Best Outdoor Doghouses and Man Playing with Dog in Yard

If you have a canine kid, he or she is one of three environmental types: Mainly an outdoor dog, mainly an indoor dog, or an indoor-outdoor pooch (maybe with her own doggie door). But whatever type your dog is, every animal that spends time outdoors needs a source of shelter; a place to get out of inclement weather and a haven to feel safe in. So in this review, we will be looking at the best outdoor dog houses available on Amazon today.

1st Product: Suncast Outdoor Dog House

The Place to Buy: Amazon 

Product Overview:

This top rated outdoor dog house comes in one size, and can accommodate pets up to 70 lbs. It’s made of a durable resin material that is waterproof from roof to floor to keep your dog protected from all types of weather.

This attractive dog house measures 35 inches X 27 inches X 29.5 inches. It comes with a vinyl door (11.75″ X 20.5″) which allows the pet to easily walk in and out.

Pros:

  • I like the fact that it comes with a door which can be used for greater coziness in a windy storm, or removed for a pleasant breezy spring or autumn day.
  • It’s durable weather resistant material will keep this product from deteriorating in any kind of weather.
  • The price is right; well under a hundred bucks for a lifetime of comfort and protection for your dog.
  • Of course there’s a floor inside (so that your pet is up off the ground), and you can add blankets or straw in wintertime or a dog cooling mat in the summer.
  • This outdoor dog house is a nice-looking addition to your yard or patio.

Cons:

  • It only comes in one size. That’s ideal if you have a medium to large dog (under 70 lbs.), but if you have a toy breed or a giant breed, this is not the best choice for your pet.
  • Assembly required. The pieces of this dog house snap together fairly easily.

2nd Product: Indigo Dog Igloo

The Place to Buy: Amazon      

Product Overview:

Another pet parent top choice is the Indigo dog house by Petmate. This canine shelter can be classified as a Dogloo, or Doggie Igloo, because of its igloo architecture that helps shield your pet from wind, rain, and snow. It features heavy-duty foam construction that provides insulation in hot and cold weather for year-round protection.

This outdoor dog house is also made with Microban technology for built-in antimicrobial protection. The active ingredient in Microban is benzethonium chloride, which is the same active ingredient found in common antibacterial wipes for children. This gives an added level of protection against mold, mildew and bacteria that can cause stains and product deterioration.

The floors of this Dogloo are raised above ground and drain into side moats to keep your pet dry. This product also features roof ventilation, designed to circulate fresh air. It comes in 3 sizes: Medium, Large, and Extra Large.

Pros:

  • It provides year-round comfort for your dog. The way this Indigo house is constructed will keep your pet warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
  • The extended ‘igloo’ offset doorway is added protection from wind.
  • Top roof vents can be adjusted to control air circulation.
  • This outdoor dog house comes in 3 sizes to accommodate a wider range of dog breeds.
  • The Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection will keep this Dogloo cleaner longer.
  • Accessories are available to customize your new Indigo Dog House. An Indigo Dog House Door and Indigo Pet Pad are sold separately.

Cons:

  • May be a bit pricey for some pet parents, and the price varies according to the size of the dog house.
  • Assemble required. The Indigo Dogloo also snaps together without the need for tools.

3rd Product: Arf Frame Dog House

The Place to Buy: Amazon

Product Overview:

This outdoor dog house is so attractive it can almost double as lawn or garden furniture. The primary wood used in this dog house is Cunninghamia Lanceolata, (also referred to as Stained Whitewood or White Cedar), so it’s naturally weather resistant and non-toxic.

The Arf Frame Dog House is a ‘Close Fitting’ habitat for those many dog breeds who prefer a closer fitting den for a feeling of greater security. So although it comes in 4 sizes (X-Small, Small, Medium and Large), if your pet requires more space, you’ll want to consider purchasing this particular dog house in the next larger size.

EXTRA SMALL HOUSE: Internal Dimensions: 17″ Wide x 16″ Deep x 17″ High / Door Opening: 7.75″W x 10.25″H {Accommodates pets up to 15 lbs. in a cozy, close fit.}

SMALL HOUSE: Internal Dimensions: 20″ Wide x 15.25″ Deep x 23″ High / Door Opening: 8.25″ W x 13″ H {Accommodates pets up to 30 lbs. in a cozy, close fit.}

MEDIUM HOUSE: Internal Dimensions: 24.5″ Wide x 20″ Deep x 26.5″ High / Door Opening: 9.75″ W x 15.25″ H {Accommodates pets up to 50 lbs. in a cozy, close fit.}

LARGE HOUSE: Internal Dimensions: 25.5″ Wide x 30″ Deep x 29.5″ High / Door Opening: 11.75″ W x 18″ H {Accommodates pets up to 80 lbs. in a cozy, close fit.}

Pros:

  • It’s made out of real fir wood that is non-toxic and is naturally resistant to wood rot and insect pests (and smells great)!
  • This dog house is designed to be comfortable, durable, lightweight, and affordable.
  • The roof panels are lined with a sheet of plywood.
  • The solid wood floor is raised so that your dog rests up off the ground.
  • The Arf Frame dog house owes most of its popularity to its attractive appearance, fresh aroma, and pest resistance.
  • The product’s material quality and workmanship is guaranteed for one year (under “normal” conditions).

Cons:

  • Although it is designed to be comfortable, durable and beautiful, it is NOT durable to the point of protecting your dog in very harsh or extreme weather. If it snows or gets very cold where you live, this dog house is not a good choice.
  • There’s that whole dimension measuring thing. Many dogs do prefer a domain that is just large enough to lay down and turn around comfortably, but your dog may not be one of them. If you have a pooch that likes to sprawl when he snoozes, this is not the habitat for him, unless you purchase the next size up.
  • Assembly with screwdriver required.
  • This dog house will probably begin to leak eventually if left out in an open, rainy climate.

In Conclusion

I hope you learned something about 3 of the best outdoor dog houses available. There are many, many of them on the market (some with porches and decks, or split-level apartments, even duplexes!), but I wanted to show you the most popular products that combined functionality, comfort, appearance, and affordability.

These three canine abodes that I chose for this list of the best outdoor dog houses were rated very high in customer satisfaction, albeit for different reasons. If you’re in the market for one, I hope you found one that suits your precious pet perfectly!

THANK YOU, FOR VISITING MY GERIATRIC DOG AND READING THIS REVIEW!

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