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Matt Schabacker wrote:
Doggie door? - What's the purpose of the "doggie door"? Does it lead some where
     Comment   January 19, 2013
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Hi Matt,

The dog door in the photo leads to a small tunnel/hallway built under the stairs to the outside. Once through the tunnel, there is a small landing and ramp for the dog to be able to get to ground level outside of the home.

The dog door was strategically positioned underneath the stairs in order to not take up any additional room inside of the house and the owner's of this home were concerned with security so we added a real lockable door on the inside with matching hardware. The hallway was large enough to also serve as an inside dog house with space for the dog to lay in comfort away from the elements. Lucky dog!
January 24, 2013 at 10:49am     
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I love it! It's too late for us for this idea. Our crazy dog can unlock deadbolts and pull doors open. Even the ones with door closers! The only thing that I could do was install hooks up high.
January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm   
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Sharon Scheib wrote:
That looks horrible! Such a small space with no light and no air!
   Comment   April 25, 2014
ibisflight wrote:
Air for dog? - Door appears to have no ventilation. What size is the chamber? Lights? Or locked in dark?
   Comment   November 11, 2013
Kendall Snider wrote:
Love the paint color, can you tell me the name? Thanks!
   Comment   August 21, 2013
nathanwalker55 wrote:
Who do you recommend? - This is so awesome. Do you recommend www.ncacofnaples.com? I am trying to decide what to do. These are all great ideas.
   Comment   July 19, 2013
newjuanita wrote:
Love the doggy door - where did you find the miniature hardware? Thanks so much! - Love the doggy door - where did you find the miniature hardware? Thanks in advance!
   Comment   March 18, 2013
annet_vandermeer wrote:
what is the paint color?
   Comment   October 2, 2012

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