Petmate Sky Kennel
EXCELLENT QUALITY KENNELS!
I own four of these kennels. I choose to always use them indoors. I consider this Sky Kennel to be very safe and very good quality that will last a long time if taken care of, as will your dog. I like to buy kennels that have extra room for my dog to move. I bought two X-Large for my two 50 lb. dogs because we had to move overseas and back and they worked great! I have had these same kennels for over 15 years and have used them indoors for when I have to go to the store. I purchased two more kennels for my adult 20lb. and 30 lb. dogs, the intermediate size, when they were puppies for when we went to bed and I could not watch them. Then when the dogs grew to adults, as they are now, I use the same kennels with the doors removed as a little house with a nice clean bed in the living room where one dog in particular likes to go sit and nap in his own quiet space. He comes and goes out of the kennel whenever he pleases. I use the kennels with the doors on when I go to the store so I know the dogs won't be playing without my supervision and no one will accidentally get hurt. Speaking of which I volunteer with a rescue and I hear sad stories of dogs choking themselves with other kennels because some how their collars get caught and in a panic the dogs twist their necks repeatedly until they choke to ... PLEASE REMOVE ANY DOG COLLARS WHEN USING AT HOME JUST TO BE SAFE NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF KENNEL YOU BUY!!! Although I consider this Sky kennel to be very safe and very good quality that will last if taken care of, as will your dog. I just remembered I also bought a very small one with a handle to take the puppy to and from the Vet while it was still getting it's puppy vaccines since a puppy should not be exposed to public areas where Parvo could be present until fully vaccinated. You can put the whole kennel on the scale and just subtract the weight of the kennel for the puppies true weight. Chewy.com has the best prices!
March 18, 2014
Ordered this online after looking at several in major retailers... Was 10 times better and cheaper. Couldn't even tell it had been used... Thanks
March 1, 2014
Quality, Safety, Comfort
My big cat loves this crate. He goes into it all the time to chill out or to "hunt" from his "hide" when I'm playing with him. I use it just to take him to the vet so far, and I trust it. There have been no pricked fingers and the surfaces all seem smooth enough to protect an animal. I doublecheck that the door latch is securely fitted into the holes and also go completely around the crate to tighten all bolts before we head out. I don't miss the handle I had on my previous fantastic crate because it was ripping out of the top of the crate by the time it was retired. I do wish this had wheels and a handle! The combined weight of the crate and the cat are tough for me so I ask for help when I need it -- but I knew this before buying the crate and factored that in. This is the highest quality, safest, most comfortable crate for my big cat, and that's that! The price was very reasonable. It arrived in perfect shape, well-packaged, with everything advertised. It has one "Live Animals" sticker on top and came with other stickers to use for flights. Chewy had this to my door in two or three days! I like the grey. I throw in towels but my cat likes the plastic bottom by itself best (it's hot weather right now though). I'm thankful for this crate!
August 25, 2014
Very quiet riding in the back of SUV.
I was looking for crates that would not rattle and not make a lot of noise when traveling. My wire crates made way too much noise on some of our well traveled expressways in need of repair. Wish the interior measurements had been listed. Those on the website are for the exterior. Shipped fast and well packaged.
August 15, 2014
Great product with speedy service! I would buy from chewy.com again and the prices were reasonable compared to what is out there. The free shipping was a big plus!
August 12, 2014
Great crate at a great price!
Great kennel; super price. Amazing: free, fast shipping! Ordered Monday night; arrived early Wed morning! What could be better??
August 4, 2014
Love these kennels
I have been purchasing this brand of kennels for fifteen years. Really like them they are sturdy, durable, easy to clean and handle.
July 31, 2014
Excellent kennel but requires metal bolts for airline compliance
I bought this kennel for my dog to transport him to the UK. His usual kennel, which I use for travel on road did not meet the airline specification (United required 3 inches room from the top of head while the dog is in standing position). This kennel fit the bill.
I had initially bought a different petmate kennel, which did not have ventilation on the rear (not airline compliant -- requires ventilation on all 4 sides), and had to return it. The petmate sky kennel did not only have ventilation on all 4 sides, but was also considerably sturdy compared to our earlier kennel.
The only issue is that United required all bolts and nuts to be in metal, while the Sky kennel's bolts are in plastic. Had to buy metal bolts in Walmart for $10. This is the only reason for my 4 star rating.
July 29, 2014