KONG® Space Saving Double-Door Pet Crate
BEST Crate Going
I do rescue, and believe me, I have had some really tough fosters --- pitbulls. They are muscular, 65 pounds plus, and athletes. Not a one of them has ever been able to get out of this crate and that is saying something. I have had fosters who charge the walls when they see one of my cats go by and it didn't budge. I've not had to zip tie it, and am actually surprised at the few reviews that stated the crate was flimsy. My crates have very heavy wire, and the doors are very sturdy on thick tracks. I like the way the doors pull up and over the crate because in prior crates where the doors swing open, the dogs have been able to push and/or bend them open and escape. This feature also is space saving, and no more bumping into open doors when the dog is out in your room free. I highly recommend this crate.
May 13, 2014
My boyfriend and I adopted a 6 month old pit bull mix puppy. She is loving, affectionate and unfortunately, a ninja! She was in a crate in her foster home with no problems. We put her in this crate at night for bed time. Not even 10 minutes later, she was able to bend the crate and get out. I noticed another reviewer said that people probably keep their dogs in the crate for too long. 10 minutes is no time at all and she was able to bend the bars and escape. It is too flimsy for a strong dog. We also tried zip ties to reinforce the bars, that did not work either. Definitely not KONG strong. Very disappointed. If you are looking for something strong, purchase a crate that you actually build, not a foldable one.
April 30, 2014
The largest crate was perfect for our 80 lbs greyhound. Great design features like rubber rollers to move the crate easily on wood floors. The lift up and away doors save space since we leave it open when we're at home. Strong and sturdy.
March 29, 2014
We got the medium crate for our German Shepherd pup. The doors both open up and lay on top of the crate, which is a plus, as we will eventually leave one of them up all the time once he's fully trained. Don't get frustrated with the doors. You'll get the hang of it in a few days!
We loved the separate grate for inside, making his living space more cozy, but he outgrew it rather quickly. We definitely should've gotten one of the larger size crates to start out with. He's 3 1/2 months old and almost too big for the medium crate already.
For the reviewers who've complained about their dogs tearing the crates up, they must have some tough dogs. And I'd venture to say they're left too long in the crate. I know people have to work but maybe a neighbor or relative could let them out once during the day. Our dog goes to bed at 10 and we get him out by 6:20 on weekdays and as late as 7:30 on weekends. (We also take his water up by 8:00pm) He's never tried to bite at or tear up the crate or tray. We started out putting a towel in the crate for him to lay on. He chewed on them a little but we eventually bought one of the Kong crate pads. It's TOUGH but comfy and wipes up easily.
We've travelled with the crate and the only drawback is the doors opening up, rather than out. However, we've learned to put the crate in with the end door facing the car door. Then we just pull the crate to the edge of the seat and raise the door. It lays on top of the car door while we're getting the dog out. Just remember to put the crate door back down before trying to shut your car door! The Med & larger crates definitely won't fit inside a small vehicle.
We're getting an extra large Kong Crate soon!
March 17, 2014