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Cozy Spaces for our Pets

Creating a safe space for our furry friends to play and relax

Welcoming your pet into your home is such an exciting time! These little bundles of love can bring us so much enjoyment with their endless cuddles and appreciation. What pet owner would not want to make sure that their furry family members know how much they are cared for?

Fortunately, there are a variety of different designs that you can use to create pet spaces that really go the extra mile. With these ideas, you can offer your pets both cozy and luxury spaces that will create the perfect pet home. Which ones will fit you and your pets best?

Build a ‘catio’!

The weather here in Florida certainly encourages many people and their pets to spend as much time outside as possible. Unfortunately, there are also many dangers for your pets that you want to protect them from. A fantastic ‘catio’ may be just the solution!

This screened-in porch can be elaborately designed just for your pets. With canopies overhead to provide relief from the hot Florida sun while the screens keep out predators but allow fresh air to stream through, your pets can enjoy the great outdoors, without the danger.

As an added bonus, if you build an animal door that connects your main house to this outdoor space, it will allow your pets to enjoy some fresh air whenever they want, even if you have to leave the house for a bit.

Take the dog house to the next level

Dog houses make it easy for you to provide your dog with some shelter while they are outside, but for those who want to make sure their dogs really enjoy life, there are plenty of ways to take the classic structures to the next level.

Dog owners let their creative prowess really shine by designing dog houses that look like miniature versions of their own majestic homes, complete with multiple levels and cozy cushions for lounging.

You can add a bit of fun to your doghouse through slides and other popular dog toys. If you do create a multilevel doghouse, consider offering them a slide to get down alongside the stairs that would allow them to get right back up again.

Make it easy for the dog to enjoy their grooming right at home

Make your pet even more comfortable by building them their own little doggy spa! Complete with a tile or stone bathing area, a dog-sized sprayer, and a pet-friendly space, these small spas will make it easy to keep your dog clean, happy, and smelling fresh.

There are a variety of designs to choose from, depending upon the size of your dog. Consider whether you want your pup to be able to walk into the bathing area themselves, or if they should be lifted up into it so that no one has to bend over to give them a good bath.

Build your dog’s own space right into the home

Many pet owners use dog beds and similar cushions to make their dogs feel more cozy and ready to lounge around the house, as their human family members lie on couches. However, with a few simple steps, you can create comfortable dog lounging areas that are built right into the home!

Pet spaces can be built into a variety of areas. Carving out space under the stairs that can be trimmed with comfortable dog furniture and blankets to make it a stylish dog space. You can also use storage spaces, such as large cabinets, to design a dog-friendly space. Removing the door and creating a more relaxed space for your pet can help you create a dog-friendly home that does not detract from the decor of the rest of the home.

Pets add so much joy to our lives. These furry family members provide their owners with endless love and companionship. If you want to take your pet’s accommodations to the next level and ensure that they live the life of a pampered pet, there are a number of options for making them more comfortable. As you design your pet’s space, see which ones of these ideas might help your furry friends experience a relaxed life of luxury.