"Dog house" is actually hidden access to a doggie door, providing visual & physical security against intruders. Always thought it would be cool to have a dog door into the garage on the side of the house with a covered dog run.
A clever pet door in the mudroom allows the homeowners' animals to come in and out on their own schedules. Finishes are all pet friendly. - Traditional Home ® / Photo: Ron Blunt (Maybe include a lock on the inside for nighttime?