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Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel

Extra durable, versatile Vari Kennels are perfect for training and travelingEasy to assemble plastic dog kennel made with durable metal hardwareMeets most airline requirements for flight-friendly dog kennelsWire doors with an easy-open squeeze latch and metal side vents to promote healthy air flow
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does this model have the holes for tie downs

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Yes
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Yes, I just purchased this crate and it does have holes for tie downs as well as 2 zip ties as an extra precaution to secure the metal wire gate for flying (although it all seems to be very good quality).
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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Yes, this model does have holes for tie downs. It's a good, sturdy crate that I would recommend.
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Do the dog's height reference refer to the shoulder or top of the head? I'm adopting a 35 lb miniature austrailian shepherd.

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According to Petmate, measurements should be done as follows:

Measure dog’s height to the shoulders, and length from chest to rear of leg, then add 4”-6” to each measurement.

If you measure only to the shoulders, the dog has no room to life its head or turn around comfortably, therefore adding extra room assures the dog's comfort, particularly if the crate is to be used for sleeping or travel.
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Dog height is measured beginning at the top of their shoulders downward to the ground.
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what size crate is recommended for a 4 month rapidly growing german shepherd?

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We have a 5 mo. old greyhound that is 50 # and have purchased the XL (30 inches tall). This size has fit all 9 of our greys. Even ou 98 # one.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Florissant, Missouri
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Get the biggest one they make. I think ti's a #400 - will be big at first, but in no time you'll be happy you chose a BIG kennel.
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" IATA requires that both top and bottom hulls have rear ventiliation for all international travel." does the Petco kennel meet this standard?

Is this kennel approved for airline travel internationally? Meeting IATA requirements?
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No. just on top sides and back
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Yes
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What size crate for adulthood?

Our 12 week-old Goldendoodle should not weigh more than 65 lb. Would you recommend the 36x25x27 or the 40x27x30 for his adulthood?
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Our dog is only 62 lbs, but also think about height of your adult dog. I'd get the lager one.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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If the dog will be tall, I would go with the 40x37x30, but if it is going to be short, I would get the 36x25x27. The larger crate is very tall it seemed to me.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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I can't find the kennel weights in your web site. Please send me the weight of your Xlarge airline approved kennels.

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37-38 Pounds has free shipping on amount of orders over $49
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Does this kennel come with food and water dish that attach to door and is it airline approved

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Regarding airline approval, the short answer is probably yes... kinda. But the long answer is none are airline approved as the airlines don't have a formal approval process. Most airlines require IATA standards be met. The vari kennel was specifically recommended to me by companies specializing in pet air cargo for 13 hour flights. Vari-kennel probably your best bet in my opinion for air travel.
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does the Petmate medium @ $ 50.99 have a handle?? txs

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I have a 12 month old Exotic Shorthair and a 3 month old Exotic Shorthair. They are not large like Maine Coons, Ragdolls, and such. But my two boys are very bonded, and as such, both can fit in the larger of these two kennels easily. I wouldn't put two cats in a kennel together for a long period of time, like a whole day, but for a vet trip, if they are bonded and comfortable together, they will fit in the larger of the two of this style kennel.
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regarding dog crates/carriers,

Don't know how tall our new Border Collie pup will be, but have been told by owners that the weight will average between 50 and 70lbs. Can you tell me which size I should be looking at purchasing for easy travel, in and out of car type models?
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I always recommend the Varikennel Ultra - proper attachments, full protection in case of accidents that have killed dogs in wire crates and a "Safe" place for your dog if they also use it for household crate training/personal den.
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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does this kennel come with included water bowls and live animal stickers?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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No bowls but a sticker for name add. Phone number
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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If I need the product sooner, could you ship it faster than the 5 to 7 days shipment policy?

I am moving out of state and need a Vari Kennel, intermediate size as soon as possible. This question is important, as my mother is very ill and I must travel as soon as possible.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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Ours arrived in 4 days
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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What is the upper weight limit on the X-tra large vari kennel?

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ours was listed at 37-38 pounds
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Can you add wheels to this kennel?

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Most people use a wooden or wire grate platform with wheels. The whole kennel is a plastic and not really suitable for installing wheels. Also, you couldn't use the wheels while in a car or airplane, so a separate rolling platform would really be best.

Look for a "Dog crate dolly" to get ideas or buy one.
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Hello! I would like to know how much the crates weigh? The Extra large and the large travel crate for dogs, please!

X-Large
40" L X 27" W X 30" H
For Pets up to 29" Tall

Large
36" L X 25" W X 27" H
For Pets up to 26" Tall
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VariKennel or Sky Kennel #400 (LARGE) 36″L x 25″W x 27″H OUTSIDE Dimensions (Advertised size)
Inside Dimensions (usable capacity) 32″L x 23″W x 26″H
(Actual Crate Weight: 23 Lb)

VariKennel or Sky Kennel #500 (XLarge) 39″L x 26″W x 30″H OUTSIDE Dimensions (Advertised size)
Inside Dimensions (usable capacity) 35″L x 24″W x 29″H
(Actual Crate Weight: 27 Lb)
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Which is The weight, height Ans The inches Size For a Kennel petmate series 600?

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Petmate Elite 600 Series Dog Kennel,
32" L X 22.3" W X 23" H, For Pets 30-50 lbs.
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Weight of the large size dog crate.

What is the cage weight of the large PetMate standard plastic kennel?
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Large. Product Dimensions: 36 x 25 x 27 inches ; 18.5 pounds
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Need the bolts that connect both halves of large dog carrier.

Called 'traditional'. I have misplaced the (4) corner bolts for this carrier.
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We are using bolts and wing nuts from a hardware store for our Vari-Kennel that had the old metal hardware.
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How much does the Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel Weigh?

Is there an airline that doesn't accept this crate? How much does it weigh?
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Which size? We have the XL (40x27x30) and it weighs about 26 pounds.

The XL is sometimes called a 500 series by airlines, and usually does not fit into puddle hoppers or 737s.

Most smaller kennels are accepted - the limitation is usually the cargo door size. Check with your airline for more guidelines, and to verify if they'll even accept pets.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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is there express shipping available on this item ?

Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel
Medium; 28" L X 20.5" W X 21.5" H;
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I need to order a gate for my petmate dog crate....the one I have gate broke

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