About this item
- 1.5" - 3" of real foam (Styro/EPS) insulation in every panel!
- Easy pass-through, self-closing, insulated door
- Insulated floor is raised 3" to provide a dry and warm bedding area
- Solar powered fan- replaces the air in the house 5 times per minute in direct sunlight
- Electric floor heater included - 18"x13" pad
- Sized for small dogs and cats
The DP Hunter Dog House is a rotationally-molded plastic house. It is made from material that can be commonly found in outdoor playground products. All panels of these products are filled with recycled EPS foam (commonly used as an insulation material in construction).
To demonstrate the real value of insulation, we conducted an experiment on the DP Hunter with and without insulation. (Note: This product is only sold with insulation and door.) The results of the experiment reflect the heat retention inside the DP Hunter using a common 100 watt light bulb (no other source of heat). At an outside temperature of 40°, the insulated DP Hunter will be 70° inside, while the DP Hunter without insulation will be approximately 45° inside. At an outside temperature of 0°, the insulated DP Hunter will be 30° inside, while the DP Hunter without insulation will be approximately 4° inside. An average dog's body heat will raise the temperature inside the DP Hunter 25° in the winter without the floor heater (sold separately, available on Sams.com); therefore, if the outside temperture is 25° with an average dog inside, the DP Hunter the temperature is approximately 50°.
The DP Hunter is very easy to assemble and takes almost no time. The door comes assembled to the front-end panel. Every panel is filled with 1.5" - 3" of real foam (Styro/EPS) insulation material, giving your pet real insulation in his or her home. The easy pass-through self-closing door design keeps wind that reaches your pet to a minimum and closes itself (the bottom half is removable for initial training if needed).
The DP Hunter is sized for smaller dogs (Beagles, Basset Hounds, Dachshunds, etc.) and cats. Another unit available on samsclub.com, the Dog Palace is sized for larger dogs (small Labs to St. Bernards).