Looking for a dog house for your furry companion doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. While there are multiple options available, some of the best dog houses have been listed here to help you get started. They are ranked in order of best to almost-best, taking into account the size of the dog that it can shelter and the overall durability and aesthetics.
Each product has the same details listed out for easy comparison and notes things such as if the house is meant for indoor or outdoor use, the weight of the dog that it supports, if it is heated, etc. This is followed by a brief product description and then the most relevant pros and cons for each house listed.
1. Suncast DH350
This quaint little doghouse is one of the best dog houses for large dogs. It supports dogs up to 100lbs and is easily assembled by snapping the pieces together. Is ranked the #1 best seller on Amazon for dog houses. Not only does it have vents to provide optimum air circulation, it comes with a vinyl door and letters that allow you to personalize this house to make it a home for your dog.
2. Petsfit Dog House
This barn-like style doghouse is sure to appeal to most in search for the best dog houses. It is one of the best when it comes to cleaning, with a removable floor and hinged, slanted roof to ensure good drainage and easy access. The house itself has a raised floor to prevent moisture from accumulating inside on rainy days and the plastic feet prevent water from seeping into the cedar. As a bonus, you can purchase a separate insulation kit to keep your pet(s) nice and warm during the colder weather.
3. ASL Solutions Deluxe Insulated Palace
This dog house truly lives up to the ‘palace’ in the name. It is a large house that supports large dogs and is also one of the heaviest here on the list. One of the best features of this dog house is the heated floor that is also sloped towards a small drain hole to ensure quality drainage. Comes with idyllic ‘barn windows’ to keep with the theme that can be opened or closed with tools.
4. Confidence Pet Waterproof Plastic Kennel
This dog house could easily blend in if placed in a backyard in a home with children. Looking much like a little child’s playhouse, the durable plastic design allows for all-weather protection and supports dogs up to 100lbs. While not heated or insulated, there is plenty of room to layer in the blankets depending on the temperatures and it come in three different sizes to accommodate single dogs or pairs.
5. Aspen Petbarn
Don’t let the unassuming design of this dog house mask how great it actually is. It offers not just three, but four different sizes, accommodating dogs up to 90lbs. While not heated, the extended roof guard rim and raised interior floor divert both snow and rain in order to keep your dog nice and dry. It also comes with rear-air ventilation and requires no tools to assemble.
6. Arf Frame Dog House with Dark Frame
This is one of the best dog houses when it comes to looks. Made with treated cedar wood it keeps the natural wood color with black accents. The house comes in four different sizes to accommodate dogs up to 80+lbs but the weight stays pretty low with the largest house weighing just 40lbs. The wood is treated with a non-toxic weather resistant finish and the raised floor keeps your pet(s) dry.
7. Petmake Barnhome III
This dog house is proof that they are not limited to just dogs. People claim it to be one of the best dog houses for feral cats as well. While somewhat on the small and unattractive side, it accommodates pets up to 90lbs and has a real air ventilation system that works to provide the best air circulation. It is easily assembled and weighs only 21lbs (medium) for easy transportation and movement.
8. TANGKULA Dog House
This dog house is another highly attractive addition to any backyard. It accommodates dogs up to 70lbs and comes in 3 different sizes. The eye-catching finish is also waterproof and while it doesn’t have any heating, it is large enough to have a self-insulation with blankets. The raised floor prevents water from getting inside easily and you can find clear details about the assembly in the accompanying manual.
9. Petsfit Indoor Wooden Doghouse
This model is one of the best dog houses for indoor use and can blend almost seamlessly into the home environment. You can’t open the top, which makes it a perfect table in an entryway. The doghouse comes with a metal ‘gate’ that can keep a pet inside nicely. It is on the smaller side and the more delicate design works for gentler dogs up to 30 lbs. It comes in a grey finish, or you can order it unfinished if you are looking to match pre-existing furniture.
The dog houses here are some of the top ones currently available. From basic to beautiful, these models are sure to check everything off of your list and may even provide some extra perks like heated flooring to not only protect but pamper your puppy. If you have other models that have worked for you or comments regarding any of the ones that we included feel free to drop a note below!
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