Let These 8 Cute Pooches Take You on a Tour of Their Homes

By Anne Colby Houzz, September 2017

These dogs were home when photographers came by to shoot their houses. Some greeted the photographers and followed them around. Other dogs did what they always do at home: lounge around, eat, play, snooze. Each charmed the photographer and ended up in the picture. See if you aren’t more than a little charmed too by these dogs of Houzz as they show you around their homes.

An inquisitive poodle stands ready to greet you at the gate to a historic stone farmhouse in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. The Bryn Coed Farm property was once owned by the late U.S. Supreme Court justice Owen J. Roberts, who hired noted architect R. Brognard Okie to renovate it in the late 1920s. Archer & Buchanan Architecture did a recent renovation.

Sam, a yellow Labrador retriever, welcomes visitors to a renovated wood-frame cottage on a family compound on Merritt Island in central Florida. Light fixture: Benjamin Sky Chief in Jadite, Barn Light Electric Co.

A pair of friendly dogs echo the pleasing symmetry of this entry to a traditional home in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.


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You get a tail wag and a smile from Stormy, a Llewellin setter, when you approach this pretty farmhouse porch in Albemarle County, Virginia. Renovation and addition: Rosney Co. Architects; porch ceiling paint: Atmospheric SW6505, Sherwin-Williams; siding: HardiePlank in Arctic White, James Hardie

Fluffy Labradoodle Mr. Magoo is ready to meet guests at the front steps of his casually elegant home on John’s Island in Vero Beach, Florida. He’s flanked by Chinese planters from Drum & Co. in San Francisco. Behind him are a pair of Harper candle lanterns. Designer: Weaver Design Group

It’s all paws on deck for a black and white pup stretched out on the porch of a rustic Mediterranean-style residence. Much of the natural stone used for the renovated home is yellow Osage, a textured limestone. The reclaimed French door dates to the 1800s. Designer: SDG Architecture; stonework: Peninsula Building Materials

Cocker spaniel Bubba checks out visitors to this contemporary Southern California home. Of the custom front door with glass panels, designer Michael Fullen says: “The driveway is broken up in a similar way, so it made sense to incorporate these shapes into the entry. They are also a repeating element throughout the house.” The porch stairs are poured concrete in a custom color.

The welcomes don’t get much warmer than this one from yellow Lab Sadie, who peeks out over the Dutch door of this Fitzpatrick, Alabama, farmhouse. The Design Atelier worked with the homeowners to create interiors with a warm, collected look. Door design: Architect Keith Summerour