Animal shelters provide a critical service for homeless and abandoned animals. In addition to providing food and shelter, they also offer adoptions, medical care, and training programs. Therefore, it’s only fair that they have the best possible home for their furry, canine residents. A good kennel system is important because it keeps the animals safe and secure, while helping to socialize the animals, so they can be adopted into loving homes. And lastly, they’re also a good way to keep the shelter clean and organized. Since there are several types available, it’s important to choose the one that best fits your needs. There are several factors to consider, such as size, durability, and price. Below is a rundown of the most popular types, as well as their pros and cons.
If you need durable, affordable, heavy-duty dog kennels, a chain-link system is a good choice. They are made with heavy-duty wire that’s welded or knotted together. The wire could then be attached to metal posts that are set into the ground. As such, they are strong and can withstand a lot of resistance. They’re also easy to clean since you can hose them down.
They are similar in structure to the kennels mentioned above, but they’re instead made with panels that snap together. This makes them easier to set up and take down, which is ideal if you need a temporary housing solution. They could also be combined with chain-link fencing to create a more permanent kennel.
They can be used indoors or outdoors. Making them a versatile option for dog daycares. Furthermore, they’re made with PVC pipes and fittings that snap together. Thanks to them being able to snap together, it makes the cage easier to assemble and take a part. This means they’re relatively easy to clean since you can hose them down.
If you’re looking for a more traditional option, wooden kennels are a good choice. Whereas chain-link and panel options are made with wire or plastic, wooden kennels are made with… you guessed it… wood. They’re often used in outdoor settings since they provide more shade and protection from the elements. However, they’re also more expensive than other types of kennels. And since they’re made with wood, they’re not as easy to clean as some of the other options.
Which Kennel is Right for You?
You will be looking for a structure that is: the right size for the number of animals you have, durable enough to withstand daily use, easy to clean, and relatively Affordable. Keep in mind that the type you choose will also depend on your budget and the amount of space you have. If you’re tight on space, panel or PVC kennels may be a better option since they’re easier to set up and take down.
The type of kennel you choose will depend on your budget, the amount of space you have, and the needs of your animal residents. However, all structures should be big enough for the animals to move around comfortably and have access to food, water, and shelter. Lastly, it’s better if they can be easily cleaned, so you can keep the shelter clean and organized.