Lottery Winners Donate Windsor Castle Dog House to Animal Shelter

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Published: July 25, 2018
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The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the recipient of a dog house that resembles the Windsor Castle, thanks to British Lottery winner Susan Crossland.

Crossland had the uber-extravagant dog castle built in May so her pup, Archie, could join in on the celebration of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Crossland told the Windsor Express, “We decorated the replica castle with Royal Standard flags, bunting and even a red carpet.” The castle took 244 hours to build and cost Crossland over $6,500.

Archie spent hours enjoying the castle this summer, according to Crossland. “He loved the Royal wedding celebrations in his very own castle, but I felt the time had come to give other pooches the chance to play in it,” Crossland tells the Windsor Express. “It is just too good to be just for Archie--I want other dogs to enjoy it and I could think of nowhere better than Battersea.”

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has long been a favorite of the royal family; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is a royal patron of the animal shelter and had adopted several dogs from there.

Battersea plans to put the dog castle at their Old Windsor animal rehoming center, which is just a few miles from Windsor Castle. “We think if offers the perfect setting for this dog-friendly palace,” Battersea manager Kaye Mughal tells the publication.

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