Frisco Heavy Duty Fold & Carry Single Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best overall
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Folds down for portability

The Frisco Heavy Duty Fold & Carry Single Door Collapsible Wire Dog Crate is a great choice if you have a mischievous dog but still need portability. The crate folds down, yet is still strong, made from thicker, heavier steel wiring than other Frisco crates.

Larger models have dual locks, providing extra security for bigger, stronger dogs. This crate comes in multiple sizes, suitable for all breeds (which is also handy if you have a multi-dog household like me). A very affordable price makes this crate excellent value for money.

Pros

  • Excellent value for money given all the crate’s features
  • Most owners felt the crate was great quality and made from durable materials
  • Easy to fold down and reassemble, even for 1 person
  • Great for keeping your dog safe during car travel
  • Many owners found this crate kept their dog safely contained while they were out, giving them peace of mind

Cons

  • Heavier than other foldable crates due to the sturdy material
  • Some owners found it wasn’t heavy-duty enough for their dog, and that they escaped from the crate
  • May not be suitable for dogs with a powerful bite who are prone to chewing a lot
  • Some felt it was harder to assemble than they expected
  • Some found the crate didn’t wear as well over time as they had hoped

Frisco Heavy Duty Enhanced Lock Double Door Fold & Carry Wire Dog Crate & Mat Kit review

Features

  • Best for secure locking
  • Enhanced lock technology
  • Sturdy metal wire

If your dog is a genius at undoing latches, then the Frisco Heavy Duty Enhanced Lock Double Door Fold & Carry Wire Dog Crate & Mat Kit is a fantastic choice. The crate features enhanced lock technology that allows you to lock 3 strong locks with just 1 step (I often find it’s a hassle to double-check multiple locks, so I found this very handy). Made from coated metal, this crate is sturdy and secure.

The crate folds down for portability, and this kit even comes with a comfy crate mat for your pal. There are 3 sizes available, to suit medium, large, and giant breeds. It comes at a very reasonable price.

Pros

  • Most owners found this crate easy to assemble
  • Sturdy materials and very secure for most dogs, keeping them safely contained
  • Portability makes it more convenient for travel than some other escape proof crates
  • Latch system is handy and easy to use, saving time and giving peace of mind
  • Many people felt the purchase was fantastic value

Cons

  • Some owners found that real escape artists were still able to get out of this crate
  • Some found that the mat which comes with this kit wasn’t as comfortable or sturdy as they expected
  • Crate makes some noise if your dog is moving around a lot, which can be annoying at night
  • Heavier than other foldable crates due to the sturdy materials

ProSelect Empire Single Door Steel Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best for large breed dogs
  • Very strong, steel construction
  • Dual locking

The ProSelect Empire Single Door Steel Dog Crate is 1 of the best escape proof dog crates, made to be extremely strong for dogs who are real Houdini’s. This crate is constructed with half-inch thick, 20-gauge steel, and is welded at stress points to ensure it’s completely secure. Dual locks are provided on 1 door, which after inspection I felt were positioned well out of the dog’s reach to enhance security even further.

This crate is suitable for medium and large breeds. While it’s on the higher end of the price range, if your dog is a real escape artist, in my opinion, it’s well worth the investment.

Pros

  • Many owners found that the crate was escape proof, even when their dogs had escaped from all other crates they’d tried previously
  • Despite the higher price generally people felt it was worth the investment
  • Great for dogs who are big, strong, and destructive
  • Made with quality, durable materials
  • Several owners found it gave them peace of mind that their dog was safe when left alone

Cons

  • Some owners found that the crate was hard to put together and that the assembly instructions were a bit confusing
  • Can be difficult to move around due to its heavy construction
  • Some owners felt the crate didn’t stand to wear as well as they hoped
  • Some very anxious, determined dogs were able to figure out the latch mechanism

Petmate Vari Dog & Cat Kennel review

Features

  • Best for travel
  • Heavy-duty plastic construction
  • Meets travel requirements

The Petmate Vari Dog & Cat Kennel provides a great, secure option for traveling. This crate is made from heavy-duty plastic with a strong wire door. There are 4 sizes available, suitable for small, medium, and large breeds. The crates get stronger as they increase in size to stand up to big, strong dogs.

The crate meets USDA and IATA requirements for pet transportation, and smaller sizes featuring a carry handle, which in my experience is a convenient feature for portability. At a great low price, this crate is value for money if you travel regularly.

Pros

  • Secure and safe for airline travel, with owners finding it met even strict airline restrictions
  • Easy to assemble with no tools required and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Easy to transport when not in use
  • Owners found it was helpful for car travel, keeping their dog safe and comfortable with enough ventilation
  • Good value for money considering the quality, ease of cleaning, and portability

Cons

  • Some owners found the size description misleading, with the crate being smaller than expected for their large dog
  • No carry handle on larger sizes, which some owners found inconvenient
  • Some owners found that the screws were not consistent in size, making assembly more difficult than they expected
  • Not as sturdy as wire crates, which can be a problem for dogs who are bigger and determined to escape

Owens Products Single Compartment Heavy Duty Tactical Dog Crate review

Features

  • Best for extreme escape artists
  • Powder-coated, heavy-duty aluminium
  • Double-walled door

If your dog is the ultimate escape artist, then the Owens Products Single Compartment Heavy Duty Tactical Dog Crate may be the best escape proof dog crate for you. This crate is designed for working dogs, constructed from powder-coated, heavy-duty aluminum, while the single, doubled-walled door is the epitome of security.

This crate is available in 2 sizes for medium and large dogs. It’s at the top end of the price range, but if you need an extremely strong, escape proof crate, this could be worth the investment for you.

Pros

  • Extremely heavy-duty, standing up to the strongest, most determined of escape artists
  • Double-walled door with very secure lock prevents dogs trying to open the latch
  • Well ventilated and comfortable for your dog
  • Despite being expensive, some felt that this crate was worth the investment to keep their dog safe
  • Some found that it prevented their dog from hurting themselves, as they couldn’t chew or try to destroy the crate

Cons

  • While the secure lock prevents dogs from getting out, it can also be tough to open for the owner
  • Heavy and difficult to move around when needed
  • Doesn’t allow the dog to see out as much as other crates