BEST DOG CRATES*

Whether you’re training a new puppy, creating a designated bedroom for your dog or planning to travel with your pet, a dog crate can be an indispensable part of canine life. The best dog crate is one that helps keep your dog comfortable and secure. 

 
 

Best-selling dog crates in 2021

Our pet parents know what works, and these were the best-selling dog crates most popular with Petco customers.

Animaze 1-Door Folding Dog Crate

Animaze

1-Door Folding Dog Crate

One of the top wire dog crates, this can also be one of the best dog crates for large dogs with its many size choices. It is designed to be easy to clean thanks to the removable pan. The black metal wire frame allows visibility inside and out in a chic neutral hue.

Features:
  • Comes in 6 sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
  • Slide-bolt latch with paw-blocking technology
  • Rubber anti-slip feet
  • Foldable design
  • Leak-proof plastic pan
  • Good for dogs of all sizes
  • No tools required for assembly

You & Me 1-Door Folding Dog Crate

You & Me

1-Door Folding Dog Crate

This crate can be a good foundation for your dog’s bedroom with a 1-door design. It’s one of the best dog crates with a divider panel that lets you increase crate space as your puppy grows. And it’s also one of the best collapsible dog crates as it can easily fold down for quick storage.

Features:
  • Comes in 6 sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
  • Leak-proof crate pan with pan stop
  • Foldable design
  • Compatible with You & Me pads and beds
  • Slide-bolt latch with paw blocking technology
  • Divider panel allows the crate to grow with your dog

Midwest iCrate Single Door Folding Dog Crate

Midwest

iCrate Single Door Folding Dog Crate

When you need to move your metal crate, this model makes it easier with a carry handle. This dog crate with a divider panel lets you adjust the living area as your pet grows. The single-door wire construction allows for maximum visibility for both you and your dog.

Features:
  • Comes in 7 sizes: XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
  • Slide-bolt latch
  • Foldable design
  • Carry handle for easier transport
  • Divider panel to customize the size of the crate
  • Composite pan fits underneath

Animaze Gray Circle Bolster Dog Bed

Animaze

2-Door Folding Dog Crate

A 2-door design means you can position your crate in multiple orientations against a wall. With a door on two sides of the crate, getting your pup in and out is easier than ever. Plus, the design has rubber feet to help keep the crate from moving, making it one of the best dog travel crates.

Features:
  • Comes in 6 sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
  • 2 independent doors
  • Leak-proof plastic crate pan
  • Foldable with no tools required
  • Good for dogs of all sizes
  • Rubber feet
  • Black metal design

Animaze Gray Circle Bolster Dog Bed

You & Me

2-Door Folding Dog Crate

This 2-door design makes it easier to find the right place for the crate, and you can even remove the doors altogether for easier entry and exit. The crate folds flat for storage when not in use.

Features:
  • Comes in 5 sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
  • 2 removable doors
  • Divider panel to alter the size of the living area
  • Reinforced doors
  • Slide-bolt latches with LapLock technology
  • Leak-proof pan with pan stop included
  • Can accommodate a crate pad
  • Foldable design

Harmony Cozy Cottage Gray Lounger Dog Bed

Midwest

iCrate Double Door Folding Dog Crate

This 2-door design is great for dogs of all sizes with 7 size choices, and the metal construction helps make it simple to monitor your dog. The carry handle can also help make set-up easy and traveling more convenient.

Features:
  • Comes in 7 sizes: XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
  • Foldable design with carry handle
  • Composite pan fits under the crate
  • Slide-bolt latch for security
  • Divider panel makes the crate work for small breeds
  • Wireframe for easy visibility and cleaning

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Learn More About Dog Crates

Some dog owners don’t use a crate, but a crate can be a useful place for a pup to hang out when you’re not home. It can also help keep your dog out of trouble while you’re asleep or used while traveling.

Dog crate beds and pads often work very well when paired together to give your dog more comfort when they’re inside it. You can use your new dog crate to:

  • Housetrain your dog more quickly. Confining your dog in a small space can sometimes help teach them boundaries. It also can help establish a routine for when to go outside, when to sleep and when to play in the living room.
  • Have peace of mind. When you’re at work, you might worry about your dog getting into food or up to no good. A crate can help provide more security for you, your home and your dog.
  • Create boundaries and separation. Your dog might become anxious or stressed when they are locked away in a den, garage or home office. By keeping your furry friend in a crate that they can get to know, they can still be around people without being loose.
  • Train your dog to travel. If a road trip is in your future, crate training may help make the experience better for everyone. Once your dog is used to being in a crate at home, a travel crate might not be as scary.

Petco dog crates can range in price from about $20 to $440. The cost of dog crates depends on a few things. Most notably, the size and construction of a crate will inform its price tag. The best dog crate for you will often provide the features you need at a price you feel comfortable paying. You’ll find cheap dog crates that can perform well and also more expensive options that may stand the test of time or offer more features. Bear in mind that you can discover some of the best dog crate beds and crate pads sold separately at Petco.

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.

*Based on petco.com sales data.