Best Dog House For Hot Weather, Summer & Warm Climates

 

We’ve already put together a guide about the best ways to cool a dog house.

But, this guide is about dog houses in particular.

With climates getting hotter and hotter in some places, the best dog house for how weather and summer will keep your dog cool and comfortable.

Three of the major features to look for in a dog house for the hot weather are insulation, ventilation & cooling by way of a fan.

We’ve identified and reviewed a few dog houses that contain one or all of these features, to save you the time and research.

Let’s take a look!

 

(NOTE: this is a general informational and educational guide only. It is not professional advice. See a vet or qualified expert for professional advice)

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Best Dog House For Hot Weather, Summer & Warm Climates

In case you want to view the dog houses right away, you can check out the top options here:

For Small Dogs

 

For Medium To Large Dogs 

 

For Extra Large Dogs

 

Another option is this igloo dog house:

 

A Portable Ventilated Crate For Hot Weather is also an option:

 

Other than the dog houses listed above, some dog owners may find the following popular dog houses suitable, depending on whether they are able to make sure the dog house is placed in a location where the dog’s cooling is adequate enough:

– Plastic Dog Houses

 

– Wooden Dog Houses

 

(Note that you should measure you dog’s dimensions, and check the inner dimensions of the dog house prior to buying to confirm there will be enough room for your dog. Some of the the above dog houses may or may not be suitable for your individual dog, depending on their size.)

 

Best Dog House For Hot Weather & Summer – Reviews

ASL Solutions DP Hunter Insulated Dog House

The DP Hunter is made for small dogs, up to Beagle, Bassett Hound, and Dachshund size.

The assembled inside dimensions are 17″H x 19″W x 25″ L. The height of the door opening is 12.5″, and the width of the door is is between 10.5″ to 12.5″.

The DP Hunter is also one of the best dog houses for cold weather – read more about the full features and drawbacks of the dog house here.

 

What Makes It A Good Dog House For Hot Weather?

It has 4 inches of insulation in the walls, ceiling and floor to keep heat out and temperatures cool inside

There are removable window sections in the front and back of the dog house – you put the sections in for winter to keep out the cold, and take them out for summer to allow air flow and ventilation

There is an electrical cord outlet in the back of the dog house to allow you to run a cooling device like a fan in the dog house

You can run your own mini or portable fan in this dog house, or ASL offers a solar cooling fan (although in our opinion you are better off running your own fan)

There is enough room of the dog house floor to place a cooling mat

The sturdy plastic construction can stand up to the weather elements in the open or undercover

 

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NOTE: the DP Hunter has an optional extra which is a small solar powered exhaust fan (on Amazon) – but there are questions over it’s effectiveness.

 

ASL Solutions Dog Palace Insulated Dog House

The Dog Palace is made for medium to large sized breeds of dogs, from Labrador through to St. Bernard size.

The assembled inside dimensions are 30.5″H x 24″W x 35.5″ L. The door dimensions are 15.5″ W X 18″ H. 

The Dog Palace is also one of the best dog houses for cold weather – read more about the full features and drawbacks of the dog house here.

 

What Makes It A Good Dog House For Hot Weather?

All of the above benefits that we listed for the DP Hunter apply to the Dog Palace dog house too

 

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View ASL Solutions Dog Palace Dog House For Medium To Large Dogs (on Amazon)

 

NOTE: the Dog Palace has an optional extra which is a large solar powered exhaust fan (on Amazon) – but there are questions over it’s effectiveness.

 

Petmate Indigo Igloo Dog House

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The Petmate Indigo Igloo dog house is available in 3 sizes – medium, large and extra large

Medium size –  Doorway is 13.5″ X 12.5″. Overall dimensions are 37.5 x 30.5 x 22.8 inches. It is recommended for dogs that are no more than 26 inches in length and 17 inches tall.

Large size – Doorway is 15.5″ X 14.5″. Overall dimensions are 43.8 x 34 x 25.8 inches. It is recommended for dogs that are no more than 36 inches in length and 24 inches tall.

Extra large size – Doorway is 17.3″ X 17.6″, Overall dimensions are 51.5″ X 39.3″ X 30″, and recommended for dogs no bigger than 42 inches in length and 31 inches tall.

 

The Petmate Indigo Igloor dog house is also one of the best dog houses for cold weather – read more about the full features and drawbacks of the dog house here.

 

What Makes It A Good Dog House For Hot Weather?

Contains an out structural foam casing that is extremely strong and helps keep the heat out

Has a roof vent to allow air in for ventilation

Enough room in the dog house to place a cooling dog mat

 

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View Petmate Indigo Dog House (on Amazon)

 

Elitefield 3 Door Folding Portable Outdoor/Indoor Pet Home

This is a crate and pet home 2 in 1 type dog house. It’s not as hard wearing as the other dog houses that have a sturdier construction, but it’s more lightweight and portable – you can fold it up and down.

The Elitefield Pet Home comes in 5 sizes for small through to large dogs:

20″L x 14″W x 14″H

24″L x 18″W x 21″H

30″L x 21″W x 24″H

36″L x 24″W x 28″H

42″L x 28″W x 32″H

 

What Makes It A Good Dog House For Hot Weather?

The crate is made of a durable fabric plus a hex mesh fabric that is fantastic for ventilation

Specifically, there are three mesh doors (on the top, front, and side) for breathability

Because of the mesh doors, you can set up a fan outside the dog house to blow into the dog house – the fan doesn’t have to be inside the dog house to blow on your dog to keep them cool

You can easily put a dog bed and cooling pad in this pet home on the floor for comfort

 

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Best Dog House For Hot Weather & Summer – Buyer’s Guide

As a summary, from looking at the above dog houses, these are features you might look for in a dog house to be a good hot weather and summer dog house:

There is insulation in the dog house floor, walls and ceiling to keep the heat out

There are ventilation holes to allow cooling or air to breeze through the dog house

There is enough room on the floor to allow for a cooling dog mad or gel pad

The walls are mesh to allow a fan to be set up outside the dog house

The dog house is built to be a good hot weather dog house, but it is also made of a sturdy long term construction

If the dog house is built of opaque strong material, it has an electrical cord port to allow you to run an electrical cooling device inside the house

The dog house serves as both a hot weather and summer dog house, as well as a winter and cold weather dog house – better value

 

Other Useful Dog House Guides

These guides might be of interest to you:

How To Cool A Dog House Down In Cold Weather

Best Overall Dog Houses

How To Choose The Right Dog House, And What Kind Of Dog House

This guide discusses in further detail what the best bed and bedding for a dog house might be.

 

 

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