German company Best Friend's Home gives your furry pal an abode with enough style to match your own. Prices are $5,800 and up for each hand-built creation — ranging from small to extra large — so drool over the designs and start this slideshow.
If your kitty's an indoor/outdoor cat, this house is a top-of-the-line way to keep her comfy, no matter what season it is.
The KatKabin DezRez ($100) has a unique oval shape that helps the air circulate around and holes for ventilation. The KatFlap lets kitty in, but keeps the elements out, and the KatKushion (ha) is snuggly for those long nights. I can see this being perfect for feral cats in the area, but would you purchase it for your own pampered pals?
Doesn't this doghouse look like something you'd see on display in a modern art museum? The matching step stool for tiny paws is totally adorable and practical, too. Obviously built with small furry friends in mind, if you're worried about the toppling house, it's meant to be weighed down with a little bit of sand or water. The only thing not so tiny is the price – the grand Magis Dog House by Michael Young for Magis will run you around a grand for everything. It does include a name plate announcing "If you want to speak with me, my name is . . ." But for over $1,000, wouldn't you want it to include an actual butler, too?!
Perfect for a dog living in the actual White House, the eco-tastic Sustainable Pet Design created this habitat as a gift for the Obama family's future pet. Consisting of donated materials as part of Project Summa Canum (Latin for "top dog"), the house even has presidential origins – it's made with wood from Tennessee Aromatic Cedar trees that Andrew Jackson planted along the driveway of his estate, The Hermitage. This white house looks pretty amazing – see the sandblasted logo on the back – and I can't wait to find out what kind of pooch will be living inside!
If you're dreading the Winter weather and already planning for summertime fun in the sun, do I have just the thing for . . . your pup?! Check out this brand new Juicy Couture Veneto Plaid Beach Cabana ($225) for small dogs.Since sometimes lil furry friends prefer to peek up at the sky, the canopy's removable, which leaves just the matching cushion – reading "Juicy Beach Bum" – as the snuggle spot. It's pretty pricey, but you've got time to save up because it's only available for pre-order at this time anyway.
It's been a while since we've toured a droolworthy pet home, but this one takes the cake, errrr, coffee. I know if I ever needed a doghouse, this one would be the foam topping on my list. After all, I love coffee and what a snarky way to acknowledge my Starbucks habit by treating North to this caffeine-free abode – his handcrafted Starbarks franchise rings in at $300 on Etsy, are you buying in?!
I think the design of this Loop Dog Bed I found on Unica Home is modern and lovely, but I'm not quite sure why it comes in at $700 bucks — the hut is made of faux leather, and the bed itself is stuffed with silicone fibers!
For that price tag, I would have expected an ostrich leather outside, goosedown feathers in the pillow, and maybe some gold. Like 24 karats of it.
It's been a while since a fab pet house caught my eye . . . maybe not since Petchitecture! Coming from Down Under, this aptly-named Cool Pet House was created by the equally clever "Funky Pets International." This new abode has fans to keep pooch cool in Summer and temperature controls to make the home toasty in Winter . . . with a remote to set it all. Hey, this home even boasts indoor lighting (for pup to do his homework by?), and a wireless webcam to make sure he's not goofing off while you're away. There's no price listed on the site, so if Fido wants this for his very own,
he'll you'll have to call long distance to Australia and ask them yourself!
This snuggly soft style would make a cozy casa for any lucky canine . . . or cat! For the latest installment of hip homes for animals, check out the Sweet Home line from Osso & Co.The brocade cabana houses come in two sizes (priced $279-$299) and totally look like a chichi version of North's kitty pup tent. This product can easily do double duty if your pet is still not so keen on sleeping inside his bed, the lever style roof can be opened up to store toys inside, and the canvas door cover can be rolled down for an substitute toy box. There are plenty of styles and colors for every decor – check them out when you read more