27 Innovative Doghouse Designs

Explore some outrageous, clever and truly unique canine homes.

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Chihuahua's Pueblo

Toto's builder made his home in the authentic architectural style of a true pueblo home including wood posts (vigas), stucco siding and a terra-cotta floor on the inside.

Mini Mansion

This pup palace was designed to match the owner's house and it was built using the same materials.

Brooklyn Brownstone

City dwellers Buster and Bruno show off their urban-style home. The two-story house boasts an electric street light, an interior chandelier and a hinged top for easy access.

A Lounging Porch

This barn-style abode is a two-room duplex for sisters Greta and Gypsy. The red roof, gingerbread trim and well-built details make it a winner.

Rooftop Garden

Lucy's eco-friendly pad includes a rooftop garden to help keep the place cool. A water-collection system captures rain then lets it drip down cascading water bowls.

Australian Bottle House

This doghouse was constructed in the 1960s and has since become something of roadside attraction. It just goes to show what a little recycling and ingenuity can get you.

Wing House

This was a standard doghouse. A portico was added and the roof extended to include shade "wings". The builders adorned the house with lights, making it quite an evening spectacle.

Hollywood Sound Stage

Buster and Bruno's home is a small version of a Hollywood studio. Lined with paw-printed red carpet, the interior and exterior of the structure is embellished with movie posters and studio-like signage.


Storm the mastiff spends a lot of time in his owners' pond, so they built him a house with a deck to overlook the pond and the yard beyond.

Classical Korean Architecture

This doghouse in South Korea is made from thickly milled timbers and a heavy tiled roof in a traditional ornamental style.

House of Cards

Large wooden playing cards are stacked together to create this unique doghouse.

Thatched Cottage

A well-thatched straw roof can last half a century. The materials make it a cool place for Fido to escape the noonday sun and keep the elements out when the weather turns foul.

Curb Appeal

This finely crafted shingled doghouse has glass-paned windows, copper flashing, detailed trim and even potted plants around the entrance.

AC, Wi-Fi Web Camera and LED Lighting

With built-in air conditioning, heat and a humidifier, "The Cool Pet House" is designed to keep small animals comfortable in any weather. The house comes with a remote control, LED lighting and an optional wi-fi camera so you can check on your pets.

Tudor-Style Chalet

This tricked-out house includes exterior lighting, skylight, bay window, mailbox, birdhouse, a window box and a non-working chimney that is used to hold dog treats.

Classic Design

Smokey the pup inherited this old classic when his family moved to a new house. He will soon grow into the bunkhouse, which is sturdily built to withstand the snowy Canadian winters.

Flat Top

This solid-wood doghouse combines functionality with a fashionable design. The structure comes in an easy-to-assemble kit. The shingled, waterproof roof is slanted to allow rain and melting snow to roll off. And the roof is hinged so it lifts up to make cleaning inside very easy.

Frank Lloyd Wright Influence

Corrugated metal and plywood come together in this modern design. A cantilevered roof provides a shady entrance for Lola the Australian shepherd.

Roof Garden

Each one of these earth-friendly doghouses is custom sized and built for your pet. They are made of rot-resistant red cedar and recycled planks with beeswax waterproofing. They are shipped unplanted with vegetation that is native to your region.

"Moddy Doggy House"

This modern doghouse integrates the horizontal slat style that is popular with modern furniture designers. The angled roof and thick-slab wood floor create interesting visuals without compromising utility. The "Moddy" doghouse is available in Ipe and Cedar wood.

Indoor Doghouse

Not all dog houses are designed for the outdoors. This ingenious dog crate, which comes in four sizes, blends in with your home's decor and provides a cozy shelter for your dog.

Stylish "BowHaus"

This structure satisfies a dogs’ instinctive craving for a cozy, enclosed space yet can be displayed like an elegant piece of furniture. The house is made of powder-coated steel and the starburst design provides plenty of ventilation without compromising the snug dog den.

A Durable Doghouse

Plastic pet homes are fully insulated to keep your dog comfortable all year. The houses are designed to withstand extreme weather without cracking or fading.

Garden House

Not only does this doghouse make a pretty focal point in this cottage garden, it's great place for the dog to enjoy the fragrant florals. 

"The Dog Trot" by Taparchitecture

This doghouse was inspired by a building style common in the South. It consists of two wood-frame structures under a common roof with a breezeway between them.

The "K-9 Deluxe" by Taparchitecture

This eco-friendly doghouse includes a five-gallon, rooftop rainwater collection tank that feeds a water bowl. The ventilation system and interior lighting are both solar powered.

"The Dog Coop" by Taparchitecture

The designers of this environmentally friendly doghouse created insulated panels from plywood and used durable plastic for the decking.

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