For 35+ years I raised and exhibited Bichon Frise dogs. In 2002, the Bichons and I retired from that portion of our lives. As my older dogs began to cross the Rainbow Bridge those remaining no longer required the entire space of their 22' x 22' kennel building.
In 2008, I began to remodel the unused kennel space for my cavies. With the help of family and friends the space was divided, heat ducts were installed, the electric, plumbing and lighting were upgraded. We also installed a new ceiling with three overhead fans, placed fiberglass paneling on the walls and added ceramic tile flooring. Adjustable wire shelving around the perimeter holds supplies, carriers and show boards above the cages.
During Labor Day weekend 2009, the cavies and their cages were moved from their previous basement accommodations into their newly remodeled home. One year later, I am still working to complete the grooming, storage, office and entry areas but the cavies seem comfortable and I love having them close. The new caviary is 13' x 22' of bright, open and airy space.