Beware when purchasing a crate for your dog.

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Hi, I would like to share with you a few of my most common experiences that crop up with customers when they are looking at purchasing or have just recently purchased a soft dog crate.

Firstly, the most common question that I get asked is "is this crate suitable for airline flight?"...      Typically I would assume the person asking is referring to domestic flying, and if this is the case, then the short answer is NO. When planning to take your much loved pet on any domestic flight, my answer is always the same... call your airline and request from them a list of the airline approved carriers. I can assure anyone that this list varies from one airline to another and is quite a short list. All the carriers on this list are reasonably expensive and also are either heavy duty plastic or metal and have a metal door. The top section of this approved crate must also be screwed down to the bottom section with steel screws. I hope this clears it up. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using soft dog crates in their many applications, but flying on an aeroplane is not one of them.

Secondly, many many of my customers purchase a crate or several crates from me after already purchasing elsewhere. Let's be realistic, we are talking about containing a dog. Certainly, there are instances where it will not be a big problem if your dog breaks out of your crate or rolls it over, other than you have just wasted your money, but let's face it, if you are out at a show or trial or camping, the last thing you want is your dog running free and possibly causing injury to itself and/or other dogs or people or another dog having a go at him. Now, I am not saying that my crates are unbreakable. NO soft dog crate is ever going to stop an extremely dedicated escape artist from getting out. But I stand by the fact that my crates, according to my hundreds of valued customers are the strongest crate that they could find on the market. And that is exactly my experience also. And with my brilliantly competative prices along with that, why would you shop elsewhere.

There is no sense in buying a cheap and nasty crate, then having to buy one from me when it breaks. 

My final note to all the prospective crate purchasers is this... please, when you are comparing different crates from different sellers, always check the size dimensions. do not trust that the size listed ie small, medium, large etc is going to be the same with different sellers. In fact what I have noticed happens from time to time is that occassionally some sellers call very small crates large. I cannot stress this enough.. check the dimensions. You do not wish to be disappointed when your crate arrives and you notice that the 'large' size you have been familiar with is actually much bigger than the crate you have just bought cheaply and has arrived much smaller.

I hope these insightful notes can be of assistance to you.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tips.

Regards,

Meg. 

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