Petmate Ultra Vari Pet Kennel
Bad Door on Crate
Locking mechanism on door is defective and needs replacement. This a factory quality control issue and was defective when we received it.
July 14, 2014
This product is just what I needed for my German Shepherd.
I have a new large German Shepherd that is a Houdini. She broke out of her wire kennel no matter what I tried- carabiners, pad locks, you name it. Got this and she can't escape to chew up my house while I'm at work. Delivery was quick and crate came in excellent condition. I would definitely recommend for a large breed dog.
December 1, 2014
Giant Size - Good Value, not 100% airline compliant
Great value, Chewy had this at the best price I could find for any identical or similar crate. *NOT* 100% airline compliant - but I don't believe anyone makes a kennel that is 100% compliant (why? who knows). Key noncompliant items include missing air holes in rear panel (so, get the 3/4" drill bit out), and is not provided with all-metal hardware (that's another $10-20 in hardware). But given that nobody makes a compliant crate, I'm happy with this one.
October 28, 2014
Huge kennel at an incredible price!
No where can you find a kennel this size (giant) for $150 shipped. My Chesapeake loves this thing. For those with issues with the locking mechanism, all it takes is careful alignment of all four locking points, and when unlocking you have to first disengage the trip lever.....VoilÃ !
September 16, 2014
I have used vari kennels for over 30 years. Durable.
December 16, 2014
very large and sturdy
the size and sturdiness of the kennel are very good. on the negative side, it was very difficult to put together since many of the holes that the fasteners go in were not actually punched through and some did not line up. I ended up using several zip ties to secure one section since there is no way to angle screw fasteners. it is secure but for the price I would really like to see more accurate quality control. it is harder when such a big heavy crate does not fit together easily or well. it is large enough for a giant breed dog which is what I needed.
January 23, 2015
Saved me and my pup
My Wolf/Shepherd mix was an artist at escaping from her wire crate, even when I put about 100 zip ties on it to keep it closed. She was rubbing the skin off her face and I would come home to her bleeding even if I only left for an hour. This crate has saved both of us a lot of heartache. She can't get out and she can't chew on it, and she is so happy when I get home. Best buy I've made for fur baby so far! So worth it - especially since most of the other large crates we looked at were not, in fact, "jumbo" and cost at least twice as much. Very satisfied!
December 31, 2014
The Vari Kennel Ultra is the perfect tool to train your pet and keep them safe
December 10, 2014