This week I came across a blog post that rather interested me quite a bit. It's all about rescues, breeders and...fences. Go read it here: http://www.honestdog.com/.
I think that fences are important however the questions should really be how do you plan on completing bathroom outings and exercise outings. Your answer about fencing whether you are being asked by a breeder or a rescue should really be about how you plan on treating this dog. Will it be left outside for hours on end? Will it be apart of the family?
On the flip side when asking these questions it should be taken on a case by case basis with a family. Just because a family doesn't have a fence it doesn't mean they shouldn't have a pet. They may be a better pet owner than the person with the fence because they are going to take the time to exercise and walk the dog.
Here where I live we don't have a fenced in area, the dogs do often go out by themselves however if they are not inside within 5 minutes, I go out to check on them. I am certainly not going to brag about how well treated my dogs are however they are generally well trained to stay around the house. I also live in the county which is no excuse either.
For myself and others with no fences, grab a leash and there is no reason you can't have a dog!
What do you think about required fencing? What is your opinion?