MidWest has been in the dog crates business for many decades now, and even longer in the metal business. They know metals inside and out. Naturally, their crates are a hit among dog owners. MidWest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate exemplifies the quality, sturdiness, and thoughtful design that has made MidWest one of the most trusted dog crate brands.
MidWest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate comes in multiple sizes – 22 inch, 24 inch, 30 inch, 36 inch – to suit perfectly for your dog size. For a medium size dog, the crates are quite comfy. They are not spacious enough to let the dog excrete in one part, and sleep in the other. Neither are they small enough to make the life of the confined dog difficult. Moreover, the crate comes with a divider panel to reduce the space of the crate for a growing dog. You can suitably increase the space for your dog as it grows and occupies more volume in the crate. Although the manufacturer does not advise it, the crate, along with the divider, can be used as a two-compartment crate for two small dogs, or even cats for that matter.
The highlight of the crate is the sturdy metal wire design. While many products in the market come with metal wires that easily bend, the wires on this one don’t. A built-in plastic tray eases the crate cleaning process, if the pet is going through the housebreaking period. The tray is detachable and can be removed for cleaning, and then easily replaced. The crate comes with two doors for convenient storage, especially during car travel. However, if you travel along with your dog in a crate frequently, then you may prefer a different model with three doors. On the other hand, if the crate will only be used at home, then you can simply buy the single door version of this crate. Furthermore, the crate is quite portable and sports a foldable design which makes it easy to pack.
The crate’s corners have all been rounded off to safeguard the pet from harming itself. However, the product does happen to have some rough spots, which can hurt the animal. These minor issues can be taken care with a small hammer and pliers. On the whole, the crate rates quite high on the safety factor. The slide-bolt latches ensure that the pet does not free itself by rattling the cage, or by using its tongue.
Should you buy it!
MidWest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate is neither an upscale product, nor a low quality one. It just delivers on its promise of providing a comfortable and secure home inside home for your dog. Since the metal crate is well ventilated, you can keep an eye on your dog as well. The dog will never suffocate in the crate either. As if the high quality of the crate is not enough, it even comes with an affordable price tag as well. The largest size version with double doors costs roughly $50, which is worth the investment. Whether you are housebreaking your pet, or traveling with it, this metal crate is just the right choice for you.[easyazon_infoblock align=”center” identifier=”B0002AT3M4″ locale=”US” tag=”dogcratelover11-20″]