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Although dogs should have a doghouse all year, fall is the main time of the year when people consider getting a dog house, generally with winter protection in mind.  A dog house offers the dog a warm and dry place to sleep, or rest, on a cold winter's day.  Dog owners should know that a doghouse can also be a cool place to go to get out of summer's heat.  A doghouse also offers protection from wind and hail or can just be a "den" where the dog to go for some peace and quiet. has hundreds of doghouses to choose from so finding the right one can be tricky if a person does not know what they are looking for.

A dog's house needs to be big enough for the dog to stand up, and turn around, in, but not too much larger than that or the dog house will have a hard time retaining heat. If you live in a colder climate the material used is important, it should either have thick walls (wood) or be insulated if plastic. If your winter's are not cold a simple shell, that allows protection from the rain and sun, is all that is needed. has some amazing looking doghouses so you can find a doghouse that matches your own home. They even have some eco-concept doghouses for the environmentally concerned pet owner.

Doghouse Features to Look For

Does the roof detach? This makes for easy cleaning.

Is the floor panel raised off the ground? This prevents water from seeping in, and allows for insulation underneath if needed.

Is there a door flap? Some doghouses have a door flap that helps keep cold winds out, these are good for dogs that are outdoors in the winter.

Is the doghouse heated? In winter areas it may be important to have a heated dog house, but if not you should note that also sells doghouse heaters.

Is the doghouse well ventilated? If you are looking for a dog house for a warm area, you will want one that is ventilated, and made with “staying cool” in mind. You can also find cooling beds to use inside dog houses, or dog houses that come with cooling beds, at

About Using makes shopping for a dog house easy, their website is super well laid out, and the doghouses they offer have honest customer reviews, listing pros and cons. Do note that most of their dog houses are only available within the United States.

Note that many of the smaller doghouses also work great for cats.

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