PETMATE Ruff Maxx Dog & Cat Kennel, Off White/Green, 28-in -

Petmate Ruff Maxx Dog & Cat Kennel, Off White/Green

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$94.95Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • The 360 degrees of free-flowing ventilation allows your pal to take in all the fresh air she needs.
  • The steel door is designed with a squeeze latch to keep pets safe.
  • Allows your pet to feel safe at home and extra secure when traveling to all your favorite destinations.
  • Made with high-quality, durable plastic from the USA for security and longevity.
  • Extremely portable and meets IATA and USDA air travel requirements.

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About Petmate Kennels

A Comfy Place for Rest

Give your canine companion an inviting place to sleep and relax with Petmate’s plastic kennels. Each kennel is built with comfort in mind, with rounded edges and a smooth interior designed to help your dog doze as comfortably as you do. Your furry family member deserves the best and nothing less.

A Cozy Canine Safe Space

Dogs have an instinctive desire to be snug and comfortable in a semi-enclosed space of their own. Petmate kennels satisfy that natural denning instinct, giving your pup a place that feels both safe and secure where he can go to relax when he’s stressed, out of his comfort zone or just ready for a restorative snooze.

Secure What Matters

Petmate kennels are built for strength and safety, with durable construction designed to keep your pup in the kennel and out of harm’s way. Whether you’re traveling with your dog somewhere and need to secure him or crating to stop destructive behaviors while you’re gone, you can rely on Petmate to provide safety and peace of mind.

For Pups Big and Small

Whether your dog is pint-sized or extra-large, Petmate has a kennel that’s the perfect size and shape for your best friend. Made with size-specific details like heavy-duty materials for larger kennels and nice touches like top access on some smaller models, you’ll find that each kennel was designed with your pup’s unique needs in mind.

Made Right

Petmate kennels are engineered to stand up to rust, bad weather and rough handling to give you many years of trustworthy use. From their durable plastic construction to the hard-as-nails hardware that keeps them together, these kennels will provide a safe and cozy environment for your pup through thick and thin.

Air and Road Trip Approved

These kennels were built with safety in mind and are made to be fully compliant with air and highway travel requirements. That means you can take your furry friend with you anywhere you need to go! Your best friend will love his comfy home away from home on all your journeys, and you’ll love knowing he’s in a safe and secure place.

About Petmate

Petmate started out making kennels back in 1959 and they haven’t stopped since. They now offer a vast line of different products for all sorts of pets and provide trusted solutions for pet parents everywhere. They care about the environment, too, employing eco-friendly manufacturing techniques at their Edison Green Award-winning facility and embracing new technologies to further reduce impacts.
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Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

What is the inside floor measurements for the 40 inch.
Answer by ChewyMar 04, 2019
The internal dimensions of the 19-inch kennel are 16.2 x 12 x 9 inches , the 24-inch kennel's internal dimensions are 21.5 x 15 x 13.5 inches, the 26-inch kennel's internal dimensions are 23.75 x 17 x 15.5 inches, the 28-inch kennel's internal dimensions are 24.25 x 18.25 x 19.5 inches , and the 40-inch kennel's internal dimensions are 36.25 x 24.75 28.8 inches. When measuring your pet for size, keep in mind the kennel's rounded edges and calculate accordingly.

Warning:proposition 65:reasons-titanium dioxide,other chemicals is it going to make my animals sick? What proof can you provide to me that this item is safe for my animals? Thank you for any information you can provide!
Answer by ChewyDec 16, 2019
This kennel does come with the Proposition 65 and is toxic free.

How tall and long is this crate? Will a 14.5" tall and 18" long cat fit in it comfortably
Answer by ChewyJun 24, 2019
To locate the dimensions, click the “Size” tab, next to the “Description” and “Instructions” tabs, just under the product photos. Measurements are listed as length x width x height. To select the best size for your pet we recommend that you measure the length of your pet from nose to tail. When measuring the length, be sure to add approximately 2-4 inches to the overall length, depending on the size of your pet. To determine the height of the crate you will need, measure your pet from the top of the head to the ground. If your dog has naturally erect ears, measure from the tip of the ears. To obtain the width of your crate, add approximately 2 inches for smaller pets and 4 inches for larger dogs.

Is it allowed on planes ???
Answer by ChewyFeb 09, 2020
This kennel meets IATA and USDA air travel requirements. We recommend contacting your Airline for their exact requirements, because specific Airline requirements will vary.

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Rated 4.1159 out of 5 stars
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207 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By BeanMama on Dec 4, 2022

Different Design 24"

Just wanted to warn other shoppers that products I received (December 3, 2022) look different from the picture online. 1: No storage compartments on top 2: No latch closures, only screws I reported the issues to Chewy. I can live without the top compartments but I need the latch closures for easy assembling/disassembling. Also they should make a handle heftier and better secured. It's a study kennel otherwise. Love - Door is powder coated - No rust to worry - Recycled plastic - Environmentally conscious - Fits medium to large cat comfortably - Great for longer travel

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By JustEd on Jan 16, 2023

Great value

This carrier replaces a larger twice as heavy version. The unit assembled easily and will meet out needs. The only reason that I gave it a 4 was the photo showed quick latches on the sides, the unit I received had only bolts with fasteners. Works fine if you do not need to disassemble / reassemble quickly.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By fayham on Dec 4, 2022

not as pictured

I'm thinking that Petmate must have redesigned this item and Chewy has not updated the website photos. This is the second time I have ordered what I think would be the "right" one, just like my other one, with clips and cubbies. Not only did this not have the "clip" fasteners (only the bolt/wingnut, but there were plenty of them) it didn't have the little closeable cubbies (to put the spare bolts/nuts) up top.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By sp00ky on Nov 9, 2022

does the job

My original cat carrier wasn't tall enough and has been uncomfortable for smudge's recent string of vet visits. I wish this carrier had a top door--he's not resistant to being in the carrier, but it's a nice option and allows for contact with less chance of escape while waiting--but it does the job and feels pretty sturdy. I do recommend tightening the front-most and then back-most screws, followed by altering sides with the other screws. It wasn't overly difficult, but the top doesn't have a lip so you're connecting two flat pieces that easily get out of alignment with each other instead of two pieces that fit into each other.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Carol on Feb 17, 2023

Easily broken

Fell from shelf and the bottom shattered making it unusable used twice

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By rover on Nov 13, 2022

carrier review

Got this carrier and it is soo big and heavy I can't use it. Will send back if I can figure out how to.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Memaw on Dec 16, 2022

Sturdy crate

This crate is very roomy and sturdy. Tink feels very comfortable and safe.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Annie on Jul 23, 2022


For the price, this crate seems flimsy. One of the little black covers on top was broken on arrival. But I wouldn’t use it so not such a problem. But clamps to hold top to bottom part were hard to use, barely caught hold of the bottom part and were hard to get clamped. It is useable for what I need it for but I would not order it again. Certainly not rugged.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By CSouth on Oct 28, 2022

Good, basic crate

Probably perfect for a cat or small dog. We used it for our new puppy in the car. Good quality for the price.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By MaineDoodle on Jul 27, 2022

Nothing Fancy, but Satisfactory

I just needed a smaller crate to place by my bed for my 3 month Doodle pup, so this fits the bill. I was concerned about the less sturdy plastic, but it works fine for this use. I especially like the secure fit between the top and bottom parts of the crate - not just a click-on, but also provided screws for more security.