About 40 days ago, we rescued 10 dogs from a construction site during a typhoon. One mother and ten pups. This was a problem for us because we did not have a facility to accommodate that many animals in addition to the 15 animals that were currently under our care at the time. We considered paying boarding fees in a hospital but that’s expensive and it’s not the best setting, especially for the mother. Dogs hate kennels.
So instead of spending the money on boarding fees, we decided that I would build our own holding center. It’s not big, it’s not fancy but it does the trick really well. The kind-hearted people at metal factory near my place let us use their property.
We adopted out 2 pups already, there are seven more who need good homes. You can see their pictures in this thread.
On one side of “the box”(that’s what I call the holding center) there is a door, and on the other side there is a small added roof with a tarp. Under that roof, there is a flappy door on hinges so that a dog can go in and out of the box at will. I installed a lock on the flappy door because the mother can not feed the pups anymore. She has to rest, too, so she has to be tied for another few days because we don’t want her to run just yet. She was spayed last Monday.
Once the pups are adopted out, hopefully soon, we will use this box to CNR two fully grown dogs at the same time. As you can see in the pictures, I have it set up so that I can tie the dogs to the box while I clean up and work with the puppies. It’s great!
I will try to find time to post a video of the puppies inside that box soon. It’s very precious, you’ll fall in love with the puppies.