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13 reviews | 4.7 out of 5
We used Site to Store Free Shipping. We needed a pickup truck and 2 strong men to load it. It comes on a pallet standing vertically.
You don't need instructions to assemble it. Assembly takes between 30 minutes to an hour.
We used pavers for the base. I found a shade sail online for around $13. The flat back buckets were a steal at the local Tractor store. The cots, dog houses and snack storage were all from Walmart. You may want a small chain for the door if your dog is an escape artist. Our dogs have not learned how to flip the latch up yet.
The dogs seemed to know the kennel was for them, and they both use it willingly. We only use the kennel for when we are at work or out to dinner etc. If our dogs are left alone in our fenced yard, they will turn over flower pots and dig up plants. We give them each a rawhide chip when we leave. We let them out as soon as we come home because we do not want them to use the bathroom in their kennel. I would not leave any dog in this kennel for a 24hr a day basis. I think it is meant for 1-8 hours only.
We are very happy with our purchase so far. I no longer worry or feel guilty about how we are leaving our dogs. The pups give it Two Paws Up!
I picked up the kennel myself and stuffed it into the back of my 2004 Tundra Double Cab after taking it out of its crate in the parking lot. The Walmart staff was very accomodating. It helps if your a girl.
Once I got it home, I carried it section by section into my back yard and assembled it myself using the instuctions I downloaded from the Internet.
I must say that there were only two flaws in the instructions. There were some plastic insulators that came with the unit that may have just been there for shipping, but I'm not really sure what their purpose was. The instructions for attaching the latch assembly were a little weak as well, but after looking at the photo long enough, it was clear that the assembly needs to be mounted to the door, and not the enclosure.
So far so good. I'm installing the cover for it (sold seperately) soon.
Pen looks very nice and seems to be good quality. Much better than the chain link pens. We did the free shipping to the local store.
It comes very well packed on a pallet. It is not that heavy and two people could load it in the back of the pickup. Make sure you lay it sideways because it will blow out if you travel out on the highway. Mine did, and slid across a lane of traffic onto the shoulder. Luckily no other vehicle was involved. It didnt damage the kennel much since it was packed very well. If I had it to do again I would have strapped it or simply taken the kennel out of the cardboard and pallet and layed the panels sideways in the pickup. That would have worked very well. I hope this helps someone else worried about transporting it from the store home if they only have a truck and not a trailer. The kennel is very nice and worth the money. I am glad I bought it from walmart, just wished I had planned the transport to home better.
If you are looking for a durable sturdy and high quality kennel.. this is it!. Worth every penny. Make sure you bring or borrow a truck to pick it up at the store, because its pretty bulky. It's really easy to build, but you will need at least 2 people to do it.
As a COE breeder of AKC Rottweilers I was skeptical of the durability of this product. My Rotties have eaten chain link fences, broken a Flexi-Leash rated for a 150# dog and broken chains rated for 800 pounds working strength (we had to have them on chains while the chain link fence was being repaired).
We bough two of these and had them shipped to store. BRING A TRUCK with a trailer to pick them up. Store Associates were kind enough to assist in loading. Assembly took about 3 hours with two people. Package was secure, with no damage or scratches. Assembly was straight forward without instructions except for the latches. The latch hardware is placed on the frame side while the latch itself engages the door. It’s easy to install upside down, so remember that the latch but be slipped up and then over to unlock the door. I would HIGHLY recommend a safety chain over the latch as a precaution for the dogs and insurance issues.
I also noticed that the bolts are easily broken when using an air ratchet to tighten the nuts. However, standard chain link fence hardware bolts I had left over worked fine. Round head with the square protrusion by the threads. Make sure the nuts are tightened from the OUTSIDE of the kennel so there’s no chance of your dog getting injured by the protruding hardware.
The Rotties (two of them) love it. We set it up as a 30’ x 10’ and then covered the top with a 30’ x 50’ tarp from Lowes held in place with bungee cords. It’s large enough to cover the top and overlap the sides some to protect from the elements. One word of caution…unless you plan on pouring a concrete pad like we did, you must have the inside of the kennel area flat. The dogs love the freedom and we enjoy the security the kennel provides are beloved Rottweilers Zuwachs & Raven!
Highly recommend this product, especially when Tractor Supply had the same exact make and model number for $549.99 on their website! We will probably buy two more in the near future.
Ship to store makes this product an excellent value .. roughly $50 per panel which a great value.
I looked for weeks at many different websites for a kennel. It looked like I was going to have to spend $700 for a smaller size kennel. I just happened to look @ Walmart.com and found the same kennel but larger for only$500. I bought it immediately. It took about 2 weeks to get here. Super easy to put together and really sturdy construction - I still can't believe what a great bargain I got!
This was the first time I have purchased anything like this and I was completely impressed with how well it was packed for shipping - it arrived completely unharmed. It went together easily and I could do it myself. And my kennel clients are very impressed - the dark powder coating makes them look very upscale!
31 y/o female - put it up myself with a 13mm drive wrench. Looks great, was easy to assemble, and is strong enough for any dog. I liked it so much that I ordered another. I'm going with the 10x10ft UV kennel tarp from Lowes for the top.
Although it says no tools needed you still need a wrench or a socket to tighten up the bolts, but so far the fencing system is holding up well. I like the look, but noticed that there were some areas that had already started to rust because they didn't put the powder coat completely on.
Sturdy and went together without difficulty.
Received the kennel and was surprised to see it was galvanized steel and silver in color; not the black powered coat shown in the picture and listed in the description. I would have preferred the black finish over the galvanized silver (only reason its rated 3 stars is because it is not as advertised). That said, it's well built and should last a long time with my two huskies. I'll probably end up getting some roll on truck bed liner to make it a black finish. With a few extra panels purchased from another site, my two huskies have a safe 30' by 40' play area (including the house as 3rd and 4th walls).