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Hound Heater Plus Dog House Furnace by Akoma

Adds a fan and 300-watt element to effectively heat up to a 75 cubic foot dog house!

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The third generation Akoma Hound Heater Plus Dog House Furnace has all the great features of the original and deluxe versions, plus a fan to better circulate the heat within your dog's house, a 300-watt element for more heating capacity, and a top-mounted thermostat for easy adjustments. Simply mount the unit, set the thermostat and forget it! No more replacing emitters or wondering if they've burned out. Includes illustrated step-by-step installation instructions. Can heat up to a 75 cubic foot dog house but works great for the smallest houses as well!

Dimensions: approx. 10"L x 10"W x 4 1/2"D

We do not recommend any loose bedding.


  • Quiet, forced-air fan to disperse heat
  • Top-mounted replaceable thermostat for easy access
  • 300 watts of power for the largest houses and extremely cold weather
  • 7-foot cold-weather rated cord for flexibility and easier installation
  • Metal cord cover for added protection from chewing
  • Safe, dry heat
  • Long life replaceable heating element (rated at 100,000 on/off cycles)
  • Heats up to 75 cubic foot dog houses
  • Only runs when needed to save energy
  • Rounded corners for your pet's safety
  • Uses standard home voltage -- 120V, 60Hz
  • 1-year warranty from Akoma Dog Products

    Average Temperature Ranges:

  • Low to Medium -- 32-50 degrees F
  • Medium to High -- 50-80 degrees F

    Most people set their Hound Heater Furnace slightly above medium. Please remember that the size of your dog house, its level of insulation and door greatly affect the Furnace's ability to reach any of these temperatures.

    Have an igloo style dog house? We highly recommend you get the Hound Heater Igloo House Mounting Bracket.

    Not UL listed.

    Installation Instructions:

    Tools Required: You will need a measuring device, drill, 1 1/8" wood bit, screwdriver and three wood screws (not included).

    Step 1 -- The Hound Heater can be mounted on any side wall of your dog house. We recommend placing the heater as high as possible with a minimum of at least 3 inches from the ceiling.

    Step 2 -- Using the 1 1/8" drill bit, drill a hole through the wall of your dog house (a minimum of 9" from the ceiling) where the center of the Hound Heater will be placed.

    Step 3 -- Carefully feed the cord all the way through the previously drilled hole making sure the cord is not kinked.

    Step 4 -- Mount the heater with the temperature control knob towards the ceiling and the slant towards the floor using three wood screws or nuts and bolts. Lightly tuck the filter (included in box) in the space between the heater and the wall -- behind the temperature control knob. This will help dog hair, dirt and dust from getting in the heater and improve functionality. Clean filter on a regular basis -- we recommend monthly.

    Step 5 -- Plug the unit into a GFI outlet. If you are using an extension cord, it must be a 3-wire, 18-gauge (outdoor rated) grounded plug cord. Be sure the connection is elevated off any surface and not near water.

    Step 6 -- Set the thermostat to the desired temperature for your pet. (Medium setting is approximately 45-50 degrees F)

    NOTE -- The Hound Heater Plus Dog House Furnace is designed for side wall mounting only. Floor or ceiling mounting can result in permanent damage to your Hound Heater. For maximum effectiveness, it is important that your dog house is insulated and preferably has a door or flap.

    Hound Heater Furnace Plus

    Steve Says:

    Because of where we live (North Mississippi), I really don't get to use dog heaters that much. We just don't get enough cold weather down here. If you have a good dog house in Central or North Mississippi, you really don't need a dog house heater.

    But if you live in Minnesota or Montana or have a dog that just "likes its conveniences," this is a really neat product. Also, older dogs are just like older people and need extra care, so kennel heaters are great for them, too.

    This third generation Hound Heater is a little more sophisticated dog house heater. Unlike the original Hound Heater, this one comes with a built-in thermostat. You can set it and when it gets down to a certain temperature, it will turn itself on. When it heats up to that temperature, it will cut itself off. On the older Hound Heaters, you had to buy another product to get this feature. This version also adds a fan to better circulate the heat within your dog's house.

    You generally want to mount this dog house heater on the back wall with a little distance between the side walls and the ceiling. There needs to be a little space in between the heater and the walls. Also, you don't want to mount it where the dog is going to lay on top of it or roll over on it. It needs to be up above the dog.

    The Hound Heater needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet. Directions are included. PLEASE NOTE: The biggest thing you want to keep in mind is that you want to make sure the electrical cord is NOT where the dog can get to it, especially if you have a chewer.

    Download Owner's Manual for Hound Heater Furnace Plus

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    26 Reviews
    81% (21)
    8% (2)
    4% (1)
    8% (2)
    0% (0)
    88% Recommend this product (23 of 26 responses)
    By Katie
    Elverson, PA
    So far so good; kittys love it!
    January 27, 2022
    Have had unit for over a week and its keeping cats comfortable and happy. Insulated inside of house with a bubble insulation as well. Its not balmy but it takes the edge off! Its a 4x4x10 foot area being heated inside. Caging area has corrugated plastic to stop wind in winter. I leave it just below high because of the location of the house and the wind where I work. Just what I needed to my 19 yr old feline and her 14 year old kid.!
    • Heats adequately for animal comfort
    • Easy to install
    • Isn't hot to touch
    • Affordable
    • Compact
    • Air blown not as strong as I thought it would be but it works sooo no complaints from tenants.
    • Water and food still freeze but bought heated water bowl. They can eat the dry if wet freezes!
    By Todd
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    Easy to Install
    February 4, 2021
    Overall great product. My GSPs love the warmer kennel! Easy install. The only change I would like to see is an actual thermostat with temperature on it rather than the “low/med/high”.
    • Easy install
    • Doesn't take up much space
    • Quiet!
    • No temperature on thermostat which leaves you somewhat guessing.
    By Mike
    Reno, NV
    Works perfectly
    January 6, 2023
    Have 5 installed for a decade or longer, needed a sixth. Didn't hesitate to order another.
    By Dale O.
    Cedar Falls, Iowa
    Works Great
    December 27, 2022
    This heater has been a game changer for my gsp!! We live in NE Iowa and I installed this heater in her doghouse just before a recent cold snap. She has a relatively small and well insulated house with a door flap, and it stayed 40 degrees or more through temps well below zero. For temps of 10 or higher I have to switch it to the medium setting or it actually gets too warm for her. Thanks for a great product!
    By David V.
    Corpus Christi
    December 14, 2022
    Inspect the craftsmanship closely when you first receive it, you may have to send it back.
    • small enough to fit in the dog house.
    • Craftsmanship was poor enough that it took 2 of us approx. 2 hours jury-rigging the bent frame work and drilling new holes in the frame to get it mounted on an igloo dog house.
    • Even used their extra igloo mounting adapter. It required a trip to the hardware store to get longer screws and use of picture frame wire to mount it securely. Works well once it was mounted. The front shield was forced onto the back frame with such force it kinked the front edge so that the predrilled holes for the mounting screws did not line up. New holes had to be drilled and longer bolts were needed to be purchased to enable the bolts to extend threw the igloo wall.
    By Ray
    Compact and easy to install
    July 13, 2022
    Easy to use and works great
    By Joe
    Great Heater
    February 22, 2022
    Install was very easy. Heater has been working great. No complaints so far.
    By Sweet S.
    Central City, Iowa
    Akoma Hound Heater
    January 5, 2022
    Our kennel has used Akoma Hound Heaters in our nesting boxes for many years. We recently opened a new facility in Iowa and purchased three new Hound Heater Plus units. The units were simple to install and have provided exceptional service keeping the boxes warm in our extremely cold Iowa winters. We recommend this product for anyone looking for an inexpensive way to provide a shelter heat source for any dogs that spend time living outdoors.
    • Simple installation
    • Easy to use control
    By Brent
    Hound Heater Plus
    January 4, 2022
    Fantastic product. Very easy to install. Works as advertised. I’m very satisfied and my hunting dog is warm and happy. Gun Dog Supply was super easy to work with and shipped the product quickly to my home.
    By Pat
    Amelia, Va.
    Easy to install, plug it in and you have happy dogs!!
    December 30, 2021
    Fast, easy to install and happy dogs!!
    By Teresa
    NE South Dakota, God?s country!
    Great product, worth every cent
    October 29, 2021
    We bought this for an outdoor cat, for the colder months. It’s in a large dog house, and she took to it immediately! She’s always cozy now.
    Our Lucky Dogs live in our house with us, but I would recommend this to anyone that has an outdoor pet.
    • Quiet and works well in the dog house
    • None
    By Joe
    Fort Scott, Kansas
    Not a blast furnace
    October 16, 2021
    This is the third one I have purchased. I buy this one because quite frankly there are not a lot of choices out there. Here is the thing about this heater, you have to have a really well-insulated dog house. My dog is 110 Lbs so he has a dog mansion, with 110 air conditioner and now 2 heaters. I live in KS. and the wind never stops all winter long and I do mean L>O>N>G>!!! And you have to have a good house if you care anything about your pets or hunting dogs. His house is 2x4,s and particle board, R-13 insulation with overlayment and clear plastic flaps on door and I have added a pillowcase with an old window weight inside it attached above door opening and he is toasty all the time. One is enough, but I am adding another as a backup in case it fails and I don,t want him to suffer because of my poor planning. It is a good heater but if you have never had one, it is not what you think it is going to be. MUST HAVE A GOOD WELL BUILT INSULATED HOUSE! Also best customer service ever!
    • EASY TO INSTALL. Don,t have to mess with it , just install ,set it and you're good to go.
    • A little pricey
    By Sean
    March 18, 2021
    These kennel heaters work great even in 30 below weather .
    • Lasts forever
    • None
    By Customer
    Oklahoma City
    Hound Heater Plus
    February 17, 2021
    Worked well even in single digit temps. Blower is nice addition. Wish there was something made in USA.
    By Linda H.
    Southern Oregon
    Hound heater
    February 10, 2021
    Does not put out as much heat as we anticipated. In our two dog insulated dog house it seem it will provide minimal heat. Our two English Pointers need more heat.
    By Jim
    Heated Dog House
    January 28, 2021
    Very nice a simple design
    Quality heater fantastic
    • Simple design
    • Great heater
    • Lifft top roof for easy access
    • Good size
    • Needs a small low brightness pLED type light and at least one medium size window.
    • I would not want to go and sleep in a box outside that would be pitch black inside and no way to see outside.
    • I have 2 dogs and neither would stay in that dog house for very long.
    • More than likely they would lay there with their head out through the flap door.
    • I would not recommend this due to no window or a light. 50/50 chance the dog would use it.
    By Kevin P.
    Amazing service
    January 21, 2021
    Finally something that does what it is made to do!!!!
    • Works great and looks good.
    • None so far....
    By Rob
    Cape Charles , Va.
    So far so good
    January 15, 2021
    Works great so far. My 10 year old pitbull has been staying very warm.
    By Huntanythang
    Cozad, Nebraska
    Dogs Best Winter Friend
    January 14, 2021
    Have only had the heater installed for a week but my shorthair seems to be a lot warmer and has more pep in the mornings. Gets pretty cold here in central Nebraska but seems to keep my insulated dog house around 45 degrees on the medium setting. I would recommend to anyone that has an insulated dog house and wants to give your dog a little help during the winter months. Less energy spent keeping warm means more energy in the field!
    • Thermostatically controlled.
    • None that I noticed.
    By Pete
    Fenton, NY
    Great product!
    January 13, 2021
    I purchased this to replace an older model that had the 100 watt heat element. The new 300 is much more robust. I have it set to medium low and the dog house stays at 65deg, even when it's 10deg out. The heat selection switch, now located on top, is much easier to see. Installation is a breeze. Highly recommend!
    • Powerful, convenient, easy to operate.
    • None
    Great quality.
    January 5, 2021
    Bought this heater 3 years, and recently I bought another one thinking that I would be replacing the original one as it had made it past hours/on & off cycles but 6 months later its still running strong putting put the same amount of heat as it did 3.5 years ago.
    • Puts out a lot of heat for how small it is.
    By Ashley
    Cartersville, Georgia
    Works great
    January 2, 2021
    Very simple instructions & easy to install. It works great & keeps my pups warm. Both of my dogs are big time chewers so I really needed something that they couldn’t just chew up & destroy. This is made very well & durable. Even the temperature control knob has a metal cover that protects them from getting to it. The way it’s designed the cord runs right through the wall to the outside of the doghouse so we put their doghouse right up against the fence & ran it straight out of the fence so they can’t chew it.

    Would highly recommend to anyone needing to provide heat to their doghouse or kennel.
    • Durable, chew proof, easy to install, cover over knob
    By John
    Northeast Washington
    No more late night trips to the shop
    December 29, 2020
    My lab and two German Shorthairs have an insulated house. When the temperatures dip down to single digits and below, it was just too cold for them. I would take them to the shop and put them their crates. This works until one has an accident and you are hooking up hoses in freezing weather and bringing a dog into the house for a bath. Not fun! This unit installed easily and when the dogs come out of the house in the morning, their ears and all extremeties are warm and toastie! Happy dogs!
    By James
    Southern Illinois
    Doing the Job
    December 21, 2020
    Installed this a few weeks ago and it is doing what its supposed to do. I have two of the older model without the fan that have been keeping my dogs warm for going on 16 years now. If this one works that well its a bargain.
    • Quiet. Effective. Have to play with the heat setting to get the right temperature but once its set it maintains that temperature in the houses.
    • Heat setting has no scale so I had to experiment to get the temperature I wanted. I have remote wireless thermometers in each house so I can monitor the temperatures.
    By Sarah
    Harrington, Maine
    Beagles are warm!
    October 12, 2020
    I bought this for my outside dog kennel where we keep beagles for hunting dogs. Works great and keeps their kennel warm.
    • Installed easily!
    By Luis C.
    New Jersey
    Dogs love it
    September 12, 2020
    Great product well built

    Country of Origin: Made in China.

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