Having a functional dog crate is just part of dog ownership. They are often used for training, for restraining puppies who might harm themselves or your furnishings by chewing and can provide a secure retreat for older animals that might find visiting children too boisterous for comfort. It can also provide a secure place for your pet when workmen enter your home, or you are moving things in and out – a perfect opportunity for your pet to “escape” into a dangerous wider world.
Bedside Table Crates
Giving your best friend a place to stay right beside your bed can be beneficial for you both. Dogs are pack animals and enjoy your close company, as their best and favorite pack member. By giving them a place near your bed, they are able to rest comfortably without being on your bed. A bedside crate can also be a safe place for your dog when you have guests who are not dog-friendly. Open grates can allow your pup to peer out and not feel confined.
Credenzas and End Tables
Credenza or end table crates also help with training a dog that is new to the family. It allows your new family member to be near you in a protected situation that can help him or her become used to those who are already resident – both human and four footed. Keep in mind that training crates are best used for limited amounts of time, rather than for lengthy absences. If you have a canine best friend who must be left behind for several hours, a doggy daycare might be a better choice. With that said, a credenza or end table can provide a protected area for your best friend to retreat from visitors who have become too friendly with a shy or nervous dog.
Slide Away Fronts
Slide away openings can slip back into the kennel cavity, putting the door out of the way. This allows the kennel to become a safe den where your pup can keep favorite toys, a rug or two or even an old garment of yours, giving your dog a special place of his or her own.
Bessie Crown Pet Crate
Tired of the appearance of wire pet crates marring your interior décor? The Bessie Crown Pet Crate from Tucker Murphy looks almost exactly like a bedside table. Place your alarm clock and bedside lamp on top, and give your best friend a place to sleep next to your bed. It’s constructed for a medium-sized dog, made of plastic wood.
Ferris Pet Crate
The Ferris pet crate from Tucker Murphy looks like a bright, white bedside table. The upper part of the crate is open, using dowel rods to keep your pet safe. The front opens to allow easy access. It comes in two sizes, small and large, and is made for interior use only.
Grommit Pet Crate End Table
The Grommit pet crate end table combines a bright white table top with a traditional wire pet cage, with one small difference: the cage opens from the side instead of the end, making it easier to fit into a living room. Allow your pet to be with you while training or to restrain your animal when you must be away from home for an hour or two.
Flint Slide Aside Pet Crate
Pet crate has a bright white table top surface. The access gate can either be hinged, or it can slide out of sight when it is not needed. Allow your doggie friend to have free access to his or her own “cave”, but have the option of restraining your pet when necessary. It’s suitable for a small to medium-sized pet.
Ines Handmade Pet Crate
A beautiful home for your pampered darling, the Ines cherry-colored wood provides a lovely retreat for your furry baby, while also offering options for restraint. The cherry colored wood can easily blend with classic furniture styles. It has plenty of space inside for a comfortable pad. The crate can be used as a bedside table or as an end table.
Arthur Double Wide Large Credenza Pet Crate
The Arthur double wide large credenza pet crate perfect for to provide a dedicated space for two large dogs while allowing them to be part of the family. It is also a good way to train puppies or to restrain pets when you must be out. The upper surface is an attractive white color.
Arthur Medium Corner Credenza Pet Crate
Almost resembling a circus cage, with its dark top, pink sides, and grated side panels and door, this Arthur pet crate fits neatly into a corner, providing a retreat for a cat or small dog. It makes an attractive way to protect an elderly pet from importunate children or to keep your darling from escaping when workmen are about.
Newfoundland Pet Crate
Shaped like a giant cylinder, the Newfoundland pet crate offers a comfortable place for a large dog to rest on a cushion. The arched top gives your pet room to move around. The grated door allows the crate to lock the pet inside, keeping him or her from interacting with guests or chewing up priceless antiques while you are out.
Arya Buddy Pet Crate
The Arya Buddy residence pet crate is intended for indoor use only. Made of dark wood that can easily blend with a Victorian or Edwardian décor, this pet crate has ventilated sides so that your pet can breathe. It can make a secure place for your pet to rest when there are guests or when you must be away for a few hours.