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Petmate Ultra Vari Kennel for Dogs & Cats, Taupe/Black

Petmate Ultra Vari Kennel for Dogs & Cats, Taupe/Black

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    Great crate!

    By 4444 on Oct 3, 2019

    Our pup had gotten out of a regular metal crate, and our rescue recommended this crate to us as an alternative. Works like a charm. And our dog feels more secure in this crate because it has more solid sides, so it's more cave-like. Great crate!

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    Not so sturdy

    By JERJ on Aug 30, 2019

    Plastic inside chipping off within 3 days of set up.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    petmate has cheapened their product n order to increase their profits

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    have always used petmate kennels 100 and 200's and 300's, we bought a set of 5 from PETEDGE who went out of biz, but still petmate should of honored ther productdoor we have new product and after 3 months i have 4 busted squeeze door n 2 sizes. they said my dogs were to ruff, bunch of malarkey they sleep nights n them and eat in them never held n them at all, we have 13 pound bichons and i own 7- 100's in linen and 2 300s in beige and 2 color 100's. i have used your product for 25 years and its not as sturdy as it used to be and no qualification on type of plastic your dogs are living in,

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a durable kennel

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    I have a Husky/Lab mix who is 1 1/2 years old. He is a rescue and is house trained as well as crate trained. We bought this crate so he can stay at home occasionally when I need to go somewhere without him (normally he can go to my husband's store with me). My dog has been able to "escape" this crate every time I have put him in it. He is able to bend the door by either pushing out or pulling it in. I have zip-tied the door but he still is able to force it open. The first time the latching mechanism actually came apart. I have pictures of the front plate and spring on my living room floor from where they came apart. We were able to put it back together but he can still get out. I do not I have a Husky/Lab mix who is 1 1/2 years old. He is a rescue and is house trained as well as crate trained. We bought this crate so he can stay at home occasionally when I need to go somewhere without him (normally he can go to my husband's store with me). My dog has been able to "escape" this crate every time I have put him in it. He is able to bend the door by either pushing out or pulling it in. I have zip-tied the door but he still is able to force it open. The first time the latching mechanism actually came apart. I have pictures of the front plate and spring on my living room floor from where they came apart. We were able to put it back together but he can still get out. I do not recommend this crate if you have a very strong dog. I spent a lot of money on this crate and am so disappointed that it is not as strong as advertised. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad doors on all 3 I purchased

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    The spring loaded black square piece that holds the door closed does not last! I purchased 3 of these cages and the springs have broken on all 3! Everything else on the cages are in perfect shape but no good because I can't keep the doors closed. : (

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and design.

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    My dog bit and broke the metal side window the first week that I used it. I would not recommend this product at all.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    AVOID if you think your pet wants to ESCAPE.

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    If your dog wants to escape this wont hold them back. The metal gate is pretty horrible quality. It bends VERY VERY easily. The black plastic latch protector also pops off easily and the springs that hold the latch pops off and then your dog can just push the gate open. Bought two for my pretty well mannered pit bulls X's and they both broke through within a few days. Might as well get the cheap knock offs and not spend the extra for this crate.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not "heavy duty"

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    The description claims this is a heavy duty kennel. No idea how they can claim that. My dog who is 50 pounds destroyed this kennel and ended up with an injury to his face. I was gone for only three hours. Huge waste of 78 dollars. Now I'll have to find a different kennel and pay for another.

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