How to Find Sturdy but Inexpensive Fencing for Dogs

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Durable dog fences sometimes can be acquired for free. Here's how to look for free or low-cost fencing.

Things You'll Need

  • Pickup truck
  • Pair of gloves
  • People often wish to recycle their used fencing material. You can take it off their hands for just a fraction of what it would cost at a home improvement store. Sometimes you can even get it for free. For durable fencing, get chain link, metal rail, or wood- paneled fencing. Keep in mind the size of your dog when considering metal rail fencing.

  • Once you have found a listing that suites your needs, contact the lister and set up a time for you to take possesion of the fencing.

  • If you can't find free fencing, or you do not feel comfortable acquiring the fencing material this way, an alternative is to purchase chain link fencing from a home improvement store. This type of fence is durable yet comparatively inexpensive.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check your housing regulations before acquiring any fencing material as some communities have laws mandating types of fencing and where it can be installed
  • Not all people who list items to recycle are doing so for pure reasons. Use caution before going to the address of a stranger. It is best to bring along at least one other person as there is safety in numbers. Some dogs can chew or break through fencing no matter how durable the material. Never leave your dog unsupervised in your yard.
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