Creating a Pet-Friendly Backyard: Chain Link Fences

There are so many wonderful reasons to get a pet, such as a dog or a cat. They’re constant, loyal companions who are always ready to play or snuggle, and they’ll love you unconditionally. You can’t beat the feeling of seeing your dog enthusiastically wagging his tail as he sees you walking up the driveway and knowing he lives for the time you spend together in the evening. However, having a pet comes with responsibility, and one of your jobs as a pet-owner is to keep them safe from the world (and, let’s face it, sometimes you also have to keep them safe from themselves.)

One of the first steps in ensuring that your pet lives in a safe environment is to create a secure outdoor space for them to roam around in. Often, this means pet-proofing your backyard. Having a local Ottawa fence company install a chain link fence around the perimeter of your yard is a great place to start. Professionally installed fences will benefit you and your pet in several ways. On top of giving you the peace of mind knowing that your pet is not going to wander off, you will have some control over what comes into your yard as well.

Here are just a few benefits of having an Ottawa fence company install a chain link fence for your pet:

Fences keep pets inside. Animals, like dogs and cats, love to explore and follow smells and other animals like squirrels, and would quite happily wander off without even realizing what they are doing. Putting up a chain link fence is an easy way to keep them contained to your yard, where they can sniff around for hours, but then return to the shelter of your home when it’s time to come in.

If you think you’ll have a problem keeping your pet inside the confines of the fence – perhaps your dog is an excellent jumper or your cat is a practiced climber – consult with an Ottawa fence company. They’ll be able to recommend options like lean-ins to keep your adventurous pet where they’re supposed to be.

Fences keep other things out. Whether you live in an urban or a rural area, there are things – people and animals – who you will need to keep out of your yard in order to ensure your pet’s safety. For example, your neighbourhood might have curious kids or adults who aren’t sure how to act around dogs, or you might have a troop of bold coyotes lurking around. Who knows? Regardless of the reason, though, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your pets. Your local Ottawa fence company will be able to make suggestions on gates, locks and other methods you can use with a chain link fence to keep unwanted things out of your yard.

Easy, fast and inexpensive. Having a chain link fence installed by an Ottawa fence company is not only the easiest and fastest way to create a safe outdoor environment for your pet, but it’s also one of the most inexpensive. Get quotes from local companies to know how much you can expect to spend to enclose the perimeter of your yard and give your pets as much space as possible.