When cold weather hits, it's more important than ever to have a great dog house.
Luxury dog houses keep Fido safe and warm when the temperature dips. Whether you have a part-time or full-time outdoor dog, you'll likely find yourself in the market for a new dog house as cooler weather settles in. Because our four-legged best friends deserve the best -- and let's be honest, dog houses are traditionally eye sores -- we rounded up some of the coolest options you can buy (or build). Bypass the standard options, and treat your dog to an enhanced backyard abode that even you might want to move into.
Best Luxury Dog Houses
Dreamsoule Wooden Pet House
An A-frame house fit for Fido! This trendy wooden pet house is best for small to medium sized dogs, and includes a soft cushion for lounging. Assembly is quick and easy, with no tools required, and the house is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. You also have the option to leave the door on or off, depending on your dog's preference. Tiny windows on the side allow your pup to peep out as they please.
Petmate Igloo Dog House
Aside from being the most unique dog house on the block, this igloo-shaped pet escape is very functional as well. It will keep your furry friend warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Vents on the top are designed to keep fresh air circulating, and the shape offers coverage from the wind and the rain. You can also purchase a door separately if you want to go that route.
Amazon Basics Elevated Portable Pet House
Shopping dog houses for big dogs? This is a great option, especially if you're looking for one that can easily transition between indoor and outdoor settings. Think of it like a tent for your four-legged friend. It boasts a very sleek design, too. The raised feature keeps the bottom clean and dry, and the A-frame roof has a mesh lining for optimum air circulation. It's durable, lightweight and easy to clean, making it perfect for outdoor use in areas where it doesn't get too cold.
VBM Paw Design Dog House
This definitely wins the award for the most decorated dog house -- in a very cute way. It's covered in bones and paw print decals inside and out, and features a fun dog-shaped door cutout and matching doormat. The size makes it best suited for puppies or small breeds, and it's made of durable plastic so it can be used indoors and outdoors.
Petmate DIY Dog House
You can find lots of plans for DIY dog houses on the internet, but this kit is beginner-friendly and looks so great when completed. And the corrugate plastic roof is a great feature. Just add in cushions or bedding and your dog will love their new, cozy wooden hideaway built with love.
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