Bob Vila’s “Best In Show” Doghouse Contest

By Kristina Grosspietsch | Updated Feb 23, 2020 10:49 AM

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The doghouse has been part of human history since the Ancient Egyptians built mud-brick kennels for their favorite canines. And while the doghouse has evolved over the years, our obsession with doting on our dogs has remained unchanged. This month, we showcased 10 Luxurious Doghouses for your Pampered Pet. And then we got to wondering: What kind of doghouses do our readers have for their pooches?

So to find out, we are hosting the first-ever Bob Vila’s “Best in Show” Doghouse Contest! If you’ve got a distinctive doghouse, we’d love to see it! From creative kennels to Snoopy’s iconic red house, from classic crates to imaginative DIY models, we welcome them all, big and small.

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To enter, simply send us a good, clear picture along with your email address and a short description. If your doghouse is chosen by our editors as “Best in Show” from all canine quarters submitted (see rules below), you will win a $250 gift card from PetSmart and have your pet’s abode featured on

But you MUST enter by October 18th (midnight EST) to qualify.

So, what are you waiting for? Click the link below, upload a photo, and see if your doghouse is “Best in Show”.


The “Bob Vila ‘Best in Show’ Doghouse Contest”  is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents. Void in all other geographic locations. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest Period  begins at 12:00 p.m. EDT on September 27, 2012 and ends at 11:59 a.m. EDT on October 18, 2012 . One entry per household on Contestants must submit their name, email address and a photograph of their doghouse, as well as a title and brief description. Winner will be chosen by the BobVila editing team based on the following criteria: creativity/originality, craftsmanship, environmental consciousness and appeal to dogs. Winner will receive one (1) Petsmart Gift Card with a retail value of $250.00, subject to any and all restrictions stated thereon. Odds of winning are dependent on the number of eligible entries received.  See Official Rules for details.