Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Pets & Pet Care  > Dog House

Dog House Cost


How Much Does a Dog House Cost?

 
low costWood Dog House: $70-$470average costPlastic Dog House: $155-$270high costDeluxe Dog House: $300-$4,500

Outdoor dog houses provide shelter from the elements during extreme weather.

Typical costs:

  • Most dog houses cost $70-$470, depending on the size of the house and type of material used to build it. Higher-end dog houses can cost thousands of dollars
  • The ubiquitous wood dog house typically costs $70-$470, mostly depending on size but also features. For example, popular wood dog house manufacturer WARE's Premium dog house[1] costs $125-$195, depending on the dog's size. Our Pets' Cozy Cottage Dog House[2] , which won a Consumer Digest Best Buy Award, features double-wall construction for better insulation. It costs for $170 at Amazon.
  • Most dog houses are built for medium and large dog breeds. Some houses, like Merry Product's Room with a View pet house[3] , $106, are available for smaller dogs.
  • Plastic dog houses typically cost $155-$270. For example, the ASL Solutions Dog Palace[4] costs $200 at Petco.
  • Metal dog houses cost $175-$350. Options Plus Kennels[5] is one company that specializes in metal dog houses. Others include K-9 Kondo, which makes the popular Dog Den[6] brand metal dog house.
  • Deluxe dog houses, featuring hinged roofs, windows and patios, cost $300-$4,500. For example, The Mansion[7] , available at Target, costs $500.
Related articles: Dog Kennel, Pet Door, Owning a Dog

What should be included:
  • The dog house should be large enough for the pet to stand up and make a tight circle, but not much larger in cold weather as the dog's body heat won't be able to warm too big a space. Length should be about one and a half times the dog's length from head to rump. The width should be about one and a quarter the dog's length. The height should be about one and a half times the dog's height. The doorway need only be three-quarters the dog's shoulder height.
  • The most common material used for dog houses is wood. Wood is sturdy and breathable. Bacteria and parasites can be a problem in humid dog houses, so the more porous the material the better.
  • Plastic is another popular material. Plastic dog houses are generally easy to assemble, move and clean.
  • Metal dog houses are long lasting, as they don't warp, crack or rust.
  • A fiberglass dog cave by Places in the Yard costs $650, is extremely durable and fits two large dogs. The Cape Cod Cozy Cottage, complete with a fenced-in patio, indoor kennel and a doggie door and human door, costs $4,500.
Additional costs:
  • If the dog house doesn't have adequate air circulation, consider purchasing a solar exhaust fan to reduce humidity. These fans, like Sundance Solar's Ventilation Fan[8] , cost about $70.
  • Heating systems can be installed for $50-$150 but should only be necessary in extreme cold weather. The Dog Palace Dog Floor Heater[9] , for example, costs $62.
Discounts:
  • A DIY dog house costs $110-$309, depending on whether the house is professionally assembled. DIYornot.com[10] offers a rundown of this process.
  • Try Home Depot[11] or other supply stores for lumber and other supplies, and directions.
  • Lowe's offers tips and instructions[12] for building and placing a dog house, such as using a raised dog house to stay warm and dry and placing the house in the shade so it doesn't get too hot.
Shopping for a dog house:
  • Doghouses.com[13] has a wide variety of dog houses.
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Dog House
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Brand: Size: 
Materials:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.waremfginc.com/detaildisplay.aspx?itemno=01701
  2.  www.amazon.com/Pets-Cozy-Cottage-House-Medium/dp/B002A080LY/
  3.  www.americas-pet-store.com/merry-products-room-with-a-view-pet-house.html
  4.  www.petco.com/product/10953/ASL-Solutions-Dog-Palace.aspx?CoreCat=DogSFC_DogHouses
  5.  www.optionspluskennels.com/doghouses.htm
  6.  www.k-9kondo.com/dog-den-1-regular-unassembled-dog-house-free-shipping/
  7.  www.target.com/p/the-mansion-cedar-brown-extra-large/-/A-10267266
  8.  www.amazon.com/Solar-Ventilation-Fan/dp/B002MVIPPW
  9.  www.doghouses.com/accessories/cooling-and-heating/dogpalacedogfloorheater.cfm
  10.  www.diyornot.com/Project.aspx?ndx1=1&ndx2=10&ndx3=0&Rcd=263
  11.  www.homedepot.com/
  12.  www.lowes.com/cd_span+classsearchtermBuildendecaterm+a+endecatermDoghousespan_9392...
  13.  www.doghouses.com/
More Pets & Pet Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Pets & Pet Care How Much Does Owning a Cat Cost? How Much Does a Rabbit Cost? How Much Does Dog Vaccination Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Didn't hurt the pocketbook
Paid: 43.00
I called my dentist because my tooth had been hurting for a week and a half. I couldn't eat or sleep. It was horrible. They got me in the next day. The dental surgeon and staff took x-rays, verified that it indeed needed to come out... [more]
-Anxious in Augusta
Tooth Extraction Cost
Current cost of skirting job 2022
Paid: 2356.00
Purchased material @ mobile home supply store Front/back top trim & ground track 17 each [email protected]$9= $459. 48 [email protected]$17= $816. [email protected]$40 [email protected] $20 tax $121. Total material $1456. 3 guys total $75 hour labor at 12 hours $900 labor... [more]
-Fayard siding
Mobile Home Skirting Cost
Alatel joy tab2
Paid: 108.00
Cracked screen... [more]
-Shawn P Speers
Tablet Repair Cost
Replace 2baths, laundry, and kitchen to the street
Paid: 20000.00
Numerous breaks in 90 year old cast iron and also in the clay pipe. replaced with 4" schedule 40 ABS to the curb and then liner in the clay pipe to the city sewer... [more]
-Steve in 2022
Sewer Line Replacement Cost
Full mouth -Is this estimate too much?
Paid: 16945.00
Extract buttom front teeth, replace with single implant for both teeth. Root canals and crowns needed for 3 molars, fillings needed on 11 teeth. Deep cleaning with 4 spots of Arestin and fluoride treatment. All under IV sedation... [more]
-Shanmarspag
Dental Work Cost
Lockout at front door
Paid: 175.00
I was quoted $29 for a service call. The techniciandidn't give me a price but went ahead with the repair. It took about 10 minutes. Then he told me the charge was because the owner of the business gets most of the money I paid... [more]
-Carla Axelrod
Locksmith Cost