The Best Wire Crates For Your Dog’s Safety And Comfort

There are 3 things a dog crate needs to check off the list before it lands on this list: durability, security, and comfort for its furry residents. It’s meant to be a safe space when pups are confined and left alone, but, more importantly, a place where they feel calm enough to wind down and get away from it all.

As long as your dog loves her crate, she’ll be happy to use it for as long as the door remains open.


Why we love it:

  • Single or double doors
  • Sizes for every dog
  • Leak-proof pan

Amazon: Midwest iCrate

These crates are designed to grow with your puppy, whether you size up every few months or use the divider to isolate portions as they get bigger. The 2-door option is ideal for tight or awkward spaces, and each has a strong side-bolt latch that only human hands can master.

Un-carpeted floors will love the rubber non-skid “feet,” too, and you’ll love the leak-proof plastic pan that slides in and out for easy cleaning.


Why we love it:

  • Easy to fold flat for travel or storage
  • Single or double doors
  • Slide-bolt latches

Amazon: AmazonBasics Folding Metal Dog Crate

From Yorkies to Malamutes, there’s plenty of space to stretch all four legs. I can’t pass up a good Amazon deal, and their crates are a major competitor for big name brands. Complete with single or double-door options, safe slide-bolt latches, a divider panel, & a tough plastic tray, these foldable crates are worthy of any dog.


Why we love it:

  • Tool-free assembly and easy to collapse
  • 100% washable
  • Heavy duty metal bars

Amazon: OxGord Double-Door Metal Dog Crate

Assembling your crate is as easy as lifting up the walls to latch them together, and collapsing it is just as simple. This crate by OxGord is available with double doors in sizes from 20″–48″ tall. Make it your dog’s favorite spot in the house by laying down a soft plush throw and tossing in a couple of his favorite toys. A treat to coax new puppies inside never hurt anyone, either.


Why we love it:

  • 5 point locking system
  • Includes divider panel & tray
  • Additional door on top

Amazon: Precision Pet Double-Door Wire Crate

As is popular with most crates, this one secures with slide-bolt locks. Unlike other crates, the second door is located on the top rather than the side. They’re available in a wide array of sizes, from extra-small to extra-large, but be sure to check the measurements and make sure your dog can stand and turn around comfortably before purchasing!


Why we love it:

  • Available in 3 colors
  • Dual-latching doors
  • Includes plastic tray and optional divider

Amazon: ProSelect Easy Dog Crate

How many people do you know with a teal or ~raspberry~ dog crate? Choose between two fun colors or traditional black with all the features you’ve come to expect. Folding walls make it a snap to assemble and collapse, the door is equipped with a dual-latch system, and each crate includes a tray and optional divider.

Meet Christina and Stella

Stella is a high-energy escape artist – as a puppy there was nothing I could do to tire her out and we tried every harness that exists in pursuit of one she couldn’t wiggle her way out of or chew through in a second (don’t worry, we found it)! As a master of destruction and squeaker seeker she tore up all of the toys and we found the ideal tough stuff to keep her busy. Together we’ve become experts at hiking and traveling together big dog style and running a multi-dog house with a rotating cast of fosters (mostly puppies).


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