I read the reviews on this crate and saw many people had issues with their dog chewing through it. I didn't think that would be an issue, my dogs are older (11, 10 and 9) and do not chew on anything. I was wrong, very wrong. I put my 10 year old female and my 9 year old male into this crate thinking they would be fine. They are used to being in wire kennels that we cover and I thought this would be good and give them a "den" like feel. I had a pet sitter letting my dogs out during the day and she called to tell me the dogs had chewed through the front door plastic and one of the bars and were running free when she got to the house. She left the dogs out because she was worried about putting them back into this crate and them getting stuck trying to get out again. In those few hours of running free my 10 year old female managed to hurt her back and required emergency back surgery. This crate has cost me so much more than the purchase price. I would never recommend this crate to anyone who likes their animal.
The top looks like a 1970's laminate table top and the latch isn't user friendly. I am using it as an end table and every day crate for my dog. The rest is nice looking and sturdy enough so I replaced the latch and plan to mount a new top. The dog loves it.
I spent two weeks acclimating my puppy to the crate before leaving her in it. She is just under a year old and is a Yellow Lab and Vizsla mix. I left her alone in the crate for 35 minutes. When I returned home, she had broken out of the kennel. She broke through three of the side vent slats and crawled out.
I will say my puppy is smart and probably has an anxiety issue but the crate should have held for longer than 30 minutes. If your dog is good with crates or has no teeth and is weak the crate is probably not a bad choice.
I purchased your product probably 7 months ago and none of the thumb screws fit the holes securely. I wrote and told you but got no answer, now half of the thumb screws are missing and the crates are falling apart. I need a bigger screw for the holes in this. Is it possible to get some?nodarkaura on Apr 11, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello nodarkaura, thank you for your inquiry; you will be contacted by Customer Care.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 16, 2014
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