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Man Turns Closet Into Luxury Doghouse, Insists He Signs A Lease And Pay Rent

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on September 8, 2023

Jonathan, a real estate agent, decided to transform a junk-filled closet into a luxurious doghouse for his beloved dog, Teddy. This heartwarming story showcases the bond between a man and his best friend, as well as the lengths some pet owners will go to ensure their furry companions are comfortable and happy.


Jonathan spent a couple of weeks working on the doghouse in the evenings, creating a cozy space complete with a fireplace, mantle, TV, and custom bed for Teddy. He even removed the drywall and installed foam insulation to muffle outside sounds so Teddy would feel safe and secure in his new home.

At first, Teddy didn’t use the doghouse much because he wasn’t used to it. However, over the last couple of months, he has embraced his new space and can often be found relaxing inside. The doghouse features a doggy door for Teddy to come and go as he pleases, as well as a human-sized door for Jonathan to join him.


Teddy is a gentle and loving dog who wouldn’t hurt a fly. He has been a constant source of comfort for Jonathan, especially during difficult times. Over the past few years, Jonathan has experienced the loss of several loved ones, including his sister, aunt, grandpa, a close friend, and most recently, his father. Teddy has been there for him through it all, sensing when Jonathan needs extra support.


To show his appreciation for Teddy’s unwavering companionship, Jonathan dedicates every Tuesday to spending quality time with his furry friend. Jonathan calls it “Teddy Tuesday,” and those special days are filled with the dog’s favorite activities, such as visiting Starbucks, shopping at local stores, and playing at the dog park.

Teddy’s love for toys is insatiable, and he goes through them like it’s his job. Jonathan even took his favorite toy, which he destroyed, made it a little casket for it, and had a memorial service in the backyard. The two stood side-by-side to say goodbye to Teddy’s beloved porcupine.


In a playful twist, Jonathan jokingly tells Teddy that he needs to start paying rent for his luxurious doghouse, presenting him with a thousand-dollar lease. But of course, the love and companionship Teddy provides are priceless, and no amount of money could ever replace the bond they share.

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