For many of us, our dogs aren't just pets, they're our fur-babies and an important, cherished part of the family. So, we don't want to treat them like some wild animal that lives and sleeps outside all the time. They deserve a safe and comfortable space of their own inside our homes. While most people simply let their dogs choose wherever they want to sleep in the house, some people are creating something much more special. Kind of like a tiny bedroom, people are finding nooks and crannies that can be transformed into built-in indoor dog houses. It's brilliant! Here are 10 to inspire you to create your own.
Look for any place you can find – just enough space to make a little cubby for the dog to comfortably fit in. This looks like they may have a lost a little floor space in a closet behind the doggy area, but it's a small price to pay for a happy puppy.
A kitchen is a great place for the puppy to relax because dogs are usually very social animals and kitchens are the Grand Central Station of the house. They want to be around their people, so this puts them right at the center of things.
This is A LOT of space for these pups. Most people aren't going to have this much room to devote to the dogs, so these pooches are definitely pampered!
The under cabinet bed looks cozy and we LOVE the doggy shower! It might not be very easy to keep clean, but it sure would be convenient!
This is a great example of finding some unused space. No matter how small your house, you can probably find a place for a built-in puppy cubby.
We love that they put up some artwork for their dog to appreciate while he's lounging!
We bet these dogs love to relax in their bed as the family eats at the dining table.
We're not sure how they get in and out of the top of this one, but they sure look comfortable!
This under the stairs deluxe doggy bed is quite amazing. We love the mural – and the pull-out water and food bowl drawers are
Barkitecture at it's finest! Here's a perfect example of a contemporary, beautiful, and thoughtfully designed doghouse.
Ready to make your own built-in indoor dog house? Be sure to use pet-preferred paints* to protect your fur-baby's health! Toxics in traditional paints aren't only harmful to humans.
*Formulated without harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and toluene which can cause sickness, irritation and respiratory issues.