We just finished the outdoor run and dog house for the new additions.
I'm happy to report that we spent a grand total of $10. We bought concrete, 2 hinges and a gate latch, everything else was stuff we had lying around the property. It isn't pretty but it works to keep them in and sheltered.
Even though they are primarily indoor dogs, they need a place to stay when we have to take a trip into town or just for some exercise while we sweep and mop the house. Since we were told that they have been know to climb out of runs we fenced in the top as well.
I keep wondering if we could have made hinges and/or a latch. I know I have an article here somewhere, maybe on the next project.