Dogs are mans best friend and being his best friend, we tend to treat our pets like family, our own fur babies.   Some of us let our dogs stay outside, and some of us keep them mostly indoors, and that’s a great reason to make their special place lovely.

Here are some design inspirations for making a dog house that fits your dog and your backyard style!

Dig Your Dog House Design

Go Grand And Vintage

Classic designs and functional structures can still be inviting and charming.

This log cabin dog house is certainly grandiose in it’s creation, but maintains the idea of simplicity.  It’s an ideal design to keep warm in the winter but has an awning and wind protection so your dog can peek out even if the weather is misty or the sun is too bright.

Dig Your Dog House Design

This bright yellow dog house is a looker for a dog with a great personality, even sporting it’s own personal porch.  With a shelter like this, your dog has his own personal house to match his own unique personality.

Modernize and Upscale Doggy Decor

Spoil your furry companion with an modernized or fancy doggy abode. If your dog is braving the outdoors, we suggest you give him his or her own stylized and comforting indoor location.

Dig Your Dog House Design

This fancy little dog house even has it’s own enclosed front patio, complete with an roof for shade. The trim, the roofing, the ventilation are all indications that this owner adores his fur friend.

Indoor Dog Bed Ideas

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.