What the heck is a Dogloo?
Although the term “dog loo” is sometimes used to describe dog toileting products, what we’re talking about here is a DOGLOO – an igloo-style dog house.
The original Dogloo dog home is made by Petmate.
There are three igloo style dog homes in the Dogloo line, and all three will be the focus of this review.
- Petmate Dogloo XT
- Aspen Pet Dogloo II
- Petmate Indigo Dog House
There are obviously many similarities between all three: same heavy duty high quality USA-made plastic outer shell. The plastic is designed to withstand harsh weather (not that we ever support leaving a dog to live outside exposed to the elements).
All the Dogloo homes have a small air vent at the top for ventilation and air circulation – this also assists with the goal of the patented Microban technology which focuses on reducing bacteria and odor (see below for more details on that).
Petmate is a company based in Arlington, Texas and have been in the pet products business since 1959 – so if you’re looking to support USA companies, your first box is ticked. These are not cheap, low quality generic dog homes as you’ll quickly come to notice.
These are top of the line dog homes and there’s a lot more to them than just simple plastic – and in this review I’ll be covering each and every aspect of what a Dogloo is all about so you know exactly what you’re getting if you decide to make your dog one of the lucky one who get their very own dog igloo!
What is Microban?
One of the big selling points of the Dogloo dog homes is the use of Petmate’s own Microban technology.
You might not think dog houses as being technologically advanced, but Petmate has taken a different view by focusing the not often thought about problem of bacteria – something we tend to only notice when it produces odor.
Bacterial growth is one of the main causes of bad smells in a pet house, and Microban has been developed to help stop this bacteria growth and hence: reduce odors.