Updated June 21, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Wooden Dog Houses

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Providing man's best friend with shelter from the elements is one of the most important responsibilities that comes with owning a dog. These wooden dog houses give your beloved pets somewhere to get out of the rain or sun, or a place to just hang out in when they're tired of running around the yard. We selected options that can withstand all types of weather yet still look attractive. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Trixie Kennel

2. PawHut House

3. Pets Imperial Norfolk

Editor's Notes

June 18, 2020:

Choosing a dog house for your furry friend requires more thought than just the price tag. Size is a definite factor, as you need to ensure that your large dog will fit comfortably inside. You will find a vast array of choices, including options made from plastic or wood. Here, we focused on wooden choices.

Aesthetically, wooden houses often have more visual appeal, such as the Innovation House with its unique, cartoonish design. Although it is not insulated, a heater solves that issue. The Trixie Kennel is another simple, yet beautifully-designed house that adds style to your yard, unlike plastic igloo-style options. Wood is also quite durable, and all of our options are treated to provide protection from the weather, like the Pets Imperial Norfolk, which is simple, but large and durable.

If you are looking for more features, the PawHut House has a lounging porch area for your pet, and the Merry Pet House goes even one step further by featuring a rooftop balcony. If tradition is more your flavor, consider the Tangkula Pet Home with its basic A-frame construction. While you are choosing a home for your dog, don't forget to look at cat houses, too, as your feline friend deserves a house of its own, too.

4. Petsfit House

5. Tangkula Pet Home

6. Merry Pet House

7. Pet Squeak Arf Frame

8. Trixie Rustic

9. Pets Imperial Sussex

10. Innovation House


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 21, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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