It’s National Puppy Month in the US and we want to know, how much do you love your dog? Any dog owner can say they love their pooch, but we’re betting only a select few can show their adoration by giving their beloved buddies a house that costs as much as a house for people. Have a look at the homes of these dogs whose owners have gone the extra mile to give their furry best friends the comfort they deserve:
8. The minimalist mutt will feel right at home in the Luxury Caravan dog house created by Italian designer Marco Morosini as part of his “Dog is a God” collection. Small as it is, this ceramic charmer does come at a price of over $1,000.
7. Is your dog more of a modernist? Look no further than the Hunderhaus Cubix, a house with shatterproof glass walls to let the light in. It can also withstand damage with its rock-solid roof and built-in water drainage. Very economical features, especially considering the house is $2,600.
6. This Swiss Chalet Dog House can set you back as much as $5,300, with features like an “authentic Swiss architecture” and “European-style shutters and balconies”. Not only that, its amenities include running water, lighting, air conditioning, and heat. Kinda makes you wish you could rent it for yourself, doesn’t it?
5. For pet owners who like the traditional aesthetic, this humble-looking home called the Lonneberga is designed to have the rustic appeal of a Southern-style farmhouse. But don’t let the simplicity throw you off; this basic model starts at $6,800.
4. This dog house is a replica of the Eiffel Tower, with a bed composed of a premium foam foundation and a bed spread of velvets and plush fabrics. If that’s not enough, it’s designed canopy-style with sheer curtains and satin panels to give your furry companion some privacy as he dreams of eating premium dog food while wearing a mink coat (yes, it exists). And if you’re willing to shell out a bit more than its regular price of $11,800, they can add other high-end finishing like glass enclosures and lighting and electrical components.
3. Nope, you’re not looking at a tiny cottage; it’s actually a small mansion for dogs. The dog owner asked for deluxe kennel builder La Petite Maison for a tiny copy of her own Victorian home and furnished it with over-the-top add-ons like ceiling fans, expensive wallpaper, and a plasma TV. This is what happens when you love your three dogs and have $20,000 to spare.
2. Belonging to model Rachel Hunter’s German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever, this palace is a replica of the owner’s Mexican-style hacienda in California. To stay true to her own home, the model shelled out $30,000 to have the dog house built with features like terra cotta floors, miniature wrought iron flower baskets, and red clay tiles on the turrets.
1. Only heiress and doggy-doting Paris Hilton would think to give her pets a home that could pass for a shrunken villa at 300 square feet. Designed as a replica of her own home, the tiny hacienda has a balcony, a black crystal chandelier, has a heater and air conditioning, and is furnished with mini Phillipe Starck furniture. Oh, and the two-story puppy palace is actually big enough for you to stand in. The cost? A cool $325,000!
What do you think? Too cute or too much? In any case, you don’t have to spend this much money to put a roof over your dog’s furry little head. As long as they have a bed and a place to run around in, they’ll be more than grateful.
Sources: dog-milk.com, hausofpawsblog.com, poshpuppyboutique.com, beyondthecrate.com, incrediblethings.com, extravaganzi.com, forbes.com, barkpost.com