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Soft Sided Crate?

I'm looking into a soft sided crate to take to class with me, any suggestions or recommendations? I like this one but hoped to pick up one a little less expensive. Target only has some that are reasonable but only in large and small, I need medium for both girls.

http://www.petmountain.com/product/d...ide-crate.html

I have the standard wire crates but they are a hassle getting in and out of the house and car.

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Sandi- I still have an el cheapo I got at big lots (of all places!) several years ago. As long as I don't use it for Belle who can ruin one in minutes flat, it has lasted I usually don't fold it down but carry a dog or two in it and leave it up in the car and in the buildings.

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I never though to look at Big Lots. I'll go by there today. Cheap sounds good to me, I don't think mine will try to escape.

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I got one a Tuesday Morning (on line) about a year ago and it's pretty good quality

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Sandi, is there something on the crates that says Small Med or large? I have a Big lots close by and could check there for you!

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I need a soft side crate too and have no experience with them. We're going on a long car trip and I hope one crate for the two of them (12 and 15 lbs) would work and fit ok in our back seat. (If I take their 2 hard crates they can't be together and they take up the entire seat.) We'll also use it at agility trials (hoping to go to our first in a few months ).

For those of you who have them, any words of advice on important features? pockets? top and side openings? weight vs durability? (they aren't chewers) How big should it be (is 24x30 ok or too small)? handles?

Could you even post pictures of yours if you love it?

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I need a soft side crate too and have no experience with them. We're going on a long car trip and I hope one crate for the two of them (12 and 15 lbs) would work and fit ok in our back seat. (If I take their 2 hard crates they can't be together and they take up the entire seat.) We'll also use it at agility trials (hoping to go to our first in a few months ).

For those of you who have them, any words of advice on important features? pockets? top and side openings? weight vs durability? (they aren't chewers) How big should it be (is 24x30 ok or too small)? handles?

Could you even post pictures of yours if you love it?

THANK-YOU!
The only issue I've ever had with mine is that Oscar sticks his nose near the zipper at the bottom and can open the crate. I usually just attach the two zipper pulls together with a carabiner and we're good to go.

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I bought 2 to set up to see which I liked the best. The red one is $17 at Wal-Mart very flimsy. The beige one seems very sturdy it is kind of dark but does have plenty of ventilation. It was $35 at Big Lots. Petsmart had one I really liked but it was $48.

Im thinking Ill keep the Big Lots one. Although I keep saying it is just another $12 for the one I really like best. Oh My..
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Go get the one you like best Sandi!!!
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