Five products for keeping your dog comfy in the yard

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Five products for keeping your dog comfy in the yard

Whether you’re having a party, trying to keep your carpets clean or just need some peace and quiet, there are times when your dog simply isn’t invited indoors.

Major retailers like Lowe’s and specialized outdoor living companies, such as My Outdoor Rooms, an Alabama company, provide a range of doghouse types and designs to accommodate your best friend, while also enhancing the look of your property.

Here are five options for doghouses that match any price point.

Affordable

Even when shopping on a budget, there are plenty of products to get your dog’s tail wagging.

The Pet Squeak barn doghouse ($99.99, homedepot.com) offers a rural-style abode for a small to medium-sized dog, such as a beagle. Composed of Cunninghamia lanceolata wood, commonly called “white cedar,” it is naturally pest and weather resistant and has a fresh aroma, according to the company. The wood can also be painted to match your other outdoor decor.

If you think your pooch would prefer plastic over wood, Suncast’s Deluxe Doghouse II ($114.99, wayfair.com) is made of durable plastic and designed to be staked securely into the ground. It includes vents for air circulation and an attachable vinyl door. Above the door is a spot to personalize the house with your dog’s name.

Moderate

In the intermediate price range, you can find choices that range from simple to swank.

A porch is an eye-catching element of a doghouse by New Age Pet ($284, lowes.com) that’s made of a composite, splinter-proof material from recycled polymers and wood fibers that will not warp. Recommended for dogs up to 140 pounds, it can harbor some of the heftiest breeds, like Great Danes and mastiffs.

Complete with a cream-stained facade and whitewash trim, the Boomer & George duplex doghouse ($294.98, Hayneedle.com) offers enough space for Fido and his friend. Its asphalt roof and raised design can keep the floor dry and your pup(s) comfortable on rainy days.

Luxury

If you can’t help but splurge on your beloved pooch, high-end doghouses are the way to go.

My Outdoor Rooms, based in Dothan, Ala., constructs custom stone doghouses with slate shingles ($3,800, myoutdoorrooms.com) that serve as a one-of-a-kind, stately home for your hound. Each stone is individually selected to form the arched entryway, and the doghouses can be built to fit all sizes of dogs, said Hubert Burns, owner of My Outdoor Rooms, which has a showroom at AmericasMart Atlanta.

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