If you know Folly Beach, then you probably know the Lost Dog Cafe. Super cute little beach restaurant with delicious food and pictures of dogs plastered all over the walls.
One of our favorite parts of our house when we bought it was the fact that it had an enclosed porch off the back. We knew that this room would be perfect for the dog room – a comfortable place for the boys that we would want to hang out in too, all while keeping their dog hair and dirt out of the main house.
Here’s what the porch looked like when we bought it:
There wasn’t a ton we needed to do to make it ready for dogs. The only renovations we made was to rip out the carpet, install some big economical tiles and replace the ceiling fan with a larger version that would circulate more air. Oh and of course we added a doggie door so the boys can go in and out as they please.
We bought durable furniture from consignment stores and Craigslist that we didn’t care if the dogs jumped on (it is their room after all!) but that we would want to hang out on too. We put a cool antique table in there that Ryan found so we can play cards out there on cool nights. We made sure to leave them room for their activities too 🙂
I’m trying to keep all of their stuff organized so I put their treats in this cute jar. Their food is in a large garbage bin, their toys are in a cute durable basket from Target and their leashes are on hooks I installed.
But my favorite part of the dog room? Hands down, this hysterical picture of Sam and Chance that I blew up at Kinkos.
This is a black and white engineer print that cost $11 and brings me way more than $11 of happiness every time I look at it. By the way, we didn’t pose them like this. They are just natural bulldog models!
Before we went on vacation a couple weeks ago, we had to put our boy Starsky down. It was hard to do but it was made a little easier because we knew he was in a lot of pain from his old age. We loved our old grandpa-dog Starsky so much!
Instead of feeling sad, let’s remember Starsky and all of the things he loved!
1. Starsky loved to run around like a maniac.
3. Starsky loved to model sweatshirts.
4. Starsky also loved to model hats.
5. Starsky loved to get in your personal space.
6. Starsky loved to get his hair did.
7. Starsky loved to steal toys from his brothers.
8. Starsky loved matching his bandana with the occasion.
9. Most of all, Starsky loved his family and we loved him! We know he is in doggie heaven reunited with his brother Hutch on a new adventure. Which most likely involves escaping from the pearly gates.