While a dog itself will likely be blissfully unaware of the quality and style of its accommodation, us humans certainly always want the very best for our dogs. All dog owners realise that non-dog lovers consider us borderline insane, yet we revel in that and continue to treat our little friends as princes or princesses. Before buying my pug Coco I promised that she would be treated like a dog, and that meant she would be fed, watered and walked and that was about it. Within a week I was truly smitten and she now gets something new whenever I happen to be in the vicinity of a pet shop; she takes up about as much time as my girlfriend.
The 5 Best Luxury Dog Houses
A look at some awesome luxury indoor and outdoor dog houses, with links to buy them online!
My dog actually sleeps inside the home, primarily because I live in an apartment but also because Pugs feel the cold a lot more than most dogs, particularly larger breeds. It is generally larger breeds or dogs who share homes with several other dogs who are raised to live outdoors. Other dogs are kept in colder rooms in winter months and so benefit from having a dog house inside.
So a dog can just live in a cheap plywood box with a hole in it right? Of course they could, they wouldn't know the difference as long as it was warm and comfortable. But we reject the possibility of saving money by doing this because we want our dogs to have the best in life, and we are also of course heavily minded towards the aesthetics of our own home. I have skipped through the hundreds of dog houses available on America's largest online retailer, Amazon.com, and presented 5 of the very best on this page.
Precision Pet Outback Country Lodge
This solid wood outdoor country lodge if fully waterproof, easy to assemble, and has a raised floor and waterproof leg protectors to keep your dog safe and dry. The roof is sealed with a waterproof liner.
Merry Pet Wood 'Room with a View' Pet House
For smaller dogs, consider this 'room with a view'! Made from solid cedar wood, this dog house has steps leading up to spacious roof terrace with latticework! Easy assembly should take no longer than 20 minutes.
ASL Solutions Foam Insulated Dog Palace
Now for the ultimate in warmth and comfort, this dog palace has 4" of real Styrofoam insulation in each panel, a self-closing door, a raised floor and plenty of ventilation.
|ASL Solutions Foam (Styro/EPS) Insulated Dog Palace|
ASL Solutions Dog Palace Insulated Dog House Beautiful and durable, the ASL Solutions Dog Palace Insulated Dog House features up to 4 inches of real foam (Styro/EPS) insulation ...Only $181.58
Merry Pet 'The Mansion' Wood Pet House
Now for something truly huge, a dog mansion! Great for larger dogs or for a small pack of smaller or medium sized dogs, this dog mansion is made from solid kiln-dried Asian fir and contains a window for ventilation (should you place a door on the opening).
Our Pets 'Tuff-N-Rugged' Dog House
Worried that your dog is going to destroy their home through biting, chewing and scratching? I would like to see them try and break this near-indestructible home. This home is suitable for dogs up to 125Ibs and is a winner of the Consumer Digest Best Buy Award.