I was looking forward to this Richell expandable dog crate for our 10-week old Aussie pup. We ordered it with the expandable top. We had tried the Iris Pen with Roof but the mesh top included didn't fit the crate and their customer service never responded to email or phone inquiries about it. Unfortunately, on day one, the pup's paw got stuck in the area below the sliding door on this Richell expandable crate. Unlike the Iris crate sliding door that sits even with the crate walls, this door is offset from the crate so that there is a gap below where it slides. It is in that offset, angled gap that the pup's paw got stuck. Thankfully, we were right there to free her paw immediately, but if we weren't home she could have been gravely injured trying to free the paw herself. I have had small dogs and see that this is unlikely to happen with their smaller paws, but for medium-size and larger puppies/dogs that have larger paws this is a very serious design flaw.
There really isn't much competition for sturdy, indoor pens that come with a base. I have a 21 lb mini cockapoo who is a jumper. Despite his smaller size, most of the pens were way too low. While this pen can keep him contained, if I'm leaving the house, I put the top on to make sure he does not escape. I wish it extended a foot or two longer, but it fits the crate that he sleeps in, and has enough room for him to play with his toys and lounge around. The base is made out of a brittle plastic, and arrived cracked. Otherwise it is functional, and the wood is very sturdy.
My yorkie is going to love it one end has his bed and his potty area is on the other end I purchased this crate for when I was at work to keep him out of harm’s way
Was worth every penny for a solid, easily-cleanable, and stylish cage for our indoor Flemish Giant bunny (14 lbs). Got the separate top too. Makes my life a ton easier.
I took the risk on purchasing this as it had no reviews previously I couldn't be more happy with my purchase the product is very well designed and well made with great materials very little plastic which is great in my opinion they also go to the trouble of organizing the bolts with the washers already put on. Highly recommend this product
Very nice crate. Expensive for what you get. Don't over tighten the screws or you split the wood.