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Jul 27

Enter for a Chance to Win the Dog Condo!

Blog Cabin 2012 Dog Condo Anitra Mecadon

Remember the dog house designs you voted on during our People’s Choice program? Anitra Mecadon, an avid dog lover and animal rescue and no-kill shelter advocate, and her Mega Dens crew built both!

The winning Dog Barn design is a fixture at Blog Cabin 2012. The Dog Condo was donated by DIY Network and the Petco Foundation to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, an organization that provides a safe haven for over 5,500 sick, homeless and abused animals in the greater Androscoggin area per year. The condo features a removable roof, an outdoor patio and a plexiglass sunroom and comes complete with pet supplies courtesy of Petco and signed autographs by Anitra and her crew.

Even more exciting news? The Dog Condo will be raffled off during the 16th Annual Strutt Your Mutt Dog Walk and Pet Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Petco in Auburn. All proceeds from the raffle will directly benefit the Humane Society. Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or three for $10 and can be purchased at the Humane Society or printed off their web site at

“It is an honor to be part of this truly unique experience; not only unique for our shelter but for the residents of Maine,” says Steven Dostie, executive director of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society. “We are very grateful to Anitra and her Mega Dens crew for donating their time and talent to benefit our cause. We hope the community shares in our excitement and this special opportunity to be part of something extraordinary!”

“Blog Cabin was the perfect opportunity for us to have a positive impact on a local level and a great way to give back to Maine and say thank you! I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to design and build a doggie condo to donate to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society,” says Anitra. “Now I don’t know about you, but when I think of Maine, I think of lobster and barns. What you are seeing is my modern interpretation of a barn, and yes, it is lobster red. I can’t lie to you. I love the finished product so much I wanted to keep it. Whoever ends up with it is going to be one lucky pup!”

  • Posted at 11:48 am on July 7, 2012
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  1. No man could complain and say he was in the "dog house" with his honey! Perfect idea,design and mission. I rescue throw away animals dropped off on our dirt road that ends at the river, so I am a big advocate for rescuing of animals. I am so happy to see that you guys are also. Hope I win but really will be happy for anyone who does.

    Catana Farmer on August 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm
  2. Makes me want to go get a new puppy!

    Julie on August 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm
  3. So how do you enter to win the cool dog house? I have a rescue dog from California. She was given a second chance in Oregon. My son adopted her, then had to have her baby sat due to his going to Kandihar, Afghanistan as a National Guard member. When he got home, he gave her to me. She is part Australian Shepherd and part Chow. She is quiet, very friendly, and a great burglar alarm. She has gone on three camping trips with me and enjoyed splashing in the river. She doesn't have a dog house.

    Ellen K. Compton on August 17, 2012 at 3:38 am
  4. I love the "Dogie Condo" my step-daughter has a dog that"s her baby&our grand-child–but now she is having a REAL human child our 1st grand-child the dog(romeo) would love that house to go and relax by himself has he never had a place of his own–when the baby comes!!(his dog sister!!!!!!!!

    Beresford on August 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm
  5. This is an amazing dog house, or should I say doggie condo. I have had the pleasure to visit Maine once, and this structure would be right at home there.

    Katherine Cooper on August 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm
  6. my four babies would love this, we live in florida so Bj, Bella, Itchy, and Hurricane would be so grateful.

    donna on August 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm
  7. A condo Wow! Journey would love a new bigger house. I'm having problems getting her to sleep in her house unless it's raining. Maybe a more open one would be better. Shes a meduim size dog a terrier mixed.

    LASONYA on August 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm
  8. Izabella would l-o-v-e this… a little spot of heaven to call her own. Just beautiful and I'm sure she would say just perfect ;-) Love the doggie dishes too.

    SusanG1956 on August 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm
  9. My Newfoundland would love it!

    ladonna on August 24, 2012 at 9:23 am
  10. I have 4 Mini Pens, That would LOVE there Condo, when I win this Beautiful, Gorgeous Country ( My kind of home)Ya’ll are so nice to be doing this for others. God Bless you all, and keep putting out these Gorgeous Homes. I want one soooo bad, and my little guys will LOVE there Condo. People like ya’ll at HGTV have made alot of people very Happy. God Bless, Janet Everette

    Janet Everette on August 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

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