Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 119
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Flowergirl Good product but difficult to assemble
I ended up paying a handy man who needed the assistance of my son to assemble this product. It is advertised as "do it yourself," but he had to use special stretchers to pull the mesh roll - very unweildy I might add - taut and attach to frame. It was definitely a 2 person job and took several hours. It is working great as a run for my rabbits, but the description should be more explicit about the amount of work to assemble. In the end this product cost me about $100 more because I had to hire someone to help us.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tvmeteorologist Great Product
My wife and I bought this product so our 2 dogs (65lb bassett/lab mix and 35lb lab/terrier mix) could be outside some while at my Mom's house in Virginia.
We had the item shipped straight to my mom's so it would be there when we arrived. It got there in two days and that was with normal shipping.
Prior to heading to Virginia, we watched a video on how to put the kennel together on the manufacture's website. It was very informative and I think it gave us an advantage putting it together rather than just relying on the directions in the box.
We placed everything out to make sure we had all the parts. The main frame went together pretty quick. The mesh fencing was a bit tangled, as the others have said, but after about 5-10 minutes we had it all fixed.
It was a little trial and error getting the gate in the right place.
You definitely need 2 people to put this together. 3 is better when putting up the mesh fencing.
Lots of metal ties were included to help hold the mesh to the frame. The video and directions said to do a few to each side, but there were enough ties to do them every 2-3" and we think that worked to make the kennel more sturdy. After doing the metal ties along the top of the kennel, we flipped it over to do them on the bottom. It was much easier doing that instead of trying to tie the metal ties so close to the ground.
We purchased 4 inexpensive (total $5) metal tent steaks (about 8-10") to hold the kennel down to the ground. Even with the dogs jumping on the side of the fence, it was very sturdy. It never tried to tip over and the dogs never even tried to get out.
I bought a piece of chain and a lock to secure the gate. I do that anyway so neighborhood kids can't get into mess with the dogs. I don't think it is necessary to keep the dogs in.
The morning we left mom's, we moved the kennel into the garage. It was more awkward then heavy to move. It is easier to move with one person on each side of the kennel that is perpendicular to the gate.
I will definitely be buying at least one more of these and have it shipped to my wife's parents' home. I may even get one for when we move to our new house so our dogs can have a place in the front yard.
I can also tell you that we did a lot of research before deciding to by this kennel. We felt this was the better value in terms of space and quality. Other kennels out there are smaller and cost more.
May 7, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by theclaww great kennel
I read a lot of reviews before I bought one the goods and bads and it seem the bad reviews were about putting the wire fence on, I don't know we're the problem is mine went together so well I couldn't believe it after the bad reviews. My son lnlaw had the whole kennel together in 45 minutes ready to use well please with everything
March 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JFBRetired Excellent quality product
Received within five days, including holiday. Quality product. Assembled in about 2 1/2 hours. Assembled framing myself, needed assistant to string fencing, especially final stretch to reach final post. Very happy with product, would purchase again and recommend to others. Also light enough to move alone for grass cutting and other purposes. Added a tarp for shade for puppy.
August 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GlamMom Great for small animals
I purchased this to use with my giant rabbits...it works great for them. It is NOT heavy duty so a large dog may bend the wire over time.... For the price, it is exactly what I was looking for.
I am satisfied with this purchase .
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skittles works great
the kennel was easy to assemble,perfect for a puppie
April 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1Lab Save your money
I have a 10 year old yellow lab. I constructed this in my basement as a place for him to stay while I was at work to keep him away from a rescue dog that we recently brought home. I came home on day one and he had separated enough of the ties along the bottom to escape. Day two I reinforced the ties along the bottom and he still was able to work his way out. Day three I put zip ties all along the bottom as well as more of the ties and he again was able to get out..I am calling H/D in the AM to refund..
March 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SALLEMG THIS CAGE IS NOT MADE FOR PITS
THIS CAGE IS GOOD DONT GET ME WRONG BUT IF YOU HAVE LITTLE DOGS IT IS GREAT. I GOT THIS BECAUSE I HAVE A PIT AND A BOXER AND 3 LITTLE DOGS THAT I NEEDED TO SEPERATE . THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE FENCING MY DOGS PULLED IT A PART BECAUSE IT IS VERY LIGHT DUTY. SO ALL I CAN SAY IF YOU HAVE SMALL DOGS THIS IS THE CAGE FOR YOU IF YOU DONT LOOK FOR A HEAVY DUTY FENCE
March 24, 2015