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Trends & Products: Kennels, Crates & Carriers

Glenn Polyn//September 24, 2021//

Trends & Products: Kennels, Crates & Carriers

Glenn Polyn //September 24, 2021//

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Crates, carriers and portable kennels designed for dogs, cats and other small animals come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Designed to keep a pet safe and comfortable at home or on the go, today’s crates, carriers and portable kennels are technologically advanced to the point where these products are highly durable, ultra comfortable and extremely easy to use when putting in and taking out the pet.

When used correctly, dog crates and kennels are a positive, safe place for a companion animal, plus they make a great training tool.

As with any category of pet product, it’s important to stock a variety of styles of crates, kennels and carriers to satisfy the needs of all pet parents. Retailers are wise to advise consumers that portable cages, carriers and travel kennels are not just for pleasure trips, as every pet parent should have these products as part of his or her family’s emergency kit.


Petmate KennelPetmate Ultra Vari Kennel

Made in the U.S.A. from recyclable materials, the Ultra Vari Kennel from Petmate is designed for travel and training, making for the perfect “home within a home.” Taking into account a dog’s natural denning instinct, each kennel is manufactured with the pet’s comfort and safety in mind.


Made in the U.S.A., the ZenCrate dog den is used as a tool to reduce anxiety caused by separation, loud noises and storm phobia. The den is sound insulated and has orthopedic memory foam, a motion-activated fan for improved ventilation, motion-activated music with a curated anti-anxiety playlist and a battery backup to prevent power outages.



Kennel Crate Single WhiteKennel & Crate

Kennel & Crate builds beautiful, luxury dog kennels for every dog — big, small or in-between. These hand-crafted indoor crates feature quality construction, endless design options and attention to detail that cannot be matched in the marketplace today. These crates are crafted with hand-selected, top-of-the-lime materials for a piece that will last a lifetime.



Prevue wrought iron travel carrier for birdsWrought Iron Travel Carrier for Birds

This durable travel carrier comes with everything you need to keep birds safe and comfortable during travel and transport. It has welded bracket seat belt collars for car travel safety; a bendable rope perch; solid cup doors to prevent spilling; a secure, bird-proof door lock and more.





the voyager A&EThe Voyager

The Voyager by A&E Cage Company is a large soft-sided travel carrier that includes a removable perch and shoulder strap. It’s lightweight, has sturdy construction with stainless steel wire mesh, double stitching and no-skid rubber feet.






K9CourierK9 Courier

With a durable, completely waterproof and muck-proof Armor-sole bottom, the K9 Courier allows owners to comfortably bring their dog (up to 15 pounds) along on any adventure, and the back strap keeps it stable during walks or bike rides. Dogs can stick their head out of the contoured sides to see the way, and there’s extra room to store additional essentials like hydration products, keys and more. The K9 Courier can be set up as a vehicle booster seat.



JaxGalaxy Convertible CatBackpack HAS RUNJackson Galaxy Convertible Cat Backpack

The Jackson Galaxy Convertible Cat Backpack is an upgraded version of the original “The Fat Cat” backpack design, adding new features to the already incredibly popular carrier among pet parents. The product can be used as a backpack or a traditional carrier with a detachable shoulder strap, and it includes a removable comfortable mat that fits when used either way.




Catexplorer_ApolloThe Apollo

The Apollo Cat Backpack is for those bigger kitties who also love having a spaceship bubble window to watch the world from. They also have the option of safely looking out from the top window while being tethered in. The Apollo has padded shoulder straps, a chest strap and a padded back for your comfort. The Apollo also comes with an exclusive training for your kitty.



Aluminum-Travel-Cage-Kings CagesAluminum Travel Cage

King’s Cages aluminum cages are anodized so they are scratch and chip resistant. Patented front door lock with hidden magnets ensure the door does not rattle during transit. The prestige of stainless steel but more than half the cost. Sleek and elegant, easy to set up and easy to clean. Aluminum travel bird cages are designed and manufactured exclusively by King’s Cages International, LLC.