The Top 10 Best Dog Crates 2022

Picking the right crate or kennel for your dog can be overwhelming. With so many styles and so many sizes, how do you narrow it down? Here, I want to narrow it down for you by mentioning the top ten crates that are popular right now.

Things you will want to consider will be what your purpose for a crate is—traveling, training, or a cozy little home. You will also need to consider the size of your dog, and if he is a puppy, how large he will grow to be. Do you want something semi-permanent, or something more portable?

Do you plan to have it indoors or outdoors? The following list gives you options for all those options, just be sure you have an idea of what you need since that makes the choice much easier. 

What are the top trending, best quality dog crate?

1. ecoFlex—New Age Dog Crate and End Table 

This dog crate is made with ecoFlex, a plastic, wood, polymer material that resists warping or cracking. The bars and latch are made of stainless steel. This crate is ideal for medium to small-sized dogs, and though it comes in extra-large sizes, the company recommends that you only use it for dogs of up to 20 pounds.

This crate is created to double as an end table, making it suitable for any living room, bedroom, or office. It comes in a few natural colors and it is sure to liven up any room, while also providing for your dog’s needs. One of the most appealing designs, it is well worth considering for any permanent indoor space. 

2. Amazon Basics—Premium Folding Portable Soft Dog Kennel 

Ideal for medium to small dogs, this portable crate comes in a few sizes and several colors. It folds up for easy storage and is made with durable polyester and PVC. The screened sides provide excellent ventilation and allow your pet to observe his surroundings.

The crate includes a fleece-covered pet bed to ensure your pet’s comfort. There are accessory pockets on the sides of the crate, perfect for your pet’s treats, leash, and toys. The carrier comes with both a top handle and a shoulder strap. This carrier is ideal for travel and you can be sure it will suit your needs. 

3. Noz2Noz—Soft Sided Crate with Steel Frame 

This traveling crate is reinforced with a metal frame, ensuring the crate has support and doesn’t collapse in on your dog. The crate folds up flat for easy storage when not in use. The leak-proof bottom contains messes, preventing leakage onto other surfaces and making cleanup easier.

The crate has two doors, a side door, and a top door. The screened sides provide both ample ventilation and visibility for your dog. The crate is washable and easy to assemble and disassemble. This crate is most suited for small breeds of dogs, and you can rest easy knowing your dog is safe and secure while traveling in this crate. 

4. X-ZONE PET—3-Door Folding Soft Dog Crate 

This soft mesh crate is perfect for all the traveling adventures you take with your small buddy. The zippers self-lock so that smart dogs can’t unzip themselves and escape. The screen mesh sides provide ventilation and the opportunity for your dog to observe his surroundings. You can roll the side doors up and fasten them with Velcro to allow your pet to walk in and out as he pleases.

There are two pockets on the side and top for your dog’s treats and toys. The crate is reinforced with steel tube and the cover is durable and high quality. The inside pad is removable and machine washable for optimum cleanup convenience. This is a great choice for taking your small dog on your next adventure. 

5. EliteField—Indoor/Outdoor Soft Folding Dog Crate 

This portable crate comes in a great many colors and quite a few sizes. It is great for use at home or while traveling. The crate folds down in seconds making it optimally portable. The crate is crafted with steel tubes for support and covered in high-quality fabric and hex mesh for style, ventilation, and safety.

There are three mesh doors on this crate, the top, front, and side. It has two accessory pockets on the top and side for carrying your dog’s toys, treats, leash, and other small things. The fleece bed inside is removable and washable for easy cleanup. The carrier comes with a padded shoulder strap, as well as handles on top for convenient and safe travel.

This popular travel crate is good indoors and outdoors and makes for smooth and comfortable travel for you and your dog. 

6. Petmate—Precision Double Door Dog Crate 

This is a solid, reliable kennel in a variety of sizes intended for most medium dogs. The wireframe is sturdy and the five-point precision lock system ensures your dog can’t escape. While this kennel works great at home, it is also portable, folding down to an easy travel size.

The bars are treated with a rust-resistant finish making it great for outdoor use as well. A panel is included for dividing the kennel while your dog is a puppy. These crates are heavy-duty and practical, suiting nearly every purpose, at home or traveling, indoor or outdoor. Overall, a sturdy and reliable choice. 

7. Petmate—Vari Kennel 

This travel kennel is available in all sizes, from small 10 pounds dogs to extra large 90 pound dogs. This is an airline adaptable crate and meets most airlines’ cargo specifications. It is made from heavy-duty recycled plastic and offers an easy front latch door.

The sides provide plenty of ventilation and a variety of mats or pads will fit the specifications of the bottom if you wanted a more comfortable crate. This hardshell crate is great for travel but also works well at home or for trainman purposes. Be sure to measure your dog correctly and get the appropriate size for a comfortable fit. 

8. Midwest Homes—iCrate Starter Kit, includes Crate, Crate Cover, 2 Bowls, Pet Bed 

This crate is actually part of a starter kit. This is ideal for anyone who is a new dog owner, since everything you need arrives in one package. The crate is wire-framed with two doors, front and side. A dog bed is included for the inside of the crate and a cover for the whole crate is included so that you can provide your dog with some privacy or security.

The bed and cover are machine washable and drier friendly for easy upkeep and cleanup. Two bowls are included that can be attached to the crate for your convenience. The crate comes with a divider panel for puppies and four roller feet to keep your floors scuff-free. There is a leak-proof tray that is removable for cleaning. The crate is collapsable for ease of travel or storage and the handle is usable when the crate is assembled or flat for easy carrying.

Midwest Homes also includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty for all or their pet products so you can feel confident getting this kit for your dog. This is a perfect choice if you are a new dog owner and are looking for a good all-around crate option. 

9. AmazonBasics—Single Door, Folding Wire Kennel 

This crate is ideal for large dogs and comes with a divider panel so that is can be used while your dog is still a puppy. It has a single front door entry that has double latches for optimum security. It is made of durable metal wires and folds flat for easy storage or travel. A plastic spill-proof tray is included, to contain messes and for easier cleanup. This crate is ideal for training purposes or for travel. 

10. iMounTek—Small Folding Metal Pet Crate 

This crate is ideal for small dog breeds. Has a Large version as well. This wire kennel has double doors, one on the side and one on the front and it folds flat for easy storage and for convenient travel. It comes with a plastic, spill-proof tray that makes for easy cleanup.

The door lock with double latches for optimum security. The crate comes with a handle for quick-moving or rearranging. The rust-resistant finish makes it a great choice for outdoor use. Overall this is a solid kennel choice and comes in a variety of sizes, just be sure to buy according to your dog’s size. 

At the end of the day, there are a lot of Dog Crates to choose from. if anything I hope this list has helped you research the Right Crate for your puppy.



Diane is a lifelong owner of Labs, Retrievers, a Poodle, Labradoodle, and, more recently, a Goldendoodle. She loves dogs and enjoy's taking her Goldendoodle Nala for walks in the woods with her daughters.

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