I have a great dog. She is a mixed chow that I rescued from animal control. It is hot and humid here, for the winter time I got her a doggie igloo. In the summer with the rain and heat she needs a place to cool off and a place to get up out of the puddles.
I built her a Dog Porch. It has a slatted deck for air flow. She can get under it, or on it as needed. Also her igloo fits on the porch if the weather is cold.
I built a sturdy deck:
Put on the deck boards with spacing for air flow:
It has walls on three sides:
Covered with galvanized corrugated metal and the roof is a hard board material with vented gables:
She loves her new porch: