Would you like a dog crate that doesn't look like a canine jail cell? You're in luck: Dog crates today blend in with home furnishings like never before, and have been disguised to look like end tables, credenzas, Murphy beds, and more. They're a boon not only to decor-conscious dog owners, but to pooches, too—who truly do love having a space of their own in your home.
"Just like people enjoy having their own safe, cozy room where they can close the door and get away from all the commotion, dogs feel the same way about their crates," says professional animal trainer and behaviorist
So if you've had it with bulky, ugly dog prisons, check out these options below. They look so good, you might be tempted to buy one even if you didn't have a pet to put in it.
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Dog crate that doubles as an end table
This sleek, powder-coated steel BowHaus crate, with a sliding door, would look great in a Mid-Mod living room. It comes in two sizes (small and medium) and three colors (silver, red, and black). It was designed by a Seattle couple who wanted to accommodate their Redbone Coonhound without enduring an ugly crate in their living room. They note that with the decorative starburst ventilation design, it can also be used to hide the litter box. (DenHaus, $379.99 for a small and $397.99 for a medium)
Dog crate that's also an ottoman
Pet Parade has come up with a dog crate that looks like an ottoman, so you can go ahead and put your feet on it—Fido won't mind! It's made of easy-to-clean vinyl that looks like leather, but it doesn't have a door, and it only accommodates a small dog, of up to 25 pounds. But hey, it's a bargain. (Amazon, $24.89.)
Dog crate for modern farmhouse lovers
This clever crate, designed to fit right into the farmhouse chic home, comes with not one, not two, but three barn doors, so your dog can have plenty of ventilation. It's made of wood, comes in white or black, has a convenient removable tray at the bottom for easy cleaning, and accommodates pets of up to 50 pounds. (Amazon, $126.31).
Dog crate/credenza combo
Here's an entire credenza for canines who like their space! Solidly built of birch wood, with a solid plank top that comes in three different finishes, it has farm door-style accent hinges, steel rods, and accommodates a dog of up to 50 pounds. You pay for this kind of quality, however; it's the priciest of all. (Wayfair, $1,249.99.)
Dog crate for an industrial loft—or the outdoors
For the industrial loft-style lair, this totally tubular pet crate from Tucker Murphy Pet doubles as an interesting art installation that will mirror the ducts overhead. It's made of rattan, and comes with a shelf that's raised off the cold, hard floor, and a nice, charcoal gray, machine-washable cushion to make it even cozier. This one can accommodate bigger dogs of up to 75 pounds. (Walmart, $224.99)
Dog crate with Wi-Fi
This ZenCrate is the Cadillac of all dog crates, because it automatically responds to your dog's needs! Designed by robotics engineers
Jonathan Azevedo and
Chris Lightcap as a solution for their yellow Lab's storm-induced panic attacks, it has a motion-activated music system that plays music from a curated anti-anxiety playlist. It's also Wi-Fi enabled, so you can view your pup from your smartphone while you're away, and there's a motion-activated fan to keep your dog cool and well ventilated, and a battery backup in case the power goes out. It's also sound insulated, and has vibration-dampening legs so your pet feels nice and secure. All this and a memory foam pad too? What more could a modern pup want? (ZenCrate, $599.00.)
Dog Murphy bed (and matching one for humans, too)
Seriously, does it get any cuter than this? A Murphy bed for your dog that can double as an accent table, and match your own. What pet owner's studio apartment or den is complete without one? It's made of wood, and comes with a sturdy, comfortable cushion and a piston mechanism that lowers your hidden pet bed quietly and gently. Metal legs fold out for a level sleeping surface. (Amazon, $129.99 for the dog bed; human one sold separately.)
Source : https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/dog-crates-that-double-as-furniture/