Design: Annie's Pooch Porch
Name: The Kittrell Family
Location: Richmond, VA
Pet's Name: Annie
Size & Type: 85 pounds, Bernese Mountain
"We built Annie's Pooch Porch as a more attractive and less confining alternative to a metal dog crate. Some railing we found at a local architectural salvage form the porch walls, and a small gate was built for one side. We chose durable ceramic tile for the floor of the porch since it would keep Annie cool, and wouldn't show as much wear and tear as wood...." [more below]
The Pooch Porch is great for containing Annie while the house is being cleaned, or when someone with whom Annie is unfamiliar gets intimidated by her size, (or bark). We use the mailbox on the gate as storage for plastic bags, treats, and her leash: everything we need for a walk.