I’m on a mission to find the best outdoor pet house on the market. I love my little fur baby, Travis, and it’s important to me that he is happy, safe and secure when he is sleeping outside, whatever the weather. He is very much an outdoor dog and I want to embrace that about him – keep him in touch with nature. I also want to sleep easy at night knowing he is protected from the outdoor elements. This is why I’ve decided to do loads of research and read a tonne of online reviews to find the best outdoor dog houses. The first one that jumps out at me on Amazon is the Petmate Indigo Dog House with an impressive 4.3 out of 5 stars rating.
The Petmate Indigo Dog House is designed to keep harsh weather conditions out and keep your pet cozy within. The outdoor pet house is an all-American heavy duty product resistant to snow and rain. It is made with a material called Microban which claims to fight stains and odor-causing bacteria. The house can be used for dogs or cats and according to amazon reviews is one of the best value pet houses on the market.
What’s the general consensus?
After reading a whole bunch of 4 and 5 star reviews on this dog house I can tell you that one of the things people are most impressed with is how well their dogs have taken to the little igloo. It would seem dogs and cats really like this outdoor pet home. One woman has written a review about how she bought the house for her two dogs but has now found that her cat wants to join in the cuddles – three in a bed. Another benefit that customers love is that it is really tough and durable. Reviewers have said it “does not discolor, warp or deteriorate”. It also passes the ultimate weather condition test; keeping snow and rain out while offering a cool shelter during sunny days.
It’s always important when looking into products to not get too caught up in the good reviews without first checking out the negative ones. So here’s the verdict… most of the negative reviews are based around the houses not being the right size for their dog or arriving with damages. The sellers are immediately offering refunds or replacements when receiving damage complaints, so as long as you get in touch with them you should be ending up with a quality outdoor pet house (or at least your money back). Make sure you measure the height of your dog before you buy one to ensure you’re not left disappointed with a dog house too small for your pooch.
Petmate Dog House: The Pros
- Made with Microban which helps fight the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
- Heavy duty.
- Easy to put up and take apart for cleaning.
- Has an extended doorway for rain resistance and wind protection.
- There is roof ventilation for airflow.
- Great price compared to competitors.
Petmate Dog House: The cons
- The seller only offers three sizes for dogs between 21 inches and 42 inches tall.
- Dog/cat bedding is not included.
- A few people have complained that they have had damages to their delivery so have had to wait for another house to be dispatched.
Overall the Petmate Indigo Dog House has incredibly good reviews. Dogs are happy with it and even cats are sneaking their way in for an afternoon nap. The seller seems to be very efficient at offering refunds or replacements so for me this is a risk-free product which I hope my dog will love.