The safety of animals is always a top priority at the shelters, so sturdy and comfortable housing is an absolute must. Choosing which type to go with depends on some important factors such as how many canines will be using it and what your budget looks like. Generally, an ideal kennel will have plenty of space for the residents to move around, with a few private areas for them to rest. The type you choose could depend on other factors as well, such as whether you have the space to store a larger kennel, or if you need something that can be easily moved. We have compiled a list of the different types of kennels available to help you make the best decision for your shelter.
Raised Above Ground Dog Kennels
This type is becoming increasingly popular in animal shelters for several reasons. For starters, they provide a more comfortable environment for the dogs, who are often already stressed out by being in a shelter. They are also cleaner and easier to maintain than traditional ground-level kennels, which is important for the health of the dogs. In addition, they make it easier to control the temperature and ventilation, both of which are important for keeping the dogs comfortable. Since they are elevated, these kennels are also less likely to flood in the event of heavy rain.
This is a type of heavy-duty dog kennel that allows two (or more) residents to be housed in the same space, without being able to see or interact with each other. This arrangement has several benefits, as it reduces the amount of space that is needed to house the canines and helps to reduce stress levels by minimizing contact with other animals. They could also prevent the spread of disease by reducing contact between sick and healthy residents. The only downside is that they require more cleaning and maintenance than single kennels, as there are twice as many canines in the same space.
As the name suggests, these kennels house just one animal at a time. They offer the animal plenty of space to move around and are easy to clean and maintain. This is great for when you must kennel your only dog in the home. However, they do take up more space than the double stack, so they may not be ideal if you are working with limited space.
Walk-in kennels provide several benefits for both animals and staff. These kennels offer larger spaces to explore, as well as the opportunity to socialize with other residents. For staff, they simplify the cleaning process and reduce the risk of injuries. In addition, they can be equipped with automatic feeders and water bowls. This further reduces the amount of work required to care for the occupants.
There is no one “perfect” type of kennel for animal shelters. The best option will depend on several factors such as budget, space, and the number of animals. However, your choice is an important one, as the kennels you choose will have a big impact on the health and well-being of your residents. Ultimately, the best decision is the one that meets the needs of your shelter.