Dogs have always had a special place in our hearts, but they also have a special place in our homes.

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Credit: John Sherlock

Call Fido

1983

Our feature on children’s bedrooms in January 1983 also highlighted this fur baby.

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Credit: Peter Leon

Cover Material

2001

Family dog Henley’s regal pose in this Calgary home earned him a spot on our cover.

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Credit: Martin Tessler

New Tricks

2016

The couple who own this modern Calgary home actually discovered their architect, Rachael Gray, while walking their dog—thanks, Rover.

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Credit: Janis Nicolay

Floor Plan

2018

Ritchie Construction ensured the open-concept layout of this Scandinavian-industrial townhome in North Vancouver left plenty of room for Gus to lounge.

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Credit: Ema Peter

Scrub a Dub

2021

When dogs outnumber people, design ultimately favours the four-legged, as in this stunning Vancouver home with a dedicated dog shower by Falken Reynolds.

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