Last Call for Doghouse Photos! ENTER NOW


“Home for a Large Dog”

The Bob Vila “Best in Show” Doghouse Contest has turned up some pretty stiff competition, but there are still four days left for you to enter and win.

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 of the canine quarters submitted (see Official Rules below), you’ll win a $250 gift card from PetSmart and have your pet’s abode featured on The deadline is rapidly approaching (contest closes 11:59 a.m. Thursday, October  18, 2012), so enter today!

Here are just a few of the top contenders. Do you think we’ve found our winner? Let us know.


“Rustic Mansion for Country Dogs”


“Toto’s Playhouse”


“Nikki’s Cottage”

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.