Little Doggie Digs
Small is beautiful! Small dogs have big needs.
- They want to explore the wide world, yet face more dangers out of doors than their larger counterparts.
- Not just the threat of traffic and falls, but also predator birds and aggressive larger dogs.
- Now you can give them room to roam safe at home with our innovative enclosure systems for little dogs (up to about 20 pounds/13.5kg).
Questions? Browse our frequently asked questions or call or email us.
Did you know?
54 per cent of small dogs stay indoors during the day-more than medium or large dogs-and 13 per cent are considered overweight or obese (according to a 2005-06 survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association).
Go ahead, relax!
Give your little dog a wholesome active lifestyle in a safe healthy habitat from Home of Habitat Haven, makers of Little Doggie Digs. These are not dog cages, pens or runs, but enclosure systems that enhance your dog's life. They let you relax your guard and enjoy your yard as you give your dog a taste of the free and easy life.
Not just dog cages, pens or runs
Our unique modular design features tunnels, stairs and multi-level spaces that can be configured for any place-backyard, balcony or breezeway. You'll find our pet enclosures a snap to put together, expand, or take apart and take with you.
Give your dog the best-the best of both worlds: the safety, comfort and security of the indoors, and the freedom, fun and fresh air of the great outdoors.
- Little Doggie Digs are sturdy, escape-proof and maintenance free.
- These units are made of 2 x 2 10 gauge galvanized steel. Plus powder-coated galvanized steel suited to all climates, from salt air to high sierra. They are closed on all sides, top and bottom, so your dog can't get out and predators can't get in.
- They let your dog enjoy the outdoors in a safe, controlled environment, free from falls, predators, aggressors and traffic.
- Our escape-proof door latches have no spring mechanism so they will not pinch your doggie's paws, and they can be padlocked on the outside for added security.
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Our innovative modular system lets us custom-design an enclosure to your pet's individual needs, indoors or out. Choose from a selection of cedar or plastic wood floor liners, or put the unit right on the grass to let your dog enjoy its cushiony feeling through the mesh floor. Contact us to discuss our flexible design options. We also offer custom solutions where you can build your own dog enclosure, learn how to build a custom enclosure.
How to Build Your Enclosure
If you are unable to find what you would like with our predesigned kits you can create your own Home of Habitat Haven outdoor pet enclosure by choosing the pieces that would suit your area the best way. All pieces connect to each other with ease. Before connecting the tunnels, stairs or bridges to the enclosures, you will need to cut out an access hole so that they can be attached. The only tools that are required are a hack saw and file. You can also use bolt cutters if you have them handy. Follow the template that is provided so that you have the correct sized hole.
We had originally designed the human size doors with the sly cat in mind and have found that they also are great for dogs because they are sturdy and escape-proof. The regular doors are 24Wx 60 H. They are 4 from the bottom of the door panel. Also available are non-trip doors which are used when the door is put in front of downward stairs or for people that have difficulty lifting their feet. For people that want to be able to cut the grass in their enclosures, we have made the non-trip 32W door. For enclosures that are under 60 tall we have a small human size door with the dimensions of 24Wx 36H that is 4 from the bottom. Standard doors open Left to Right, but if you require a Right to Left door please specify, plus all doors come with a turn latch, padlock ability, on one side of the door. If you will need to lock the door from the inside of the enclosure please let us know and another latch can be installed on the inside of the door.
The wood that is used in the enclosures are cedar planks. The standard size is a milled 1 thick x 8 wide. Milled wood is slightly smaller than the measurements given. For example 8 wide will actually be 7 ¼ wide. When choosing wood for the floor it is always good to have a space between the wood for water drainage and for the wood to expand and contract. Cedar is also used as the floor lining in the tunnels and stairs. A power washer is a great way to clean the tunnels and stairs in case there is an accident. Plastic wood can be used to replace the cedar in all cases. We also offer artificial grass for the tunnels and floor lining.
All custom outdoor dog enclosure kits will come with the appropriate hardware, instructions and pliers. Just choose the number of pieces that you will need to build your personal Habitat Haven play pen.
Custom orders are the best way to achieve the outdoor dog enclosure that will blend in with your outside surroundings and give your dog the most room to play. If trying to figure out what you will need is a bit too overwhelming, just send us an e-mail with a photo of where you would like the enclosure to go and we would be more than happy to give some suggestions. If you would prefer to have someone come by and give you a free estimate, take a look at our website for an installer in your area. If you live in the Southern Ontario area, please contact us directly and one of our professional installers would be happy to come out and discuss you and your dogs requirements and budget for an outdoor dog enclosure.
Custom Order Quotes
For your convenience you can place a request for a quote by submitting your enclosure requirements and a picture of the designated area, either by email, fax or regular mail. Please include measurements of the area and a brief description of the enclosure that you would like. If you would like the enclosure to match the color of your house, you will have to mail us a paint chip so that we can make sure it matches. Once we have received your information, you will be contacted by phone to discuss the enclosure. We will email your quote to you.
Fits any space!
We install each enclosure with your house and landscaping in mind. Outdoor window enclosures are available, as well as special designs for apartments, shelters, retail stores, and breeders. Choose from different easy-to-install enclosure kits or let us custom-design to your specifications a build-your-own enclosure.
We offer an array of deluxe accessories including cedar or plastic wood floor liners, pet doors, awnings and hammocks in bright, fade resistant fabrics.
It's easy to install your own enclosure!
Your pet enclosure is a snap to put together, expand, or take apart and take with you. We ship kits-ready to install with full instructions-across North America and beyond, or can custom-install to suit any space. Questions about shipping, installation or custom design? Don't hesitate to Contact us.
Our doggie digs are suitable for many types of little dogs!
Australian Terrier, Beagle, Bichon Frise, Chihuahua, Corgie, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, Italian Greyhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Maltese, Papillion, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Toy Poodle, Pug, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire, Boston Terrier and Skye Terrier, and many more.