MIDWEST LifeStages Single Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate, 42 inch - Chewy.com

MidWest LifeStages Single Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate

By MidWest
Rated 4.7217 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • Designed with added security features to keep your pet safe, there is now a patented Paw Block and locking tips on the slide-bolt door latch(es) to create a safer, more secure home for your paw-tner!
  • Available in multiple sizes! If your pup's weight or measurements are on the higher side for this crate, choose the next crate size up. When in doubt, bigger is better!
  • This dog crate has protective rubber feet, a carrying handle and comes with a divider panel, and a durable, leak-proof plastic pan.
  • This portable crate is easy to assemble—you can set it up in just seconds with no tool required! Plus, it conveniently folds flat for travel.
  • The durable and strong, quality construction creates a secure place for your furry friend to den. This safe crate has proper ventilation, large door openings with low thresholds and patented rounded corner clips.

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Questions & Answers

24 Customer Questions

With these dimensions, the 36” is the length, which of the other two is the height and width? Thanks.
Answer by ChewyFeb 20, 2018
The measurements are listed Length x Width x Height.

Is this easy to break down and put back together. Im getting it for traveling and would like the extra sturdy lifestage which is why i do NOT want the icrate.
Answer by ChewyAug 14, 2019
This crate offers an easy assembly and sets up in seconds with no tools required. It even folds flat for convenient storage or travel.

What size crate should i start with a great dane puppy?
Answer by ChewyJun 16, 2020
To ensure the best fit, please measure your dog and reference the sizing chart below.

what midwest crate trays are for 42 and 48 inch crates
Answer by ChewyMay 12, 2020
At this time, the MidWest LifeStages Dog Crate Replacement Pan are available in multiple sizes to go along with the MidWest LifeStages single and double door folding metal dog crates. The replacement pan is available in 24-in, 30-in, 36-in, 42-in and 48-in sizes.

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Rated 4.7217 out of 5 stars
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460 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Vickter on May 12, 2023

Door does not swing or lock smoothly

This is the second time we purchased this very crate. The door on this one is difficult to open and close and difficult to lock and unlock. On our first purchase, the door swings freely and the locks are easy to engage. Not certain what is making this one so difficult to operate (manufacturing imprecision or misalignment?) but our dog is not comfortable with the loud clunky process of opening and closing this crate.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cam on May 21, 2023

crate for car travel

Needed a third crate to fit with 2 other Midwest Life stage crates. the crates are sturdy, easy to put together and take apart and perfect for what I need. Also have 3 larger ones in the house. Best crate ever. Also got the Midwest fleece mat to go with the crate. PERFECT.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dynodimple86 on May 16, 2023

The crate is great, I'm not so much.

It's a fantastic crate and spacious for my great dane. However, I needed a side door to be able to use this in my laundry room. Failed to realize it's a single door 🤣

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By teri on Apr 12, 2023

good product delivery process is not good

the product is good for my ducks. i will not buy any other product. the delivery process sucks. they always deliver my feed to the neighbors house or at end of the shared drive way. it is very hard to carry 100 pounds of feed up a hill

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Harvey on Apr 4, 2023

Dog Crate for Large Dog

It is a good size but it is not that sturdy and did not go together easily. The pieces are not in alignment, do not fit well and it had to forced together. I am not looking forward to having to take it a part and putting it back together when we travel.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jodi on Jan 25, 2023

Not just for dogs

I bought this for my cat. She is 4 years old and loves watching the birds and squirrels play outside. She is an indoor cat and I'm afraid to let her out. So, I bought this so she could sit in the yard with me in the warmer weather and I wouldn't have to worry about her. She LOVES it! She lies down and relaxes and she loves the fresh air. So, if you have an indoor cat and you're worried about letting them outside, buy this. You won't regret it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lucy1 on Feb 28, 2023

Exactly as Described

Effective closures. Nice tray that slides in & out easily for cleaning. Love the divider as I have a 3 month old sheepadoodle who will grow! A bit awkward to move due to size.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BobL on Mar 3, 2023

Great for Puppy

The adjustable center section is perfect. While the puppy is in the growth stage, you are able to adjust it for their size and use effectively to crate train.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Fern on Nov 29, 2022

MidWest Life Stages Collapsible Wire Dog Crate

This MidWest crate seems sturdier than those I have bought in the past. There are 3 hooks on the end panel: 2 are going in the same direction and the middle hook faces the opposite way. This requires some hand strength. It also took much longer to set up than expected; the front door panel and growth panel were jammed together on the floor of the crate. I had get on the floor and wrestle with it, using one hand to try to separate them-with the other hand holding up the unsecured outer panels. Not much fun for an aging senior working solo.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Barb on Dec 16, 2022

WAY too hard to collapse!

I purposely selected this crate because I needed one I could collapse to take with me to my daughter's. My hands are sore from even TRYING to collapse it. I saw the You Tube video and I honestly don't know how those folks just unclipped the ends to lay them down. The crate itself is nice, but I'm regretting the purchase and can't even disassemble it to return it!