committed to having a dog house in your yard, why not have a little fun with it and choose one with a clever design that will not only be a great retreat for you dog, but will also be a joy to look at.

 

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This charming little red dog house was made for a dog up to about 15 pounds in size, but this Etsy vender can customize it to almost any size you would like. The floor is constructed of cedar wood to help make it rot resistant and the remainder is constructed with pressure treated pine, using weatherproofing, poly and a copper cap on the roof to help deter any water leaks.  It can also be painted in any primary color you would like.

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Talk about a room with a view! This Boomer & George dog house has it all, including its own staircase that leads up to your pups own personal rooftop balcony. So your pooch will be able to sun himself up top, while having a bird’s eye view of the world, and then retreat downstairs when he's ready to grab some shade for his afternoon nap.

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And if you’re more the DIY type, you’ll probably enjoy building this stylish mini ranch dog house for your favorite canine. The directions are provided free of charge, along with an itemized supply list. It’s constructed of plywood and utilizes redwood lattice battens as part of the siding, plus a cool little arbor above the doorway provides a bit of shade and also adds some architectural savvy to it’s design.

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