Our doghouses! #HomeswithWoofs

And here they are: our wonderful, whacky, creative, charming, whimsical, beautiful doghouses! Come on out to City Hall on Thursday between 4:30 and 7:30 and you can bid on one of these wonderful doghouses and support a great cause — Ottawa Humane Society! (Doghouses will be auctioned off at 6:45 PM; our silent auction runs all evening.)

And here’s the ribbons they’ll be vying for (to be awarded by our celebrity judges, Leanne Cusack, Mayor Jim Watson and Damon Bennett):


Ardington and Associates. Contemporary design with trellis and rooftop garden, showcases this architectural firm’s esthetic beautifully.

Ardington doghouse snip

Bespoke, Gananoque.  Barn-style doghouse. Made from fallen pine, dried for three years. Pure Canadiana! bespoke 2

Cardel Homes (doghouse). Built for the Ultimate Sens Fan! (You can put your dog in the penalty box!)

Cardel 2





DS Plumbing doghouse with artwork by Days End Studio. This doghouse has a working reservoir/pump so you can keep your pooch’s water dish filled! (Bosch, the dog, has tested it!)

smyth rotated

Evolution Iron (hand-forged iron dog crate, large, created by blacksmith Cory Walters)

Tasha's cage (2)

Fourth Wall Interiors. Canvas and maple, inspired by Greg and Jessie’ deaf Merle mix, Kaya, whose thick coat means finding a shady spot to rest in the summer. This one’s perfect!

fourth wall design

Lu Korte (small doghouse with art)

Minto Homes (doghouse) – under construction. Shows all the quality we’ve come to expect from one of Ottawa’s prime builders. Built from recycled materials from job sites, this doghouse even has R-10 insulation!  Sleeping quarters and a porch, this is built for the bigger dog.

Minto Phase 2 E

Jacob Morgan (recycled materials; insulated doghouse for outside use and  a rooftop herb garden!). These doors swing wide open to reveal a bright red dog bowl!

jacob morgan doghouse 1

Olive and Ella Interior Design. A real charmer with cedar shakes, asphalt shingles, planters, and birch posts! Flowers included!

DSCN0004Vala Home Improvements. Repurposed TV console doghouse with custom upholstery by Cadieux Interiors.  Dogbone cut-outs let in light; curtains let your pooch snooze in peace. Adorable!

vala home improvementsModern Carpentry. Made of reclaimed barnboards, this doghouse reminds us of a Vancouver boat house. Three season cabin that we can easily see at the cottage!

modern carpentry 4




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