These homes would give Snoopy house envy, and they're all for a good cause.
Metro Phoenix designers, builders, engineers and architects are currently working on this year’s luxury homes for the annual Design for Dogs competition, which benefits the Arizona Animal Welfare League.
Last year, the designer dog house competition raised more than $20,000 for the no-kill shelter and saved 4,000 animals.
This isn’t the typical type of home building I report on, but I couldn’t resist.
Of the dozen doghouses designed and put up for auction in 2017, custom home builder Rafterhouse’s Ruffterhouse won Best in Show.
The quaint miniature white home with picket fence, red door and American flag also came with astroturf in the front yard for its pooch occupant.
Creo Architects’ ultra-modern K9 Couch made with metal and wood - and what looks like famed architect Frank Gehry influences - took second prize.
Black Ink Interiors and Luster Custom Homes created Puppacabana, complete with black and white striped cushions and view of a pool. It won third place.
The hip orange and white wood “Dog Pavillion,” created by JE Dunn Construction and design firm Stantec, won the People’s Choice Award.
There’s still time to get tickets to this year’s event, sponsored by the tile and flooring firm Facings of America.
Attendees can bid on a cool new home for their own favorite pet.
Tickets to the Design for Dogs event on Feb. 23 are $45 for one and $80 for two. It’s being held at Facing’s Scottsdale design studio.
“We love to design for kids and animals. It’s so fun and such a great cause,” said Scottsdale designer Laura Kehoe, who’s Paw Palava plush pink dog house sold for $2,000 last year, the highest price paid for one of the designer dog houses.
A man bought the pink pooch palace for his daughter and her dog.
What a lucky pup.