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
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
great sturdy product!
we were surprised at the quality of this kennel. it surpassed our expectations.
July 26, 2014
We recently raised a litter of 11 Great Danes, and shipped many of them nationwide to their forever homes. These Sky Kennels were great! I didn't have to stress about airline approval, and they already came with the appropriate stickers on them. They also secure with screws which makes them much more secure than the snap-together type.
July 23, 2014
Very well made, sturdy pet crate.
This crate is so much more sturdy & of a stronger plastic than crates at pet store & other crate I own. It comes in essentially 3 pieces---top w built-in handle--crucial, bottom & metal door. Due to stronger material, the pieces fit & align perfectly, holes in edge lining up for placement of scews that fasten top to bottom. There r 2 cups included for food/water that snap onto inside of wire door. Sides of top have windows covered by same sturdy wire grate as door. I m very pleased w quality of crate. I bought size medium which is a bit larger than the medium I already own so sizes r a bit bigger.
July 19, 2014
Crate was exactly as described - a quality product.
The giant crate was exactly what we needed to ship a pet from the east coast to the west coast. It needed one modification - placing washers and metal nuts on the bolts it came with (to replace the plastic "wing nut" type fastener).
July 16, 2014
it is sturdy & roomy for a maine coon cat
The carrier was well constructed, sturdy & roomy enough for a maine coon feline. Happy with it.
July 13, 2014