The testimonials that follow were received via email and posted exactly as received regarding heavy duty dog crates by Xtreme® Dog Crates. In respect to customer privacy, we show only the owner's first name and state. Occasionally we will show the dog's name as well. We post the good and the bad. FYI, we've not received any bad reviews. Xtreme® Dog Crates are made of the strongest steel products. They will last for many years. You should be able to leave one of these crates in your will. The reviews relate primarily to our heavy-duty dog crates for Separation Anxiety dogs. High Anxiety dogs settle fast in these crates as you will find is some of the testimonials below. I think the high anxiety dogs enjoy the security of the crate with a full 360-degree view of what's going on around them.
The crate pictured above is one of our Giant Crates.
....FROM MYRTLE BEACH, SC
If you find yourself at the Alligator Adventure Park in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina say hello to Gunner, the park's mascot and head Belgian Malinois in charge. If you don't see him then he is probably having a snooze in his new Xtreme® Mega Max 54" heavy-duty dog crate. Here's what his owner had to say.
We received the new Crate today and it is awesome !! Thank you very much.
....Jake From Myrtle Beach
I was referred to Bill at carrymydog.com by Jennifer Sharpe, our dog trainer. Bill was very informative. He returned calls immediately. He was available to answer my questions about the crate. Rocko loves his crate and I know he is safe. He definitely is happier. I would highly recommend Extreme Crates.
....Laurie from California
The crate showed up last Thursday-ish. Looks awesome, works awesome. no complaints from Mr. Wiggles either. He had been sleeping in our bed at night for the past week after he had pushed past the PetSmart wire crate that served us well for the first month. While out of town at the inlaws, he found out he could just bend the door and door hooks and get out. Ok, fine. But at night, he had been staying put with only an occasional suggestion from him that he should escape and a reminder from me that's not how it is supposed to work around here. A week back, he decided it was time to break out and sleep with us. So, he did. I'd barely made it bed before I heard him coming down the hall. I was too tired to fight him over it. So we rolled with it while we waited for your crate. We still practiced "going in" every time the adults were leaving the house, just to stay in the rhythm. After your crate showed up, we gave him one more night with us. I had a 3 day weekend to start him back into reality. It was after the second night with him back in his own bed (crate) and the wife and I in ours, that my wife made the comment, "I think it was worth every penny."
I have to agree.
....Chris from Kansas
The kennel is working really well. Thank you very much.
....Ryan from Texas
Thanks for checking in. The crate arrived and has been working beautifully so far. Super impressed and happy with the purchase. Thanks again!
....Morgan from Florida
....Complete Dog Obedience Alameda, CA.
My dog suffered from minor separation anxiety for the first 5 years after adopting her. It was mild enough and didn't require any crates or give us any worry (crying, scratching at doors, barking out windows, etc.) but we recently moved across the state for a new job. New house + new town turned separation anxiety in to a nightmare.
In the first week alone she had soiled the house, chewed through crates, doors, and doorknobs resulting in severely hurting herself while escaping the house and running free for hours!
I started researching crates and came across CarryMyDog, and while extremely leery of the promise of escape-proof crates, I ordered a Medium Max for my 60 lb pit. The crate was extremely easy to put together and I have to say - I had no reason to be apprehensive!
This crate is the real deal - she has tried to dig her way out, tried to chew through the bars, tried to body slam the front - she has tried every possible way to escape and yet every evening when I get home from work, she's still in it!
I can now go to work without having to worry about her escaping and running amok. The drop-pin design is wonderful as well if you have a dog that soils themselves when panicked; easy to take apart, wash up, and put back together.
This crate is a lifesaver for dogs with separation anxiety. I've been telling anyone that will listen about it and am so glad that my pup can be home safe while I work to give her the luxurious life that she deserves.
Thank you for making this fantastically constructed crate!
....Stephanie from Pennsylvania
My 12 year old Lab decided he did not like a crate any longer, everyday he was escaping and tearing up my house. I was at wits end as to what to do, spent two months taking him to the Vets office to spend the day each day.
I found the Heavy Duty Crates online and I purchased the largest I could get for my Ozzy, I wanted him to have plenty of room and not feel enclosed or trapped.
He has been in his new crate (I call it his Taj Mahal) because it is so nice for two months or more now and he loves it, goes right in on command and I've had no issues.
We love the crate and would highly recommend it to anyone.
....Jeff- Dunedin, Florida
....FROM NEW YORK
We got our crate. It was in great condition and looks awesome. Our dog went in it easily. You can't tell but he was waging his tail.
Nicely made love it. Thanks for all your help appreciate it very much. I will definitely recommend you to people.
....Thomas from New York
The escape-proof crate that I won in the raffle has arrived. It is built to hold a gorilla!! I believe it is escape-proof!
....R. Miller from Montana
A little history on our "Eden." She was with a rescue Siberian Husky. She had been hit by a car. She lost her right eye. The vet thinks it may have affected her growth. She's much smaller than the average Husky. He believes she'll stay that way.
Our family adopted her a couple of months ago. She's already eaten her way out of 3 other crates.
The night before last we came home to the brand new carpet in the living room demolished.
The kennel worked out great, My son got home from work and his dog was knocked out, asleep. She wore herself out. It worked out wonderful.
I want to thank you guys so much for helping us out. We are very appreciative. Thank you a thousand times. Take care and nice doing business with you.
XTreme Dog Crates to the rescue: Saving dogs one crate at a time!! 😉
....Eden & Family from Arizona
Sarge has been doing very well in his new "Castle". He always goes right in without a fuss and, as far as I can tell, he doesn't even bother trying to get out. I think he understands that he has no chance and the construction doesn't allow him anywhere to grab a hold of.
I can't tell you the peace of mind of being able to come home and know that I won't have to add to my list of 4 windows, a door, a whole wall, 200+ feet of fencing, my brand new 55" 4K TV, and more, of destroyed items.
With the easy to remove door, he even goes in there on his own when we are just hanging out. I think because of the size and construct, it feels more like a real secure room for him than a prison. Anyway, I can't thank you guys enough for giving me my life back and the quick shipment.
Between the security and the ridiculous ease of the put up and tear down, I simple couldn't recommend any other cage for people with anxious or problematic dog companions in their lives.
Well worth the price. I have included a few pictures and, aside from needing a better shaped bed, you can see Sarge sitting pretty in his castle. The size really gives him a lot of room to move around in and I feel far less bad about putting him in there than I did the smaller crates.
Thanks again for your help. You gave me my life, and my dog, back to me.
John B. ....from WISCONSIN
The folding collapsable escape proof (fully hand welded) crate has been a LIFE SAVER!!
This story may seem long, but it has a wonderful ending that we want to share with anyone that has a challenging fur buddy (or baby).
Our wonderful Riley, once had a best friend German Shepherd, Levi, who passed away from complications of the flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Riley has always had severe separation anxiety to the point that he has chewed holes in drywall, door trim, escaped every kennel we purchased previously, and broken out of all fenced enclosures. And believe me, there are many more stories.
As a rescue German Shepherd, he was returned to the rescue group by 2 families prior to us adopting him. We were able to acclimate him to our home with Levi, who became his best friend and his therapy. They were a bonded pair immediately. We have all mourned the loss of Levi, and in the midst of all the loss from the flood, we had to move across the country to find work.
I started looking online for crates to try and figure out a way that I could leave Riley at home in a safe environment, and I found Bill Beavers website www.carrymydog.com. I proceeded to call him and he worked with me to fabricate a custom collapsable crate. We needed a collapsable crate that we could pack in the back of our SUV and still have room for Riley to lay on his bed (not in the crate). He delivered on what he promised us!! I wouldn't normally do this, but if you need a personal recommendation, call Bill and he can put you in contact with me. This is how strongly I believe in Bill and what he does. He stands behind his promises.
The crate does not have any sharp edges or any way that Riley can escape. The kennel is the safest place for him to be if he is not with his human friends. He actually is very comfortable in the crate and will willingly go in the crate on command (with a small treat of course).
We know for a fact he is very calm in the kennel because we have monitored him with video cameras.
So, please, believe me when I say this, it is the BEST Crate that I have ever seen!
....Karen from HOUSTON
(this is Bill from CarryMyDog.com, and I need to tell everyone that the crate shown here is not being offered except as a custom crate. This crate was a one-of-a-kind made especially for Riley. We will be offering this crate very soon. If you need a 48" heavy duty crate that will fit in a Toyota (i.e.) trunk, then give us a call.
I have a Doxie-Beagle mix. You would think that he is not very strong by looking at him and given his breed, but boy did I have another think coming!
Dude has gone through 9 different cages in 3 years. He damages crate wires and the bars. He breaks, bends, and even eats them! Not only did he consistently breakout, but he would harm himself on the jagged metal that he created.
Going to work every day was a real struggle for me knowing that I was leaving him in a cage where he could easily harm himself. I would come home to cuts and scars on his face and paws. One time he broke a tooth on his cage and splattered blood everywhere.
He tears, bites and knaws on anything he can get his "hands" on while in the cage.
When he escapes his crate, he DESTROYS the house. He scratches, panics, screams, goes to the bathroom everywhere, and anything else you can think of - he's done that too! I found Xtreme dog crates. They were such a blessing! The owners are very kind and worked with me on time. They realized my desperation and met with me after hours at the factory. They taught me how to assemble the cage. I have to say that it is beyond simple!
Now I feel relieved whenever I have to leave Dude at home in his new crate.
He is safe and cannot harm himself, the house, or the Xtreme dog cage. I have had my new cage for a little over 6 months now, and it still looks as new and undamaged as day 1!
I WILL NEVER HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER CAGE AGAIN! I know these cages were a bit pricey for me but, they are worth every penny!
Thank you Xtreme Dog Crates for a great product!
....Samantha from Arizona
I have the sweetest dog in the world. It just so happens that the moment I have to step out and put him in a crate, he's a wild beast that doesn't want to be caged.
He has severe separation anxiety and gets pretty destructive when left alone. I originally purchased an Impact dog crate in hopes that it would hold him for a few hours while I was at work or just not home, but he was able to pull the bars off of the door one by one until he got them all off and was just able to walk right through the door.
These are not cheap dog crates here... I got no help from Impact Crate's manufacturer at all, but Bill Beavers was understanding and helped me by sending me an Xtreme Heavy Duty dog crate. Admittedly I was a bit intimidated when I came home and saw this HUGE crate boxed and fully assembled in my driveway, but taking it apart and putting together is literally a breeze. It took about 5 minutes to take it apart the first time and pretty much the same putting it back together.
As soon as I gave it a good shake and tug I knew this was it, and as long as I'm home he'll go and chill out in it. This thing is great for my dog when I NEED to put him in it. I've had zero issues and don't expect to.
Thanks Bill Beavers.
....Anthony from Maryland
I Love the cage and will be bringing it with us to NY when we visit family.
It was a great investment and I’m so glad I did this!!
I would like to share with you how happy we are with our new dog crate.
This crate is awesome and you have made my family raving fans of this product. We were at our wits end with our dog, which had destroyed two crates, one of which was heavily reinforced. This crate is truly amazing, the finish and craftsmanship is outstanding.
The photos online do not do justice to this crate. Once you put your hands on it you can feel the quality and strength. Our dog has calmed down greatly while being in this crate, and has less anxiety, and we are at peace knowing he cannot get out and that he is safe.
Attached are photos of one of the crates he destroyed and the other two of him in his new crate.
Billy & Brenda
I grew up with animals and will probably always have a pet in my life. There have been a few times when there are more furry kids living in my home than there are people and this is one of those times.
When we first met Leon he was in the Humane Society surrounded by barking friends while just sitting there extremely skinny and covered in sores. His papers showed that he was not available and was still being evaluated. The staff was not even able to answer any questions regarding him at the time.
After a visit every weekend for a month or so he finally showed up on the website as adoptable. The next day we headed over and finally got to spend some time with this gentle giant and learn a bit about his background. The shelter had rescued a number of mastiffs from a South Korean meat farm that was being turned into a blueberry farm and Leon was one of the lucky ones to be brought over.
Well we just fell in love with him right away and our two other pups took to him as well, so we brought him home that day. Things are always hectic with a new dog, especially one who has never had a chance to be a puppy. Potty training kicked in easily, playing with others was going great and he was starting to finally gain the weight he needed. Just one thing wasn't working.
He kept escaping and breaking the crates. He went through 2 metal crates from the pet store and then finally the plastic one the shelter gave us that he was shipped over in. The only thing that worked was leaving him in the space the other two were left in, which was the kitchen/dinning room. It looked promising......for a couple days. At first it was a few cookbook destroyed. Then somehow the coffee pot was taken down from the counter. Finally nothing stood a chance if left out, not even the new reclining reading chair. Every time we came home it was not a question of if, but what was destroyed. It was time to do some research.
There are so many crates out there but we knew it had to be strong, big and secure. Most of the ones we thought of purchasing were hollow bars of steel. Well if this mastiff got a hold of those in his mouth he would have ripped them to shreds.
Leon & Friends
Finally one day I came across Carry My Dog's website and searched through their products. I felt as if I had finally found a crate made by a dog owner who knew the kind of issues I have had to deal with. We ordered the Heavy Duty dog crate with two deadbolts and wire that is welded together at every crossing.
Our only issues was delivery time. We needed it ASAP. I emailed them about our issues and got a response right away. Bill Beavers worked with us to get our crate to us as soon as it was possible and we couldn't be happier in our home.
When we leave the house with Leon in his crate we know not only is our house safe from him, but that he is safe and happy.
I can't thank Bill and his team enough for their product and for the professional yet personal way they worked with us.
....Dustin and Leon
This crate has been a godsend. I had already spent around seven hundred dollars on other crates that my Belgian Malinois, Houdini dog broke out of within a month. The few times I have had to put her in the crate, I have heard her banging hard on the doors looking for a weak spot. So far she has not found one and I don’t think she ever will. On a side note Bill the very helpful owner who runs the website, carrymydog.com will do everything in his power to make you feel comfortable if you have a problem dog. I could not be more satisfied with the crate and the excellent customer service.
....Brad from Kansas
We received our crate and have used it for the last two days. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I will be sending you some photos and a review shortly. I can't tell you how much you have helped us.
....Dustin from Indiana
The cage has worked out great and meets all of our needs. Zoey, a Belgian Malinois, is a big 8-month-old.
The attention to detail on the design and craftsmanship is excellent. We are very pleased with this purchase, as Zoey has destroyed or escaped from wire cages in the past.
Yes, it is a high price to pay but overall its an investment to secure our pet while we are away from home, which saves our furniture and keeps her safe.
She is huge and yes, if left alone in the house she has chewed on the furniture at my daughter's place. The cage is a huge blessing for our furniture and keeps her from hurting herself too. I have a husky (half the size of Zoey) too and they have become best friends.
....Danny from Indiana
I love this crate! I can't say this enough times, really it was the answer to my Houdini dog problem. I have a 75-pound rescue pit bull that could get out of any crate I bought him. On top of this, he's claustrophobic so I had to buy crates that had room for him.
This is the only crate I've bought that he absolutely cannot get out of.
The crate is well built, solid (and I mean solid your dog will not be getting out on his or her own), my dog loves to hang out in it and it even looks pretty! I have peace of mind knowing my dog cannot escape this crate. The bottom pan doesn't move, so he can't force his way out of it :).
I love that it's heavy duty so not only can my dog not get out of it, but I'm going to have it for many years to come. This crate also has open slats that I can reach in and pet my dog or give him a cookie but he is still secure.
The door on this crate is exceptional, I can easily open and shut it and the latch is easy to lock. On top of all of this, the customer service I have received has been absolutely top notch. They went above and beyond to help me solve my crating issues. This is 100% the crate that will keep your dog secure.
....Alex from Arizona
....FROM NEW YORK
My husband Robert recently worked with you on a crate for our dog, Frankie. Frankie has severe separation anxiety and is very destructive when left alone. She has been escaping crates since she was just 35#. Now she is 100#+. We gave up on crates for a while but then Frankie started eating everything in site.
Some of the notables are picture frames, colored pencils, unknown pieces of mail, socks, remote control, cell phone, several flip-flops, etc. When she finally chewed up a night light, bulb and all, we knew we had to do something extraordinary.
First, we got pet insurance, and then we ordered our crate from you. It has been easy to get her in the crate because she truly believes she’ll be able to get out. She can’t! So far, so good. We are cautiously optimistic that this crate is going to work out. Our friends are taking bets. She hasn’t calmed down in the crate yet, but she is a very determined dog, soFrankie from New York in her new heavy duty dog crate from carrymydog.com I am hoping/thinking it’s just a matter of time. I would love to tell you that this dog loves the crate and everything is wonderful. She doesn’t like it, but it’s doing what it’s supposed to do, so far! That makes us happy because Frankie is safe.
Thank you so much! We will keep you updated!
....Makensie from New York
Ozzy enjoying his new Heavy Duty
Dog crate from CarryMyDog.com.
Well, he shredded his bed and chewed up his cone, but he did NOT break out of the crate! At last, something he can’t eat through.
Don’t let this sweet face fool you. Ozzy is half pit bull and has jaws like steel traps. He can chew through anything. He also suffers terribly from separation anxiety. He has ripped the doors off of crates and climbed over tall gates in order to get to us. Finally, we can leave the house with confidence knowing he is safe.
We were desperate to get our crate as soon as possible. Without it, we were basicallyOzzy Close-up enjoying his new Heavy Duty Dog crate from CarryMyDog.com being held hostage at home by the dog because we couldn’t leave him alone.
Bill at CarryMyDog.com, was great. He answered all of my questions and made sure the crate was shipped to us as soon as possible.
One thing we really like about the Xtreme crate is that it is very open and tall. We know many dogs feel better when they are in an enclosed space, but Ozzy is the opposite. Closed, dark spaces make him very stressed. This crate gives him ample room and does not make him feel like he is in a prison. We are very happy with our purchase. It is costly, but not as expensive as replacing several crates or a couch.
....Sue and Bryan
Winston's X-TREME crate arrived today. Delivery was on time and contents in great condition (thanks in no small part to the handlers that packed the truck, and the perfectionist job you folks did at packing!)
I read through the pamphlet you sent in the card, and the crate was inspected and assembled in under 5 minutes! Not a paint scrape, single sharp burr, not a single sloppy weld, every hinge and bore aligned... excellent craftsmanship!
Now, Winston is rescued Bullmastiff x Amstaff, about 90 lbs, literally all muscle, and has fairly bad separation anxiety. He can bend and break bars, crack welds Xtreme heavy duty dog crate & Winstonand pull off plates on other wire crates.
Plastic doesnt stand a chance, he'll chew through in short order He has shredded 24 gauge aluminum plate, and bent 20 guage steel plate that i have used to reinforce other crates. He will escape, and chew off doorknobs and molding in an attempt to get out to find me, and has done alot of damage to his teeth in the process.
That said, I'm reasonably certain we will -never- have to purchase another crate, and -never- worry about escape or injury again. Thank you for making fabricating such a great product!
You will find our standard sized drop-pin heavy duty dog crates here.
Our Giant heavy duty crates with the drop-pin design are here.
The all-welded one-piece lower priced Econocrate is here.
You will find our commercial grade outdoor dog kennels and dog runs here.
All are guaranteed escape-proof and indestructible. Order yours today!