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why are the demensions of the large and jumbo the same
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Where are the doors? Is one door in the front and one on the side plus you can get in from the top??
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It says several sizes available. Any larger than than this one?
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Questions & Answers for Petmate Petmate Indigo Dog House

Question

WILL A MEDIUM SIZE BE BIG ENOUGH FOR A 16 MONTH OLD HUSKY??

YOU DO NOT OFFER THIS ITEM IN LARGE/WILL MEDIUM BE ENOUGH FOR A 1YR N 6 MONTH HUSKY???
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Jinnxz
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
3 answers
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answer 1
Depends on the size of your Husky! What does your breeder recommend?

Indigo dog house from www. petmate.com
Available in 3 sizes to fit pets from 21″ to 28″ tall. Available accessories include an easy-attach door and Indigo pad for added comfort.

Medium 37.5″ x 30.5″ x 22.8″
Large 43.8″ x 34″ x 25.8″
Extra Large 51.5″ x 39.3″ x 30″

Doors (opening sizes)
Medium
12.6" L X 12.2" W
Large
14.76" L X 15.16" W
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Punkyvelour
answer 2
no you will need a large
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ebeeneazer
 - New Carlisle Indiana
answer 3
NO. The medium is great for a Dachshund or perhaps a medium Golden Retriever and even then I would recommend the large size. I bought it for 2 stray cats and it's just about the right size for them. For a Husky definitely get the larger size. Medium will be too small.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
IndyTom
 - Indianapolis, IN
Question

What is the recommended weight of dog for this large dog house?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
3 answers
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answer 1
My estimate would be between 50 and 75lbs. Anything larger and I would recommend the Extra Large unit.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
IndyTom
 - Indianapolis, IN
answer 2
I wish manufacturers would stop selling items by a dog's weight as though it is an indicator of size! For example, a 75-lb Greyhound is a lot taller and longer than a 75-lb American Pitbull Terrier. They do not fit into the same spaces, harnesses, or dog jackets. My Irish Wolfhound mix was the same size (maybe slightly taller) than a purebred IW, but weighed up to 75 lbs more due to extra muscle and a larger frame. It is always best to go by dimensions, if possible, and then look at weight recommendations if they are truly applicable.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Punkyvelour
 - Omaha
answer 3
I bought the large for my 70 lb dog and she has plenty of room to move around inside.

The x-large dog house I have a 120 lb Great Pyrenees using it and he has enough room to go in and turn around without a problem.

I would recommend the door also as we just got a bunch of rain (9 inches in two days) and the dog pad was soaked. No matter which way I put the house so the rain wouldn't blow in...it still did.

Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
linksys202
 - Mabank, TX
Question

What is the recommended dog size for a medium dogloo?

I have a female Boxer puppy that is 3 months old at the time but keeps on growing by the minute. I basically wanted to know if a medium size dogloo would be good for when she is fully grown? Please help me I am in need of a doggy house but don't want to buy the wrong one. Thank you
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
3 answers
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answer 1
Hard to tell! It depends on how big your Boxer gets. How big were her parents? Your breeder would be the best person to ask. Some Boxers are have a stocky build, others are leggier and more slender.

From www. petmate.com: Available in 3 sizes to fit pets from 21″ to 28″ tall. Available accessories include an easy-attach door and Indigo pad for added comfort.

Medium 37.5″ x 30.5″ x 22.8″
Large 43.8″ x 34″ x 25.8″
Extra Large 51.5″ x 39.3″ x 30″

Doors (opening sizes)
Medium
12.6" L X 12.2" W
Large
14.76" L X 15.16" W
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Punkyvelour
answer 2
you will need a large
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ebeeneazer
 - New Carlisle Indiana
answer 3
I would go with the larger size for a fully grown Boxer. They can get pretty big and the Medium is just not big enough.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
IndyTom
 - Indianapolis, IN
Question

Igloo doghouse, bottom come off for cleaning?

Igloo dog house. Bottom come off for cleaning?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Grammy
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
3 answers
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answer 1
Well, actually the top comes off and therefore you have access to the bottom as well. So no worries, it does come apart and is easy to clean.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
IndyTom
 - Indianapolis, IN
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DarthDog
answer 3
Yes, it snaps off very easy to do.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
redrag
 - Halifax, Virginia
Question

dimensions

what are the dimensions ?
what size.lbs dog is this for ?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
marie
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
2 answers
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answer 1
Should say if not contact manufacture
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Smily73
answer 2
It is really impossible to "fit" a dog for anything based on weight! My Irish Wolfhound weighs the same as my friend's Bull Mastiff, but is much taller and longer. Using a tape measure, measure the bed or other place your dog usually sleeps and compare it to the size of the dog house's base. If the house is an igloo shape be sure to add in extra space for the dog to stand up and turn around as the rounded edges restrict height. For a crate or dog house to "fit" your dog should be able to stand up, turn around, and lie down with its feet extended. If your dog can't do this, it is unlikely to want to use the house and your money is wasted.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Punkyvelour
Question

Is this adequetae shelter for a dog in extreme weather, ice, snowstorms, etc.

Live in Ohio and just not sure How cold is too cold for an outside dog. Is this adequate shelter for a dog in extreme weather conditions, ice snowstorms etc?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
SStein
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
2 answers
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answer 1
No. Although it will depend on: the breed and size of dog (dog's size compared to relative size of house), its age and overall health, what type of bedding you use in the house (straw, heated mat, etc.), how much other wind and other protection you provide from the elements, and, in some cases, what the dog is fed (usable caloric intake). In Nebraska, with few exceptions, it gets too cold in the winter for dogs to be safely left outside during our extreme heat and cold conditions. While a dog with a lot of coat that is genetically disposed to cold weather (i.e., Husky or Malamute) may be more tolerant of severe cold weather, these same dogs are generally heat intolerant. Any dog may experience frostbite on extremities in freezing conditions. Very young dogs (generally, under one year of age) and senior dogs are less tolerant of extremes in temperature especially when they occur in short periods of time. (In Nebraska we can see temps vary from 30 to 40 degrees in 24 hours!) Dogs with arthritis and conditions such as hip dysplasia will suffer in extreme temperatures. I know that many people do leave their dogs outside in various types of structures. Personnally, I wouldn't because I have invested time and money in training, feeding, and vetting my dogs (not to mention love and attention!) and the risk of leaving them exposed to the elements and potentially shortening their life and functionality is a risk I'm not willing to take. If this is your only option, consider placing the dog house in a (ventilated) garageb, or barn, and using a lot of hay in it to further insulate the dog.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Punkyvelour
answer 2
It would be with the addition of a door, heater and pad. There are some great heaters for the interior of the dog houses that have thermostats and keep it at a reasonable temperature for the dogs. Without adding a heater and a good pad, No. The R value is about a 5.1 from what I read. There is also an electric heated bed specially shaped for this dog house. But this dog house alone will not be adequate shelter for a dog outside in Ohio's winters.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
OregonDucky
Question

What is the actual dimensions of this dog house?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Tmac
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
2 answers
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answer 1
indigo dog house

The Indigo® is a top-of-the line igloo shaped doghouse featuring an extended, offset doorway for rain resistance and wind protection. Made with structural foam acting as insulation to keep your dog cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The heavy duty construction will help keep your pet protected from outdoor elements and roof ventilation allows for continual air flow. Indigo is made with Microban®, an antimicrobial to fight the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Available in 3 sizes to fit pets from 21″ to 28″ tall. Available accessories include an easy-attach door and Indigo pad for added comfort.

Medium 37.5″ x 30.5″ x 22.8″
Large 43.8″ x 34″ x 25.8″
Extra Large 51.5″ x 39.3″ x 30″

Doors (opening sizes)
Medium
12.6" L X 12.2" W
Large
14.76" L X 15.16" W
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Punkyvelour
answer 2
37.5 x 30.5 x 22.8 inches

Weight 19.7 lbs
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
IndyTom
 - Indianapolis, IN
Question

Is this a one piece igloo or does it need to be assembled?

asked 1 year ago
By
Judy
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
2 answers
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answer 1
It is a two piece item ( base + igloo top). The delivery man put it together in his truck, without us having to request it, before delivering it to our front door. I don't know if every delivery person would be so kind to do so.
answered 8 months ago
By
Elemar
answer 2
it comes assembled
answered 11 months ago
By
Shlion
Question

is a door optional ?

asked 10 months ago
By
luke
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the door is optional.
answered 8 months ago
By
kitkat5510
answer 2
Yes, it is and costs approximately 25 dollars. Doors are made for all the sizes. Also, a pad can be purchased separately.
answered 9 months ago
By
ElenaDiane
Question

I HAVE TWO 17 POUND WEINER DOGS WILL A MED SIZE IGLOO WORK?

asked 8 months ago
By
MCM
on Petmate Indigo Dog House
2 answers
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answer 1
Should be plenty big for them. Be sure to stuff in an old quilt if they'll use it outside when it's chilly as Dachshunds don't handle cold at all well.
answered 8 months ago
By
Punkyvelour
answer 2
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
Joeymomma
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