Pet-Friendly Backyards: Stylish Outdoor Structures for Animals

These amazing backyard pet structures, from dog houses to chicken coops, are sure to please both you and your animal friends.
By: Briana Mowrey
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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.

Dog Duplex

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.

From: Katrina Fairchild

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.

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