Top Paw® Expandable Dog Crate
I bought two of these and LOVE them. I'm here ordering another because stores no longer carry them. Here is how I use it: I saw a puppy potty apartment with two sections (bed and potty pad). I liked the idea of my new pomeranian pups being able to go thru a divider and go potty and then back to bed, but the "original" potty training apartment thing was ridiculously expensive and unattractive. I made a divider for this crate using an adjustable wire shelf with a doorway cut into it. It worked great until my two pups outgrew it. Now we use the whole thing for an indoor potty. We put a potty pad on the black tray and set the crate on top. The crate holds down a potty pad. Cleaning is easy because you can just lift off the crate, remove the soiled pad, lay down an new pad and replace the crate. The door lifts off easily, so the dogs just walk in there, do their business, and leave. They can't tear up the pad because the crate sits on top of the edges. I bought a second one to provide an additional potty location, but a friend got a new pomeranian puppy, so I gave him one (with the room divider). It is working great and the new baby is sleeping on one side and going potty on the other. So, I'm back to buy another one because one of my pomeranians had knee surgery. I have to isolate him from the other two during his recovery. Last night, I put down Cody's blanket on my bed and put the crate on top of it to keep him from wandering or falling off the bed. During the day, I have a plush bath mat on the floor in whatever room I'm in and the crate sitting on top. The other dogs can visit, but not rough house with him. The crate is light and easy to move around. When Cody wants to sit in the sun, I put the crate in the grass. He wants to hang out with the kids on the couch? The crate keeps him from jumping off. Granted, these dogs are SMALL (6 pounds full grown) and Cody is recovering from surgery, but they haven't ever broken out. I could see how a heavier dog could get out, but for the purposes I've outlined above, I love this crate, and I'm tempted to buy a few and store them for future puppies, as I've been unable to find anything else like it.
June 19, 2014
Bad Product, Bad Product
Just got my 3yr old rescue mix and came home to find my little boy roaming the home, he had a piddle accident and damaged a blind. This created anxiety for me because I bought the crate to not only protect my dog but me and was disappointed to see that this happened two other times. Exchanging crate to get one that is supposed to do what it is designed to do. This crate is a true disappointment especially for a new pet owner trying to do the right thing.
December 14, 2013
Functional and looks great
Gertie's crate is in the kitchen / breakfast nook, so I wanted a crate that didn't look like a kennel crate. I'm very please with this product. It was easy to put together - follow the instructions. Gertie has not figured out how to get out of it. I love that the top can come off. And, I love the tray is not attached - great for cleaning. I took this crate with us on a trip (by car) it worked great. Gertie has plenty of room in this crate ... doggie condo.
December 4, 2013
Waste of Money
I am the proud owner of a chihuahua-poodle mix puppy. He is about 12 weeks old, and weighs a whopping 4.5 pounds or so. This itty bitty puppy was able to take the door off its hinges and get out. For a 100 dollar cage to not be able to hold my little chipoodle is embarrassing. Your money is better spent elsewhere! Assembly itself was also kind of annoying as parts tend to fly everywhere if you aren't careful. A huge flaw with this cage ignoring the fact that puppies can break out via the front door is that the cage isn't held down to the plastic bottom, once a dog is old enough to either push over the cage or lift it up the cage is useless.
November 22, 2013