Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
I am moving as of December 3rd, and I'm in a bit of a pickle.
Well in advance of my move, as soon as the papers were signed on the new place, I started searching for someone to fence the property to make it safe for my dogs.
Well, the deadline is Monday, and neither of the two companies I asked to come out and give me an estimate have even VISITED the place.
One of them assured me 1) the work COULD be done in the winter, even with snow on the ground and 2) yes, they could give me an estimate and start the work as soon as I took possession. To say I am pissed off is putting it mildly!
Last time I moved, and didn't have a fence, one of my dogs took off after a deer, and was seen dodging holiday weekend traffic out on the highway. I was very lucky she wasn't killed!
She's an escape artist, and has even managed to escape from my current property, which is fenced with a 6 ft. high board fence, as it used to have an above-ground pool.
I do have an invisible fencing system, but don't trust them worth a hoot, as so many things can go wrong with them: batteries fail, dogs run through the fence after another animal and not be able to get back, stray dogs/people still be able to get into your yard, etc. Also, when my escape artist was living on the property where I used this system, I found out the hard way that she liked to chew on copper wire, which is what the system is made of. (There were places on the property where the fence couldn't be buried, and I didn't always put her outside with the collar on, if she were just going out for a quick pee. The yard WAS fully fenced: the purpose of the fence was to keep the dogs from digging up the perennial beds that ran along the edge of the property, and from sticking their heads over the gate and terrorizing my postman!)
So, keeping in mind the ground is already frozen, has anyone got suggestions as to how I can keep my two German Shepherds safe until I can find a fencing company that actually WANTS the job? Is it possible to rent a fence, like the ones they put around construction sites?
The yard is already fenced on the east side, and along half of the back side.