Photo: La Petite Maison
Doghouses have gone a long way since the simple days of slapping together
leftover boards in the backyard. At least for the 1-percenters. The kicker
is, these dogs don’t even live in them!
MANY of them have carpeting, heating and air-conditioning, indoor
and outdoor lighting, elaborate music and entertainment systems. Some
are even eco-friendly, with solar panels or planted green roofs.
In fact, the only superfluous accessory in the modern doghouse
may be the dog.
Take, for instance, the Palladian-style mini-mansion that Glenna
and Ed Hall bought at a charity auction three years ago for about $300.
With Jeffersonian columns that match the ones on their home in Roanoke,
Va., the two-foot-tall doghouse makes a perfect accent for the garden.
No one seems to mind that the garden is off-limits to Maggie May, their
28-pound whippet-borzoi mix — least of all Maggie May.
“We bought the house because it looks a lot like our house,”
said Mrs. Hall, 66, a retired interior designer. “Maggie’s
never been in it. She’s a house dog.”
These dogs live better than me! Jennifer Kingson of The New York Times
has the story of the world’s most luxurious dog mansions, and the dogs
who don’t live in them: Link