Rated 5 out of 5 by MotherNature1 A good buy for the money
The carrier arrived packaged well, in great condition, and swiftly. I'm not a fan of everything being made in plastic, but this is a carrier that is plenty sturdy for our needs. It was easy to assemble. The side door, however, didn't fit as well as one could hope, but letting the carrier sit in the hot sun for a day with everything installed and closed re-formed it enough to be just fine. They provide extra bolts and wing nuts - bolts are metal, nuts are plastic so be careful how you tighten them.
We haven't used it yet; it sits on the living room floor where both cats can go in and out, investigate, even nap inside. Both are big cats, both are were feral and still skittish so getting them into the carrier is a big deal:>) I am confident this carrier will work well. If we can't get them in via the side door, I'll pick them up and place them inside from the top - we really needed this option.
Chewy, as always ships lightening fast:>)
September 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SandS Good car crate for Golden puppy
Golden Retriever pup training to be a guide dog; this is ONLY used while she is riding in the car--larger crates for the house & barn.
At 7wks/10# it fits her fine; I know it will only be good for a couple of months max, but by then hope to have her well trained to be still & quiet in "shotgun" foot space, where she will generally ride. I only use the top entry, & just leave the crate in the car on passenger seat; she is quiet and calm riding in it on a little cushion pad--have done 40min rides with no restlessness. Would be ideal if (1) the top door had option of being hinged on other side AND/OR (2) the top door were completely removable (or be able to flap all the way open instead of just up 90 degrees). Then I'd (1) be able to face the crate forward and take her out the passenger door side of the car, which I can't do as it is currently designed; and (2) be able to take her out more easily without the top door bopping us on the heads.
September 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by kristarodz Nice secure pet kennel/carrier
I wanted a spacious and secure carrier for transporting my cat. I had both a small, soft top-loading carrier and a hard plastic single-door carrier. The plastic one had clips that "secured" the lid to the base, but when I was moving from one apartment to another I discovered how NOT secure it was when the base separated from the lid while I was carrying it and my cat fell to the ground and ran from me (fortunately one of the animal-loving movers grabbed him before he got very far). I tried one other time to use that carrier and once again, it separated and that's when I knew I needed one where the lid was held on with screws. This Petmate kennel is perfectly secure and roomy. My cat recently had a leg amputated and I carried him to/from the vet in this carrier and the top door made it so easy to lower my kitty into it. That's the one thing I loved about my soft carrier, but now I have both the ease of the top-loading door and the security of the hard plastic carrier in one. I am so happy with this purchase!
July 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunshine78 Easy assembly
Ordered this for my cat who is around 16 or 17 pounds. So much more easier for me to just put him right inside with the top that lifts up!! Love it and also came in the mail fast
September 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bebby Great kennel. Love the top door & the lovely color.
Love the front & top doors.
Easy to assemble.
Beautiful color choices.
Dog loves it.
September 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mistycat1 Very Pleased
This carrier is awesome, just what I wanted and more. I would recommend this to anyone who has a larger cat or small dog. It's very well made and sturdy. I love the top door, it makes getting kitty in it much easier. I bought 2 of them and in the future I will probably buy another one. This is a great product.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SherryXiong perfect for flying with cats
Our cat becomes really nervous when he is in a carrier and he keeps scratching until it is broken. This is perfect for preventing from that and can be put under the seat in cabin!
September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GhostWriter ASSEMBLY REQUIRED - ACK !
All 4 of my pet carriers are top & front loading - which this one has, also - which I bought due to that fact- and, is a must with my fat-cats - and it is constructed of sturdy materials - which is a must, also - BUT, what I didn't like is the " assembly required " -BuMMer - why not have it put together, already, the carton that it came in was extra sturdy and large for it to have been assembled - and the carton actually had tons of brown paper filler for cushioning and to take up the wasted space - I do love the pet carrier, but these days, I just HATE to assemble anything with little screws & wing nuts - Arthritis !
Oh well, Chewy. com doesn't know such stuff like that, and they just get the items on their way - and, faster than any other pet supply place, if I may say :o)
August 27, 2016