Are crates and kennels the same thing? Not exactly. They both usually serve a similar purpose—confining your dog to a small space—but kennels and crates also have some differences. Crates are usually smaller. And crates can also have soft sides, though they tend to have wire construction more often. Most owners also prefer to keep their dogs in separate crates, while kennels can be sometimes be larger and accommodate more than one dog.
Rather than being used for sleeping or training, a kennel may be a play area. Kennels are often designed for outdoor use. Finally, while crates are portable, a kennel can sometimes be a permanent structure and won’t be taken on vacation.
You’ll find some of the best dog crate options for small and large dogs alike here at Petco. Help keep your dog secure and comfortable while you’re away for a few hours or need some space while you sleep. Discover our selection of wire dog crates and kennels.