Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 52
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trempy Great for the price
I bought this kennel used in a pile in somebodys back yard with no directions. I read all the bad reviews and was very skeptical. Once i got it home i laid it all out and started assembling. I did it by myself with help from my 2 daughters who r 10 and 8. There is plenty of chain link u just have to be smart about putting it on. Start at one end and roll it around cage straightening it out every once in a while then hook other end to gate pole which is not yet in position or tightened up yet and start sliding gate pole tighter and tighter. Once its as tight as u can go snug bolts down lightlyand walk around cage and work more slack out then loosen gate pole and slide it tighter then snug it down and repeat process till gate pole is where u want it. Its very simple
Biggest mistake i see is people positioning gate pole amd tightening it down then trying to yank chain link hooks onto pole when its in its final position. That would make it extremely hard to do and seem as if u didnt have enough chain link. Wire or ziptie tops and bottoms to framework and ur done
down lightly and work slack out around arowalkaeound
June 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MEH8050 It is just as advertised
My wife requested a kennel so that her large and small dog could have an area for movement and fresh air without access to the entire yard. One has a sensitive stomach and throws up after eating grass! This kennel kit was the perfect size to fit a small patio adjacent to a home office. I was able to assemble the unit without assistance and slide it into place. The dogs can now go directly from the house into the kennel with sun shade fabric to provide respite from the sun in summer. The kit included everything needed and was well engineered to go together as noted in the instructions. It is sturdy when assembled and has met or exceeded our expectations. We have been using it about one month.
March 6, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 2dogs not sturdy enough to contain medium sized dog
We have a 45 lb cocker/lab mix and erected the kennel in our basement, on a cement floor, so digging under is not an option. Our little dog bent/broke the bottom anchors and walked out the bottom of the fence. We replaced the broken bottom anchors and added more, but he did the same thing again. The third time with even more anchors it took him less than 10 min to bend a hole right in the chain link big enough to get out. The wire is very flimsy, more so than a regular chain link fence, and clearly not strong enough to contain a dog that wants to get out. Now we have laid an additional roll of fencing inside the chain link, and will use a sturdier wire to weave the bottom onto the base. This was a lot of work on our part, and I sure feel like we did not get our money's worth.
September 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyIrish Seems pretty good
Easy enough to put together. Took a few hours and 2 people. The chain link fence seems pretty thin and cheap so I don't think it will last more than a few years b/f it starts to rust through. Other than that it is pretty good. Once you put it up it can't really be moved with out it coming apart. I would not try tp move it cause if you ask me it will get all screwed up of you try. Over all it seems to be pretty good. This is not a crate to put your dog in all day just to rot. If you have a big dog it may be able to break out. But if you are looking for a safe place to park your pup for a short outside juant this is for you.
January 27, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lianimals Did not hold up to medium sized dog
I was actually quite happy with this product initially however, after approximately one week, the materials started to show weaknesses under the pressures of a moderately large German shepherd dog. She quite easily forced open a hole large enough for her head in the door of the kennel and has proceeded to bend and push open the flimsy "chainlink" fencing material in other places. This is a decent product for a dog that is not going to test the enclosure at all but I would not recommend this as a highly-secure kennel.
June 6, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by madatmyselfforbuyingthiskennel Terriblly flimsy
I bought this product (The $249 71/2' x 13' version) for my two dogs. I knew the easy installation was too good to be true. My 1 year old Lab was able to bend the cheap, flimsy chain link and create an escape route for him and my aussie/lab mix. They were out of it in less than an hour. I have since spent an additional $100 to reinforce the kennel as we do not have a fenced in yard and there is serious safety issue if my dogs are able to make it to the nearby highway. The only area that I didn't reinforce was the door to the kennel as it was assembled in the factory. Stupid me for thinking that it must have been my installation skills that made it easy for my dogs to escape 3 times from this piece of garbage. They were even able to bend the manufacturer assembled kennel gate to escape for a 4th time. If you care at all about the safety of your animals, DON"T BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! IT IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!
September 24, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenzel24 Solid and sturdy for two wild dogs
We have a young black lab and an older German Shepard that love to get into trouble. We got this cage for when we leave and are unable to take them with us. So far it's done the job. They don't seem to mind going in it either.
February 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gatorade21 Nice Big Kennel, work for my 120lbs Akita
The kennel is really good for the price. Its has lots of room for my big dog to move around and be comfortable. Its easy to set up with basic tools. I did it by myself in about 1.5 hours. The only thing I didn't like is that the metal ties for the chain link are not that easy to use and didn't tighten up the chain link to the bars that well. So I drove down to home depot and bought heavy duty, thick zip ties and tied down the chain link fence to the bars every 2 ft. Now the walls are sturdy. Overall its a good kennel for the price, just buy a cover or tarp for shade and your dogs will be all set.
October 9, 2012