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|Features||Carry Handle, Top Load||—||—||Carry Handle||Carry Handle, Double Door|
|Material||Metal, Plastic, Stainless Steel||Metal, Plastic, Steel||Metal, Plastic, Steel||Plastic||Plastic|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds||Small Breeds|
|Tools Included||No Tools Required||No Tools Required||No Tools Required||No||No Tools Required|
|Small Pet Type||—||—||—||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla...||—|
My partner bought three of these for his cats. I was impressed with the ease of loading a prickly cat through the top, when I took one to the vet. It was sturdier than my carriers. I haven't assembled mine yet, but my partner said it was easy, only took a few minutes. If the current stray moves in, I'll be getting another. We chose the medium to give more space gor cats to move around on a long trip. The only quibble I had is that the box is tapered so the floor and roof are smaller than the "waist". I prefer a more square shape to get maximum floor space for the space it takes up in the car.
I like this kennel, but the front door is difficult to open and close. It seems to stick and I need to wiggle it a little bit to get it closed and opened, which makes it difficult with the water dish on the front and spilling it. Otherwise, I love the top door to get our puppy out.
I purchased this carrier specifically because it had a top load feature. Unfortunately, the top door does not stay open. The door only flips open and falls shut when you let go of it making it difficult to manage with one person if your cat is not a fan of being in a carrier. Unfortunately I didn’t try it out before our first vet appointment. I ended up having to reschedule. The carrier is fine if you have a second person or you don’t need the top load feature. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for us. I’m going to have to figure out what to do with it and how to get Maggie cat to the vet
I really should have returned this, but I McGuyvered it with duct tape. The holes in the top/bottom don't match with the side door metal rods. If the bottom rods are in the holes, the top rods CANNOT match up with the top holes. Also, because there is a top door, and because the carrying handle is only attached to that door, and because the top door is only held in place by hinges on one side and 2 metal rods going through 2 holes in the plastic, I worry about putting any weight at all in this carrier. In fact, I haven't used it yet, even though I duct taped the heck out of it. I have a few very light cats and I'll see how I feel about carrying them in it. Really, I should have returned it. I would NOT recommend buying this product.
We have a 10 pound cat, so we're not beating it up or anything, but it's worked great for us. We have to give our cat who has kidney failure fluids at home, so he can't move too much when we're giving them to him. We have one person in the front distracting him (and his claws and teeth lol) while the other uses the top bit to do the fluids. Works way better than our previous methods! In general, it does seem sturdy and well put together outside of our specific use.
Bought this as a second carrier because my two furballs are grown now and it's too hard to get them into one carrier. This carrier is exactly like my first one. Love the fact that you can open the carrier from the top and the front. My vet always remarks how much he likes this kind of carrier.
I already have two of these. We just rescued an elderly Persian girl, so I needed a third. They are the purrfect size for a small cat. If you have a larger cat like a Maine Coon, I would get the next size up. Otherwise, these work purrfect for us.
So much easier to load a cat thru the large top opening rather than the small door as they do not have much of a chance to put the "brakes" on.
Durable, functional, cute. Nice crate for my small dog. Just wish door would stay open or had a hinge to keep it open as a safe space for my pup.
This is a quality dog kennel. I believe it will last a long time. We have a small dog and it is a perfect size to grow with her. Extremely pleased with my purchase,