6 Warm Houses And Gadgets To Keep Your Dog Toasty This Winter

 

It's been a long, hot summer but there are restless leaves blowing from cool breezes and, indeed, snow has already fallen in varioius parts of the northern hemisphere.  Our dogs are shivering in the cold even as they can't hide the delight in their eyes that cold has finally arrived.  A warm shelter is a perfect way for your pet to enjoy the winter weather.  Here are 5 of the top-rated insulated dog houses for your buddy, which promise to keep your dogs warm in winter and cooler in the summer.  For extra heat I've also listed a super dog-house heater for use when it's super cold outside.

 

1. Dogloo Petmate Indigo Dog House With Microban

 

Dogloo Petmate Indigo Dog HouseDogloo Petmate Indigo Dog House

 

The best seller on Amazon.com comes in medium, large, and extra large and they are all very roomy. The Dogloo Indigo Style Dog House has an entry section, a modification of the Dogloo XT Dog House below.  The house is lined with structural foam for year-round insulation and "Microban" which helps keep the house from mildew, stains, and doggy smells. This model also features an air vent which can be closed when desired. Cabin opens at bottom for easy cleaning.  Additional items available for the Dogloo include a floor mat and a door cover.

 

2.  Dogloo Petmate XT Dog House

 
Dogloo Petmate XT Dog HouseDogloo Petmate XT Dog House

 

The original Dogloo, now called the XT, is still very popular.  It has all the features of the Indigo style, above, except the special entrance hall.  Doors are also available for the XT model as are K&H Igloo Style Electric Healting Pads for Pets, that can be used with either the XT or the Indigo style Dogloos.

 

K&H Igloo Style Pet Electric Heating PadK&H Igloo Style Pet Electric Heating Pad

 

3. ASL Solutions Foam Insulated Dog Palace

 

ASL Solutions Foam Insulated Dog PalaceASL Solutions Foam Insulated Dog Palace

 

ASL Solutions Foam Insulated Dog PalaceASL Solutions Foam Insulated Dog Palace

 

For larger dogs, the ASL Solutions Foam Insulated Dog Palace features complete foam insulation throughout the dog house, in some places up to 4 inches thick. The floor of the house is raised for even better temperature control and it is slanted for easy liquid run-off. Plastic construction makes the Dog Palace easy to clean. Two panel-covered windows can be opened for cross ventilation.

 

4. Pet Zone Step 2 Tuff-N-Rugged Dog House

 

 Pet Zone Step 2 Tuff-N-Rugged Dog HousePet Zone Step 2 Tuff-N-Rugged Dog House

 

Pet Zone's Step 3 Tuff-N-Rugged Dog House is every bit as tough as its name implies. Built of double-walled plastic, it keeps your dog cool in the summer as well as warm in the winter, accommodating up to an 125 pound dog. This dog house requires some assembly, but cleanup only requires removal of the roof.    

 

5.  Northern Climate Master Insulated Dog House

 

Northern Climate Master Insulated Dog HouseNorthern Climate Master Insulated Dog House  Engineered for truly cold weather, this sturdy dog house is technologically advanced, using a patented laminated panel system that the company says enables a more structurally sound, dimensionally stable dog house than traditional cedar dog houses. The Climate Master Insulated Dog House also features foam insulation, a removable roof, offset vinyl flap doors, and a vented ridge cap.  Available in sizes small to extra large.

 

6.  Hound Heater Deluxe With Cord Protector

 

Hound Heater Deluxe With Cord ProtectorHound Heater Deluxe With Cord Protector

 

The Hound Heater Deluxe works best mounted in an insulated dog house and it WILL keep your pets warm.  Set the thermostat and the temperature gets and stays warm until you turn the heater off. The heater is covered with an indestructable lid and the 8 foot, 3-pronged cord is metal-protected.  

 

Depending on the outdoor temperatures, with an insulated dog house and, possibly, an added heater, your dogs can safely enjoy the outdoors, even in winter.

 

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