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Petmate Vari-Kennel Plastic Dog Crate

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Small

$47.95

In Stock. Usually Ships within 24 hours.

Shipping weight = 6.00 lbs.

Product Summary:

Petmate Vari Kennel Dog Crate

A classic design trusted for years, this lightweight, portable kennel is perfect for traveling to shows and trials, or just for use at home. The bottom half can be used alone as a pet bed. With fast and easy assembly without tools and featuring durable, polypropylene construction with a chrome-plated steel door and leak-proof bottom, it's great for housebreaking puppies. Approved by most airlines* with purchase of live animal sticker and water cup (search # 382507).

*Please check with your specific airline prior to purchase, as not all airlines have the same guidelines for traveling with pets.

Features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Perfect for traveling
  • No tools required
  • Durable construction
  • Great for housebreaking puppies
  • Eco-friendly, composed of a mininum 25% recycled material
Item Specifications:

Sizes:
Small: 21"L x 16"W x 15"H
Giant**: 48"L x 32"W x 35"H

**Please note: the Giant size Vari-Kennel is required to ship by dimensional weight not actual weight.

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Small 380105 2S 21100 029695211003
Giant 380105 7XX 21700 029695217005

Product Reviews by Customers

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Crate is what you expect but...
This is a nice crate but it does not come with a dish that you have to have when you ship a pup via airlines. These plastic dishes (from China) are dirt cheap to manufacture and they should be furnished with the crate. I have purchased many crates in the past 50 years that are bottom of the line, inexpensive, puppy shipping crates and every single one came with the dish. You show up at the airport without the dish and you miss the flight or the airline sells you a similar crate with the dish for at least twice what you paid for this one.
June 30, 2016
Best crate out there
In my mind, these are the best kennels out there. I have shown and bred dogs for nearly 40 years and have always used vari kennels. My only complaint is .. just like every other product we buy anymore the manufacturer has cut back a bit on the plastic so it is thinner and probably not as durable as the crates even a few years ago. But still a quality product.
May 22, 2016
Cracks too easy
For what one have to choose from on the market today of airline approved shipping crates , this is the best one for a decent price and weight . But if you drop it just from few feet and down even if empty it will crack .
February 5, 2016
Perfect!
This product is perfect for I need and is made of a much nicer heavier plastic than most.
January 2, 2016
Mixed feelings
Ordered 3 small crates and some other things. Crates arrived with one broken and box a bit beaten up. They did send out a replacement right away though. The rest of my order arrived a number of days later. I also was able to find a replacement tray for a wire crate I couldn't find anywhere else.Was overall very happy with the items and free shipping on all. Overall a good value!
December 23, 2014
Quick delivery
Very quick delivery, and products arrived in great condition with no damage!!! Packaged excellently! Would definitely order from dog.com again.
October 29, 2014
Kennel is excellent overall. The new one they just came out with the plastic side grills is one more pile of junk. Hope they never discontinue this one but bet they do.
October 14, 2014
great crates!
The size of this product is never in question with airlines' regs.
September 21, 2013
Sturdy
I bought the giant size for my new retired racing greyhound. Perfect! It's just the right height (these dogs may not weigh much but they are tall) and I often find my older greyhound napping in it. I bought my first Vari-Kennel at a yard sale in the early "80's for my cat. It's stil being used today even though it has a few scratches from a bad car wreck. Without this sturdy crate, I doubt my cat would have survived a triple rollover. If you want safety first, buy this brand of crate.
September 30, 2009
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Because of the size of our dog
Umberto M on May 13, 2018
Large opening in front, the reviews on your site were positive.
Pamela S on Apr 16, 2017
Because of the size of our dog
Umberto M on May 13, 2018
excellent choice for airline shipping
Kim O on May 12, 2017
Large opening in front, the reviews on your site were positive.
Pamela S on Apr 16, 2017
This is what she's used to from Breeder, plus she will use it for travel for her safety.
Lisa-Jo W on Feb 8, 2017
We use these in our rescue, and needed to replace broken ones.
Sam H on Jan 16, 2017
Recommended by GSD breeder
Mark L on Dec 24, 2016
I needed a crate for a new puppy and this is what seemed to fit her needs as well as my expectations.
Mary V on Oct 25, 2016
best price I can find for these. have bought them over and over again. great for shipping toy breeds cargo
Christine G on Sep 27, 2016
good crate for new dog
Judith D on Jul 11, 2016
I travel with my dogs and have found these crates to be durable as well as a good size for my dogs.
ELIZABETH J on Jan 20, 2016
great value..perfect for airline shipping
Brenda G on May 22, 2015
flying animals overseas
Jerob L on Apr 3, 2015
I needed a smaller crate and this is the same brand I have for my larger crates which have lasted a long time.
Cheryl S on Feb 21, 2015
I bought the small. My dogs always travel in crates and this has been a great product
RUTH N on Jan 1, 2015
Recommended by my breeder!
Jim S on Nov 3, 2014
have used for 30 years and like the product
GAYLE E on Sep 8, 2014
I use these to take dogs to shows or to ship dogs safely by air.
Bonnie H on Sep 5, 2014
This crate is perfect for my Jack Russell Terriers.
CHRISTOPHER D on Mar 31, 2014
excellent choice for airline shipping
Kim O on May 12, 2017
This is what she's used to from Breeder, plus she will use it for travel for her safety.
Lisa-Jo W on Feb 8, 2017
How long and wide is the crate?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2014
What is the measurements of the Giant crate?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 48" L x 32" W x 35" H
Can the food and water bowls be filled without opening the crate?
Peg H on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are no food and water bowls included with the vari-kennel, you must buy them separately and they hook onto the front of the inside of the door, so you could probably give water, but it would be hard to put food into them without opening the door. The airlines use plastic ties to keep the door closed so the dog will not get out accidentally.
How do you open the door to the cage?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is not an answer, but a question about the latch shown in the photo of the white crate - the latch appears to be round with a raised horizontal piece. I looks like similar latches on other crates I have with a turning/twisting operation. Could there be some confusion on how this door actually operates? I have some Petmate DELUX Vari Kennels with a rotating latch that looks similar to the latch shown on this item.
How difficult are these for a dog to Houdini out of? My Border is a genius..... Thanks!
Katy R on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My dogs are smaller, miniature Dachshunds but I have used these crates for years with no issues. the only time they get out is if I forget to latch the door. I do suppose if you have a very dedicated chewer that he might be able to chew his way out. That said mine sleep in their crates at night and are in them at dog shows but I don't leave them in the crates usually during the day or leave them unattended for long stretches of time.
Does the small crate have vents in the back?
dennis m on Feb 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The white crates I bought have a solid back . I believe the grey crates have ventilation holes in the back BUT they are covered in shipping stickers which are a PAIN to remove !!!
Is there a handle on the top of the small one?
Helena P on Dec 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Helena, there is. These are the only crates I use. They pass all shipping requirements and I use them to travel to and from dog shows, and even for them to sleep in when I am away from home i.e., work, shopping etc.
Is this big enough for a 70 pound German sheperd?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use this exact crate for my German Shepherd. She is still a puppy and right now weighs 60 pounds. There is plenty of room in her for her to stretch stand and be very comfortable. The crate is also super sturdy too.
Does this crate have a moat or is the bottom completely flat?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If it is like the small crate, the middle is higher. It is not flat.
Is this big enough for a full blood Rottweiler that is 130-140lbs and is 3ft standing?
A shopper on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At this time, the only size we have available is Small: 21"L x 16"W x 15"H

Length: Measure the length of your dog from nose to tail. When measuring the tail, be sure to add approximately 2-4 inches to the overall length, depending on the size of your dog. Height: To determine the height of the crate you will need, measure your dog from the top of the head to the ground.
I need the pins to hold the crate together?
Mary H on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you ordered this item with us, please call in for assistance on replacement parts for this item ordered with us 1-888-809-0750. If you did not order with us, I am sorry we do not sell replacement parts for this item.
We need to fly 3 dogs their sizes are25x40,27x47,24x32 can u please recommend what sizes of crates do I need.?
Gabe B on Dec 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please refer to the sizing for the crates:
Item Specifications:
Sizes:
Small: 21"L x 16"W x 15"H
Giant**: 48"L x 32"W x 35"H
Could I get a better deal if I buy 5?
A shopper on Mar 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought the small ones and got a discount if I bought extras. The same is with the
larger ones. They do give a discount for buying 2 or more.
None of your questions say whether the listed measurements refer to "inside" or "outside" measurements? Which is it?
Patti W on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Outside
Do you have these in Large or x-large?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do have other sizes, however our Sky kennel is very similar and has 6 different sizes.
The airlines require three additional inches height to the Giant crate - do you have extensions which would accommodate their requirements? How would this change the door?
Laurie S on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not carry anything like that.
how much does the extra large weigh?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello, the actual weight of the Giant sized crate is 50lbs
can I get a replacement locking mechanism for Petmate Vari-Kennel Plastic Dog Crate?
A shopper on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have this part. However you be able to find it on petmate's website. http://www.petmate.com/kennel-door-extra-large-5may
What other sizes to they come in. I have whippets and would need a crate rated to carry 30-50 lbs.? Other brands refer to this a a Medium
Donna J on Nov 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hello, please see the sizing below for the sizes we currently have available.

Small:
(21" L x 16" W x 15" H)

Giant:
(48" L x 32" W x 35" H)
I need 2 Vari Kennels to ship to cats to Australia they need to be done up with metal nuts and bolts is this the case with the ones on your site? Can't see in the picture?
Barbara G on Nov 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hello, the bolt will be metal and the wing nut will be plastic.
I have two small dogs. one 9 pds the other 13 pds. will there be enough room for them if i purchase the small crate? I would need it for home and for travel via car. thanks.
Sherry P on May 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The small crate is only large enough for the smaller dog, you would need an intermediate size for the 13 pound dog.
We own an Italian greyhound-he measures at 21"L; 15' H; 6" W (Long legs for his light weight (10lbs) - the "small" size dimensions (I think it is the outer dimensions) seem to be fine, but are the inner dimensions much smaller? This is our first dog and would appreciate any feedback anyone might have!
Valerie on Mar 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: size for an IG would be fine for travel in the car or short periods of time but if you wanted something for a longer time frame or for airline travel I think the 200 series would be better
This is question about the latch shown in the photo of the white crate - the latch appears to be round with a raised horizontal piece. I looks like similar latches on other crates I have with a turning/twisting operation. Could there be some confusion on how this door actually operates? I have some Petmate DELUX Vari Kennels with a rotating latch that look similar to the latch shown on this item. The rotating lock is much easier and fool-proof to get both pins in their appropriate hole
DiAnn F on Nov 28, 2016