Turn your Pet Gazebo into an awesome dog house

The Pet Gazebo is already an awesome all weather animal shelter and designed as kennel rather than a dog house, but if you find yourself absolutely loving your Pet Gazebo, but wanting to make it even more versatile than it already is then here are three tricks to help you turn your Pet Gazebo into an awesome dog house.


Adding blankets and Tarps to protect your pet


The Pet Gazebo is designed to be a kennel that allows for total visibility of the pet inside keeping you and it in sight at all times. This helps prevent some separation anxiety since the pet and their pet parent are visible. But if you intend to keep you pet child outside for some of the stormier months then you will need to construct “walls” to protect your pet from the elements. How to protect your pet will vary on your needs. Do you live in a very rainy climate? Then covering the wall panels with tarps or blankets might be your best bet. This will protect your pet from the water that comes streaming out of the sky. The roof does a great job protecting the animals from the water directly over head, but the sides need to prevent any sideways rain there might be. Of course when the rain hits the ground it doesn’t immediately evaporate (unless you are in Las Vegas), so to prevent water from pooling underneath your pup you might need a little platform to for them to sleep on so they, and their beds, don’t get soaked. If you live in an extremely windy area then putting up what amounts to ship sails might not be a great idea, but of course you can (and probably should, anyway) stake your Pet Gazebo to the ground.  Now, if you live in an area where frequent rain, wind, tornadoes, flying monkeys and typhoons exist then…I suggest you find a new place to live. That place sounds crazy and that is no sort of environment to put your pet in.


Putting a dog house in the Pet Gazebo

This might seem like an odd idea at first but in practice it is much more practical than you might expect and is certainly the least amount of work. The things you need to consider here are your pet’s size and needs. If the Original Pet Gazebo is too small to fit your dog house in then you may want to look at up-sizing to the Pavilion. The dog house inside a Pet Gazebo solves both of the issues mentioned in the first method. The walls are provided for you as is a raised living area to keep your pet from getting wet from the water that has already reached the ground. The major plus to this idea is that your pet gets, basically, its own home and a property line like yours. Depending on placement of the dog house your pet will have a nice little back and front yard.  Can’t you just imagine your pet strolling out of the house in the morning, with a bathrobe on, cup of coffee in hand, to pick up the morning paper and give you a polite wave before heading back in? But if you have the space…


Attaching the Pet Gazebo to make the most awesome dog house

This is probably the best option. If your pet can enter and exit through the Pet Gazebo then you are giving your pet a fully sheltered area to sleep while also allowing room to roam in the Pet Gazebo. Of course, you might have to build a little bit of a transition area to ensure your pet can go from the Pet Gazebo to the dog house without leaving too much of an open space for them to escape out of. If you were to attach more than one Pet Gazebo then your puppy would really have a luxurious and awesome dog house with plenty of space to call their own. This is essentially a dog house with a dog run, and it is guaranteed to make you furry friend happy. The only downside to this is that you might become jealous of your pet’s new living space and you may want to upgrade to a Pet Gazebo yourself! We would be lying if we said hadn’t thought about it…


  1. Ken

    You should manufacture tarps to serve as gazebo walls. Hard to find aftermarket tarps in the right dimension. Grommets and zip ties would do the job. You could even make them in incremental lengths–in my case I have the gazebo close to the house but rain can blow in from the exposed panels–so I really need something that is 40″ high and about 8′ long.

  2. CJ Post author

    Hi Ken-
    Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. We actually do make one, which you can find in the Pet Gazebo section of the website. You can also reach out to us on Facebook and we can guide you to the best place to find it for purchase.

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