The Kind of Dog Crates We Recommend
These are the standard plastic airline crates. They come in different sizes. This photo shows a medium and an extra large crate. We ship our pups in the medium crates. Airlines will not allow a dog to be shipped in one of these crates unless the animal can stand inside the crate.
These kind of crates are sold at your local pet stores or the large pet supply warehouses. I don't notice enough difference in quality to make one brand better than another.
These crates are fine for use to transport your dog in your van or truck, I used to recommend the wire kennels for the home but have changed my mind and prefer these crates. They keep the hair in them and can be hauled outside and hosed out for cleaning.
Some people like wire kennels. There are a number on the market. Kennel Aire has the best quality. The problem is these crates will not keep dog hair in them and if a dog poops, pees or makes a mess in them the mess goes outside the crate.
While these crates can come apart and fold down - they don't fold down into a small flat pile. The company is deceptive on how much they fold up. So be careful here. Don't buy these crates if you need to take it apart and fold it up into a space that is the side of one of the side panels.
Kennel Aire’s address is 801 North St Ottawa, KS 66067 and the phone number is 800-346-0134. They will UPS drop ship a crate to your home.
This wire crate is made by Kennel Aire. In my opinion Kennel Aire crates are best wire crates on the market. Unlike their competitors, Kennel Aire spot welds the wire together. The result is not only a stronger crate but a crate that will last for many many years (I have a couple that are 20 years old) they are also quieter in the house. When a dog gets up and moves around in the crate in the middle of the night the Kennel Aire crates make a lot less noise than others.
We sell some great rubber kennel mats
in many sizes to fit perfectly in yours.