Stylish, premium dog house includes sheltered barn and airy front porchMade with kiln-dried Asian fir that can withstand extreme temperatures and humidityEasy to assembleRemovable roof and floor panels for easy cleaningGreat choice among dog houses
Customer Reviews for Merry Products Wood Pet Home- The Barn
Review 1 for Merry Products Wood Pet Home- The Barn
the best doghouse
PostedMarch 13, 2010
this doghouse is likea mini version of our house and our dog loves especially since he is a german shepherd
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 2 for Merry Products Wood Pet Home- The Barn
Better than I expected
PostedDecember 7, 2009
from Puyallup, WA
I had read the reviews and was leery about buying this house, but it was the only one I could find at a resonable price with the space I need for my dogs. I have a 30 lb Shiba Inu and a 50 lb Bull Terrier mix. I ordered on Nov 9, 2009 and it arrived on Nov 24th. It took me about 5 hours to assemble. (I'm a 28 year old female who is just starting to become a do-it-myselfer, so I'm not the most experienced handy-gal, but I'm not incompetent either.) The directions could have been written more clearly, but if you are patient and look at the pictures carefully, you can figure out where things go. There are not pilot holes for every screw that you're supposed to install, so that made me a little nervous, but you truly can assemble it with only a Philips screw driver. Once I got to putting the roof on, because there are so many screws, I switched to the power drill. I could have saved a lot of time if I had used it throughout the whole assembly.
As far as the quality, it's not flimsy and junky, as some reviewers have stated. I think it is a really nice house, looks great, smells great. However I am worried that it is not thick enough wood and the joints are not tight enough to keep it warm in there. I recently ordered a doghouse heater (~$80) from another website, so I'm hoping that will make it nice and warm in there. I also bought a piece of plexiglass ($2.99) and screwed it onto the window frame to cover the window and protect from the winter rain. Right now my dogs will go on the porch and eat their food, but they will only go in the house if I force them or bribe them with treats, and they won't stay in there :( They are not used to being outside all day long, but I hope they will eventually figure out that the house is a happy shelter place for them!
I would recommend this to a friend!
Both dogs in the house before I put the roof on.
Both dogs sitting on porch, before I put roof on
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Review 3 for Merry Products Wood Pet Home- The Barn
looks and smells great
PostedFebruary 17, 2009
from Key West FL
I got mine and it looks wonderful however I need the directions to build it
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for Merry Products Wood Pet Home- The Barn
Not worth the money!!!!!!!!
PostedMarch 3, 2008
This would be a sufficant dog house for a $50 - $100 price tag. But it almost makes me sick that we paid so much money for the quality that we recieved. We ended up having to put the dog house under an already covered portion of our porch because I can't possibly see how this thing will keep the rain out!!!! The wood is very low quality! The engineering on this thing looks like a 5 year old could have designed it. The pieces don't fit together very well, and a few simple notches here, or an extra couple inches here and there would have made the thing go to gether much nicer...... so why couldn't have have been thought of? The dogs do seem to enjoy it however and after we put a couple of blankets in it, they seem to like it. But again, it's sufficent....but not a good bargin for the price tag. Doesn't fit together well, poor engineering, poor quality, does not seem like it would keep the doggies completely dry. It was however easy to assemble. I would have been happy if I paid $100 for it.