Who wants to come home to a destroyed house and a roaming free dog? No one if you left your dog in its crate. You can buy one quality heavy duty dog crate or cheap crate after another. Let us keep your dog safe and save you money, time plus a big mess. Check out our 5 best picks for heavy duty dog crates at carrymydog.com
To have a decent shot at keeping your pet inside the container, you'll have to see how most dog escape crates in the first place.
Leaving your pet at home with nothing but time. They tend to gravitate on chewing the connectors and other weak spots of the crate that keep the sides together and the door mounted. Many dogs will basically ravage these generally wobbly pieces with their mouth, pull it off and burst through the resulting opening.
Many dogs, even relatively small ones, will simply use their muscles and mass to bend apart bars with their head. They may incorporate a bit of mouth-work at times, but dogs will often just force their head between the metal bars (or any other perceived weakness) until they bend them enough to fit their body through the bottom of the crate to escape.
The Best Strongest Heavy Duty Dog Crates: Escape Proof & Indestructible!
1. HEAVY DUTY DOG CRATE 34 INCH COLLAPSIBLE ALUMINUM BY ZINGER
Lightweight aluminum construction makes the crate strong and sturdy keeping your dog safe and secure without weighing as much as conventional metal crates.
Recessed carrying handles make it easy to transport
Welded rivet construction and composite corners provide superior strength and durability
Features a marine-grade slam latch that engages automatically when the door is closed
Made in the USA
2. GIANT ESCAPE PROOF INDESTRUCTIBLE HEAVY DUTY STEEL DOG CRATE
CarryMyDog.com has your giant heavy duty escape proof indestructible dog crate for your giant dog.These giant heavy duty dog crates offer 6 gauge welded steel wire construction. Our large breed dog crates come with a 10-year warranty. This is the hard-to-find super strong crate with ultimate holding power. Take your life back!
6 gauge welded steel wire
3 x 3" wire mesh opening size
1" steel frames
Schlage deadbolt door security
2nd Deadbolt available (purchased separately)
18 gauge galvanized floor
Welded door hinges
Powder Coated for rust resistance
3. HEAVY DUTY DOG CRATE ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION BY ZINGER
Strong yet lightweight, the Zinger Deluxe Heavy Aluminum dog crate offers incredible strength at one third the weight of steel. Unlike plastic and wire crates which easily crack and bend and need to be frequently replaced, Zinger crates are built to last a lifetime.
Stainless Steel Hardware
Silver Hammertone Powder Coated Finish
Locking Slam Latch
Solid Barred Doors (Reversible)
30 Minute Assembly
$45 to anywhere in the lower 48 states. Canadians, call for your freight quote.
1 Year Limited Warranty - Materials and Workmanship
4. STRONGEST HEAVY DUTY DOG CRATE FOR SEPARATION ANXIETY DOGS
A heavy duty dog crate has finally been designed for the strongest of separation anxiety and noise phobic dogs. Escape Proof and Indestructible this crate will defeat every escape artist. This is the strongest & safest heavy duty dog crate on the planet. It's made from sturdy, long-lasting, durable, lightweight aluminum. It carries a 2-year "No Questions Asked" replacement warranty, so you know it's robust enough to do the job. This crate has been designed, not just for strength, but for your dog's safety as well.
6 locks on the front door - 6 Locking opportunities
Smaller vent holes to minimize possible tooth damage from chewing air vent holes
Solid 3/8" door bars welded top and bottom
Large super secure inside door lock prevents door opening by paw
Heavy duty covered lock receiver prevents dogs from opening the door
Bars on the door placed approximately 3/4" apart to prevent chewing
More vent holes on all sides for better ventilation
Thicker .090 aluminum material used for additional strength
2 Year "No Questions asked" Replacement Warranty - The best warranty in the Industry!
No assembly required
Lead Time: This fantastic crate can take 1 to 3 weeks to ship after your order is placed. It will be well worth the wait.
When you first see your new High Anxiety crate, you will instantly know that you made the right decision!!
5. HEAVY DUTY DOG CRATE - COLLAPSIBLE - ESCAPE RESISTANT DESIGN
This heavy duty dog crate is the strongest lightweight collapsible heavy duty dog crate on the market today. If you have a strong dog that needs containment from time to time or you need a crate that fits an active mobile lifestyle that includes your dog, then the collapsible crate is the crate for you.
However, If your dog has any anxiety issues or is a total Houdini dog escape artist, we recommend our high anxiety heavy duty dog crates for dogs with special needs. We have built the proverbial better mousetrap. Our High Anxiety line of dog crates is escape proof, indestructible and the safest strongest crates on the market today. The High Anxiety crates have a 2 year "no questions asked" warranty. Collapsible crates are not for dogs with severe separation anxiety or noise phobia.
Approved by the U.S. Military for their working dogs
20% Lighter than comparable crates
Collapsible in seconds
Marine grade slam latch
Large vents for increased airflow
Eye-level vented windows.
Door reinforced with 3/8 Inch solid round bars welded top and bottom for strength
1 1/8th space between each bar minimizes tooth damage
Impact resistant corners
Welded rivet construction
Larger airline rails
Built-in carry handles
Powder coated aluminum inside & outside
Choice of Colors: Tan - Gray - Red - Blue - Purple
Dog Travel Crate for your SUV or Air Cargo Information
We also want to offer you the perfect solution for easing the stress of traveling with your pet. Our heavy duty dog crates create a comfortable place for your pet at home or on the go. That is why we offer durable and versatile dog cages, crates for use at home, commercial or airline cargo. Our Heavy Duty Dog Crates will withstand even the wild, rowdy or the strongest Houdini Dogs with dog behavioral problems. Our heavy duty dog crates will keep your dog where you left him when your out and about with our inescapable dog kennels.
Dog Travel Crate Requirements
These rules apply for international travel as dictated by the International Air Travel Association (IATA). Domestic travel sometimes allows for slightly more relaxed requirements, but to be safe, it’s best to follow the official international guidelines. Here are some important details to consider:
Sizing. For international travel (and most domestic flights), pet travel crates are required to be the pet’s length + half their leg, providing plenty of room in front and back of your pet. IATA requires height to be tall enough so that the dog’s ears cannot touch the top of the kennel while they are standing. Pets must be able to turn around and lie down comfortably.
Metal Nuts and Bolts. Some dog travel carriers will include plastic nuts and bolts for assembly, but metal nuts and bolts are required for all air travel. (Note: some crates come with metal bolts that have plastic caps – these are allowed).
Single Metal Door. Many airlines (although not all) require that the travel kennel door is in a single whole metal piece (rather than some models that have a plastic fold in the middle for easy packing. Dogs can potentially pull the door in and collapse it, which is why many flights require one whole metal door. Most airlines also won’t allow models that contain an additional top loaded door.
Food and Water Dishes. Airplane crates are required to have two separate food and water dishes attached to the crate door, rather than the sides. This is because the airlines must be able to have access to the dishes without opening the kennel door. This allows them to feed and water pets during the flight without opening the kennel door.
Note: Classic water dishes are not recommended, as they can easily spill during the flight. Instead, freeze the water to avoid a mess, or opt for a dispensing crate water bottle.
Document Info and Feeding Instructions. On your dog’s travel crate, include your pet’s important information – name, medications, your phone number, address, etc, plus your final destination, flight number, and contact info of someone at your destination. Also attach feeding and instructions, plus a bag of food, to the top of the crate.
Kennel Doors Must Be Zip Tied Shut. Travel crate doors must be zip-tied shut to prevent door accidentally coming lose an opening during the flight.
Safety and Carrying Side Rim. Airlines require a spacing rim of at least 3/4 on all sides with ventilation openings. This is to prevent dogs from biting cargo handlers, and allowing two cargo handlers to carry the kennel on each side.
Crate Lining. Dog travel crates must be lined with cushioning and absorbent papers for potential accidents during travel.
Live Animal Stickers. Airline kennels are required to have “live animal” stickers and “this way up” stickers on all sides. Many airlines will provide you with stickers – call ahead of time and make sure, or bring your own.
Air Holes. For international travel, air holes are required on all four sides, at least halfway on each side of the dog travel crate. Domestic flights only require 2 vent sides (in addition to the door), but for optimal airflow and pet safety, we recommend kennels with air holes on all four sides regardless of requirements.
My dog developed SEVERE thunder anxiety after one 4th of July. She would pace, chew the sofa, destroy everything in the house. One time she tried to hide behind the toilet (because she fits...NOT) and she busted the line. We came home to a flooded house!
She was exercised properly and still, she destroyed everything. She even needed surgery for broken teeth. We cleaned up a lot of blood numerous times =(
We could not leave her loose so we created her. She ate through all the crates we got. Wire crates, Kong crates, even a chain link crate we had specially made that we kept inside the house so she would not be hot. We tried covering the crates. She ate the covers. We tried music, rescue remedy, and finally, the vet put her on dog Xanax. The meds did not work either because you have to give them one hour before a storm starts. Here in S. Florida a storm can pop up in minutes.
Our lives revolved around weather and our dog. During the rainy season here I would schedule all events so that I could be
home in time for the storms. Even being home our dog was a struggle. She is a strong pitbull.
I found this site and decided to spend the money on one LAST attempt to help her. It took a long time to get and when it came we were getting ready for Hurricane Irma! Here was the true test!
Let me tell you that she spent the storm in there and it was AMAZING! Yes, she tried to get out like all the other crates but she could not. The best part is that she cannot hurt herself in there! There is nothing to grab onto so she ends up just lying down.
Since then we have had more storms and thunder. We put her in there and are secure in the fact that she will NOT get hurt. This crate is expensive but SO WORTH IT!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR GIVING US OUR LIVES BACK!
I wish we would have known about this years ago. We would have saved time, money, and injuries.
This customer is receiving her new Malinois this coming December. She is ready! Puppy photo coming in December.
"Bill...Got my crate yesterday...to say I love it, is an understatement! It by FAR exceeded all my expectations. All I need is my Mal, Luna..get her in December !..Thanks for offering such a high-quality crate. There is none better."
Hi Carry my Dog,
We just received our new dog crate, and we're excited to see how it holds up. We have 4 dogs, but only our male Weimaraner has a major case of separation anxiety. He has already destroyed 3 metal cages and 5 plastic ones. We have tried leaving him to have the run of the house, but he has ruined quite a few rugs and doors with his nervous scratching. Since giving him away is out of the question, we have turned to your cage as the last resort. So far we a very impressed with the construction and quality. As you can see, he has already tried breaking out but only caused minor scratches to the door. We might have finally found a product that will keep him and our furniture safe! It is pricey, but if it keeps him from destroying the house then it will be a great investment for our family!! I will keep you posted. Our dogs' name is Bluey and he is doing great with his new crate. Thanks again!
We have now had the High Anxiety (HA) Crate for two months. We call it "Fort Knox!". Our 4 year adopted Black Lab, Bear, goes in it freely and eats his meals in the crate as well. He has no issues with it. He's safe; our home is safe - not destroyed - and my wife can now get out of the house. I have attached a couple of pics for you.
When we get ready to leave, he will go in the HA crate willingly. He barks most of the time when we leave the house. When we return, he's quiet. He's OK while we're in the house. He will stay in it quietly while he eats his breakfast and dinner and while we eat our breakfast and dinner (also in peace and quiet). We still need to work with him to reduce his anxiety. We figure that will take some time.
I'm glad we found this HA crate since he has not made a dent in it!
G. & W. Martinez June 2017
HI Carry my Dog,
I wanted to check in and give you an update regarding Sebastian. His new crate is working out great, and I have been much less stressed knowing he won't break out and potentially hurt himself. He is still having anxiety issues, but with the help of a behavioral dog trainer, we have been helping Sebastian get more comfortable. The trainer even commented on what a nice crate we had! Thank you so much for all your help during the purchasing process and for such a quality product!
Caitlin & Sebastian
Carry my Dog,
I received the crate, and I can say my Tibetan Mastiff loves it. He will lay in it throughout the day and doesn't go crazy in it. Money well spent. Thank you so much. I attached a picture of him and the crate. Thank you so much.
Carry my Dog,
We're so, so happy to announce, that we just received our high anxiety dog crate! And OMG is that thing sturdy and safe for our Ernie-Baby! But yet so light and easily maneuverable...
We adopted Ernie, a one-year-old pit bull, at the beginning of December 2016 and got him a regular wire kennel and quickly found out that he has SEVERE separation anxiety in addition to Houdini-Escape-Skills. He'd get out of the closed cage, hurt himself and wouldn't even notice, due to the high pain tolerance of this breed.
The high anxiety dog crate is expensive compared to other crates, yes, but it's an investment I would recommend to anyone with a high anxiety dog, who's escaping his/her cage. It's so much better than having to invest the same amount of money in a vet, who would have to fix up your dog after hurting him-/herself in the process of escaping. There have been dogs that impaled themselves while breaking out of wire kennels...broken teeth, jaws, and bones... Nothing you want for your companion!
Ernie loves his crate, he went in it right after we unpacked it, started barking at us from inside, telling us it's his domain, and even started burying his bones in it. It's not as open as normal crates and has more of a den-like feeling which he seems to enjoy and it gives him a feeling of safety inside.
We are so thankful for the amazing customer support and quick responses to our inquiries and emails along the way. All in all, this purchase was the best thing we could have done for our dog. Kennel training will now be fun for Ernie AND us, and we finally know that our fur-baby is safe when we have to leave him at home.
Thank you, Bill Beavers and team!
P. S. If anyone is skeptical about buying this cage because of the long waiting period, please don't! This cage is DEFINITELY worth the wait!!!!
February 25, 2017
....FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Here is a comment from a man of few words. He purchased the High Anxiety crate for his son
and his dog. Here's what he had to say....
"Carry my Dog
My son has his crate. His dog tried!
A huge thank you to Bill at www.carrymydog.com
My daughter rescued our Elvis a year ago. He didn't come with any history and she quickly learned he has extreme separation anxiety.
As I explained to Bill, he is "Houdini." He escaped out of her front door, chewed through a fiberglass crate and the last escape way terrifying. He injured himself during the escape out of a wire crate.
Bill was quick to assist us and sent the crate out ASAP. Many thanks!! We now have peace of mind that our Elvis is safe. The crate is well built and very secure.
It has been three weeks and no escapes.
Happy New Year!
Deanna (Dec 2016)
"Just received my HA crate, High Anxiety Crate for my storm phobic Belgian Malinois
that can rip through and rip up most everything. Not with this crate. It is very sturdy and lots of air holes that are small and narrowly spaced bars. This crate really limits his options which in itself is calming. I know he can't break out and he can't hurt himself. I don't believe there are any other kennels on the market that competes with this. I have set it up in a closet space where I can use drapes to shut out the evil lightening. I have placed it on the packing material which is 2-inch thick foam to minimize any chance of static electricity and minimize thunder rumbling. It is plenty big as he hates being in small places too. I want to thank Bill for all his excellent customer service in helping me get this kennel. It is a big relief knowing I have a safe place to put him and nothing can be destroyed. So if you have a dog that can rip through plastic crates, bend up metal crates, and cut up their mouth on crates with too large holes, this one solves it all."
....AND FROM ILLINOIS
The Strongest Heavy Duty Crate for Separation Anxiety Dogs
has changed our lives. We can now put our dog in that crate and leave the house and not have to worry about him breaking out or hurting himself while he's in there. After all the other expensive crates we've bought that didn't work I was skeptical to buy another expensive one, considering this crate was double the price of the other ones that didn't work. This is the best investment I've ever made. It gave my fiancé and me our lives back. We're now able to go out stress-free!! It's amazing. Thank you so much for creating this sturdy and safe crate. I am so grateful.
He got the name Banner after "Bruce Banner" the Hulk because when he was left in any other cage, he would destroy it like The Hulk!
Thank you again so much,
....AND FROM KENTUCKY
Best crate money can buy!
My dog is a rescue that suffers from severe separation anxiety. When left alone she destroys anything in her path; from garage doors to French doors to windows to blinds, you name it, chances are she has left her mark on it. It had gotten to the point where I was bringing her to work with me every day, simply because she was starting to cause physical harm to herself. I had bought every indestructible crate on the market and my dog Molly had escaped, scratched, or chewed her way through every one of them. I was out of options until I stumbled upon the HA-500 which is made especially for dogs like Molly.
This style crate is extremely sturdy and durable, yet lightweight, which makes it really convenient to travel with. The design of this crate may look like a jail cell but this is exactly what they need. Dogs like Molly with this type of disorder have been used to breaking out of cheap crates all their life, and in the beginning, they will try like there is no tomorrow to escape, but later realize it is not going to happen.
I love my dog, and I hate having to crate her, but for me, this crate is the lesser of two evils. Had I not found a safe crate to hold her she would have seriously injured herself.
I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Bill Beavers for helping me throughout my stressful process. He is one of the best customer service reps I have had the pleasure of dealing with.
....AND FROM VANCOUVER, BC
I just picked up the new crate today, and you have no idea how unbelievably relieved I feel already for the first time since adopting Berni. Thank you so much for arranging to get this made and shipped to me. Berni has been in it three times so far this evening, just for brief periods, and I can tell she is still in the “no prob, I’ll figure out how to bust out” stage… by the end of the week, she’ll, of course, realize she is the one who is busted as it is very obvious that there is no way she can escape this one or damage it in even the slightest way. But I know she’ll try, and that’s ok, she has to go through her process.
What I wasn’t prepared for is how safe I feel about her being in this crate! I love the amount of ventilation and the smoothness of the material, this is worth the expense in every way. It was a huge investment, but my joy and relief of getting my life back are undeniable, and I send you and your company one great big hug, thank you!!!!
I’m attaching 2 pictures fyi. Btw, I love that your company is veteran owned. Only you guys would know how to take care of this kind of the situation with such expertise :)
Take care and many blessings to you and your family for the holidays and New Year,
.... AND FROM TEXAS
We both are excited to own a durable prison cell and comfy home for temp Rudy and soon a storm comfort zone for my goofy lab.
Unless the door hinge side gives out, that thing isn't gonna break during my lifetime. Merry Christmas to all and a safe new year!