How to Hang a Stainless Steel Dog Bowl

by Deborah Lundin
    Hanging a dog bowl reduces accidental spills and messes.

    Hanging a dog bowl reduces accidental spills and messes.

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    When it comes to hanging stainless steel dog bowls in a metal kennel, wire hook hangers easily slip over the metal cage and hold the bowls in place. They keep your dog from knocking over and spilling the bowls. However, if you do not have a dog cage, hanging a dog bowl from a wall requires a bit more creativity. With this idea in mind, you can hang those metal bowls on any wall in your home with a wood shelf, a few tools and a little time.

    Step 1

    Purchase stainless dog bowls designed for your dog’s size. Place these bowls side by side, leaving a 2-inch space between. Measure the distance across the two bowls and add 8 inches. Measure the circumference of the widest dog bowl and add 4 inches. Purchase a shelf at your local hardware store to match these measurements.

    Step 2

    Place the bowls on top of the shelf, leaving 2 inches between the bowls. Use the pencil to trace the bottom circumference of the bowls on the shelf. Cut out the traced circles with the jigsaw. Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. Place the dog bowls into the circles to ensure they fit and rest well. As some bowls have a smaller bottom than top, adjust the hole size as needed to allow the bowls to sit securely.

    Step 3

    Determine where you want to hang the bowls. Use a stud finder to locate the stud in your wall. Mark the area with a pencil. Take the brackets and determine where you want them placed. Because of the risk associated with elevated feeders, you want to keep the shelf location low to the ground. Drill holes in the wall to fit the anchors in. Place the anchors in the holes and tape in with a hammer. Align the shelf brackets with the holes and secure them to the wall with screws. Check to make sure the brackets are level.

    Step 4

    Place the shelf on top of the brackets. Secure the shelf to the brackets with screws. Place your bowls inside the shelf holes and fill with water and food.

    Items You Will Need

    • Two stainless steel dog bowls
    • Tape measure
    • Wood shelf
    • Pencil
    • Jigsaw
    • Sandpaper
    • Stud finder
    • Two small shelf brackets, screws and anchors
    • Drill
    • Hammer
    • Level

    Photo Credits

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    About the Author

    Deborah Lundin is a professional writer with more than 20 years of experience in the medical field and as a small business owner. She studied medical science and sociology at Northern Illinois University. Her passions and interests include fitness, health, healthy eating, children and pets.

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