My husband, Stacy designed and built this Double Door Dog House for our sweet fur babies.
We are proud parents to 2 mixed breed dogs, both live outside and 2 indoor tabby cats. We lost our sweet Phoebe Lee to Canine Cancer. She had a very nice dog house with a porch that my husband built many years ago. Unfortunately our 2 boy dogs just refused to get in it together and snuggle. Hence, a brand new double dog house custom built just for them.
These are not detailed plans. They don’t include the base or the roof. He used the base from the old dog house which is approximately 38″x 96″. The plans for the roof are not included either but I will give some details later.
- 5 pieces plywood 4 x 8 x 1/2
- 12 pieces 2 x 4 x 8
- 1 Roll Roofing Felt
- 2 Packages Asphalt Shingles
- 4 angled rafter hangers
- 4 adjustable angle brackets
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 2″ nails
- Roofing tacks
- 2 Heat lamps with clamps
The base is resting on concrete blocks and was leveled prior to adding the walls. Notice that tiny little shrub. That is one of two little baby hydrangea’s I planted back in the spring. I was assured that my hydrangeas were a No. 1 Priority during the building of the new dog house. Those will be transplanted to a new location in the spring. This location was selected due to the proximity to an exterior outlet perfect for plugging in the heat lamps. It is also located right next to the front porch facing the front of yard so the dogs can still see the world go by.
Prior to adding the front of the dog house, go ahead and install the heat lamps. They clamp right onto the ridge beam easily. Install screws as shown for securing the cords safely out of the way.
The front is actually in three pieces. You can see the seams in the peak of the entry door. The front wall was screwed into place rather than nailing in the event that removal was ever necessary for any reason.
You can see there is a small divider between the 2 sides. Our boy dogs don’t snuggle with one another. The divider is removable and also optional. If you are building a double dog house like this one, you do not have to add a divider.
Dog beds in place! Rolled roofing goes on before the shingles.
All done! We fed them their evening meal inside of it to entice them inside and get them acclimated. It worked and I’m happy to report that both dogs went right on into their new house and curled up in their beds.
Now, their new home needs some paint and gutters!
Meet our babies
Orbit. He keeps his tennis ball close by at all times. You never know when a game of fetch might break out. We got Orbit out of a box at a shopping center almost 10 years ago now. Just a puppy when he came to live with us, He is literally the perfect dog. Orbit is a mixed breed which is the very best kind of dog if you ask me.
Six Toe, a mixed breed, is about 12 years old according to the Vet. He suffers from a bacterial skin infection which has cost him a large portion of his hair. Med’s help, but the hair will never grow back. His name is Six Toe because he actually has 6 toes! He was a stray which took up at our house a few years ago very frail and hungry. He is a sweet boy whose favorite part of the day is meal time. His appetite is tremendous, especially for his age. After getting a bath, he goes and rolls around in the dirt for a good 15 minutes while we watch and laugh. He turns himself in circles rolling around in the dirt!
We have to keep our fur babies warm in the winter!
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