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The Kid has expressed interest in getting a dog, and wants something husky-like. I know that a husky would need lots of exercise, but here I have a bored 16 year old ready and willing to provide just that.

The shelters I contacted require us to have a fenced in yard as a condition of adopting, so I've spent the last couple of months reading up on the topic and getting quotes.
Invisible Fence would run about $2,000 and works for most but not all dogs.
Extending our current scrap of fence all the way around the yard, with something that looks really good is almost $8,000.

My question to LJ: how necessary is a fence really (aside from the fact that the shelters require it)?
If I go minimal, what's a reasonable size for a fenced area for a mid-size dog?

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mbcrui
Feb. 16th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Now that's interesting to know. He's an old dog and every once in a while he gets out and goes walkabout. He's getting hard of hearing, (and of seeing) though and isn't as careful of cars as he used to be. Maybe we should look into one. How does it work with the snow pack?

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