The house I just bought, had a professional dog kennel built. The chain link was sunk into the pad of concrete that was poured in that part of the yard. So in addition to adding small hardware cloth the first 30 inches up, the bottom should be pretty secure. The top is open as most dog runs are. However, it is only 5 feet tall, so I was thinking I'd like to make a gabled style roof, so I don't have to duck when I go in there.
I've seen kits that have glavanized supports to make gabled roofs with a sunshade.
Any idea where I might get just the metal pieces? I plan on attaching corrugated metal roofing for a more permanent and attractive roofing solution as well as making sure any gaps are thoroughly closed with hardware cloth.
Oh, I might add that I will be adding several inches of substrate. I was instructed by a local woman who runs a hatchery sand would be the most ideal to use as the substrate on top of the concrete pad? (I plan on using sections from wood pallets on the edges to prevent sand or soil or whatever substrate I use from falling thru the chain link and hardware cloth sides).
Also, I want the substrate to be easy to clean, as I'd like to keep things looking as tidy as possible.