Dog House

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Project by daveffemtp posted 10-15-2008 01:24 AM 1929 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after a visit from animal control I was advised that I had to have a dog house for my dogs, even though they are indoor dogs. This was my response to the issue. 2×4 construction sheeted with t111 siding and plywood on the inside. It is 5 feet wide by 4 feet deep for the base. There is a 1 foot overhang on the front of the roof making it 5×5 from the top. It is insulated with R-13. The roof is a true 4-12 pitch with vaulted ceiling. There is a partition wall in the center only because I was told the dogs had to have a separate living space. So even though my dogs will probably never use the dog house, I have one, and it was fun to build.

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#1 posted 10-15-2008 01:54 AM

Cool house DO you have small kids
Nice looking Dogs too

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 10-15-2008 02:47 AM

I agree, good looking dogs! I’ve never heard of a mandatory outdoor dog house rule. But, like you said, you had fun building it. It came out great, too. I think that if the pooches do decide to use it, they will feel right at home. Nice job!

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#3 posted 10-15-2008 03:32 AM

Another example of government gone wild.

But, nice looking work!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 10-15-2008 05:44 AM

Dave: I’m glad you posted this. I was anxious to see the doggie duplex after hearing you describe it. The dogs have a look that says, yea, right, when do we eat. Great job.

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#5 posted 10-15-2008 01:23 PM

first doggie condo I’ve ever seen!
looks great.

sorry to hear animal control is hassling you… must be the real issues are too much to deal with!

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#6 posted 10-15-2008 02:32 PM

very well built, it will be arounds an looking good for years. great looking dogs too!

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 12:36 PM

Ha! ”...doggie condo…” That describes it, exactly.
So, what are the HOAs and are you required to maintain landscaping and exterior surfaces?
Hmmm… I don’t see any signs of utilities… are they all buried in your area or are you looking forward to another visit from the localS? Might want to get moving on that be for a citation pops up!

Great response to a unexpected challenge!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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