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Soft crates for car

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Dimwit, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Dimwit

    Dimwit PetForums VIP

    Nov 10, 2011
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    After someone drove into the back of my car last week I now have a new car, and need to find some way to travel the dimwit. A crash safe crate is a little out of my price range right now, and having seen the damage to my previous car I don't want him in the boot of a hatchback without one.
    So it looks like the back seat is the best bet. I am not keen on harnesses (although I do have a Bergan) as, if the dimwit gets scared by anything I worry that he could panic and injure himself.
    Does anybody have any recommendations for soft crates that can be securely attached and will fit a small-ish dog?
  2. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

    Feb 18, 2009
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    Why a soft crate rather than a wire or shipping-type? Soft crates are about the same price as wire (but not easily available second-hand like wire ones are), and I haven't found a soft crate yet that's escape-proof to a determined dog. The mesh on the sides or door is so easily ripped, and Flossie ate her way through the fabric side of one when it was in the caravan - daft pup ate the side adjacent to the wall so couldn't even escape through the hole she'd made. I have the soft crate I use for agility training now, I take 2 or 3 and swap between them. I seem to spend half my life repairing it.
  3. Moobli

    Moobli PetForums VIP

    Feb 20, 2012
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    Look at secondhand crash tested car cages as they can be a fraction of the price of brand new.
    Lurcherlad likes this.
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