Petmate Vari Kennel

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Petmate Vari Kennel
  • TRAVEL KENNEL: This medium dog travel kennel features tie-down strap holes, wire vents for ventilation & a raised interior to keep pets safe and comfortable. Perfect for dogs 30-50 lbs. Measures: 32″
  • AIRLINE-ADAPTABLE: This extra large dog crate meets most airline cargo specifications. Made with heavy duty recycled plastic material. The travel crate features an easy-open front latch to quickly access pets.
  • KENNELS & HOUSES: Crate & kennel training is vital for dog safety & comfort. We provide traditional travel carriers, wire training & exercise kennels, play pens, barn-style dog houses & more
  • Petmate: For over 50 years, we at Petmate are passionate about our dogs, cats & furry friends in general. Starting with the very first dog kennel, we’ve produced plenty of eco-friendly products that pets will love.
  • JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, chickens & other small furry friends! Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit!, Jackson Galaxy & more!
  • INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 29.5″ L x 19.75″ W x 23.5″ H
  • Special Features: Airy Secure Eco Friendly Lockable Comfortable

Specification: Petmate Vari Kennel

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Product Dimensions

32 x 22.5 x 24 inches, 2.2 Pounds

Item model number




Date First Available

June 12, 2013



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11 reviews for Petmate Vari Kennel

3.8 out of 5
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  1. Avatar of Amazon Customer

    Amazon Customer

    Easy to assemble and sturdy , plenty of room for our dog to stand up and turn around in , she’s a mix between a Collie and Spaniel , only negative point is that it doesn’t come with labels and feeding bowls at the price …. will up date review once our dog has flown in an aircraft and it passes the IATA Approval code. Size of kennel I bought was X Large

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    Amazon Customer

    Good quality material, strong fastenings. But it was sold as ready for air travel – not true, it was necessary to buy separately a kit with suitable stickers for the crate (LIVE ANIMAL), clip on water dish, and metal screws etc as plastic is not permitted for plane travel. That is my only criticism.

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  3. Avatar of Kress


    I have a 50 lb. cattle dog and purchased the XL, 50-70 lb. kennel to give him some extra wiggle room. The kennel looked great and felt strong after putting it together, but that didn’t last long. My dog is very used to being in a kennel as that is where he is throughout the night, and I have not once heard or seen him try to make an escape. He very willingly goes in his kennel, even during the day just to relax. So I was surprised to see that one day after being in his kennel for a couple hours he had bent the door and broken a piece of plastic where the bottom door leg inserts. I had to force the door open (as the top leg was still inserted), and once open I was not longer able to close and secure the door properly. The welding and reinforcement on the door is very weak and even for a smaller or inexperienced “escape artist” this is not a very sturdy or reliable kennel. I am disappointed in this purchase and would not recommend.

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    Steven L.

    I have a 30 pound Alaskan Klee Kai/Shiba Inu mix and this kennel was the perfect size for him. He was able to stand fine (even though his breed has very long legs) and turn around comfortably in the kennel.

    It’s also one of the few airline approved kennels. I flew Alaska Airlines and they have a very strict kennel policy, but the Alaska Airlines representative at the airport said everything checked out.

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    A. Villasenor

    I’m editing my previous review. The lock itself is now broken and the door is useless. Before you could bend the corners back in a lace but with the lock Brocken it’s useless.The only drawback is that the metal door is flimsy. My puppy was able to hit it hard enough that the corners bent and the door would open. It’s great if you don’t have an active dog, otherwise look for something with a better door.

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  6. Avatar of rob-d


    This was, by far, the easiest thing I have ever assembled. Took about 5 minutes. Put our doggie bed in side of it and our 19 lb dog was very curious and got in to it very quickly. Now we can’t keep her out. It’s her new home. She outgrew her smaller one and this is just the right size for her to be able to stretch out instead of being so confined. Her doggie bed fits in it perfectly. The latching door is very well made and easy to operate.

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  7. Avatar of Mayu


    Light weight kennel, perfect for my Labrador dog, and he is a big boy. Together he and kennel 49 kg, which is the maximum if you want to fly with your dog, over 49kg together and he would’ve been garco and flight would have been very expensive, so lucky to have found kennel light enough, but sturdy and IATA approved!

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    lady anna

    I received this recently and have just come to assemble today. Mine is not the colour advertised but all cream[just dark clips]—but no great problem. It was ‘easyish’ to assemble. By that I mean I did have to push the clips together with a bit of ‘oomph’ but eventually all clipped into place. The fact that is was a little tight to clip is quite good as,hopefully, the clips will actually STAY clipped!!! It does seem sturdy enough but I have not bought the basket for any air-line travel only as a ‘stand-by’ basket for any vet trips to accommodate my 7kgs+ cat [or his smaller brother!!!] It does seem he will have quite a bit of room to stretch and be comfy. I cannot comment on the handles’ strength—- as I ‘ve stated its a ‘stand-by’. It appears good for my boys.

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  9. Avatar of Julie


    This Petmate Kennel has several great qualities, but unfortunately, also a few that made me feel disappointed in my purchase. First, it arrived very quickly. It was very easy to assemble (I purchased the large kennel size), and it feels very sturdy. It does NOT have a handle, which would make this bulky crate a bit easier to move or transport even without a dog inside of it. It does, however, have four holes to tie down.

    Upon opening the package the first time, I noticed the top part of the kennel had a large crack down the side it. I was concerned this could be something that my puppy could get cut by, so I requested a replacement and mailed the first one back. After receiving a second kennel replacement (also arrived very quickly, which was GREAT!) I noticed that the second kennel also arrived broken with a crack right where the door inserts to the top part of the kennel. Unfortunately, this one was also not good to use, as I could not securely attach the door with the plastic part cracked. I noticed that when both boxes arrived, they did not have a bubble or protective layer at the bottom of the box where the plastic top sits when it is shipped. The box did not arrive damaged, but I would HIGHLY recommend changes to how it is shipped as both arrived broken in different areas. I realize now it probably would have been best to purchase the same crate at our nearest pet store, thus ensuring it did not arrive broken. I was just a little shocked that TWO separate orders arrived this way and both were broken in different places. For this price, I would have not expected both to arrive broken 🙁

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  10. Avatar of josh


    I cant rate this crate highly enough. Used it flying my lab x from the uk to Thailand. Then to Amsterdam and then home. It’s been solid all through and it’s still in near perfect condition. Was also used as his bed in Thailand for 6 months.

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    Cascade Klee Kai

    We raise dogs and have 8 dogs that all live in our home. There are many times we need to separate some of them for short periods of time for- feeding, dogs in heat, sleeping, etc. I used to shop “Craigslist” to find used kennels because I was looking for “affordable” kennels, even though they would be used. I would drive all over a 3 county area trying to collect the kennels, often arriving to find rusty and/or broken kennels. Then, I discovered the “Petmate” kennels.

    These kennels aren’t fancy BUT the cost of a new “Petmate” kennel was equivalent, or less, than the used kennels I had been buying. The larger “Petmate” kennels are joined by screws, instead of “convenient” clips, but they are very durable, easy to clean, relatively attractive, and incredibly practical. I love that all kennel sizes, except the 2 smallest sizes, are the same color so they look uniform in the kitchen and bedroom. We crate all our dogs in the car and these kennels work great for travelling. Because they are so much less expensive than other kennel brands, over time, we have able to purchase enough “Petmate” kennels to have dedicated kennels in the kitchen and bedroom, and in each of our vehicles, so that we have eliminated the huge hassle of hauling kennels around, like we used to. On top of everything else, our dogs seem to love them and we have never had any problems with the kennels, and we have been using these kennels for years. I am so “sold” on these kennels, that in the past 2 months, we bought 5 more kennels, so we could finally achieve our goal of dedicated kennels for each vehicle.

    These kennels are also legal to be used for transporting dogs by plane, which we occasionally do for shows.

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