Dog’s Under-The-Stairs Digs Are Straight Out Of ‘Harry Potter’

A lucky dog is living his best life in a miniature bedroom that would make even Muggles jealous.

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Stephanie Brown

The world of Harry Potter is a world we wish we could live in — even if we had to sleep in a cupboard under the stairs in the Dursley house at 4 Privet Drive. That’s why we’re so jealous of Poncho the Chihuahua and his Harry Potter-style bedroom.

Like a young Harry Potter, Poncho lives in a small makeshift bedroom under the staircase in his house.

But while Harry’s aunt and uncle mistreated him and refused (at least at first) to give him a proper room, Poncho’s family cares for the little dog greatly and created his pup-sized palace under the stairs out of love and with a meticulous attention to detail.

The cupboard under the stairs was Harry Potter’s room in the Dursley household. Via Pixabay

Poncho’s room is definitely a lot nicer than Harry’s cupboard. Via Fatisbac/Imgur

Imgur user Fatisbac posted photos of Poncho’s pad on the site a few days ago, and they quickly captured the hearts of dog lovers and “Harry Potter” fans alike.

“Visited my aunt’s new house over the holiday,” Fatisbac wrote. “This is the room she built for her Chihuahua.”

Poncho’s room features a brass doggy bed, a dog-sized dresser and a little piano. The walls are decorated with deer antlers, a sombrero and a tiny painting of dogs playing poker — a classic.

“I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good.” Via Fatisbac/Imgur

Poncho’s owner, Betty McCall, built the room as an alternative to a dog crate, she said in a YouTube video posted by user Poncho’s Room.

The 4-year-old Chihuahua — who actually looks a lot like bby the house elf — gets “a little nervous and snippy” when company comes over, she explained. But instead of putting him in a crate, McCall asked her carpenters if they could build her a little room for Dobby, er Poncho. She then found the little American Girl brass bed and, thanks to some help from her sisters, the décor kind of snowballed from there.

“Poncho ended up with quite a room,” she said in the video. “He thinks he deserves it all, so I guess it’s OK.”

Sounds like Poncho would totally be a Slytherin.

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  • What a wonderful idea! Poncho does need his own space since a lot of people stress him out. In fact, a lot of people stress me out! Such a cute boy. I also think I heard a North Carolina accent (I live in NC, too). Anyway, love Poncho’s “suite”.

    Judy October 26, 2016 6:39 am Reply
  • That is just so AWESOME!!! Love Poncho’s suite, great idea!!

    JOHANNA BETTINGER October 26, 2016 6:56 am Reply
  • ADORABLE!!! Poncho is the King!!

    Lynne Williams October 26, 2016 8:14 am Reply
  • What a lucky little dog! Such loving parents and his own “apartment.”

    L W October 26, 2016 10:41 am Reply
  • This little doggy room is too perfect! I really got a good chuckle out of this one. Poncho is one lucky pooch!

    Christine Anne Boldt October 26, 2016 10:45 am Reply
  • What a lucky dog. Poncho’s room looks better than mine. So cute!

    Alma October 26, 2016 10:48 am Reply
  • I don’t think that little tight room is cute, and I really don’t understand why people don’t open their eyes and see that these cages, ‘dens’, ‘little cute rooms’ are actually jails for these babies. The only ones truly amused are the humans. Do you really think Poncho cares how this little 2 ft x 2 ft looking room was decorated? All it did was make his little space even smaller to stretch his legs. Will we ever stop amusing ourselves, at their expense (like we have, we don’t have to go in little cages and rooms with the door closed on us!) and instead use the time and patience to teach them how to behave while moving around the house and around others? I’m horrified to learn that these furry babies, who are supposed to be living comfortably in loving homes, are actually having to deal with the stress of being put in little closed spaces like this. My Peanut never had to grow up like that. He had a tent house that was always open for him to come and go. The most he was ever closed in, was when he became a senior and I had to put up a gate for him to have access to the living room and stay safely on the carpet so he wouldn’t slip on the tile floors while I was away. I’m sure this lady loves her baby, but we need to open our eyes to certain things we do ‘for’ them. And don’t think they can’t develop claustrophobia, which brings on those negative behaviors. This makes me sad to think they are suffering, while we blindly smile about it.

    Cheryl October 27, 2016 9:33 am Reply

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