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Petmate Vari Dog & Cat Kennel

Petmate Vari Dog & Cat Kennel

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    Measure AND weigh your dog for correct crate size.

    By calgal2 on Nov 4, 2017

    First off, this isn't the best quality crate for airline travel, but as long as you don't have a crazy chewer, than it should work just fine. We used it to fly our pointer from coast to coast and she did fine. I ordered another one for our hound rescue, but unfortunately, even though his weight fell First off, this isn't the best quality crate for airline travel, but as long as you don't have a crazy chewer, than it should work just fine. We used it to fly our pointer from coast to coast and she did fine. I ordered another one for our hound rescue, but unfortunately, even though his weight fell within the crate specs, he is too tall for the large size. Chewy was, once again, absolutely fantastic to work with on the return. I cannot recommend Chewy enough to anyone wondering if they should try them. YOU WILL LOVE THIS COMPANY. The rep that helped me with the return was wonderful. Thank you, Janny S.! … more

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    Bumpy Bottom

    By Mattie on Jun 24, 2017

    The kennel would have worked but the channel on the bottom is more like a moat and there are a couple other bumps in the middle of surface that my puppy would chew on. The bottom of the crate would be ok with a mat, unfortunately my puppy would chew that too. Customer service at Chewy is amazing. The kennel would have worked but the channel on the bottom is more like a moat and there are a couple other bumps in the middle of surface that my puppy would chew on. The bottom of the crate would be ok with a mat, unfortunately my puppy would chew that too. Customer service at Chewy is amazing. They refunded the price without any issues....love this company. … more

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  • Not the Petmate quality of yonder years

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    I have used Petmate Vari Kennels for many years. They don't make 'em like they used to, as the saying goes. Very disappointed. The plastic is flimsy-- not nearly as substantial as my older crates (which are still functional!) The biggest problem, which is a deal-breaker, IMO, is the construction of the base piece. The product description lacks important details beyond the "perimeter inside moat". The base is, in fact, molded irregularly so that the inside surface has raised areas & dips. In places, the plastic is so thin, light shows through. The irregular surface is not usable for a dog, unless a bed is employed. Not ideal when puppy training, and the irregularity makes cleaning tedious. I have used Petmate Vari Kennels for many years. They don't make 'em like they used to, as the saying goes. Very disappointed. The plastic is flimsy-- not nearly as substantial as my older crates (which are still functional!) The biggest problem, which is a deal-breaker, IMO, is the construction of the base piece. The product description lacks important details beyond the "perimeter inside moat". The base is, in fact, molded irregularly so that the inside surface has raised areas & dips. In places, the plastic is so thin, light shows through. The irregular surface is not usable for a dog, unless a bed is employed. Not ideal when puppy training, and the irregularity makes cleaning tedious. Turn over the base piece, and you see a strange pair of raised cylindrical holes with no apparent purpose. Why not just keep it simple and sturdy like the models of yore? Had these details been pictured I definitely would not have purchased this crate. … more

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  • x-small....way too small for my cat

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    I liked the picture of this kennel with the cat inside. My cat could not fit in- or rather refused to crawl inside. Leo is under 10 lbs, a free spirit , belongs to much bigger space - even if it is just for a trip to the vet. He finally got a size up red kennel. ( white x-small is going to the shelter as suggested by Chewy fantastic Customer Service ) See the pictures comparing two kennels.

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