Rating Guide

X No paws: Not Recommended or product has serious flaws

One paw: Not recommended for most pet owners

Two Paws: Ok product, some reservations

Three Paws: Very good product

Four Paws: Love it, great product

Cabana Crate

Rating: 4 Paws!

The Cabana Crate is a soft-sided collapsable dog crate made by Doggone Good. The crate being reviewed here is size Large, 38"L x 28.5"W x 30"H.

The bottom line is that I love this crate! It is perfect for it's use. This crate is not made for untrained dogs, puppies or dogs that will chew on a crate or scratch, so if you are looking for a housetraining crate this is not the one for you. However this crate is great for taking to dog shows or events where your well-behaved dog needs to be kept in a crate for part of the time. It takes a little time to figure out how to set this one up, but since I bought my crate they have altered the style and made it easier to put together. The Cabana Crate folds flat and the large size only weighs 11 pounds, making it ideal to carry around for vacations or dog shows.

Update: Unfortunately this product has since been discontinued. Doggone Good now makes another product for similar usage called the Pack-a-Pup Tent. If you are search for a product like the Cabana Crate I would recommend the Noz2Noz Sof-Krate made by Firstrax available at Amazon.com

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Meet the Reviewers

Below you can see photos and stats on some of the canines who have tested the products reviewed at the Canine Critique.

Breed: German Shepherd
Size: "Large" 26" tall and 70 lbs.
Occupation: Pack Dog
Birthdate: 4/14/04

Breed: Labrador Retriever
Size: "Large" 100+ lbs.
Occupation: Family Dog

Breed: Golden Retriever
Size: "Medium" 24" tall and 65 lbs.
Occupation: Therapy Dog
Birthdate: 1/9/96

Breed: Rat Terrier mix
Size: "Small" 14" tall and 25 lbs.
Occupation: Trick Dog
Birthdate: 8/8/94

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