I think crate size is just preference/what fits in the car best. I don't have anything in the crate at all except a bath mat on the pan. In that picture, I happened to have the bath mat in the washing machine, so the blanket was an exception lol.Thanks for the replies. Alexis, I'm glad to see someone using a wire crate! I use that for his crate at home...and it is still pretty much in perfect condition. Most of the dogs at the club today were in the carrier type ones...and I was just worried he'd get bored and try to chew those.
I have a Saturn Vue, with nothing in the trunk so it'd fit back there...these types of crates you want smaller than one for the house correct?
And another question...do you guys give your dogs anything to entertain themselves while they are in there?
LOL! Thats funny..I have a 42" for my van or an XL Vari-kennel(700) my dog won't fit in anything smaller...and I don't want him cramping up when he has to be contained in the cold or heat. That is THE only reason I drive a mini-van....SUV's won't allow the height of a larger crate.
I have a truck which does, but I can't control the temps in the cargo area during travel, so the fugly minivan is the dog ride.
My dog always carries the sleeve to a club members cool jeep wrangler, he hates the fugly mini-van too!
Haha I have a F-150 and and it's too small. Four crates, the dog gear and my helper gear and it's packed! I have a crew cab just so I can still have a seat for me and the GF haha.Well, I measured the width of the trunk earlier, 36 inches...length wise, it's not very long. I can put the seats down though, but then he'd be slightly angled......Hm. I'd hate to buy another HUGE wire crate like in my house...but I guess eventually it'd be useful for my second dog. The kennel is SO heavy...
Haha! And a dog friendly vehicle would be nice! Too bad I don't have money for that Although I do have a Saturn Vue, which is a smaller SUV, so it's pretty big compared to some cars.........I need like an F450
Darn! Guess that's out of the plans then. Mini van it is LOL.Haha I have a F-150 and and it's too small. Four crates, the dog gear and my helper gear and it's packed! I have a crew cab just so I can still have a seat for me and the GF haha.
I would go bigger crate and fold the seats down. Make/find something to put under the crate to level it out. Most people I know with SUV's make them into big two seaters for their dogs.