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
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.
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.
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.
Fell from shelf and the bottom shattered making it unusable used twice
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.
This crate is very roomy and sturdy. Tink feels very comfortable and safe.
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.
Probably perfect for a cat or small dog. We used it for our new puppy in the car. Good quality for the price.
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.