I recently finished my dog kennel or dog palace whichever you prefer. I have a 10' x 10' powdercoated kennel on an 11 x 12 slab. There is a step down on the back side of the slab for spraying the kennel off. I built a cover that is 12 x 12. It sits 0n 4x4 posts and is roofed with standard roofing materials. I did two walls that are next to the slab to block the sun out. I made them by putting in two post on each side also 4x4 and attaching 2x4's and lattice between with trumpet vines for shade and protection. It looks nice and makes what could be an eyesore a thing of beauty. I installed plumbing to the kennel with a misting system that runs around the exterior roof with and on and off switch. I have a tee that has a licker and a hose bib on it. The hose bib for the hose to clean it out and the licker so I never have to worry about them not having water on hot days. I ran the plumbing under the sidewalk so everything comes together nicely. I am interested in hearing about other designs and sharing ideas. Any feed back is welcome.