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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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We want to build a little "kennel" for the cats with a top so they can't get out. That way, on really nice days, we can put them in there to enjoy the weather, but they are contained so they can't run away, and no predators can get to them. Just a little something under $150 dollars if possible for like I said, to put them in on nice days so they can enjoy the weather. Anyone else have this setup? How much did it cost? Do you know where we can find a dog kennel where we can put a top or a secured tarp so they can't get out for no more than $150 dollars?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 01:44 AM
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The top one is just a little over your budget, but when you consider it comes with the covered top and is easy to assemble.....
I'm not sure about how you attach it to the ground and it is intened to be portable - with large dogs that's a bit scary.

It's a starting point anyway.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 03:28 AM
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I would think 2x4s and chicken wire would be the cheapest solution, but may not be real pretty to look at or easy to take down and store in the winter.

A dog kennel is a good idea. Maybe post an ad in the classifieds looking for one for cheap and just put a top on it.
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you could also look for dog exercise pens (or x-pens)... they aren't as tall as those kennels and some do come with tops to contain the dogs inside. I'd imagine younger cats might climb around on the fencing material but older kitties would probably just lounge in the sun, so the taller ones might be a waste because there's so much extra room they would not use (unless if course you built some shelves or put in a nice tall cat tree?)

something like this:

http://homeandkennel.petedge.com/Pro...CategoryId=440

plus if you get the cheaper ones you could still afford to buy two and link them together to double the space.

And the chicken wire could probably be attached as a much cheaper top to contain them with to save money as well.

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Thanks for the information and links! I printed the links out and this thread to show my Mom. The cats are a year old, and they are fixed, so they don't have that "urge" to go out.
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