When I was first assigned my dog yard it was Fall and we didn't have much time to organize everything, so we decided to just temporarily put everything together and work on it in the summer. As of right now we are only utilizing half of the yard, however the posts are in and the chain link next.
The dog yard took a lot of TLC to get it ready for the dogs, the previous tenants left a lot of garbage and it grew in. We made over 20 trips to the dump, truck full loads of just about everything! From old pallets, rotted sheds, tarp carports to old rusty tools, broken guns, a lot of empty beer cans and a leather whip. It could of easily been an episode on Hoarders Buried Alive! Needless to say it was disgusting.
Local business E&R Bobcat Services donated some equipment so we could remove the top layer of dirt and replace it with clean gravel. They also helped out with getting the posts into the ground and have donated a bunch of supplies to help out with the buildings that will be going up!
The final dog yard will have two sections, males on one side and females on the other. There will be a cabin to warm up in with a doggie room that leads to an outdoor pen. There will be at least 5 big pens for exercise time and for the retired dogs to roam around. All of the dogs will have brand new dog houses, with a cool down spot for the summer. There will also be a couple of sheds for storage!
Pictures will soon come with before and after pictures, especially after our dog house building party!
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