Pet-Friendly Backyards: Stylish Outdoor Structures for Animals
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Windows for Watch Dogs
Pet-level acrylic windows were built into this fence to give the family dog a prime view.
Fire Hydrant Heaven
Don't have a big lawn for Fido? Fake it! The floor of this covered porch features faux turf and hydrants. (The lattice and bone design conceal an ugly air conditioning unit.)
Cool Dog Hideouts
All bark, some bite: These backyard dog houses from HGTV's Cousins Undercover have a bit of edgy rockabilly flair.
Dreamy Custom Dog House
This dog house, featuring a shingled roof and rugged trusses, was built to match its larger counterpart: Dream Home 2007.
Doggy Dream Home Replica
The pooch-sized replica of HGTV Dream Home 2009, designed by architect Norm Oliver and built by Pat Geary, is a pet paradise.
This fenced-in portion of a backyard featured on Going Yard serves as a dog play area and even has a "dog duplex" doghouse with two doors!
Awesome Elevated Dog Run
This elevated dog run, seen on HGTV's The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie, is covered with turf and gives canine companions a novel way to exercise.
Art Studio Nook
Contractor Chip Wade replaced an old playground in one family's backyard with an art studio that included this cozy nook for the dogs, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
DIY Outdoor Dog Bed
Give your four-legged friend a soft place to snuggle up in the sun. This DIY palette bed is easy to make and looks great on a deck.
Purr-fect Cat House
Dogs shouldn't get to have all the fun! This oversized cat house by Katrina Leonidov Fairchild gives felines the best of both indoor and outdoor living. For easy access, a kitty door was built right into the side of the house.
Chic Chicken Coop
Raising backyard chickens? Consider building a coop in the style of your own home, like these bungalow owners did.
Adorable Duck Hut
Ducks, another popular backyard bird, have some equally stylish dwellings. This hut keeps the ducks safe and warm, but the charming Americana accessories are pure eye candy.