You might be crate-training a puppy or just relaxing with your sweet senior dog, but most households have dog crates as a permanent fixture. Our pups are meant to love their crates. Especially with a blanket or sheet draped overtop, they’re supposed to be a safe haven; a place to relax or take a nap. It would certainly be nice if they also served a dual purpose.
The great part about a tabletop crate is that it blends in seamlessly alongside your living room furniture. Set it next to your couch as a side table or push it against a wall independently—doubtless it will be a conversation-starter, and your dog will still enjoy the comforts of his own private space.
Sold in shades of espresso, mahogany, and a rich black, these end table crates hardly look like crates at all. They’re built with hardwood and have a waterproof melamine-coated base to protect the wood from any accidents or spillage, and the door even swings inward to accommodate tight spaces. My favorite part is the raised walls around 3 sides; much like that blanket we like to drape over the top, this closeness adds a sense of security and comfort to the crate’s residents. It’s available in 2 sizes to comfortably fit pups up to 80 pounds.
Solid, sturdy wood and open slats along the top of all four sides of this crate make it a fabulous lower-priced option to suit your dog and your decor. It has a simple latching lock on the front, and plenty of room to sprawl for dogs up to 38″ long and 29″ tall. Just toss in their favorite blanket or crate bed and you’ve made the perfect haven. Also available in black and espresso stained wood.
I’m not sure if I’ve seen a more clever crate than this one. When used as a crate, it features a lock, a base tray, and a heavy wooden tabletop that sits firmly on top but does not secure to the walls (I would not use this crate as a form of containment when you leave home). However, it also transforms into a gorgeous dog gate to block off a room. Remove the top, the base, and the pins that hold it together, and you’ve got a longer-than-average divider to keep your pup where you want him.
The classic metal crate combines with a pretty wood covering to convert this product into a piece of everyday furniture. You receive the crate itself with a removable plastic tray, plus panels to disguise all the edges and a solid wood veneer top. It’s available in small, medium, and large sizes to suit any dog from a Yorkie to a German Shepherd, and the crate itself easily collapses for travel.
This beautiful espresso-stained crate definitely looks more like a piece of rustic furniture than a place for your pup to take a nap. The metal accents along the edges and corners add a nice touch, and unlike other crates it’s actually raised off the ground a bit. Though there are two sizes, I would only recommend this crate for small to medium-sized dogs (no more than perhaps 35 pounds), but pay close attention to the dimensions and choose the best size for your pup.