PETMATE Vari Dog & Cat Kennel, Large -

Petmate Vari Dog & Cat Kennel

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About This Item


  • Perfect for traveling and training and comes in multiple sizes with different features, so you can choose the one that's best for your pal.
  • Tie-down strap holes molded in around the door perimeter for zip-tie installation an extra security during airline travel.
  • Vents on back and side walls with an interior moat keep pets dry.
  • Easy to assemble with no tools required for every pet parent's convenience.
  • Meets USDA & IATA requirements for transporting your pal.

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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

38 Customer Questions

What are the interior dimensions of the Large Petmate Vari dog and cat kennel?
Answer by ChewyAug 21, 2018
The interior dimensions of the Small are 17 x 14 x 14 inches, the interior dimensions of the Medium are 24 x 18.5 x 20.5 inches, the interior dimensions of the Intermediate are 28 x 20.5 x 23 inches, the interior dimensions of the Large are 32 x 23 x 26 inches.

Where can I buy replacement doors for the intermediate, large and extra large?
Answer by ChewyJul 07, 2020
Replacement parts may be purchased through the manufacturer directly.

What is the weight of an empty MEDIUM sized carrier?
Answer by ChewyMar 04, 2021
The X-Small weighs approximately 2.96 pounds, the Small weighs approximately 5 pounds, the Medium weighs approximately 10 pounds, the Intermediate weighs approximately 16 pounds and the Large weighs approximately 19 pounds.

Does the medium kennel come with a divider?
Answer by ChewyDec 02, 2017
This Kennel does not come with a divider.

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Rated 4.4419 out of 5 stars
301 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

301 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Hdev on May 30, 2023

An excellent purchase

This is the second kennel we have purchased for our Parson Russell terrier,,,,we have one for the car and one for the house in case we leave him home alone,,,,we chose the same model over again after using the first one for a few weeks,,,it is easy to put together in a few minutes and well built,,,for the price,

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Fit2Run on Feb 18, 2023

Fine & Sturdy

The picture for ordering showed the top and bottom attached by snapping latches, like one I already have. However the carrier that came has bolts and plastic nuts. At first I was disappointed, but now I like the bolts better than my other carrier with the snaps. The bolts are more secure in attaching the top and bottom, just not as fast in assembly and disassembly as the snapping latches.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By SarahB on Jan 24, 2023

Latch does not work well

This would be a very nice kennel if the latch worked correctly. The first one I got was poorly packaged and I think warped during shipping, and the latch didn't line up at all so it was unusable. Chewy sent me a replacement for free (thank you) that came securely packaged, but even so on this one the latch doesn't line up correctly with the bottom hole. So I had to modify it a bit to get it to work, but it is still not great.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By PatS on Feb 10, 2023


I really like the looks of this crate...however, the assemble left a lot to be desired. The screws were too long for the fastenings and therefor could and would not hold the two parts together snuggle. I had to get out zip ties to put it together. I am quite upset by this, as anyone would be.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Dick on Apr 8, 2023

Door rattles

Kennel flat on the floor in car. Traveled frim Florida to Maine. Door rattles. Irritating for borh pet and people. Otherwise i like the size.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Janie on Mar 30, 2023

Perfect crate for new puppy

Excellent crate. Arrived in a timely manner. New puppy is sleeping in it well. Hoping the knobs that hold it together are tougher than puppy teeth.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on Feb 17, 2023

Vari Dog Kennel

We love this kennel. We use it mostly at home, as a safe place to nap or get away for our puppy, Gracie. It is exactly what we needed for her. She is also content to stay in the kennel when we are away from home for short periods of time.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By MarissaJC on Apr 29, 2023

My puppy chewed through it

My 8 month old beagle puppy chewed a hole in the side and escaped. Only had the crate for 2 or 3 weeks.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ohle on Mar 13, 2023

Good Fit for Frenchie

Strong Kennel, perfect fit for my Frenchie puppy. Kennel fits on truck's back seat and seat belt keeps it steady while traveling. Easy to clean .

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By fayham on Nov 27, 2022

It is fine

Was really surprised to find that it didn't look like what I thought I ordered. (I see that Chewy has since updated their photo of it. I was trying to make sure that it had interchangeable parts with my existing carrier.) Thankfully came with extra fasteners. So I was able to rehabilitate another pet carrier too. (really, chewy, you should carry/sell the fasteners - they seem to always disappear) This 24" carrier fit the 22" kennel bed insert just fine. It is the same quality as other Petmate carriers I own. I thought the pattern on top rather than the little covered cubbies, or even open cups were not particularly attractive or functional, and possibly more difficult to keep clean. Not sure why they're there like that. Other than that, perfectly fine and functional carrier.