Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ruff Tough Kennels

A 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.

http://www.rufftoughkennels.com/
 

4 comments:

Laura Carson said...

Wow, that IS scary!!!

livin life said...

I must have an older version because mine are made of the same material that the VariKennels use. After reading this, I went out and looked. Wonder why they changed it??

DeltaBluez Tess said...

Did you ever get a reply?

Robin French said...

He's sending me a metal door, hopefully that will contain Zeke.