15 Outdoor Pet Projects You'll Lap Up

ers, we set out the call, and once again you replied. Your love for the pets shines through with all the care and thought you have put into building things that make them joyful. Along with your endeavors have made yards and your patios intriguing. Get ideas from a few homegrown responses to pets’ love of the outdoors — and also to the necessity to keep pets safe and comfortable. Have a look, then please discuss your very own outdoor pet project.

consumer midmodfan knew it’d be hard on the cat when the tree in their small atrium garden had to be removed. To keep the cat joyful, midmodfan substituted it with a 10-foot-high wooden stake, wrapped rot-resistant rope round with frostproof glue and U-shaped staples. The new scratching and climbing “shrub” is connected to metal footing pushed into the ground.

This darling bunny duplex in Costa Rica built by consumer Shirley McKale homes three rabbits, who had a trendy hangout. “I wanted plenty of venting in the new barn so made both sides the same — a door and two windows, plus a high window on each end,” she states.

The galvanized tin roof reflects the sun and is removable for easy access. Learning from a past hutch in which the rabbits burrowed a “cellar” underneath from outside, McKale didn’t give this one a floor. The rabbit yard is covered by a shade fabric about 8 feet off the ground.

In Arizona’s hot climate, lots of water for dogs is crucial. consumer Diane Way made this fountain out of bored green granite and river stone, with underground circulating water a sprinkler system freshens after a day. “Luna loves it, and it is only her size,” she states.

Way’s oasis also brings local birds when Luna isn’t carrying a drink. These beauties are lovebirds.

“After my two big dogs starting drinking out of my neighbors’ birdbath on a normal basis, and viewing a few great ideas on this website for dog-friendly backyards, I decided that I would make my own water fountains to get them,” states consumer katiek78.

“I needed something that I could afford and could circulate the water to try and keep things from growing inside.” She created the doggy fountain out of a planter and a garden pond pump, and the dogs can’t get enough.

Everyone loves a porch, including consumer jkpp04’s puppy Oscar and his friends.

The dogs spend a great deal of the day out and have a great refuge to relish.

When it came time to create horse shelters, consumer and equine health and welfare specialist Susan Kauffman didn’t need the usual. “We designed and built our very own horse shelters; we wanted something much more aesthetically pleasing than what one typically sees,” she states. “Plus we also wanted them to be quite inviting to the horses, as some horses are claustrophobic and won’t use a shelter if it isn’t designed with their normal way of thinking and responding in your mind.”

In her shelters, 5-foot walls encourage airflow and permit the horses to watch them over. The roofs are composite shingles, which can be much quieter than metal in the rain. The floors are rubber mats that are spiked into the ground, so the horses prevent eating any sand when eating. “They have been a great success, in spite of my normally shelterphobic Morgan gelding, Gryphon! They use the shelters to get rain protection, shade from the sun, and we nourish all their meals in there.”

consumer osvold11 recently completed a dog-friendly backyard makeover.

Oz has this pulling strip.

There’s also a sunning and resting spot for Pilar in osvold11’s yard. The yard does not have any yard, and each of the plantings are tolerant of their dogs’ doing their business and may recuperate from heavy pet use.

The dogs have access to the fence line to visit with their neighbors without destroying plantings.

This backyard, belonging to consumer asnikkar, is pet friendly, with terraces for crops and a lower place for the dogs to play and do their business in without messing up the gardens.

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“To help our dogs, we built ‘windows’ into our privacy fence,” states er Amanda Naughton. It’s ceased one dog from trying to dig underneath the fence, and another only enjoys checking out what is happening outside the yard. “To help them with the neighbors’ dogs, we place a window from our yard to their yard. Now our two dogs and both dogs may sniff and watch one another, so there’s a lot less barking”

The two windows in the fencing gates were such a success, Naughton built the dogs a raised and covered corner place, called “the fort”

I always felt terrible about keeping my cats indoors, but I also know there are so many dangers awaiting them out, especially in our area,” states blogger and user cuckoo4design. “As they reached the senior citizen stage, I couldn’t take it no more, because I felt so bad about them lying in the sun, breathing the fresh air, observing birds, butterflies and squirrels.” Thus, she installed these homemade cat cages that have an access point from the living room window, and the cats have never been happier.

Gary the cat has his own catwalk on the small deck of the condominium belonging to his proprietor, consumer joaniemccully. He may discuss the deck and has a private location of his own.

consumer gcanty made this cat tree like a Christmas gift for the four kitties.

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consumer lwiniars takes these cat tunnels around the road with the family’s camper. The tunnels have a ramp and lock right into a window so the cats can come and go as they please.

When consumer dzanoffdesigned a garage with a guesthouse over it, a doghouse was included in the design. The exterior entry provides access to an indoor space underneath the staircase that includes a mild, a raised bed plus a heated water dish for winter months. Visiting kiddos like to use the puppy space.

This little shelter was motivated by a garden shed on , and it has its own dog weather vane. “I made this doghouse for my mom’s two pups and painted it to match the house,” states user Feels Just Like Home. The house also serves as a pass-through with a garage door into the inside one end. Inside is a carpet to wipe wet paws on, and also the construction provides the pooches refuge on rainy Seattle days.

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