Rated 1 out of 5 by Mary Shattered after 6 months of light use
I slapped the top of the crate with the flat of my hand. It shattered! I'm a 60 year old out of shape female.
This product's quality has gone downhill since this company bought out the original manufacturing company. I still have some of the original crates from the 1990's.
August 27, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by vlcak Probably used product
I ordered this carrier for my kitten.
First off, it took 5 days since I ordered it, the website claims 1-2 days shipping...not a big deal, but I expect claims to be serious.
Once I get the product, and after opening the box, I see that is COVERED in sand, dirty, with fingerprints, which makes me think that somebody might used it and then returned it...and then shipped to me.
Will be looking for some other websites.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Linda Better than most
Although this kennel is not made from the heavy duty plastic of earlier Vari Kennels that I have purchased over the years, it is adequately constructed and held up to airline travel very well. It is better constructed than many of the other kennels I examined--most were made of even flimsier plastic than this newer version of the Vari Kennel. (It did come with about 6 extra screw/nut pieces which is nice because those pieces seem to loosen and fall off all the time.) One thing that I did do is drill additional holes--about six--and use zip ties between the bolts. Since many airlines are requiring zip ties instead of/in addition to bolts, it would be nice if the manufacturer just added the extra holes in factory. I also drilled two holes above the door and two below the door as the airlines requires zip ties so the door cannot be opened unless ties are cut. Ditto nice if done in factory. It is very easily assembled and taken apart, although I much preferred the older wing nuts to the new 3-prong ones the co. is now providing. The kennel does NOT come with the travel kit like it used to, which is inconvenient, since I purchased it specifically to fly a dog.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zatman Perfect for shipping cats on airplane
Perfect for shipping cats on plane as it meets their requirements of having the screw in bolts and perfect size.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lollie01 Just right
This kennel gives extra height and it's a really good size and style.
May 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whatever Does not have sufficient venting for international travel
This item does not have sufficient ventilation for international travel for pets. Dimensions were spot on but holes are required on all sides. Drilled holes and used it anyway,
May 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by namugunul Petmate Ultra Vari Pet Kennel Fashion
Well, thank you for Chewy.com company's fast and kind services. I liked this Kennel type carrier on internet pic.
But the handle on the top looks really weak to hold, the plastic is very thin,too. I can say good enough for my 11lb dog.
By the way I tried to put some products that I am going to need or buy in my shopping cart, but one day they were all gone, and I'll tried to save other stuff in my shopping cart today again. It is not working,either. Is there problem here on this site??
I have to save them again someday in my shopping cart. It will take some time to find the same stuff that I am going to need near the future.
Anyhow, I want to recommend Chewy.com strongly, because of the price, good products, good services. I wish I always have money to buy what I need.^o^
Go,Check! what's on sale today!!
May 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by doozledorf not the quality I wanted
I show my dogs and wanted something good and strong...checked crates at all the local dept. stores and all were flimsy.....So I remember I had a very kennel at one time and loved it so I got on line and ordered 2. they got here very fast but was not happy once I opened the box..they were not what I use to have...they are flimsy... I wish that vari kennel would of kept up their quality and charged us more money than to cheapen it and save a buck...
February 9, 2016