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« on: September 11, 2010, 07:36:54 AM »

Does anyone have any experience with Midwest iCrate folding cages and/or with the service at petstreetmall?

I'm planning to purchase seven of the 22" cages, which'll be a chunk of change. Here's a link to the cages I'm contemplating: http://www.petstreetmall.com/Dog-Crates/

Any thoughts as to their quality, etc., would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 08:02:01 AM »

We have used them for our dogs. One of my dogs still considers one as her "den". These are large as my dogs are German Shepherds.  The divider did not work out well at all (for my dog).  As a puppy, she knocked that over quickly and got stuck with it, so I just removed it.  It has a side door, which I don't use, but keep that against my desk.  They are sturdy, very heavy. Mine are the Gorilla Tough versions from Drs. Foster-Smith. I bought a spare pan for mine. 26" x 42" x 30" tall.  I don't collapse mine, as they are stationary.  The top was very heavy to lift when I assembled it. Easy to assemble, but watch your fingers when lifting the top.  The smaller ones should be lighter.  This crate is 6-years-old.  

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=541&rel=1

ETA: The floor pan does not slide out on these like with kitty playpens.  You have to lift the pan and turn it sideways to get it out through the door opening. Not my favorite feature.  If food, pee or poop is on the floor pan, you need to contort your body to clean it first before removing the pan.  Tongue Grin Cheesy  

Our cats like to play in these pens sometimes or sneak in to harrass a sleeping dog.  ROFL.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 05:40:44 PM »

I have a really old 1 that is still going strong. I also got rid of the divider, & the floor pan bit the dust long ago, but the crate is still fine. It is a little heavy to collapse & carry But I can do it myself. No experience with petstreetmall though. I don't remember where we got it, its at least 20 years old.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 10:03:15 PM »

I have this crate, bought it 5 yrs. ago and now it is used as a sleeping area/den type. Very sturdy.

http://www.precisionpet.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=51
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 03:38:45 PM »

Thanks for the input, you three, I appreciate it!

I just ordered six (not seven! does not knowing how many cats you have qualify one as a crazy cat lady?) Midwest Lifestages 22"L x 13"W x 16"H crates from Amazon.com for *gulp* nearly $250.

There were other vendors who cost less (including petstreetmall) but, for that kind of money, I had to go with one I could trust, you know?

Sheez, these cats better take to being crated during meal times or I'm agonna be one unhappy momma. *eye roll*
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