We're in love with these green roof pet shelters. We know a doghouse with a green roof is not going to stop global warming, but these fall in the realm of art, and they're meant to get people talking. Our favorite based on pure aesthetics is the red barn above, which runs from $1000 to $3000 depending on size...
...though this structure, which we somehow see as inhabited by a cat, rather than a dog, scores points for cuteness. It also runs $1000 to $3000. Our favorite considered as a total work of art, though, makes a strong political statement:
Graffitied with eco-friendly spray paint, this doghouse, dubbed the Andrew Jackass Plantation, is made from a cedar tree downed by a windstorm that actually lived on Andrew Jackson's estate. We love how it mixes a bit of cultural history in with the green vibe: a fitting tribute for a President who, among other things, is remembered for the forced march of the Cherokee Indians from the southeast to Oklahoma, known as "the Trail of Tears." Pricing for the Andrew Jackass Plantation is not available online.
Check out artist Stephanie Rubin's website for more information on Sustainable Pet Design.