Doghouse Records is a Toledo, Ohio based record label, now run out of the New York City office. Doghouse is a fully independent label and company.
The label was started in 1988 by Dirk Hemsath releasing early recordings of his band Majority of One. The next 10 years saw such heralded underground vinyl releases by Endpoint, Transcend and Split Lip, then pioneering records by The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music, Chamberlain and As Friends Rust. In the early 2000s, Doghouse signed their first big success, The All-American Rejects, releasing their debut LP in late 2002, which was later re-issued by DreamWorks Records. Say Anything was later signed by Doghouse and picked up by major label J Records and Meg & Dia was picked up by Sire Records. Dia Frampton from Meg&Dia went on to win the runner up slot on the NBC show The Voice.