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Top 5 Dog Kennel & Crate Reviews 

Choosing a suitable kennel or crate for your dog could be mind boggling, being spoilt for choices these days with what’s being offered in the market. Here, I list down my Top 5 picks for a dog house based on value for money, durability, degree of customization (to fit into your home) and last but not least, safety for your pet. All of these come in different shapes, colours and sizes to suit your needs.

#1 DIY Wooden Dog House

Value: 10/10

Durability: Depending on materials and  your carpentry skills

Degree of Customization: 10/10

Safety Features: 9.8/10, depending on design

Aesthetics: Let your creative juices flow!

Luxury Wooden Dog HouseDoggy RanchSimple Dog House


The best home for your dog or puppy, would be of course – a custom-made kennel or dog house! In a DIY product, you will be able to customize the size of the kennel according to your dog’s need.

If your pooch is still a puppy, do ensure you build a house large enough when he turns into an adult.

And guess what? You can even construct multi-room / multi-storey homes for your pet!

The dog house can be put indoor or outdoors.

If put outdoors, you would need to consider insulation to protect your pooch from extreme heat during the summer or the chill during winter.  The building materials can be bought from hardware shops at reasonable price, and constructing the house could be a fun-filled family weekend affair. 

Furthermore, wooden dog house is recyclable and is environment friendly. If you happen to buy treated wood, you will need to laminate with water and wind proof insulation materials to prevent contact with your pet, as the chemicals may be harmful. Sounds daunting ? Check out this link for some inspiration.

Click Here To Get Plans For This Dog House!




#2 Mr. Herzher’s™ Wicker Crate

Value: 7/10

Durability: Excellent

Degree of Customization: 5/10

Safety Features: 10/10

Aesthetics: 9/10


Carpentry is not for you but ugly wire and plastic enclosures just aren’t your thing ? Here’s one crate you won’t want to hide away! In beautifully woven resin with a wrought iron frame, Mr. Herzher’s™ Wicker Crate is practical, sturdy and so easy to maintain, you can indulge your best friend AND your sense of style. Made of durable Rhino Wicker™ panels, treat your dog to a comfortable, secure den space. Features:

  • Attractive wicker patterns and elegant color options complement any décor
  • Flow-through ventilation for maximum doggy comfort
  • Rhino Wicker™ resin panels clean with soap and water, and won’t absorb odors or fluids
  • Spring loaded door swings wide open and easily latches shut
  • Door can be latched inside to create a welcoming, come-and-go dog den
  • Protective, no-slip feet raise entire residence off floor
  • Super tough, removable pan catches accidents and spills
  • Thoughtful, easy assembly ensures tight and rattle-free fit .
  • Assembly tool included . Replacement parts available (manufacturer direct)
  • Comes in 4 sizes, 3 different designs and each in 2 colors to match your home furniture

The downside:

  • Bulky, thus not portable
  • More suitable for indoor use only. If placed outdoors do ensure the crate will not be exposed to direct sunlight and strong drought.
Simply click on your choice crate below to place an order!

Side Load Dog Crate

Side Load Dog Crate

Wicker Dog Crate

Wicker Natural Dog Crate

Deluxe Wicker and Wood Dog Crate

Deluxe Wicker and Wood Crate

















#3 Wire Crate

Value: 8/10

Durability: Excellent

Degree of Customization: 5/10

Safety Features: 10/10

Aesthetics: 7/10


If carpentry is not your cup of tea, and nobody at home is making too much fuss over the interior decor, then you might just want to consider a simple wire crate for your dog. They don’t look too bad and there will be no worries if your puppy had chewing problems. Your dog would certainly appreciate a clean and dry bed. This is the perfect solution to house training.


  • Assembled and Ready to Go
  • Simple to Store and Transport
  • Secure Safety Latch
  • Rounded Corners
  • Easy-Clean Plastic Pan
  • Rust-Resistant Electro-Coat Finish
  • Some come with rollers and wheels

The downside:

  • More suitable for indoor use. If placed outdoors do ensure the crate will not be exposed to direct sunlight and strong drought.
Simply click on your choice crate below to place an order!


Precision Pet Blue ProValu2 Dog Crate

General Cage Folding 2 Door Dog Crate Gold Mod 204

Ovation Single Door Dog Crate 37 x 25 x 27

MidWest Life-Stages Folding Dog Crate 48 x 30 x 33

Pet Gear The Other Door Steel Crate 42in

Precision Pet Great Crate 3 Door Dog Crate 19in





















#4 Furniture Crate

Value: 6/10

Durability: Good to Excellent, depending on model

Degree of Customization: 5/10

Safety Features: 10/10

Aesthetics: 9.8/10


Give your dog a luxury den which blends in almost perfectly with your living room furniture. Some of these may not be  suitable if you have a dog with chewing or aggressive habits.  However your dog’s house may earn some commendable remarks from your visitors. Nevertheless when your dog is not around, your guests would not even have noticed the crate.


  • Choose from a range of design to suit your interior decor.
  • Multi-functional : More than just a dog crate
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Some model features a sturdy wire grating to add durability.
  • Solves the chewing problem

The downside:

  • Bulky, thus not portable.
  • More suitable for indoor use only. 
  • Best used once your dog is well toilet-trained, as maintenance routine for some of the models may require a little bit more effort.
Simply click on your choice crate below to place an order!
Wood and Wire End Table Dog Crate Large Oak

Entertainment Center Dog Crate With Drawer Maple

Wooden Log End Table Dog Crate Large Oak

The Refined Canine Indoor Outdoor Igloo Dog Bed

















#5 Soft-sided Travel Crate

Value: 6.5/10

Durability: Poor to Medium

Degree of Customization: 5/10

Safety Features: 10/10

Aesthetics: 6.5/10


The soft-sided crate is suitable for small breeds or puppies. Light and portable, they are the ideal option for travel. Many dog owners do claim, thought, that these are not durable, especially for active dogs or once the puppies grow up. Do treat this as something similar to a child’s play pen. This could be a good buy if you don’t intend to keep your pooch in the crate once it grows up, i.e. this is just for house training stage.


  • Fold-in-Store design
  • Ready-to-go when you are!
  • Easy assembly, no tools required
  • Water and odor resistant, perfect for indoor and outdoor use
  • Reinforced corners and protected seams for added stability
  • Heavy-duty zippers
  • Convenient water dispenser opening and holder
  • Side pockets for accessory storage
  • Removable and 100% washable bottom floor panel
  • Inside water bottle clip included in most models

The downside:

  • May be easily torn up by aggressive dog with chewing habits
  • More suitable for indoor use or outdoor while under your supervision
  • Not weather proof
Simply click on your choice crate below to place an order!
Precision Pet Soft Side Play Yard LG

Precision Pet Soft Side Pet Crate MD

DogIt Soft-Sided Nylon Dog Crate 25.2Lx18.1Wx20.9H

Travel Lite Soft Sided Pet Pen 29in Pink

















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