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If you live somewhere cold and your dogs live outside, you want the absolute best heated dog house you can find. Whether for house dogs or working dogs, we don’t want to just feed them and do the basics, we want to make sure they are comfortable as possible. That’s why some people elect to get heated dog houses for their furry friends. Having heated dog houses outdoors ensures that even in the cold weather, your dog will be safe, warm, and happy. More than anything, our pets’ safety is very important to pet owners. So if you love your dog and don’t want them to be outside in the cold, you should consider getting them an outside heated dog house for the cold months.
Though you may be interested in getting a heated dog house, many people don’t have much experience shopping for and purchasing these. Don’t worry! In our buying guide, we’ll walk you through some of the reasons that you might want one of these heated dog houses and we’ll also be sure to point out some of the best options on the market to help you in your search.
Why buy a heated dog house?
If your dog goes outside several times or throughout the day, you may want a heated dog house for them. This gives them the opportunity to take their time while you can do other tasks. This way, you don’t have to stand there and watch them to make sure they are alright. They will have their own private area outdoors that is safe and warm and they can do their business at will. Though many people don’t think of this, it’s actually a huge consideration. One of the most common frustrations among dog owners is having to sit at the door and wait for them to do their business outside and then you have to let them in. This way, they can spend more time outdoors and you won’t have to waste your precious time with supervision.
If you leave during the day for regular work hours and your dog spends a significant time home alone, it may be a good opportunity to get a heated dog house for them. Most dogs love enjoying and playing in the snow, but it gets cold and can cause dangerous situations for them if left unsupervised for too long in the cold. With a heated dog house, however, you can let them go outside during the day while you are away and they will have a safe warm hut to cuddle up in when they are cold and tired of playing. This increases the quality of life for your dog and makes everyone happy since you won’t have to be worrying about them at work.
Another situation during which you might find yourself thankful to have a heated dog house is any time that you leave for vacation or just for the weekend and you want to leave your dog at home. Most people get babysitters, and a heated dog house won’t eliminate that need but it will enable your dog to more easily enjoy the outdoors and stay entertained while you’re gone. They can come and go as they please in the heated dog house and come inside to get food through the dog door when they need it.
Some dogs, by the way, prefer warm environments. You might want to see this list of dogs that like warm weather to see whether your dog is a good candidate for a heated dog house.
Before you go buying one, you should know what features and factors you need to be on the lookout for. Shopping without a good understanding of these is a good way to get the wrong item or a low-quality product. Since you don’t want that, you’ll want to consider the following features as you shop for a heated dog house.
What types of heated dog houses are there?
There are two types of outdoor dog houses that work well in the cold. The difference is in whether there is an external heat source. If it is not too cold, you can simply opt for a well insulated dog house. However, if it is very cold, you may want a heated dog house with some sort of a heating element. We’ll go into the details below.
How much do heated dog houses cost?
Yes, price is always an important factor. You want something that is affordable but still delivers a good value. This can be a difficult thing to find, but if you look long enough through our options we are confident that you will find something that suits all of your needs and works with your budget.
What size heated dog house is best?
You need to consider what the size of the dog is that you’re buying for and if you’re buying for multiple dogs. Often, dog houses come in multiple sizes so if you are shopping for multiple dogs you might need multiple houses or just one large one. Either way, you want to make sure that you get the right size so you don’t waste time and money returning the one you get or ordering another one.
What kind of warranties come with a heated dog house?
It is just as important as the first two, but often overlooked. A heated dog house can be a significant investment and you want to be sure that your investment is protected by a warranty on a quality product. We check warranties and product reviews to ensure that the products we show to you have a good reputation.
We have scoured the web and the market to find the best options that meet these requirements and specifications and compiled the hours of research that we did into one, easy-to-read buying guide that will serve as your ultimate guide to heated dog houses.
- Product Dimensions:
- 47.5 x 31.5 x 38.5 inches
- Shipping Weight:
- 85 pounds
The Dog Palace by Deluxe is a molded plastic house made from the same, durable material that is commonly found in some outdoor playground products. This material will help the dog house last longer and is also a great feature to prevent chewing and destruction from your dog. Having a long-lasting dog house is important because they are expensive, difficult to replace, and time-consuming to move in and out of the yard. Each panel of the house is filled with recycled ESP foam for superior, robust insulation that is sure to keep your pup warm. The door is easy to enter and exit and is also self-closing. The self-close feature will help the dog house to retain warmth more easily and also save you more money on electricity. The windows in the dog house are easily repositioned form open to closed and doesn’t require the use of any tools. The floor of the house is slanted with a drain hole at the bottom for easy draining and cleaning. Because of the plastic construction, a simple spray down will clean the house adequately.
Using a common, easy-to-replace 100-watt light bulb and no other source of heat during an outside temperature of 40°F, the insulated Dog Palace remains pleasantly comfortable at 70°F. The average dog’s body heat will raise the temperature inside the Dog Palace on average 25°F in the winter without the floor heater. This means that if the outside temperature is 25°F, the Dog Palace temperature will be approximately 50°F.
- Product Dimensions:
- 30 x 23 x 15 inches ; 25 pounds
- Shipping Weight:
- 25 pounds
This deluxe dog house features real EPS Foam insulation in the wall and ceiling panels for a durable build that is sure to last. It also features a self-closing door to provide easy entering and exiting as well as significant protection against the elements. That’s why we think it’s the best insulated dog house available. On the floor you will find a heater to keep your pet even more toasty and comfortable. The lower door panel has a window so your dog can see outside and enjoy the sight of the snow falling or scenery while resting comfortably. The self-storing window panels will effortlessly re-position from a closed position during colder months to a cross-ventilated open position for warmer months. This change doesn’t require any tools. The floor is raised about 4 inches above the ground to provide a warm, dry bedding area for your dog. By keeping the floor off of the ground your pet will be safer and warmer than if it rested on the ground like some other inferior heated dog houses. This floor also features a drain hole and a slight slope to make cleaning a breeze. All you need to do to clean is hose the interior and exterior down and let the water run out through the drain hole.
With its simple, attractive design, this heated dog house is sure to make a charming addition to any outdoor setting while also keeping your dog warm, clean, safe, and comfortable. It is sized well for small dogs or cats. The dimensions of this heated house are: 18”L x 13”W x .75”H.
A lifetime warranty against cracking and breaking allows you to order with peace of mind and confidence in the product. Included are a 30-watt floor heater to keep your dog warm and toasty all winter long, a water-resistant layer to be safe and dry through all seasons, and a built-in thermostat and fuse to provide a safe temperature. It’s ideal for use in the garage, a kennel, or the outdoors, but can be used almost anywhere that you need to keep your pet warm at. When used with this dog house, the mat is designed so the electrical cord will exit directly out the rear of the house and be clear and safe from your dog interfering with it.
- Product Dimensions:
- 45.5L x 33W x 32.8H inches
This heated dog cabin is made of solid wood construction with a raised floor and slant-roof design. These features help to keep your pet dry and warm no matter the weather outside. Best of all, this dog house stays cool in summer and warm in winter for year-round comfort and extra versatility that ensures no wasted money. Being able to also use this house in the summer for maximum canine comfort is a huge added bonus that will prevent you from having to buy a separate dog house for each season.
The heater is automatically temperature controlled and it will only run at the temperature you want it to. This allows the dog house and your dog to remain efficient and comfortable all day while relaxing in a temperature-controlled environment. The heater has a very long, 50,000-hour life and uses 150 watts. It also comes equipped with an upgraded, wire-wrapped, ultra-protective heavy duty chew-proof grounded cord. The cord is 8 feet long, 3-pronged, and features a protective spring that covers the entire cord for extra protection. It also has heavy duty stainless steel and features a cord strain relief to eliminate cord tension safety concerns.
This is all done with a fast, easy installation. The off-center entrance provides increased shelter from the outside elements and weather and it allows your pet to turn around inside more easily for maximum comfort. A cedar-colored stain on the solid fir wood and a green stain on the roof make a natural look to enhance your backyard and ensure that the dog house isn’t an eyesore for the neighborhood to see. The house assembles in three easy steps and it’s easy to mount the heater on any wall.
- Product Dimensions:
18 x 15 x 16 inches ; 8 pounds
- Shipping Weight:
- 10.4 pounds
Through its use of real birch, the Birchwood Manor Thermo-Kitty Home incorporates clever design into the sturdy construction of this outdoor/indoor versatile pet home. It can be assembled in just minutes and includes two doors (emergency exits) and two easy door flaps.
The heated version of this birch home comes with a removable, partially-heated floor that uses a K&H Small Animal Heating Pad. With this heating pad, the animal can choose to be on or off the warmth based on its own comfort. This shelter also provides ultimate cool weather comfort for extra versatility. The UV-resistant coating will keep this house looking great even in harsh weather conditions, so feel free to put it outdoors, indoors, or wherever else you might need it. It’s perfect for any and every cat whether they are an outdoor or indoor cat.
This shelter is paintable, highly customizable, affordable and fun for the whole family to decorate! It’s also available in an unheated model if you just want a simple shelter. It comes with a two-year limited warranty, so buy with confidence. K&H has a reputation for superior engineering, maximum safety & sturdy reliability in all of their pet products. K&H has rigorously tested this product and it is certified by MET Laboratories to exceed USA and Canadian electrical safety standards, so you can feel safe having your fuzzy friend stay in the shelter. Many products don’t have this feature and extra testing, so this is a big bonus for the Birchwood Manor by K&H.
- Product Dimensions:
- 16 x 14 x 15 inches
- Shipping Weight:
- 2.2 pounds
The K&H Indoor Pet House is the perfect hideout for cave-loving cats. This indoor house is made with 600-Denier nylon with a vinyl backing that makes it water and stain resistant. The inside of this cozy house is lined with plush microfleece that keeps cats warm, cozy, and dreaming of mice. Assembly is a breeze that requires no tools. The pet house features a single zipper design that can be put together in a matter of seconds.
The heated model of this house includes an MET-Safety Listed, thermostatically controlled 4-watt pet bed warmer that slips into the zippered floor pad to warm the surface to a comfortable 102° F when kitty is on the pad. The heater is very easily removable so when it isn’t needed, you can simply remove the warmer and store until needed again.
You may notice that the house does not feel warm to the touch when your pet is not in the bed. This is normal and an awesome added feature of the K&H pet house. K&H heated beds are designed to only warm to the maximum temperature when in use by your pet. This innovative design sets the pet warmer aside from all the competition.
This product has been rigorously tested and is certified by MET Laboratories to exceed USA and Canadian electrical safety standards. Not every product has these certifications, and K&H is proud to boast them.
In addition to these heating and safety features, this pet house also folds down for easy travel, transport, and storage.
The Thermo-Indoor Pet House is an affordable, attractive way to give a small dog or cat the perfect warm getaway in the winter or on a chilly day. While using only 4-watts of electricity, this thermostatically controlled heated house is sure to please even the pickiest of pets. All you need to do is simply zip it together and plug it in. Remember, it’s also available in an unheated version. For either a small dog or a cat, this cozy little house will quickly become your pet’s favorite spot. This product comes with a one-year limited warranty and the reputation of K&H products.
- Product Sizes:
40L x 45W x 48H inches
Whether your dog is enjoying your home or simply keeping an eye out for the postman, keep him/her comfy and cozy inside the residence with this heated dog house. This strong fir canine home is constructed for durability, security and also convenience. Among its features are a slat-wood flooring that is raised up on weatherproof legs to ensure the dog bed stays completely dry. In addition, to a lovely weatherproof, eco-friendly saddleback roof covering puts a solid roof over your pet’s head. It’s wrapped up in a cozy gold tone that won’t be an eyesore and even shows off a charming artificial home window in the front for maximum adorableness. In winter, your pet will certainly enjoy the fact that this dog house also includes a 150-watt thermostatically regulated heating device. The furnace will easily mount on any type of wall surface area, supplying warmth within a distance of 32 square feet. With easy-to-follow instructions and all the necessary hardware contained, this doghouse puts together conveniently and quickly with a simple Phillips screwdriver.
The heater comes equipped with an updated, wire-wrapped, super-protective strong chew-proof grounded wire that is 8 feet, 3-pronged, with a protective springtime that covers the whole cord in strong stainless-steel. Additionally, it features a cable stress alleviation device to get rid of cable television stress and anxiety problems that your animal may have while inside. This house has easy installation that takes only a few minutes.
- Product Sizes:
- 47 x 39 x 35 inches
Your dog is sure to enjoy this wooden barn heated dog house specifically designed for large & extra large breeds. This dog house with a built-in heater is the perfect way to give your furry friend a cozy home that they will love all year long. This deluxe doghouse features a sturdy fir wood construction with a raised panel floor to keep it dry. It also has a removable roof for easy cleaning and maintenance. The side windows offer air flow while a covered porch lets your pet lounge outside while still enjoying some shade. An internal heater offers safe heating for the cold months.
The heater is thermostatically controlled and can heat a well-insulated house up to 32 cubic feet in all directions. Heat shields will protect your pet from getting burned. The heater features spring-protected cord that’s safe for your pet and won’t put them in danger. There’s a long-lasting, 150-watt heating element that will mounts easily on any wall of the dog house. It also has a safe, rounded design with no sharp edges.
The dog house furnace with cord protector helps keep pets warm and cozy.
It features a long-life heating element and a housing made from 16-gauge, powder-coated steel.
This dog house is perfect for keeping your large breeds warm during the winter and its design is specifically suited to keep your large dogs comfy and cozy.
- Product Dimensions:
- 40W x 32D x 32H
The Two Level Dog House with heating unit supplies comfort for your pooch in any kind of climate whether you have winter all year or summer all year. It is made of primarily solid fir and features steps along one side that lead to a rooftop porch with slat rails. This is where your can lounge and appreciate a nap in the sunlight throughout the warmer summer months! Weatherproof leg guards and a raised-floor style stand up to dampness, moisture, and also make sure that this doghouse stays completely dry. This ensures a comfy shelter for your pet regardless of climate and extreme weather for the years to come.
In winter, your dog or other pet will certainly enjoy the fact that this doghouse additionally consists of a 150-watt thermostatically controlled heating system. The heating system quickly places on any wall, giving heat within a range of 32 square feet. With easy-to-follow guidelines and all hardware included in the package, this dog house constructs conveniently and quickly with only a Phillips screwdriver.
- Product Dimensions:
- 51W x 43D x 43H in
This dog house duplex is made of heavy-duty fir wood construction. It has dual doors that can accommodate 2 pets and a removable partition lets you section off the interior or open it into one large space. Removable asphalt covered roof keeps rain away and makes for easy cleaning. A luxury covered porch lets your furry friends lounge while staying cool in the shade in the summer months. An internal heater offers a safe and cozy warmth for colder winter months. The deluxe heater features a spring-protected cord that’s safe for your pet and will be durable for the years to come. The long-lasting, 150-watt heating element mounts easily on any pet house wall. The heater has safe, rounded edges in the design that won’t endanger your pup.
The exterior dimensions of this house are: 51”W x 43”D x 43”H. The door opening measures 15”W x 21.5”H and the porch floor is 46”W x 15”D. The porch height clearance slopes from 21.5”H to 26”H. The interior measures at: 45”W x 21.5”D x 26.5”H to 38”H at roof peak.
Through our hours of research into the latest and best heated dog houses available, we have put together an extraordinary list of options for your pets whether you are looking for extra large heated dog houses, small heated dog houses, outdoor heated dog houses, or just a warm dog house for your friend to snuggle up in while you’re inside or at work. Through our research, we have uncovered some of the most important features in these houses.
What’s the best material for a heated dog house?
Undoubtedly, you want a heated outdoor dog house that is constructed well with quality materials. Having to purchase a heated dog house once is expensive enough without having to deal with warranty issues or purchasing another one if the first one is not functional or breaks. You should purchase something that is suitable for your dog as well, meaning if they are clumsy or chew a lot you should get a dog house that fits that personality and won’t break with a little horseplay. We have several plastic options in our buying guide for dogs like this and recommend that you consider them!
All of the heated dog beds that we recommended in our guide have reputations for safety and some of them even have extensive certifications for safety. When you buy these, you know that they have been tested and you can trust them around your treasured pet.
Who wants to buy separate dog houses for the summer and winter? We know that you don’t. That’s why each of the options we recommended in the guide double as regular pet houses for the summer months. They almost all have windows and other options to make your pet comfortable during the hotter months as well as the colder ones. Don’t buy an inferior product that is limited to use only 3 months out of the year—go with one of our recommendations and watch your dog enjoy their house year round.
Now that you have all the information that you need to make a decision on a heated dog house that works for you and your pet, you can get started on selecting the best one.
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