Use a plastic storage bin for a dog house. A nice little doghouse that will hold up in the rain can cost 100 dollars. But you can make your own for a fraction of the price using a plastic storage bin. Cut a small hole in the bin, flip it over on its lid and stick a dog bed inside it. Your dog will love watching the rain from inside his snug little house, and you’ll save quite a bit of money! Don’t be surprised if your cat likes it so much you’ll have to make one for her too.