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These high design dog houses will get your tail wagging—and it’s all benefiting a good cause at the Design for Dogs event.

If you are a proponent of pampering your pooch, you’ll love the unique architectural dog houses that are built each year for the annual Facings of America Design for Dogs competition. 

Local Phoenix-based architects, interior designers, builders and industry partners compete head-to-head to design and build the best custom, one-of-a-kind dog house, while fundraising for the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA. At the Design for Dogs event—which was held in Scottsdale, Arizona—each dog house entry was on display for voters to rank, and a silent auction was held.

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This year’s dog house winners are top dog when it comes to presentation and functionality:

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“Upon the team's initial meeting with our client, Husky Simba Justin (one of Scottsdale's most eligible bachelors), we discovered his need for a modern, yet welcoming spot to lay his head.”

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The winner of the 2022 Design for Dogs competition is a modern dog house designed by House of Form & Material Matters

“Upon the team’s initial meeting with our client, Husky Simba Justin (one of Scottsdale’s most eligible bachelors), we discovered his need for a modern, yet welcoming spot to lay his head,” says the design team duo.

Following Simba’s love of high design, House of Form and Material Matters built and designed a dog house from white oak with black wood slat accents and a custom wallpaper from Form Paper Co.

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The Kaidence Group has developed Starbucks cafes throughout the Southwest over the last six years, and their Design for Dogs project pays homage to their work with a re-imagined Starbucks cafe design in dog house form. 

Created in collaboration with bavishi, this design was inspired by the legendary work of architect Kengo Kuma.

“The project is a culmination of traditional craftsmanship and modern design and construction techniques,” says The Kaidence Group. “Inspired by traditional Japanese joinery, the 3D printed connectors utilize rapid prototyping and automation to unify the warmth of the hand milled Iroko wood.”

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Opulence meets dog house in this 1600s French Baroque-inspired design by Lauren Jacobsen Design and NorthLight Construction.

With “puppy-in-residence luxury,” this Design for Dogs dog house features solid black and white marble flooring, accents of solid brass with a gold finish and sustainable materials.

“It has been constructed with recyclable and sustainable materials, then painted in eco-friendly paints,” says the design team. “The plush dog bed is upholstered in rich, renewable 100 percent cotton Damask fabric, and the walls are adorned in washable vinyl wallpaper. All these details sum up that sophisticated ooh-la-la experience every pup deserves.”

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