Dog House

For dogs that spend a majority of their time outdoors irrespective of the type of weather, having a dog house can offer the protection they need. Besides offering protection from weather extremes, the dog houses provide a space for the dogs to nap and have a quiet time. Thus having a dog house will be a wonderful addition to your dog’s life. Here are some tips to help you buy the right dog house for your pet dog.

 Top Dog Houses

Bestseller No. 1
Large Dog House Lodge with Porch Deck Kennels Crates Solid Fir Wood Spacious Deck for Sunny Nap Insulated Keep Rain Out Outdoor 67w X 31d X 38h
28 Reviews
Large Dog House Lodge with Porch Deck Kennels Crates Solid Fir Wood Spacious Deck for Sunny Nap Insulated Keep Rain Out Outdoor 67w X 31d X 38h
  • large dog house, large dog house with porch
  • extra large dog house, dog house off the ground
  • off the ground dog house, elevated dog house, warm dog house
Bestseller No. 2
Antique Large Dog House W Roof Solid Wood Penthouse Kennels Crates Duplex 51x43x43 W Balcony & Ez Entrance for Two Dogs. For Outdoor Dog Bed Has a Raised Bottom and Natural Insulation. White Wash
  • Antique Large Dog House W Roof Solid Wood Penthouse Kennels Crates Duplex 51x43x43 W Balcony & Ez Entrance for Two Dogs. For Outdoor Dog Bed Has a Raised Bottom and Natural Insulation. White Wash
  • Dimensions: 51W x 43D x 43H in. Perfect for small to medium size dogs
  • Optional center divider wall for 1 or 2 dogs Covered porch protects from rain or sun Weatherproof asphalt roof
SaleBestseller No. 3
Petsfit Wooden Dog House
501 Reviews
Petsfit Wooden Dog House
  • Roof can be opened, bottom floor can be removed for easier cleaning
  • Inner Size:36.6"L X 22.3"W X 22"H
  • Easily assemble with pre-drilled hole
  • Weatherproof dog house keep your pet from rain, snow and sun
  • Include the door flap, interior dimension and door dimension, please refer to size picture
Bestseller No. 4
Tangkula Dog House Pet Outdoor Bed Wood Shelter Home Weather Kennel Waterproof 4 Size (S with Grid line)
78 Reviews
Tangkula Dog House Pet Outdoor Bed Wood Shelter Home Weather Kennel Waterproof 4 Size (S with Grid line)
  • Material: Fir wood +red asphalt+ Plastic feet
  • Raised floor promotes circulation to help keep floor warm/dry in the winter and cool in the summer
  • Weatherproof solid fir construction with draft resistant tongue and groove design
  • Adjustable feet to level on uneven ground
  • Assembly required. All hardware included
SaleBestseller No. 5
Petmate Indigo Dog House All-Weather Protection Taupe/Black 3 sizes Available
  • PROTECTION YEAR-ROUND: Indigo dog house features a heavy-duty construction that provides insulation in hot and cold weather and an extended, offset doorway that helps shield pets from rain and wind
  • ROOF VENTILATION: Vents located on top of the igloo dog house are designed to circulate fresh air, keeping pets comfortable inside
  • SPACIOUS FOR DOGS OF ALL SIZES: Igloo dog house is available in medium, large, and extra large sizes to provide security and comfort for wide range of dogs
  • STAYS CLEANER LONGER: Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria.
  • RAISED FLOORS: Floors of the outdoor pet house are raised above the ground and feature side moats to help drain off liquid and keep pets dry
  • EASY ASSEMBLY: Petmate igloo dog house features a quick, easy-snap design for convenient assembly with no tools required
  • ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE: For added comfort, pet parents can customize the Petmate Indigo Dog House with the Petmate Indigo Pad or Petmate Indigo Door, available for purchase separately
Bestseller No. 6
no!no! Plastic Indoor Outdoor Dog House Small to Medium Pet All Weather Doghouse Puppy Shelter White, Blue Roof
2 Reviews
no!no! Plastic Indoor Outdoor Dog House Small to Medium Pet All Weather Doghouse Puppy Shelter White, Blue Roof
  • Lovely house for your lovely pet Gives your puppies a feel at home
  • Smooth surfaces for easy cleaning Attractive, safe, easy-to-assemble dwelling for your dog to call home
  • Durable construction Raised Floor designed to be Affordable, Durable, Easy to Assemble, and Comfortable for your pet
  • dimentions approximately L73.6* W66.5* 69.5 CM or about 29 x 26 x 27 inches
Bestseller No. 7
Tangkula Pet Dog House, Outdoor & Indoor Dog/Cat Wooden Puppy House Room with a View, Pet Room with Stairs, Raised Roof and Balcony Bed for Small Dogs, Wooden Dog House (Medium)
  • 🐾【Good Activity Place for Pets】The pet house designed with balcony, sidesteps, and rest rooms. Your pet can relax, play and sleep in it. Grey and white color will be loved by most pets.
  • 🐕【Easy to Management】With large door you can clean this house in seconds with running water. And There is a door for the rest room. If you go out you can let your pets in it and don't worry losing it.
  • 🐾【Durable & Sturdy structure】The Tangkula Pet house is made of solid fir wood. The advantage of this material is light and easy to portable, sturdy and durable. Which is also environment friendly and non-toxic for lovely dogs. The pet house will last long for years in outdoor or indoor.
  • 🐕【Assembly in Minutes】With pre-drilled holes, you can assemble it in approx 30 minutes according the manual. All necessary hardware are included.
  • 🐾【Customer Service Guaranteed】UPS or USPS will deliver it to your house door in 3-6 business days when you placed the order. And we packed all item as good as we can, if there is part missing or damaged, plz contact with us freely via email, our service team will solve your pro in 24 hours.
SaleBestseller No. 8
King Canopy Dog House Kennel Cover - 10 by 10 -Feet Silver
247 Reviews
King Canopy Dog House Kennel Cover - 10 by 10 -Feet Silver
  • The actual dimensions are 9'7" x 9'7" the cover fits a standard 10x10 Kennel
  • UV protected polyethylene cover
  • Kennel not included
  • Includes Kennel top, top frame, and hardware only
  • 20 gauge powder coated steel
Bestseller No. 9
Luonita Outdoor Dog House with Door,Pet Waterproof Plastic Dog Kennel Outdoor Dog House for Small to Large Size Dog All Weather Doghouse Puppy Shelter Shipping from CA.,NJ. (Black)
  • COMFORTABLE & COOL: shelter that keeps your dog out of the sun. Built in vents in the front, back provide air circulation providing fresh air. The house also includes an evaluated base keeping out water and dirt.
  • Adjustable Height:51.2"H fully adjustable rod length (includes two 7.87", and three 11.8" rods). This chandelier is hardwired, installation required
  • EASY ASSEMBLY: The dog house is simply and easy to put together (instructions provided, customer service included).
  • The 5 bulbs surround the central brushed brass metal ball, adding a retro feel to any interior with its sleek look, especially for the living room, the restaurant is gorgeous, and the cafe bar is also beautiful.
  • Product size: 32.3 x 26.4 x 24.4 inches (82x67x62 cm) The product has been rigorously tested to carry a certain weight or to be placed for a period of time without deformation and bending.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Petmate Barnhome III, UP TO 15LBS
592 Reviews
Petmate Barnhome III, UP TO 15LBS
  • Barn-shaped dog house that protects your dog from the hot or cold outdoor elements
  • Rear air ventilation system to promote air circulation
  • Recommended for dogs that are 8 inches in height and 17 inches in length
  • This tough plastic doghouse will not rot and will never need a new roof
  • Assembles easily in seconds
Bestseller No. 11
IRIS IDH-L Large Igloo Shaped Dog House, White/Almond
21 Reviews
IRIS IDH-L Large Igloo Shaped Dog House, White/Almond
  • Keep your dog happy and cozy with this igloo shaped pet house
  • Adjustable ventilation cap lets ample airflow into the back of the plastic dog home
  • Durable plastic pet house construction is easy to assemble and clean
  • Igloo pet home is great for mid-sized dogs such as Corgis and Beagles
  • Dimensions: 37.00"L x 26.50"W x 24.00"H
Bestseller No. 12
Giantex Pet Dog House, Wooden Dog Room Shelter with Stairs, Raised Roof and Balcony Bed for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Wood Dog House
83 Reviews
Giantex Pet Dog House, Wooden Dog Room Shelter with Stairs, Raised Roof and Balcony Bed for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Wood Dog House
  • 🐕【Sturdy Wood for Both Indoor and Outdoor Use】-- Made of fir wood and treated with natural color stains, our pet dog house does provide you with long lasting using experience. The weather-resistant, water-based paint is ideal for outdoor use. Durable house with raised roof enables your pet can hide inside while it is raining outside.
  • 🐕【2-Tier Design Guarantees Enough Activity Space】-- 2-story wooden pet dog house, including an indoor lounge area, climbable stairs, and a rooftop balcony with a railing, allows your dog to play, relax, sunbathe, sleep and fully enjoy their outdoor activities. The enough space of this dog house will offer double fun to your puppy dog.
  • 🐕【Designed for Your Smaller Pets】-- The deluxe construction with side ladder, raised roof and balcony bed provides a comfortable and superior pet dog house for your pets like family. A raised bottom is to keep them dry from the water or dirt. And you do not need to worry about your pet getting wet.
  • 🐕【Easy Steps to Quick Assemble】-- The Giantex pet dog house is easy to assemble and the all required accessories are included. You can quickly assemble the item and use it in a clear and easy-to-understand manual. It enables you to wipe out any troubles of assembly.
  • 🐕【Appealing Style to Your Pets】-- Our wooden pet dog house is designed to complement and enhance your existing surroundings with a classic and appealing design that both you and your pets will appreciate. With sturdy side stairs and adorable balcony bed, your pet will surely love it and have a good rest on it.
Bestseller No. 13
Tangkula Wood Dog House Large Pet Shelter Log Cabin Extreme Weather Resistant Dog House Adjustable Feet(M-Dog House)
20 Reviews
Tangkula Wood Dog House Large Pet Shelter Log Cabin Extreme Weather Resistant Dog House Adjustable Feet(M-Dog House)
  • 【Log Cabin Style Design】This classic log cabin style dog house is a fun, rustic addition to your patio, yard, or inside the house. The beautiful, traditional design complements any backyard. Perfect for your adorable puppies weighing up to 33 lbs.
  • 【Weather Resistant】 Main house with roof to protect your pet during adverse weather. The slanted asphalt roof is covered in durable composite shingles and will protect your furry friends from adverse weather.
  • 【Adjustable for All Surfaces】The adjustable, extra-high plastic-tipped feet allow you to level the house on uneven ground , stress-free placement ,and promotes air circulation to help keep floor warm and dry in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • 【Durable Construction】Pet house is made of solid fir wood which is strong and sturdy for long-lasting protection, and it is also environment friendly and non-toxic for lovely dogs. You can be confident that your pet will be kept safe and comfortable in this durable shelter.
  • 【Easy to Assemble & Clean】Hinged Roof with 2 locking arms that opens from above and removable floor for easy maintenance and clean. Easy assembled according to our included instructions.
Bestseller No. 14
LavoHome All Weather Doghouse Puppy Shelter Pet Dog House Portable Waterproof Plastic Roof Cat Dogs House|Comfortable Cool Shelter | Durable Plastic Design | Home Kennel | (Red)
  • PERFECT INDOOR OUTDOOR DOG HOUSE FOR YOUR PETS: Your beloved pet will be living large in this beautiful dog house. It has a sturdy, smooth plastic construction for easy cleaning.This made with PP material which is breathable, safe and ensures that your dog have a safe and convenient environment.Good for both indoor as well as outdoor use!
  • VENTILATION & AIR CIRCULATION: The vent is designed in such a way It has small openings that look like a screen ensures good ventilation and ample air circulation on the sides allowing your dog to have fresh air inside the house
  • RAISED BASE FOR RAIN PROOF: It has a unique design of raised base to prevent rain from reaching your dogs.Thus making it the most safest dog house available out in the market
  • EASY ASSEMBLY: Assembles very easily without any extra tools and efforts which saves time, with in minutes!You can also conveniently carry it anywhere!
  • LIGHTWEIGHT& DURABLE: Designed to be durable yet lightweight ,Affordable for all and extremely Comfortable for your pet!DIMENSIONS: 24 X 30 X 26 inches
Bestseller No. 15
Lucky Dog Heavy Duty Dog Cage Outdoor Pet Playpen – This Pet Cage is Perfect For Containing Small Dogs and Animals. Included is a Roof and Water-Resistant Cover (4’W x 4’L x 4.4’H)
776 Reviews
Lucky Dog Heavy Duty Dog Cage Outdoor Pet Playpen – This Pet Cage is Perfect For Containing Small Dogs and Animals. Included is a Roof and Water-Resistant Cover (4’W x 4’L x 4.4’H)
  • ASSEMBLED DIMENSIONS - 4'4"H x 4'L x 4'W with cover installed (3.1' H without cover installed)
  • PERFECT FOR OFFICES & APARTMENTS - The Lucky Dog complete box kennel is great for residential or professional use. The modular design makes it easy to use in small spaces, making it perfect for offices, apartments, porches or decks.
  • WATERPROOF COVER INCLUDED - The heavy duty waterproof cover and steel roof frame fit the outdoor cage perfectly and the enclosed ends provide your pet with full protection from sun, rain, snow and debris. Added UV protection prevents ripping, cracking, fading or peeling giving you years of worry-free use. Sturdy elastic cords won't break or stretch and hold the cover securely for a snug fit. The roof pitch allows for water, debris and light snow to run off instead of accumulating on the roof.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - 1.5" raised legs make the enclosure easy to sweep or hose out to prevent the buildup of dirt and bacteria, keeping your pet healthy and happy.
  • SIMPLE SETUP - This outdoor dog pen has pre-assembled modular panels that connect quickly and easily using hand tightening clamps, NO TOOLS REQUIRED! Ground anchoring is recommended.Black powder coated finish for an attractive look
Bestseller No. 16
Tangkula Dog House, Outdoor Weather-Resistant Wooden Log Cabin, Home Pet Furniture, Pet House with Adjustable Feet & Removable Floor, Pet Dog House (Extra Large)
  • 🐕【Weatherproof Structural Design】The sealed protective coating of the Tangkula cabin dog house, raised floor and sloping asphalt roof provide protection against elements, keeping the cabin comfortable and dry.
  • 🐕【Multi-Function Foot】The adjustable foot of the wooden dog house is balanced on all surfaces for easy placement.
  • 🐕【Beautiful & Classic Design】The traditional design of the Tangkula dog lodge complements any backyard. Decorate your garden while giving your dog a comfortable home.
  • 🐕【Durable & Sturdy Construction】Solid wood and stainless steel hardware, outdoor dog shed for durability and long-term protection.
  • 🐕【Available in 3 Sizes】External Dog Shelter All small, medium, large and giant to choose from to accommodate pets of all sizes. You can choose the right dog house according to the size and variety of your dog.
SaleBestseller No. 17
Best Pet Supplies Corduroy Tent Bed for Pets, Beige - Medium
1,606 Reviews
Best Pet Supplies Corduroy Tent Bed for Pets, Beige - Medium
  • PLUSH PET TENT: We've designed these tent houses for dogs and cats using faux suede, linen or corduroy and each comes with soft poly-foam lining.
  • GREAT INDOOR LOOK: The timeless style of our corduroy beige plush pet beds allows them to seamlessly blend into any décor.
  • COZY HOUSE: The dimension of this indoor tent gives your pet a touch of privacy and creates a nice sense of security. 16 x 16 x 14 inches.
  • EASY TO MAINTAIN: The tent is machine washable without stretching out of shape and acts like a soft crate making traveling simple.
  • DESIGNED TO LAST: We carefully make our soft tents for dogs and cats to give them maximum durability.
SaleBestseller No. 18
Floppy Dawg Just Chillin' Elevated Dog Bed | Medium and Large Size Dog Cots in a Variety of Colors | Removable Canopy for Indoor or Outdoor Use | Lightweight and Portable | Let Your Dog Chill in Style
  • Measures 36 Inches by 30 Inches by 36 Inches. Keeps Your Pet Cool On Warm Days
  • Shade Canopy Provides A Cool Place To Rest During Hot Days and Helps Your Pet Feel Safe and Secure
  • High Quality 1680D Oxford Fabric and Steel Frame Ensures Long Lasting Usage
  • Lightweight and Portable Pet Cot is Easy to Transport and Easy to Assemble
  • Breathable Mesh Allows Air Flow To Keep Pets Feeling Cool and Comfortable
Bestseller No. 19
Magic Gate Pet Gate for Dogs,70.9"x28.3" Black Portable Mesh Folding Safety Fence, Pet Isolation Net,Dog Gate for House Indoor Stair/Doorway Use
  • Pet safety enclosure perfect for doorways, between walls, or stairwells, indoors and outdoors.ATTENTION: Different panels will affect the stickiness of the hook, preferably stick on a dry, smooth panel.
  • The pet gate is Builted with tough partially see-through woven mesh fabric woven to withstand abuse from small pets.
  • This magic gate for dogs is Width 70.9 inches * height 28.3 inches (180cm * 72cm), not retractable.Please measure your door size before you buy this magic gate.
  • Each Set Includes one fabric woven,two stretchable poles,six sticky hooks(two hooks for spares are included)
  • Lightweight and portable to meet all your on-the-go needs.
Bestseller No. 20
Pet Squeak Princess Pad Dog House, Large, Pink
  • Easy Assembly
  • Naturally Weather-Resistant, Non Toxic
  • Lightweight and Durable
  • Raised Floor
  • The Art Frame Dog House is a Real Wood Home for your princess

Dog Houses

Dog House types

Dog houses are of various different categories. You can find dog houses of different styles and shapes made of materials including wood, metal, plastic, steel and more.  The dog houses also differ based on their purpose. While some houses are designed to be stationary in your garden or yard, there are portable types like dog tents, boxes, crates and other carriers that act as temporary homes for dogs. Here is a break down on the different dog houses.



Kennel refers to a shelter for dogs and is also the term used for a place where dogs are trained, boarded and bred. The term covers all the different types of dog houses including the crates, carriers and dog houses.


Wood dog houses

Wood is the commonly preferred and conventional choice for dog houses. It is easy to design, looks good and is plentiful. Durable wood dog houses are made from redwood or cedar, which is resistant to decay.

The wood houses are further distinguished by the type of roof used:

  • Flat roof: This is a simple design made of a flat single panel with a slight tilt from front to the rear. Most dogs prefer lounging on top of the flat roof rather than inside the dog house.
  • Pitched roof: The roof is made of two panels angled to join at the center. This is an attractive and popular design that mimics human homes.
  • Loft Roof: The loft type dog house sports a sun deck or loft over the house. This fancy loft is built over a slanted or conventional pitched roof.

When compared to the houses made of plastic and other materials, the wood houses for dogs are expensive but are realistic and attractive to look. The houses need to be refinished to withstand all types of weather conditions. And in extreme weather these offer better insulation and protection.


Plastic Dog Houses

In recent times, the plastic houses have become popular as they are light in weight, require minimal maintenance and most importantly these are priced competitively. Most models are easy to set up without any hassle. The pitched roof, barn and igloo are the models that are popular in this variety.

But when compared to the wooden houses, plastic houses do not offer the insulation needed for keeping the dog house cool during summer and warm in winter.  And these are not as realistic as the wooden houses. However the expense is less, and these do not need refinishing for protection from weather extremes.


Metal Dog Houses

The dog houses of metal are not as common as the other two types. In general, these are made of aluminum or steel and have good insulation. The house is typically rectangular in shape. As metal is difficult for dogs to chew and damage, these are indestructible and do not rot. But these are sold only by vendors specializing in hunting dog supplies.


Barrel Dog Houses

Made from plastic, metal or wood barrels, these houses are preferred by dogs as they like the curved and shallow holes. By lining a barrel with plenty of wood chip this barrel design can emulate the natural environment that dogs like.


Fiberglass caves

This dog house is made from sturdy fiberglass that is resistant to leaks and rots and is very spacious. It can comfortably house two big sized dogs. While the look is not as appealing as a wood house, it can be a unique house for your dog.


Portable dog houses

Portable dog houses include dog tents, dog crates, inflatable dog houses, pet carriers made of hard plastic or soft sided carriers and dog boxes. These serve as temporary houses for pet dogs usually used for transporting the dogs on a trailer, pickup truck etc. These are chosen based on their ease of setting up, packing, protection and comfort.


Choosing the right size

While the type of dog house is an important consideration, the size is also crucial. You can determine the right size based on the dog’s size. Remember that a big space is not always what a dog would like. Dogs generally prefer a smaller space as it gives a secure feeling.

So the right size is one where your dog can stand up comfortably and turn around easily without any additional space. The space should also allow the dog to stretch when it is lying down.


Which material is preferable?

While all the above mentioned materials are suitable, plastic and wood are the most commonly preferred options. However the material chosen should be based on the climate of the region you live in. For places that see extremes of temperature wood dog houses offer better insulation from weather conditions.


Design of the dog house

When it comes to the design, you need to consider several components such as

  • Door: You can design a dog house with or without a door. The addition is based on what your dog would like, the climatic conditions and the purpose for which you need the house. The position of the door is another consideration. A door placed to the side is more preferred as it helps to keep elements out and retain body heat.
  • Floor: A raised and insulated floor helps to keep insects and moisture out and also protects the wooden base of the house
  • Roof: A flat or pitched roof is the most common type of roof. With flat roofs, dogs have additional space for resting. The roof angle should be chosen based on the climatic condition and the type of material to use for protection from the weather.
  • Ventilation: Ventilation is important for cold and hot climates. It keeps the dog cool in hot climate and avoids excessive moisture inside the house during cold weather. Houses with small window or slotted openings in the top portion are ideal. Vinyl flaps on the doorway also provide good protection and airflow.

The above guide on dog houses is sure to help you understand the various models, styles and types available. The tips will enable you to make the right choice for your pet dog.

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