Category Archives: Carriers Kennels Crates

How to pick an Airline Approved and USDA pet carrier kennel. Helps choosing the right size carrier for airline travel with measurement guides. Tips on how to modify kennels to comply with airline regulations for domestic and international flights.

Building a Custom – Wood Pet Shipping Crate

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So you’re relocating overseas and your Giant Sized Dog ( Great Dane, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound )  is way too Large for a traditional plastic travel Kennel even with a height extension kit, now what? The next step might be to look into a custom made pet shipping crate. But, Where should you start and What option are available? BUYing a Custom Dog Crate: You can custom order your dog a crate from a professional pet shipper who sells and builds wood dog shipping crates to fit any size dog. Or you can purchase a Ready to Assemble wood crate from Pet Travel Vendors such as CR8-2Fly. The advantages are […]

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Sky Kennels by Petmate

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Lessons learned by following the History of the Sky Kennel by Doskocil (Petmate) When pets first began to travel on airplanes, the wooden shipping crate was the only option for transporting them—that is until Doskocil (Petmate) introduced the Fiberglass Sky Kennel. Today the Sky Kennel is airlines’ first choice for pets traveling in the cargo/luggage compartment. To date this is the only brand of hard-shell carriers sold by airlines for use on their flights. But why choose Sky Kennel over other products like Vari Kennels? The current Sky Kennel looks just like the Vari Kennel, both are made by Doskocil (Petmate), and both are made from the exact same plastic […]

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Acclimating your PET cat or dog to Airline Crate

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One of the most important thing you can do for your pets when preparing for long car trips or travel on an airplane is to get them used to spending time in their crate. You can do this at any age even old dogs can learn news tricks. Acclimating your pet to his or her crate is much like crate training a puppy with a few twists.     Dogs Introduction: The first step for acclimating your dog to his / her kennel crate is to let your dog explore the crate by placing nice things inside. Favorite blanket or bed, yummiest treats and funnest toys. Be sure and tie […]

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Modified and Custom Built Airline Kennels Crates Information

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Below find tips and information on Custom built or modified airline kennels & crates. Over Sized Pets One option for extra large dogs, like Great Danes or Mastiffs is to purchase a custom built wood airline crate or have a Giant size Sky or Vari kennel modified with wood spacers to accommodate over sized pets.  Another option is to build a custom sized dog crate yourself or Convert a standard wood shipping crate into a dog airline crate.               New Sky Kennel Height Extension Kits will easily add 3.5″ to the height of your XL 500 Kennel.               […]

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