How do people keep their dogs warm in their crates in the winter? The living situation has changed temporarily, and I don't have control of the thermostat. Basically it is probably kept in the 60s at night. I know that's not super cold, but I am freezing if I get out of my comforter, so I can only imagine how a chi with a single coat and hairless belly must feel. Last night she was not with us, but I'm thinking about how cold it will be tonight and worrying. At our old house, we always made sure she had a blanket on the bottom, and blanket padded around the sides/back for insulation, but I kept the thermostat at around 73 (I am pretty wimpy).