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Lightweight Travel Crate needed

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Lemonie68, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Lemonie68

    Lemonie68 PetForums Junior

    Mar 23, 2020
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    We are (up to now) going on holiday at the beginning of June to Scotland. We are going to an island with no vehicle access and a small ferry boat over so everything needs to be condensed a bit from normal where we would just take our normal crates. Our cottage is dog friendly but they are not allowed on the furniture which used to be a rule in our house as well :rolleyes: I want to be able to leave them safe if we pop over to the next island for a meal of go out for a few hours without them, also at night.

    Our current crates are bulky and heavy so I am looking for an alternative. I've been looking at pop up crates on ebay but they seem rubbish. They won't try to escape so doesn't need to be secure. Any ideas?
  2. Torin.

    Torin. PetForums VIP

    May 18, 2014
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    I think you'll have to compromise on one of bulk or weight - not sure how you'll find both things together. Metal folding crates are less bulky when folded, but heavy because metal. Plastic crates are more lightweight, but they're more bulky as a result. Fabric crates fold and are less heavy than metal, but zips aren't particularly secure, even for dogs who usually wouldn't try and get out.

    As a side point, you should check your holiday rental's pet policy as most state that dogs can't be left unattended while the people go out.
    neverforgotten2020 and JoanneF like this.
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