Five of Our Favorite Dog Spaces

My dogs want their own bedroom, and it's all Zoey the Boston's fault.


My dogs have serious room envy. After seeing what pet parent Lisa Pruitt Smith created for her Boston Terrier, Zoey, they want a fabulous bedroom of their own. Can you blame them? Take a look.

Smith turned the guest room of her family’s Florida home into a space for Zoey, aka the Booger, about a year ago. The inspiration? She wanted to give the once-lost dog a place to truly call her own.

“She just came up to me out of nowhere,” Smith says of the day she met Zoey, now around 2 1/2 years old but then just a puppy. “I got out of the car at a friend’s house, and there she was, stretching up my leg. I looked for her owners for two months. No one ever claimed her. At that point, I was in love with her and felt like she was home.”

Zoey also inspired the room’s décor.

“She’s black and white, so I coordinated the room to match,” Smith says, adding that when the pup picks out her halter for the day, “She tends to gravitate toward those colors as well.”

Smith pulled together the room bit by bit, from here and there. She found Zoey’s black wrought-iron bed online, and her mom made the matching polka dot sheets and pillowcases. The black pet sofa with white piping came from Marshall’s. Smith purchased the red heart pillows at Target and IKEA to add a pop of color. The eBay shop bbtay hand-painted the letters spelling Zoey’s name.

Atop the dresser filled with Zoey’s various medicines and beauty products sits an adorable polka dot treat jar from Sears, where she also got the rug, and a matching figurine found at Canine Cookies, a pet boutique near their home. Smith found the polka dot lamp at Burlington Coat Factory.

She and Zoey split their time between the family’s Florida and Missouri homes. (In fact, the pup’s frequent flier status earned her features on the Nuts About Southwest blog and Dogster.)

Zoey shares her Florida bedroom with Daisy, the Boston Terrier of Smith’s mom, who also lives at the house. Daisy has her own equally adorable, though not yet photographed, side that Smith describes as “pink, black, white, and much more girlie.”

In Missouri, Zoey also has roommates: Smith’s husband, Chris, and a boxer named Buster. The pups have beds instead of a room there, with a fluffy pink pig chair serving as Zoey’s place to sleep. To see more of Zoey’s room, as well as her multi-state antics, check out her Facebook page.

Four More Amazing Dog Spaces

Smith isn’t alone in her desire to create a special area for her dog. Here are four more spaces lucky dogs call home:

Let’s hear from you, readers. Does your dog have his or her own space? Share descriptions and/or photos in the comments!

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