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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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  • Measure AND weigh your dog for correct crate size.

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    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.!

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  • Decent quality for price

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    This isn't the most sturdy pet carrier I've ever owned but it's good enough to transport my tiny kitten to vet when needed. Price point seems reasonable.

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  • Pleasantly Surprised - Glad I gave it a try!

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    I purchased the medium size Petmate kennel for our puppies because they had outgrown the small ones we purchased locally when we adopted them. When I received the container it seemed HUGE. I thought they sent the wrong size. I didn't like it - was going to send it back - thought it was to lightweight. SO GLAD that I decided to give it a try. Our pups LOVE it, I LOVE it. They are happier, sleep longer. For me it is lighter, easier to carry and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fact that the door mechanism works so effortlessly. SO HAPPY I did not return it!

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  • CAUTION: Actual, usable width less than listed

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    Ordered afternoon Thursday...arrived noontime on Sat. Excellent. Crate was easily put together and seems sturdy. However, while the width of the large (50-70 lb) model is listed as 25 inches that obviously pertains to the width at its widest point including the protruding lip around the unit where the top and bottom are joined together.The actual width of the floor is at best 19 inches. I'm now wondering if I should of bought another PetMate model that comes in an extra large size.

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  • Pet Kennel

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    This kennel was super easy to put together! My dog loves it. My only complaint would be that the plastic gets stained very easily. My dog often has dirty/muddy feet when he goes out in the morning. When he returns to his crate he moves his bedding around and ends up getting the bottom of the crate all muddy. It's been really hard to get that clean, it's actually kind of stained now. It's not a big issue but the plastic must be very porous.

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  • Wonderful!

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    This dog kennel fits perfectly sideways in the back of my 2003 Jeep Liberty and my 45 lb. Black & Tan Coonhound mix LOVES it! She feels safe and rides very well in it. Easy to put together and great quality for the price. Would recommend it!!

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  • Good kennel

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    Nice sturdy kennel at a great Price would prefer a little darker tan though

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  • Nicely ventilated, attractive, spacious ht.

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    I was looking for a kennel for our pup, that had more head room than the other's. I also liked the open holes along the upper half so it wasn't so claustrophobic for the dog. I ordered a crate pad concurrently (different place) according to dimensions listed. However, the large sz. is only 17" across the bottom, not 25", as described. Consequently, the 24" mat I ordered, was way too big. This kennel is about 21" if you measured midway across. So measurements listed are more true to the outside measurements, not inside!

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  • Good value and sizing

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    Bought "intermediate" for my 45 - 50 lb female pit. Works well for trips in car (why I bought it - she's a titch rowdy sometimes when unrestrained - has jumped out of half-opened windows.). It has a couple extra inches in height and length than similar products. NO HANDLE - I guess only the smaller sizes have handles. Would purchase bigger for home use and longer periods of crating. Good value for the price. Quick arrival, too.

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  • Strong door and solid attachments.

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    The body is a little flimsy but sufficient. The door is solid and the connectors for joining the 2 halves are strong and there are plenty of them. My only suggestion would be to use a darker color like dark green or brown. Overall a good value and I shopped around a lot. I would recommend this kennel.

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