Rated 1 out of 5 by Tusker 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by PJDieter 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.....Voilà!
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by redTM solid and cheap in comparison (giant size)
I bought the giant size for my 110lb shepherd. He's pretty tough on things and the construction is solid (some of the reviews said otherwise but it's actually a nice solid kennel). To be clear, I purchased this knowing I would have to drill holes in the rear panel for airline regulations - for the price, I'm fine with that. The door latch is awkward but works fine. In case it helps others: our dog is 35" to top of his head - and this crate is large enough for him to easily turn around find a comfortable place to lay down. Crate is plenty large enough. again, in case it helps, I almost bought the crate that was 2x the price bc the holes are already drilled int eh back and I was worried about the latch but I'm really glad I bought this one bc the latch is simply weird (but works fine) and the holes we can drill ourselves. It's GREAT for the price. *phew*
May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ReaganF 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by peebee 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jsanders 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edward1 Sturdy product
I have used vari kennels for over 30 years. Durable.
December 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Malinois Not even strong enough to make it thru shipping.
Not even strong enough to travel empty. Arrived damaged. Waste of time and money.
October 27, 2014