Being treated like a dog isn’t so bad …
That old saying “it’s a dog’s life” has never been truer. Dogs today have been humanized to the point of being spoiled rotten by their doting “parents,” who feed them organic food, buy them designer toys and send them for spa vacations. The latest trend is designer doghouses, complete with air conditioning and TV.
Can you beat these five dog digs?
1. Florida-based Doggie Mansions builds doghouses “using the highest-quality materials and top-notch craftsmanship found in most luxury homes today.” Options include marble floors, hand-painted faux-finished walls and an outdoor deck or porch. All mansions are wired for electricity and air-conditioned. And each home is outfitted with a flat-screen TV/DVD player and designer toys. Prices start at a mere $10,500 US!
2. La Petite Maison specializes in doghouses that replicate the client’s home — right down to the pitch on the roof and the colour of the stone. According to the company, “spacious interiors are standard features.” And for fussy pooches, wallcover options are available.
3. Perhaps your pup would prefer to relax in a mini-sized camper? The “Nomad” ceramic camper, which costs more than $5,000 US, is among tony dog homes by Italian designer Marco Morosini. He also has a glass doghouse for pooches who don’t like to feel cooped up.
5. For the petite dog, Italian fashion label Fiorucci offers a soft-covered Chihuahua-sized home for pooches who prefer to sleep indoors, thank you very much! What doghouse wouldn’t be complete without the designer’s name embroidered in pink across the front?
Has any doghouse caught your eye?