Petmate Ruffmaxx pet crate
Petmate Ruffmaxx Kennel Review
By Orion Sports Pets
Best Use: Dog Pet Kennel/Crate
Price: $65-$139. Varies by vendor. $65 on Amazon and at Menards.
The Petmate Ruffmaxx Kennel appears to be a quality built crate for your pet. It comes in multiple sizes for different breeds/sizes of pets. Petmate brand products have been around for many years emphasizing quality, safety and ease of use.
The crate being reviewed is the Large size for 30-70-pound pets measuring 36” L x 25” W x 27” H and it weighs 19 lbs. It is made of polypropylene molded plastic for its strength and durability. The plastic is made in the USA and other parts are imported.
It states 360-degree ventilation for adequate fresh air and venting. The metal door comes with a squeeze latch and can be installed to open on the side of your choosing. The crates come in two different color options. There is a camouflage-colored top and a black base or an off-white colored top with a green base.
These crates meet most air travel requirements, but always check with your specific airline prior to traveling.
As for sizing, the right size kennel is crucial for your pet’s comfort. Choose the kennel that allows your pet to stand up, turn around and sit upright in it without restriction. A good tip for sizing is to measure your dog from the tip of its nose to the base of the tail and add 3-4 inches. Then, measure from the top of its head to the floor and add 3-4 inches. This allows for adequate space for comfort but not too much room to allow the pet to want to relieve itself.
Because of the non-porous plastic material, cleanup is quick and simple. Simply wipe out with a dog friendly cleaning product, dry well, air out if needed and continue using. If accidentally soiled, use an enzymatic cleaning solution like Nature’s Miracle Dog Urine Destroyer Stain & Odor Remover.
The crate also comes with two sets of stickers to put on the kennel for traveling stating, “LIVE ANIMALS.” As pictured.
These crates come with a Limited One-Year Warranty from date of purchase. This protects against defects in material and workmanship much like other warranties on the market.
Using a dog bed measuring: and with 55-pound German Shorthaired Pointers (as pictured), these crates are built well, easy to use, quick to put together and take apart and for the $65 price as obtained from Menards, they are a great product and at a great price.
I would recommend this product for any dog within the recommended weight range that fits comfortably in it. If raising your pet from a small puppy, simply block off as much of the back portion as necessary to not allow enough room for the puppy to relieve itself.
1Fully Assembled Kennel
2Complete Hardware and Instructions
3Door Set up to open to the left
4Installing the Bolt and Wingnut
5Installing the wingnut on each bolt