Could anyone recommend a crate to suit my needs?
I am really disappointed in my VariKennel. Pretty much because they are not very variable. I mean, they can have castors. But castors won't work in my vet's parking lot. I need knobbies.
What I want is a large travel crate, Maybe 42" (+6"/-0") long by 28" (+0"/-4") wide. Having the option for castors below would be ok. But an option for knobbies is a must. ( am afraid that knobbie castors would make it too high. Has to be about 30" (+2"/-0") high. I suppose the option could be to install a wagon-like cart so that the knobbie 6-8" wheels will run along side the crate with the front either being a little less wide or farther from the sides, so you can still have the ability to turn the thing. Maybe, you can have 8" knobbies in the back and four inch knobbies in the front with just a slight wheel well to allow clearance.
I want one that has an option where you can install a handle that allows you to push it like a stroller, or install a handle that allows you to pull it like a wagon, or install carting rails so you can hook up a dog and let it do the pulling -- that would be cool, but the wagon -- handle would be the must have.
And it has to both have a door on the front, and be a top loader.
An option for a snap-on storage container (for bowls, food, treats) on the top with cup holders, would be worth a little more. And a clip or two on the side where you can attach your lawn chair would also be a nice touch.
A hitch on the back so you can couple the crates like a train would also be really nice.
Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.