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wire dog crate midwest double door dog crate Once you have a dog travel crate you'll find it extremely useful for so many occasions that you'll wonder how you ever got along without one. Aside from the obvious need for one to travel by car or on an airline, a dog travel crate can serve mutiple purposes.

Take for instance transporting a dog to the vet, which can be very traumatic for a pet - especially one that is experiencing some level of distress.

As a rule, dogs adapt to crates very easily because they provide a feeling of security, reminiscent of the dens they built for themselves when they were in the wild. They also become a place of refuge when things get hectic, as well as just a cozy place to take a nap.

So it's easy to understand that a dog, accustomed to popping into a crate around the home, will be less fearful traveling in one to the vet, the groomer, on a road trip, on a plane etc. On this page you will find airline approved dog crates as well as multi purpose pet carriers to consider when traveling by air, by car, around town, for your dog's hang out in the home, or for the specific purpose of crate training.

And because extra large dog crates and giant dog crates are often hard to find, we will include them whenever they are available.

Dog Travel Crate - Airline Approved

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At time of writing, the following twelve crates were listed as airline approved. That being said, it is always wise to double check with the airlines when your
dog is flying with you just to make sure the regulations haven't been changed.

For your convenience we have included a video further down the page that tells how to prepare crates to meet airline regulations.

When sizing for your dog, measure him standing upright to the top of his head. You want to make sure that he can stand up without touching the top of the crate and also lie down comfortably.

image of Favorite brand Portable Airline Approved Car Travel Vet Visit Dog Crate

Stylish 2-Tone Small Dog Travel Crate - airline approved. Suitable for really small dog such as a tiny Yorkie, Chihuahua or a cat. Very secure kennel with two air vents on each side is made of durable plastic with a steel entry door. This dog shipping crate also converts to a pet bed with no tools required.

Extra small size.
Outside measures 19L x 12.5W x 10H (in)
Inside lower pet space: 15L x 8.5W

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image of airline approved dog crate Petmate Ultra Vari Kennel

Travel Pet Carrier suitable for all modes of transportation or as an in-home den. Approved on all major airlines. This dog travel crate has lots of ventilation, assembles in minutes and is suitable for for small dogs or cats up to 14 inches tall. Durable and secure, with color options.

Measures 21L x 16W x 15H inches.

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image of airline approved Aspenpet Pet Porter Kennel for large dogs

Giant dog crate suitable for very large dogs such as St. Bernards, Newfoundlands, Bullmastiffs, Doberman Pinschers, and Irish setters. Heavy-duty airline approved plastic crate with plastic wingnuts that won’t corrode. Plenty of cool ventilation. Made in the USA. 1-yr warranty.

Measures 48L x 32W x 35H inches.

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Complete - Large Deluxe Pet Airline Travel Kit with Pad
Available in Several Sizes

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image of airline approved XL ultra vari plastic dog crate in taupe/black by petmate

This extra large dog crate made in the USA is suitable for very large dogs up to 29 inches tall and weighing between 70-90 lbs., such as Great Danes, Greyhounds, Newfoundlands, St. Bernards, and Bull Mastiffs. Airline approved.

Durable construction, with ventilation on three sides and secure steel door. Approved for international air travel.

Crate measures 39L x 26W x 30H inches.

image of airline approved Ultra Vari Pets Kennel for dogs up to 125 lbs.

Suitable for pets between 90-125 lbs. The X-large, Petmate Ultra Vari kennel is vented on three sides plus the door and approved by most airlines for international shipping. Made from heavy duty plastic with wire doors and vents, and non-corrosive wing nuts. Five-year warranty.

Crate measures 48L x 32W x 35H inches.

image of large airline approved portable dog crate by the Favorite brand

Attractive large two-tone portable travel crate with four wheels. The crate has ventilation on all sides and is constructed of durable plastic construction with a secure steel front door.
Meets USDA and IATA requirements for shipping live animals. Suitable for pets weighing up to 70 pounds.

Measures: 36L x 24W x 26H inches

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image of Ruff Maxx Portable Dog Kennel-airline approved

Ruff Maxx Portable Dog Kennel with a variety of sizes to suit medium to large breed dogs. Approved for domestic and international air travel. Durable reinforced plastic with secure door lock, well-ventilated and comfortable. Easy assembly.

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image of Sky Kennel Plastic dog travel crate by petmate

Petmate airline approved Sky Kennel made in the USA. Several sizes available. Meets requirements of most airlines, but best to double check with your chosen carrier.
Crate is made of high strength plastic with a metal gate and is easily assembled. Comes with "Live Animal" labels, identification stickers, an absorbent pad and food and water cups.

Sizes (inches):
21Lx16Wx15H, 28Lx20.5Wx21.5H, 32Lx22.5Wx24H
36Lx25Wx27H, 40Lx27Wx30H, 48Lx32Wx35H

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image of Petmate Ultra Traditional Vari Kennel Portable Kennel, airline approved

Petmate Vari Kennel Intermediate Size. Most up-to-date design methods used in construction. Airline approved dog travel crate. Vents on sides and rear.
Very stylish, no tool assembly, completely secure with tie-down strap holes for additional security during air travel.

Measures 32L x 22.55W x 24H (inches)

And here is the same crate as above in a larger size:

image of Fashion Vari Portable Dog Kennelby petmate

Meets USDA and IATA requirements for shipping live animals. Well-ventilated, Petmate Vari Kennel. High quality, heavy duty kennel fasteners and a secure locking door. Suitable for dogs up to 25-26" tall.

Measures: 36L x 25W x 27H inches

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When selecting an air travel crate and measuring your dog for the crate, here are a few basic guidelines:
  • The crate must allow sufficient room for the dog to stand completely upright without touching the top of the crate, turn around easily and lie down in the normal manner with no restrictions.
  • The container must be strong enough to protect the pet during transport, be secure enough to contain it and have sufficient ventilation on all four sides, to ensure the air quality in the container will not deteriorate.
  • The door must be secured in such a manner that it will not open accidentally or the pet cannot open it during handling and transport.
  • The pet's nose and paws should not be able to fit through any ventilation opening or door mesh. The container must have food and water dishes accessible from the outside.

The image below is a guide from the IATA website to assist you in measuring your pet for a crate. Note: If your dog has erect ears, measure to the top of his ears to calculate "D".

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How To Prepare Dog Crates For Airline Travel

Once you have selected your dog's travel crate, the video below provides step-by-step instructions on what you'll need to do to prepare it for the flight.

The remaining crates on this page
are multi-purpose

You will find them suitable for car travel, around town trips, easily portable, in the home decorative, as a den, or for crate training purposes. There are also some attractive crate cover sets.

portable and foldable double door wire dog crate with divider life stages dog crate with divider

22" Long Life Stages Wire Crate with a divider so you can adjust the size as your dog grows. Double doors allow access from two sides. Completely portable - folds up neatly when you're ready to go. Removable pan makes cleaning a breeze.

22Lx13Wx16H, 24Lx18Wx21H, 30Lx21Wx24H,
36Lx24Wx27H, 42Lx28Wx31H, 48Lx30Wx33H

portable canvas dog cratePetnation Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home, 24-Inch, for Pets up to 25 Pounds

Portable pet crate for indoor/outdoor use. Constructed from tightly woven fabric mounted on an extra strong steel frame. Mesh windows on all sides provide flow-through air circulation. Sets up and folds away for storage in a matter of minutes. No tools needed.

Product shown measures: 24 x 16 x 16 inches (additional sizes available)

Petnation Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home, 24-Inch, for Pets up to 25 PoundAmazon link to product button

deluxe wood and rattan furniture style dog crate deluxe wood and rattan dog crate

Deluxe Dog Crate 24". A handsome crate made of solid wood with wicker panels that will look good in any decor. Door opens in or out from either side or can be left off completely. Has removeable interior pan for easy cleaning.

Measures: 24"L X 22"H X 18"W (more sizes available)

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wicker dog crateMr. Herzher's wicker dog crate

Wicker Dog Crate, medium size. With attractive designer styling, this crate will be a smart addition to any room of the house. Easy to assemble, does not absorb fluids or odors. Cleans with soap and water. Available in several sizes.

Medium: 30"L x 21"W x 24"H (more sizes available)

Petmate Small dog pink cratePetmate Lifestyle Cab Sm Lady Pink/Dk Pink

Petmate Kennel Cab Fashion Crate - Small size, for dogs up to 9" tall. Made from sturdy high-impact plastic, yet light in weight for good all around transport, plus it's airline approved to meet USDA and IATA regs. Easy to clean and store.

Measures: 19L x 12.6W x 10H inches

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mr herzher's small brown wicker pet residence crate mr herzher's small pet residence crate
Attractive Wicker Dog Crate for your small dog. This designer dog crate looks so good you can proudly put it in your living room!

Removable rugged plastic pan for easy cleaning plus door with spring-loaded door latch. Available in several sizes.

Measures: 24L x 18W x 21H inches (more sizes available)

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precision pet wire dog crate precision pet 2-door wire dog crate

Great Dog Carrier/Den - 36" size with double door convenience. Heavy duty yet lightweight wire crate for home or travel. Easy set up and collapses for storage. Leakproof pan. Suitable for dogs up to 70 lbs.

Measures 36"x23"x26" (more sizes available)

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Sof-Krate Indoor/OutdoorNOZTONOZ Sof-Krate Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home, Model N2-42
Noz2Noz Soft crate for indoor/outdoor use. Ideal for road trips and sets up in a minute, plus your pet will enjoy exceptional comfort on the ride. Constructed with a rugged steel frame and long-lasting durable canvas shell. Includes a supportive removable and washable mat, plus roll-up window and door covers for ventilation control.

Available in Five Sizes

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Stylish Portable Tent Dog Crate. Very quick assembly - useful for indoors or out.
Durable and easy to clean. Weather resistant material. Comfy faux sheepsking interior pad. Zip mesh door. Great for road trips - assembles in minutes.

Overall dimensions: 36L x 25.5W x 28H inches (More sizes available)

MidWest Portable Tent Cratelink to crate product at Amazon

petmate kennel cab small dog crate petmate kennel cab small dog crate

Airline Approved Small Dog Crate. A unique an attractive design with floor moat around the perimeter to keep pets dry. It's lightweight yet sturdy, has a water cup in storage compartment and plenty of good ventilation. Includes seatbelt slot for traveling safety.

Measures 24"L x 16.7"W x 14.5"H, for pets 13.5 inches tall
Also available in two larger sizes

Dog Travel Crate - Cover Sets

Very often a pet will be appreciative of a crate cover set for added warmth, more privacy and the added feeling of security. This could make the difference in a puppy settling down in your bedroom at night, or a dog feeling more secure on a car trip.

pet dreams pretty small dog crate cover set

Extra Small Crate Cover Set made with soft plush material, includes cover, interior bumpers and mattress - all machine washable.

Size: For crates up to 24" long

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large plush dog crate cover setPet Dreams Classic Cratewear Set

Large 3-piece Crate Cover Set made from washable cosy Plush material. Includes Cover, mattress, and interior bumpers. More colors and sizes available.

Size: For crates up to 36" long; fits most large dog crates

BowhausNYC Fair Isle Crate Cover, Dark Gray/White modern dog crate cover
Chic and modern, chevron patterned crate cover. Designed to fit most standard single or double door crates. Additional fabrics to choose from. Matching beds available separately.

Size: 36"L x 24" W x 26"H

BowhausNYC Fair Isle Crate Cover, Dark Gray/Whitelink to crate cover at Amazon

luxury crate dog coverSnoozer Cabana Pet Crate Cover, Large, Amulet Shell

High quality stylish crate cover you and your dog will be proud to show off. Roll-up panels allow entrance/exit from both sides. All machine washable and dryable. Create a low stress environment for your dog .

Size: 30" Long; fits most medium dog crates
Other colors and sizes available.

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