Desert Defender Kennel Modernization

Photos and text: AFSFC Desert Defender’s kennel facilities were recently renovated. Improvements were focused on the health and wellbeing of the Military Working Dogs (MWDs) that are housed there during training. The renovations included installing bird mitigation netting so birds cannot roost above the kennels. New hose reels were installed around the perimeter of the facility so kennels can be sanitized more efficiently. New fans were installed to replace worn and broken fans greatly improving air flow and circulation for the dogs that are housed there. A point of service hot water heater was installed to provide hot water for bathing the dogs and sanitation. Also, the concrete pad was re-sloped to allow waste to naturally flow to the drains. Finally, the drainage system was completely reconstructed to run the entire length of the kennel pad so waste can be better disposed of in a more controlled manner. All of these improvements were focused on improving the existing kennel facility for the health and welfare of MWDs that will be housed there while attending training courses

PHOTO BY: Vicki Stein
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