Your dog deserves the best comforts in life. Just because they have four legs and a tail they are not much more different than humans when their feelings show.
When they hurt, they cry. If they cut themselves, they bleed. Their happiness sure shows. They feel the cold and heat as we do.
Yet, dogs have more heart than most people. No matter our short-comings, they love us unconditionally.
It saddens me to hear of the ill treatment of dogs; of them being left out in all weather conditions without so much as a coat to keep them warm or shade to keep them cool.
However, times are slowly changing. I’m starting to have faith in human kindness by seeing the wonderful dog houses/barns which have been made by craftsmen. Each one has been lovingly made with Cedar wood.
The following online stores advertise Cedar Dog Houses:
- Willygoat Inc has been online since 2000 and operates out of the State of Alabama. This corporation sell Dog Houses Made of Northern White Cedar and outdoor furniture made of Cedar.
- Hayneedle was founded in 2002 and has ranked among Internet Retailer’s Top 500 list of retail web sites and provide a great selection of cedar dog houses.
- Wayfair Started in 2002 in Steve Conine’s nursery and in 2011 was ranked Number 51 Internet Retailer. This online store have a selection of dog houses, bird and chicken coops/pen’s made from Cedar Wood.
Why Buy Dog Houses Made From Cedar Wood?
Cedar wood is a soft, light weight aromatic wood. Whether it be White Cedar Wood or Red Cedar Wood, they both contain natural oils which protect them from insects; including termites and moths. Cedar wood is great for all weather conditions too as it is rot-resistant and mould-resistant.
You can preserve the natural grain by seasoning it with Tung Oil which is a natural finish for most types of wood. Otherwise, you can leave it to Mother Nature and Red Cedar will fade to a silver-grey. These dog abodes will keep your canine warm in winter and cool in summer.
What is so ‘cool’ too are the designs of the dog houses/barns. Some ‘houses’ come with a porch and others have stairs and a look-out. As an animal lover, I’m thrilled to see such detail.
What price would you pay for the beloved pet in your family? Remember that Cedar wood can withstand the test of time, so it is long lasting. Therefore, the dog house/barn you choose will be worth the initial lay-out.
Just for interest, Mahogany is a hard wood which is durable and resists decay. It weathers well and is environmentally non-toxic. ‘Weather’ you choose Cedar or Mahogany to build your dog their own ‘house’, have one made for them or buy one pre-made, you’ll know you have made the right choice.