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 Chris Love top loading kennels
These top loading kennels are great for cat loading. They cannot be used on an airline, but for everyday use, they are great. I bought 2.
October 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peanut Exceeded expectation!
Our puppy has plenty of room to stretch and stand up. He knows this is his bedroom and gives no resistance at bedtime. The crate is well made, very sturdy, easy to assemble. My only recommendation would be a handle for lifting, but this is not an issue for us because it stays in the same spot.
October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catmom Best buy
It was time for me to take my two outside cats to the vet for their annual checkups. I was looking for a new carrier. This is the best carrier I have ever had. It was so easy to put them in and out from the top door - no fuss. I would highly recommend this carrier for cat owners.
October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cabintime Love the features~
I have owned kennels before but this is my first experience with a top load. Boy, have I been missing out. I have a 10# doxie and loading from the top is so much easier than the door. I can load him without messing up his blanket and he seems to not mind a bit. Carrier is not overly heavy. Perfect purchase.
October 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 6smalldoglover Medium is not really a Medium
Very disappointed that none of my 5 small dogs can use this carrier. My dogs are 14,15 and 18 pounds. The 14 pounders can turn around inside but can't sit up without holding their heads down. My Maltipoo, 18 pounds would never be able to sleep in it as he could not lay down without being curled into a tight ball. No way would a 20 pound ever fit into these carriers.
October 13, 2016