Vintage Dresser Turned Dog Kennel retreat

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I turned a vintage dresser I was using as a folding table in our laundry room into a great space for our puppies dog kennel and she loves it!

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  • Lotus-e Lotus-e on Apr 07, 2016
    Thank you for the explanation. I saw the cage and I jumped to conclusion.. Our domestic dogs here, are never caged at night.. They have their kennels or if in the house, their bedding and blankets. 3 of our own dogs have kennels with blankets, and now during winter, heaters to keep them snug and warm. The 2 little ones have their bedding and blankets in their place of choice. Have a good day.

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    • Judy Powell Judy Powell on Aug 15, 2016
      It's a crate not a cage. Dogs are den animals and enjoy having a snug place to rest. Not at all cruel. Mine love their crates and quite often go there by themselves when they have the option to roam the whole house. Please know what you are talking about

  • Pam Stilley Handshy Pam Stilley Handshy on Feb 11, 2020

    I know I'm rather late to the party... Just a few years... But I just had to share some info here. Some dogs NEED to be crated. I have never had to crate a dog I raised from a pup. HOWEVER, if you get the honor to foster a rescue dog, you will find a crate to be a necessity. For example, 'many' rescue dogs are breeder releases and have come from puppy mills. If you don't crate them, even at night, for SEVERAL months, their animal instinct kicks in and they turn to 'fight or flight' where flight is more the norm. I personally didn't believe in crating until a little 2 year old breeder release came to live with me. He spent the first 2 years of his life in a CAGE making babies for people to buy.... He's now been gone for almost 3 weeks and the weather has been cold, wet, snowy and just plain nasty... I am hoping to get him back within the next week, but I DO have a CRATE for him to stay in, as well as a fenced area within my fenced back yard will he will be able to go out and do his 'business', without the fear of him escaping again. So when given the option to crate and keep or not crate and let this little animal try to survive in the wild again, I'll opt for the crate EVERY time.... And a crate can be made out of baby cribs, dressers or anything that will allow you to contain a dog. It doesn't alway have to 'look' like a cage. I have one double crate from each of the above, and even my 'raised from a pup' dogs, love them.

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