Life with the Shoofly Border Collies
and a bunch of sheep
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Ruff Tough Kennels
while back i bought some of these Ruff Tough Kennels to try out.
They're one piece of molded plastic and very strong. However, i wasn't
very impressed with the plastic door. I was even less impressed when
Zeke managed to open the door and let himself out. The company remade
the doors with longer posts and sent me one. Well, Zeke can still push
it open. This past weekend he did just that, breaking the plastic in the
process. It scares me to think about what could have happened if he'd
gotten his head out between the door and crate and been unable to push
all the way through - i could have easily come back to a dead Zeke,
strangled there. I've been in contact with the company and am waiting on
a response, but felt i needed to get the word out about this potential
hazard. I'll update when i hear something back. They've been very responsive so far.
Edited to add: I'm waiting on a couple of metal doors to be sent to me. I'm hopeful this will help with my own kennels, but it sounds like these are about the last metal doors the company has lying around. I really quite like the kennels themselves, but i wouldn't recommend them for determined escape artists with the plastic/composite doors. They'll be fine for most of my dogs, but not for Zeke. I'll update again after i get the doors and test them out with Zeke.