Petnation Port-A-Crate Indoor & Outdoor Pet Home Review

Your beloved pet deserves a haven to hide in and rest every other day. Or perhaps you’re planning a trip in the great outdoors and want to bring your buddy along and need a portable dog crate that’s affordable, lightweight and easy to assemble. Dogs love engaging with everyone, but just like humans, they like to have their time alone in their own “pet home”. It is not only crucial for their development but also essential for comfort and rest.

The Petnation Port-A-Crate  is undoubtedly one of the best portable crates for dogs. We’ve bought $300 pet crates but this $30 crate from Petnation is certainly among the best out there. Below is a detailed review and our thoughts whether this is the right home for your pet.

Get ready for a summer of traveling with your favorite furry companion by your side with the super-durable Petnation Port-A-Crate.

You’ll love it if you:

  • Need a portable option for easy transportation of your pet.
  • Want a pet home that is easy to assemble and disassemble for convenient traveling with your pet.
  • Want an easy-to-clean pet house.
  • Need to crate train your puppy and use the pet home away from home.
  • Need a crate that is simple to store and does not occupy much space.

You may not like it if you:

  • Have a dog that likes to chew on surfaces to escape
  • Have a dog that is above 70 pounds.

Petnation Port-a-Crate – Available Sizes

Model #  602-20 608-24 610-28 612-32 614-36
Size 20″ 24″ 28″ 32″ 36″
Crate dimensions 20″x 13″x 13″ 24″ x 16″ x 16″ 28″ x 20″ x 20″ 32″ x 23″ x 23″ 36″ x 25″ x 25″
For pets up to:  15 lbs. 20 lbs. 35 lbs. 50 lbs. 70 lbs.
Best for: Chihuahuas, Pomeranian, Terriers, French Bulldog, Adult Cat, Kitten. Chihuahuas, Pomeranian, Terriers, French Bulldog, Beagle. Terriers, Beagle, Shetland Sheepdog, Boxer, Bulldog. Terriers, Beagle, Shetland Sheepdog, Boxer, Bulldog, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Weimaraner Terriers, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Weimaraner, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Old English Sheepdog, Retrievers.

Petnation Port-a-Crate Review

Design & construction

The design of the pet home ensures your pet has a safe place to rest and sleep. The exterior of the cage is made up of a heavy-duty tight weave mesh fabric to last a long time. The mesh fabric has sections of mesh windows on each side. These are designed to allow airflow into the pet house hence creating a comfortable environment for the dog.

The frame of the pet home is made of steel which gives the house the stability. Also, the steel structure contributes to the strength of the cage ensuring it lasts in the right form for an extended period. More to the design, the pet home has two doors; one at the top and one on the side. These allow easy access for the dog.

The doors can be rolled up and secured using the fastening straps provided at the top. The pet home also has zippers that are designed for strength. The door latches also ensure the pet is safe and securely protected. These features make the pet home suitable for outdoor use such as hiking, camping, etc.

This dog crate comes in 5 different sizes to suit your dog. These are  20-inch, 24-inch, 28-inch, 32-inch, and 36-inch (check out our table above to find the crate that best fits your pet). When getting the crate for your dog, be sure to take the measurements for the perfect size. It is recommended that you measure the dog’s height from the heat to the base of the legs and from the nose to the tip of the tail.


Steel is known for its superior quality and durability. The crate utilizes steel bars for the frame which ensures it remains stable, durable and in the right form. It is built to ensure the pet is safe and free from accidents; thanks to the round corners. However, the crate is not suitable for aggressive chewers and dogs that love to dig and paw.

Overall, the crate is designed to last long for a chilled out dog. Also, since it is suitable for the outdoors, it works well when traveling around with the dog without worrying about the parts coming off or the quality deteriorating.

Is it machine washable?

The crate is designed with water-resistant material for easy maintenance. Regular cleaning involves removing the pet waste and then wiping down the fabric. You can use a stain and odor remover to clean any spills or stained lodged in the material.

For extensive cleaning, you can disassemble the crate to remove the fabric. The fabric can be washed in the machine with other material to clean it thoroughly. It is easy to dry the fabric by hanging to dry or wiping down to dry the moisture. This can be done more often if the crate is used more in the outdoors.

What are customers saying about Port-a-Crate?

  • One user commented on the suitability of the crate for road trips and days away from home, and the dog had an easy time staying in and playing.
  • Another mentioned that the crate was easy to pack for a long trip because it was light in weight and folded to occupy little space.
  • However, one user insisted that the crate was not suitable for pets that love to chew and bite on surfaces. But, they appreciated the convenience of using the pet home for trips and other outdoor activities with their puppy.

A pet parent introducing her pet Corgi to the port-a-crate for the very first time.

To go with the crate and make a cosy haven for your fur baby, Petnation recommend  Nature’s Miracle Orthopedic Pet Bed. These super-comfy beds are sized to fit well within Petnation Port-a-Crates and come in a variety of sizes for the 20″, 28″ and 32″ crates.


  • Lightweight and portable
  • Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Stable steel structure
  • Easy to assemble
  • Simple to maintain
  • Easy storage


  • Not ideal for aggressive chewers
  • Only for dogs less than 70 pounds

Port-a-crate Review – Bottom Line

It’s clear that the Port-A-Crate will come in handy if you are always looking for options to carry your dog around. It is designed for both indoor and outdoor use, and the quality lasts. Although it might not work for hyperactive dogs, it does save you the hassle of traveling with your dog. If you’re looking to give your canine friend a new house to sleep in, you’ll love the Port-a-crate. We’re sure your pet will jump right in! If you decide to buy it for your pup, please come back and share your review of the Port-a-crate – our readers would love to hear about your pet’s experience with it.

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