More and more of man's best friends are living the lives of royalty as rich owners lavish their precious pooches with the kind of opulence most humans will never get to experience. Samsung picked up on that burning desire from dog owners to give their pets the best and finest things in life, so Samsung created a $30,000 doggy pad that furnished with an AstroTurf-covered treadmill, hydrotherapy pool, entertainment wall, and paw-controlled snack dispenser.
It took a team of 12 designers and builders six weeks to complete the project. On top of the treadmill and the hot tub, the tiny home has a vinyl wall that can be covered with photos, while the opposite wall had a mini flatscreen TV (Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet) mounted.
“The Samsung Dream Doghouse looks sleek and modern, featuring the kind of tech the discerning dog of the future will need,” Andy Griffiths, president of Samsung Electronics U.K. and Ireland, said in a press release. “From dogs who have social media profiles, to owners who use video calling to check on their pet while away, technology is fast becoming an integral part of everyday life.”
Girffith isn't just doing this as a pet project. The company surveyed 1,500 dog owners with startling results; almost a quarter of them want their pets to have their own treadmill, as well as a tablet or TV. Of the dog owners surveyed, 64% believed their pets would benefit from more technology and gadgets, and 18% said they would like their furkids to have their own hot tub.
Samsung only had one of the dream doghouses made and gave it away via a social media contest that ran until 2nd March. That's a very expensive contest giveaway and a very lucky dog to have won it.
As luxurious as this doghouse is, I think sometimes most dog owners forget the most important thing when they are so caught up in trying to provide the best for their canine family member; and that is simply spending time with them. Dogs are more than happy to just be by their owner's side. They would prefer walking alongside you in parks, paddling along with you in the swimming pool, having you prepare their meals for them, curling up next to you while you're watching TV, playing fetch, and snuggling up to you in bed at night rather than to be neglected in a $30,000 doghouse.
Check out the video below of the full furnishings of the hi-tech kennel.
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