A Crate That Works
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These offer a decorative answer to Fido's home-within-a-home needs.
Pros: More attractive than metal or plastic; lighter and easier to handle. Look for ones made of easy-to-clean plastic resins that don't absorb odors.
Cons: Often difficult to clean if your dog has an accident. Visibility often only through the door.
Extras: Some come with a removable plastic pan.
Cost: $140 to $250.
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Grid size varies. Some have epoxy coating to increase durability and prevent rust.
Pros: Great ventilation, typically sturdy, lots of visibility, and easy to clean. Some collapse for easy transport and storage.
Cons: Sturdiness varies: Get one made of heavy gauge wire.
Extras: Most come with a plastic pan; some come with a mat or pad. Many can expand to grow with your dog.
Cost: $70 to $170.