Kennel Sun Shade

Inexpensive Sun And Rain Protection

A simple and immediate shading solution is to use a specially designed kennel cover. These covers are made from durable, weather-resistant materials and can securely fit over most standard-sized kennels. They also often have ventilation to aid air flow.

The easiest and least expensive kennel sun shade that I know of is to take a simple chain link enclosure like the one pictured and cover half of it with a tarp.

Dog Kennell
Tarps make the most versatile and least expensive sun protection for pets and other valuables.


Compare this photo with the one just below, which dog would be more comfortable in the rain, or the hot sun?


dog kennel with cover
This is a kennel covered with a tarp.  This unit is sold as a kit but you could adapt this idea for your dog run or just about any enclosure that uses chain link fence.

Grommets for tarps are sold most places tarps are sold and are very helpful in securing the tarp once it is cut to fit.


Weatherguard Kennel Cover
This is the same type of thing and again it is being offered in kit form.  Assembly would be an easy do-it-yourself weekend project.


Kennels can be covered in many ways.  Most of this site is about building shade, many of these ideas could be used as a kennel sun shade.  Kennels could be covered with aluminum awning pans, shade sails, a steel paneled wood cover, shade screen, a patio umbrella, natural shade, a pergola or gazebo, just to mention a few ideas.  This loafing shed idea could be used for a kennel also. This site is all about shade, somewhere here is an idea that will work for you.

Amazon can provide shade for you pets without over charging.

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