Pet Gear Generation II Soft Pet Crate
Lightweight, easy to set up.
This crate is extremely lightweight and sets up in fewer than 10 seconds. It folds flat, so it's easy to pack. The handle on the side is convenient - makes it super easy to carry (I got the 42-inch crate). I took it to a show and it was fine for my large dog while I was sitting with her. However, I am not completely confident she wouldn't scratch her way out if she really wanted to.
The crate appears to be made of quality materials. The mesh and zippers look like they will hold up well.
I only have 2 minor complaints so far. First, I wish it had shades that could unroll and cover the mesh. (I used a blanket draped over the crate to solve this problem.) Second, I wish the fabric was stretched a little more tightly over the frame. The top sags into the crate just a bit.
I definitely would recommend this crate for quiet dogs and dogs who are used to being crated. As with any soft crate, I'm sure a dog who really wants out will get out. So good judgement is key.
January 23, 2014
Don't buy this
My dog stayed in this the first time I left him in it for about an hour and a half. The second time I left him in it for about two hours, he got out by being able to get one of the doors by unzipping it. The third time I left him in it for about four hours, he got our the same way and them shredded the box that it came in. Total FAIL and a waste of money.
If you want to buy this for travel, then maybe it'll work. Don't consider getting it for home for a dog that weighs 40 pounds or more.
March 6, 2013
Home for a dog
My puppy loves her soft crate. We initially put little treats in it to get her to go in it on her own, and she did. And from there we'd throw a toy she loves in it and now she brings her most of her toys in there as a hiding place.
January 10, 2013
Portable Dog Crate is convenient
I ordered the, Pet Gear Home 'N Go Portable Soft Crate, for our new puppy. He uses it as a quiet place and a play area. We took the crate with us when we were out of town and it was nice as the crate folds up easily and is easy to transport and set back up once you are at your destination. There are windows on all sides, and a bag to place puppy's supplies. The only thing that didn't work was puppy chewed the bottom of crate and so he has left his mark on it. It was a good purchase and I would reccommend to others.
January 8, 2013