My wife and I purchased the Boots & Barley Sporty Pop Open Dog Kennel from Target this past weekend. It was on sale for $24.99. We needed something compact and lightweight, but suitable for our 45 pound dog as we get ready to travel this summer. The packaging on this product indicated that it was suitable for dogs up to 70 pounds.
Let’s sum this review up with 1 word: baloney! We decided to test the kennel out before traveling, and within 1 minute our 45 pound dog had managed to not only roll the kennel over, but also to open up the zipper. You heard that correctly. Our dog was able to open up the kennel zipper. Unbelievable.
If you thought you’d be able to buy this product for your dog to stay in at someone else’s house (sort of like a portable playpen for your kids), then think again. Even if your dog is crate trained (as ours is) I doubt that this thing would work for any dog over 20 pounds.
Oh, and even though our dog went inside, we’re returning this defective product to Target right away.