Dogs do not care about dressing up, (never seen a dog who likes it, everyone assumes they like it) they don't care about what kind of food/water dish they have, leash, toys, anything!! They just don't get it!
I was actually looking at a play house at Cosco last weekend. It looks like small tutor house sided with T-111 and looks like brick, the windows and doors actually work. There is room enough for 2 or 3 dogs init and I could actually stand up in the middle. It was only $900.00 Would make a great dog house.
I agree my dog could careless and would rather be sitting next to me, however, I have a groomed back yard and have spent a small fortune on my landscaping. I have a shall we call it a small paddock for a dog run approximately 40 x 30 with a small 15 x 20 piece "L" shaped.
The fancey play house is not for the dog but rather goes well with the back yard and serves the function of a dog house as well