Woman Turns Staircase Cupboard Into Swinging Chihuahua Bachelor Pad

The dog's owner admits: "He is very spoiled."

10/09/2016 5:06 AM AEST | Updated 10/09/2016 5:07 AM AEST

Harry Potter had a miserable time living under the stairs of his relatives’ house ― but Poncho looks right at home.

Poncho’s owner, retired schoolteacher Betty McCall, has turned the staircase cupboard in her Pitts, Georgia, home into a swinging bachelor pad for her 4-year-old canine.

But this isn’t an out-of-control animal house. McCall insists on some ground rules for her four-legged tenant.

“I have a little toy piano that I also got and I told him he could have it as long as he doesn’t play it at midnight,” she quipped to ABC News.

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    The studio-apartment-under-the-staircase has all sorts of amenities, including a cozy bed, a lamp, a picture of dogs playing poker and a mini grand piano, according to’s even a hat rack for a sombero.
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    Originally, McCall planned to use the tiny room to hold Poncho’s dog crate. However, once she found an American Girl brass doll bed at a thrift store, she started a home reclamation project worthy of an HGTV show. Her sisters got into the act and made Poncho a teeny-weeny rug, an itsy-bitsy lamp and itty-bitty decorative antlers, according to BuzzFeed.There’s even an electrical outlet for an electric blanket on cold nights.
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    “He is terribly spoiled,” McCall admitted to ABC News, and joked the whole project is mainly a way “to aggravate my carpenters.”
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    On the serious side, she says her chihuahua needed a place to chill, since he gets nervous when there are a lot of people in the house.
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