Arizona Animal Welfare League hosted its 9th annual Design for Dogs event where architects, interior designers and home builders crafted custom dog houses to raise funds for homeless animals. The organization announced the four winning dog houses of the competition.
Winning first place, The Working Mutt dog house is the perfect piece for pet owners wanting to organize and elevate their space. Designed by Ware Malcomb from Breise Construction, the dog house is constructed with high-quality wood. The design features an elegant wood finish that blends in with any modern or traditional space. The classy design doubles as storage for pet toys, treats and accessories.
The Barkelona Pavilion won second place in the competition. The Bauhaus style architecture designed by Earth & Images, Candelaria Design and GM Hunt Builders gives off a modern and minimalist ambiance. Miles van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona Pavilion was the inspiration behind the custom design. The open structured dog house provides both shade and comfort for outdoor use. The piece was built with large-format limestone tiles, polished chrome and a green panda marble slab. AZ Customs Designs modeled the dog cushion after the popular Barcelona Chair.
Tail Waggers Renewable Retreat won third place for best dog house. Three companies, IK Interiors, Cawley Architects and Felix Construction, teamed up to build a dog house that provides both comfort, sustainability and security. Side panels provide a cool draft in the summer and a warm draft in the winter. When rainwater falls onto the roof it flows into a carbon water filter, providing the dog with clean drinking water. Solar panels line the roof energizing the interior lights within the doghouse.
In addition to the top three dog houses, AAWL announced the People’s Choice Award. Winning this award, The Retreat provides dogs with a combination of comfort and relaxation. The A-frame dog house designed by Treasure in the Detail and The Contractor Guys has a chic yet functional design. The Dutch door keeps the dog secure while allowing for a breeze to come through. The top of the dog house opens to allow pet owners to easily clean the dog house.
Not only did all the funds provide homes for dogs at the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, but one lucky silent auction winner brought home a winning dog house. For more information on donating to the AAWL, click here.