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Perfect for housebreaking, kennel training and travel
Tough durable construction with reinforced sidewalls
Easy-open squeeze latch
Assembles in minutes-no tools required
Meets most Air travel requirements
Perfect for housebreaking, the Petmate vary kennel is ideal for training and traveling. Features include Tough durable construction with easy-open squeeze latch, vents on side walls, interior moat to keep pets dry and tie-down strap holes on the perimeter for zip-tie installation and extra security during airline travel. Vary kennels in sizes 19” and 24” offer a built-in compartment cover for added storage of treats or other pet needs and the seatbelt loop is a notch in the top of the kennel so you can secure it in a car seat. This Petmate kennel is easy-to-assembly--no tools required. Pet parents should always confirm the airline travel requirements for each trip. Made in the USA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We got this crate to fly our four-month-old lab puppy (25 pounds) from Seattle to Anchorage on Alaska Airlines. It is a very basic and sturdy crate. The Medium (28 x 20.5 x 21.5 exterior) kennel is the equivalent of a 200 size and measures 24″L x 18.5″W x 20.5″H inside. It comes unassembled. Assembly requires positioning the door between the top and bottom and securing them together with the screws -- very simple and very secure.
It comes with stickers: "LIVE ANIMALS" per airline requirement and another one to fill out details about the pet and contact information. This saved us time checking in. We ordered the food/drink dish separately. It is easy to hose off for cleaning. Our dog was comfortable and happy.
The Vari-Kennel in the 40" size is the home of Riley, our now 15-week-old German shepherd dog puppy. Like most new dog owners wise enough to realize that crate training is the only way to go, I anguished over metal crate or plastic crate. Well I finally decided to go for the Vari-Kennel after reading a lot of forum accounts of dogs getting injured in their metal crates. But that said, it was still a toss up because this big giant plastic airline-certified crate is big, and appears bigger than a like-sized metal crate that you can see though. But once it was in the house, my hypothalamus kicked in and it became part of the background noise of our quiet open-architecture house.
The crate is really well-made. It comes in two halves and you simply mate the upper and lower and use the enclosed hardware (thumbscrews) to secure it. No tools necessary. The gate mechanism is solid and Riley has not challenged its security. It's wicked easy to clean, too, which I accomplish by wiping...
I bought this carrier for my cat to ride in. It's the perfect size - big enough for her to turn around in and still have room for her small litterbox. I like the light color; it's more like her own room than a dark cave. She's been voluntarily sleeping in it already! The crate is very sturdy but light enough for me to pick up with her in it. She weighs about 9 pounds but is very long and lean. The carrier fits great in my minivan for the trips from New York to Florida. I'm VERY happy with this purchase!
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