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Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large

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  • Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large
  • Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large
  • Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large
  • Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large
Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large

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  • Cool dark taupe color with black handles and hinges
  • Heavy-duty plastic & airline-approved
  • Wire vents and door with dial-latch hook
  • Raised interior floor
  • Weight capacity: 25 pounds
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Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (4)
  • Roomy (4)
  • Easy to clean (3)
  • Protects animal (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Short trips (4)
  • Extended trips (3)
  • Smaller pets (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (8)

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5.0

Very Pleased with Product and Service

By D M

from Berlin, CT

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Easy to Transport
  • Effective
  • Lightweight
  • Safe
  • Secure

Cons

  • Handle Seems Flimsey

Best Uses

    Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

    I was happy to find a quality dog crate for my 20 lb Cairn Terrier. Reviews on the new style Vari Kennels were not good, indicating poor quality, flimsy material and crates that broke open. I also had a hard time locating the right size crate as most are too small or too large. Well,this delux version is perfect. Most important, it's a sturdy material. The dial closures are quick and easy to use. The only thing I don't like is that the handle, which is not as pictured. It is attached only at each end and doesn't seem like it would hold my dogs weight. I would not carry the kennel by the handle for fear it would break. It will however provide a secure den for my dog which is why I bought it. I do recommend the product but would not use it for shipping because I don't trust the handle. The vendor gets 5 stars for excellent communication and service, couldn't have been a better transaction.

     
    5.0

    Crate

    By Greg

    from Elmhurst, IL

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Transport
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Safe
    • Secure

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Auto Travel
      • Home Safety

      Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

      I use this carrier to crate my Terriers. It is a little difficult to put together. However once assembled it is very secure. The latch is a definite plus when compared similar spring latches. I own 2 of these.

       
      5.0

      Highly recommend! Good Buy!

      By Natalie

      from Long Beach, CA

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Easy to Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Pets

        Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

        For the money, this is a great product! Needed a crate for our 12 lb chipin (chihuahua-pinscher) for sleeping at night and for crate-training.
        We added a lightweight blanket for coziness.
        This crate serves our purpose and the price is excellent.

         
        5.0

        A little unconventional

        By Anita91781

        from Verona, NJ

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Spacious

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Pets

          Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

          [...].I bought this carrier for my rabbits and it's about big enough for a cocker spaniel to sit comfortably inside. I wouldn't say it was adequate enough for airline travel (a little flimsy) and the handle doesn't seem that sturdy.It was very easy to put together and will serve its purpose of transporting my rabbits to the vet.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Handy top release levers

          By Mary

          from Kansas City

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Levers to release top
          • Protects Animal
          • Spacious

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Trips
            • Short Trips
            • Smaller Pets

            Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

            Gives cats room to stand up.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not as advertised.

            By MSP MIDO

            from Ocala Florida

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Carrier handle flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Long Trips
              • Short Trips

              Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

              The carrier was delivered with no protective packaging. The carrier was scratched in several places. The carrier handle was broken. The carrier was dirty. [...]

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product! Our pup's favorite spot!

              By Deano

              from Sedona, Arizona

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Easy To Carry
              • Easy to Clean
              • Our pup loves it Thanks
              • Protects Animal
              • Spacious

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Long Trips
                • Short Trips
                • Smaller Pets

                Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

                NEVER use this kennel to punish your pet. If you do your pet will associate the kennel with punishment and will reject it.

                Our pup loves to take his naps in the kennel. When we need to leave the house for up to 2 hours we simply put the pup in the kennel, close the door, turn on a radio or TV block outside sounds
                and upon return DO NOT praise your pet for staying in the kennel, simply open the door and walk away. The pet will think that being in the kennel is a normal event and not think anything of it if you need to put him/her in the kennel in the future. Always put a small container of water in the kennel when you leave the pet in it with the door closed.

                (23 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Choice

                By Nana

                from Port Lavaca Tx.

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Easy to Clean
                • Protects Animal
                • Spacious

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • He stays in it at night
                  • Short Trips

                  Comments about Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr. - Large:

                  I had looked everywhere for something not to expensive that my Boston could stay in at night when he was a puppy.It kept him from chewing everthing.He decided to make this his permanant bed,but we no longer shut the door on it.

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