Canines Can Go Green With a Sustainable Dog House
Being eco-conscious is important now more than ever, and a lot of people realize it. From zero waste movement to tiny living, more and more people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint. But what about carbon pawprints? Is there a way to ensure that your pooch is also living green? The team of designers at the Californian firm Studio Schicketanz certainly seems to think so.
They have created a fully sustainable solar-powered dog house, that is made from eco-friendly materials and boasts some nifty features. Aptly-named Doggy Dreamhouse, this wooden home for pets features a living green roof that’s accessible via a ramp (also covered with lush grass). At the rooftop, your doggy can enjoy a refreshment, as this innovative home has a motion-activated faucet that’s there both to provide drinks for the pooch and keep the greenery irrigated. On the side of the home, there’s a hidden drawer installed, to make sure your pooch’s necessities are at hand.
The practical features of the home continue on the inside, too. The sustainable and technologically advanced amenities this doggy home boasts include a solar-powered cooling fan that will make sure your pupper is feeling fresh when taking a break from running around the backyard and an iPod mount for when they need to catch up with their Netflix shows (hey, are you pampering or not?). The front side is easily opened to access the inside for easier cleaning, and the floor features a practical drain that helps with any unwanted potty business in your pet’s home.
The one-of-a-kind canine crib was made especially for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but it’s only a matter of time when dog houses such as this one hit the market. After all, pet parents want only the best for their precious four-legged companions, so why wouldn’t they want what’s best for the planet, too?
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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