Petmate Dogloo XT Dog House
Pretty good, if you live in a desert.
Bought this for my husky/rott mix because he'd rather lay out in the rain than in a crate when I'm at work. He doesn't take up the entire thing, so I'm planning on getting the door to go with it to hold the heat in. (I'll probably line it with some Mylar just to be sure.) Looked good in the store, and he loves it. My only concern is that there are some drainage holes in the bottom, and I paid way too much for this to end up with a wet dog.
Pros: Keeps the rain from getting all the way in, provides shade.
Cons: Drainage holes allow water to soak into bed (aspen shavings), door isn't deep enough to provide a windbreak, pan isn't deep enough if water pools, and the seam between the dome and floor might leak. Will need to set on top of wood pallet and purchase door. Maybe caulk the seam.
December 29, 2014
We have had a Petmate Dogloo large dog house about 8 years. We have a covered deck and keep the dog house on the deck, so we don't have to worry about water getting in it. I will say this dog house is the best dog house ever! We mainly have high temperatures year round with the exception of a couple of months a year. Our dog loves his house and stays in it during the winter and summer. It stays warmer in the winter (we put a large blanket for warmth and comfort) and there is no air creeping in because of the construction and in the summer it must stay cooler than laying on the deck because he goes in it when the temperatures are at 100. The only problem we have with this house is we have always put the pads inside on the bottom for comfort that Petmate has sold. We cannot locate pads to replace the one we have. I contacted Petmate and was told this house is going to be discontinued which is disappointing because it is great. I am skeptical about the indigo house for hot weather because with the walkway built in the breeze won't be able to get in easily. I have not had the Indigo Dogloo but I know it has to be fantastic for winter and wet weather. This is an awesome product. I just wish they had the pads that fit available and would not discontinue it! I would like to purchase an extra large house and pad, but again I can not find a pad.
September 17, 2014
I bought this house for my Great Dane. The house collects water when it rains (even if the door flap is connected), because there is a ledge on the bottom where the water hits and drips inside. There are six drainage holes on the bottom of the house, but the water ends up collecting further in and does not drain out. The house was wet inside and my dog would not go in it. I had to buy her a wooden house from my local hardware store since this one wasn't working out.
June 6, 2013