When used correctly, a crate can provide your pup with a safe space to sleep, hide from a thunderstorm, or recover after surgery. Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to upgrade your dog’s current castle, we have found the best crates worthy of your consideration!
This satin-black crate is available in several sizes but whether you need one for your pug or Border Collie, you can look forward to the same useful features. To start with, it’s very strong. Ultima Pro created the crate with a thick, strong wire gauge and designed the bottom with a border that is leakproof. You can use it as a “dog house” at home or keep your pet safe while you travel or attend a dog show. Two welcome features include the dual gates and easy storage. The crate’s two doors make it easy for your dog to come and go – and for you to clean the whole caboodle. When you need to put the crate away, simply fold it flat and store it!
- Strong and durable design.
- Two slide-bolt latches per door.
- Divider panel included.
- Not suitable for large breeds.
Are you looking to spoil your wiener dog with a wonderful, next-level crate? This luxury box, so to speak, is a high-end crate designed to look a beautiful centerpiece and less like a cage. Made with high grade materials, the crate also has safety features to keep your pup in perfect condition. More specifically, the diamond mesh keeps jaws and claws from being harmed! Other great features include easy assembly and folding away, wheels for transport, easy access for your pet, and a design that makes this crate a breeze to clean.
- Gorgeous look.
- Great for puppies.
- Only 3 sizes.
If you’re not into overly fancy crates and prefer something more practical for your pug, then this guy could be your top choice. Carlson crafted a basic but useful crate that’s strong enough to last your dog’s entire lifetime. This affordable option is suitable for small dogs and puppies, and it comes with a removable tray that makes cleaning accidents easy. Other great features include a slide-bolt lock for the door, a lightweight design that makes the crate easy to carry and transport, and you can also fold it flat for quick storage.
- Strong and durable.
- No-nonsense design.
- Easy to carry and store.
- Only 1 size.
So far, we have only looked at crates for small to medium pooches. But this product comes in six sizes, so if you have a large breed like a German Shepherd, the crate’s biggest size is perfect for him or her. But besides ample room, what amazing features can you expect from Midwest Home’s crates? You can set up this crate in a couple of minutes, even if you have no experience. The design has safety features to avoid injuries to your pet and the large door makes it super comfy for your dog to sneak into the crate for a quick snooze. In case you need to secure them during a drive, simply use the sliding bolt to lock the door.
- Removable tray.
- Divider panel.
- Rubber feet for stability.
- Very spacious.
- Not the easiest to take down.
This crate is something else. You can choose between plenty of sizes, from extra small to extra large, and it also looks amazing! The frame is a sturdy steel alloy but it’s dressed in a stylish fabric that is beautiful, breathable, and scratch-resistant. It can be folded up into its own “suitcase” complete with handles, making the crate incredibly portable and easy to store. This crate also comes with useful features that aren’t commonly seen with most crates. It has side storage pockets, 4 doors, a built-in safety leash, a machine-washable sherpa liner, and a water nozzle to keep your pooch hydrated.
- Accommodates many sizes.
- Easy to fold and clean.
- Suitable for the outdoors.
- Looks beautiful.
- The door “bolts” are zippers, which might not be as secure as metal bolts.
Most crates are available in “satin black.” Are you not too keen on the trend? Perhaps you are more of a gold standard owner and that makes this crate a little more attractive! Presented in a lovely golden color, this crate is not just attractive but also very practical. Let’s look at the best features that you can expect from Homey Pet’s glittering crate! If you live in a high-humidity area or near the ocean, then the crate’s anti-rust design is certainly a welcome bonus! For your pet’s safety, the coating on the wiring is also non-toxic. The crate also comes with a removable floor tray and both doors are fitted with secure sliding bolts.
- Each door has two latches.
- Available in four sizes.
- Attractive gold color.
- Easy to assemble, clean, and store.
- Not suitable for extra large breeds.
Here’s another option if you want to skip the usual black satin crowd. Zoovilla designed a fetching white crate that looks more like a piece of furniture than a dog crate! Indeed, you can use the top as a small table for pot plants, magazines, and even lamps. The stylishly camouflaged crate comes with three doors, a side door and two front doors, all of which are constructed from sturdy wood and hinges. Open or closed, they look gorgeous. The crate also comes with a removable tray, so cleaning is also less of a chore.
- Doubles as a small table.
- Looks really stylish.
- Plenty of ventilation.
- Two sliding bolts.
- Not suitable for outdoor use.
Did you like the idea of using your dog crate as a piece of furniture but prefer to look at more options? Well, here’s another one that we liked. Table-wise, its upper panel is perfect for your collection of tiny succulents or a couple of books. The crate is also designed to appear furniture-like with its walnut brown frame and wood grain pattern on the back panel. But what can your dog expect? For small to medium pets, there’s plenty of space and ventilation. The design is also comfortable and safe. There are no sharp edges and the crate is strong enough to resist any chance of deforming. The crate can also be adjusted to turn into a playpen for puppies.
- Beautiful as a bedside table.
- Great for small to medium dogs.
- Double doors.
- Highly durable and strong.
- Playpen conversion requires tools to remove the tabletop panel.
This crate is another dependable option for owners who are looking for a practical, no-fuss crate for their large breed dog. This product is big enough to comfortably house breeds like German Shepherd Dogs, Dobermans, and similar-sized dogs. The divider panel is included and can be used to adjust the crate’s size as your puppy grows while the bottom of the crate comes with a removable tray that is leak-proof and easy to clean. The 5-point locking system not only secures the crate very well but also eliminates gaps around the gate, making it safer for those curious noses!
- Strong and reliable.
- Safe door.
- Perfect for large breeds.
- Easy to assemble and store.
- Not the easiest crate to transport.
Alright, pet parents of Great Danes and similar giant snookums, sit closer! This extra large crate is just for you. The crate has lovely double doors at the front that swing open on sturdy hinges, creating an open and spacious resting place for your pet. In case you need to secure the dog inside the crate, each door offers the safety of three heavy-duty sliding bolts each. It also comes with an ultra-comfy dog bed that you can use inside the crate or elsewhere in the house!
- Very spacious for large breeds.
- Available as a single-door option.
- Strong and durable design.
- Removable bottom tray.
- Not easy to transport.
Q: Where should you put a dog crate in the home?
Ideally, somewhere that the dog feels safe. If the dog is very attached to the family make sure that they can also see you. Ideal locations would be your bedroom or the family room. Also, avoid spots that are too cold or hot.
Q: Is it cruel to crate a dog?
Crating your dog is fine, but the animal should be trained with compassion to accept the realities of confinement. Keeping a dog crated for longer than a night or leaving it in its own filth is never okay. When a dog freaks out inside a crate, it’s also not humane to leave them alone to “suck it up.”
Q: Can a crate injure my dog?
Purchasing a high-quality crate is one way to keep your dog safe as they will have no sharp edges or design flaws. Patiently crate-training your pup will also avoid escape-related injuries.
Q: Is it safe to leave toys in the dog crate?
High-quality toys are perfectly safe to leave inside the crate. However, avoid any toys that might break or have pieces of cloth or rope. These are choking hazards and they can be deadly when you are not there to help your dog.