If the reviews are anything to go by – and you know they are – this crate is receiving a wide acceptance across groups of pet parents.
And it comes as no surprise to us considering the brand we’re dealing with. We reviewed its Go Pet Club Soft Dog Crate and were quite impressed with the level of quality put into the crate for its purpose.
Now, Go Pet Club isn’t a manufacturer of pet products as much as it is a pet store. To be very specific, Go Pet Club concentrates on creating exquisite pet furniture; some of the most beautiful in the industry, we must say.
So, for more than a dozen years, this brand has been stealing hearts with its stylish pet ware and competitive pricing. Let’s see if it can steal your heart with its Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate.
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Who Is The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate For?
As the name suggests, this crate was specifically made for travel but it can also double as a house crate.
However, it can only be one thing to you at a time. That is, if you’re getting this for travel, make it for travel alone. And if you’re using this as an everyday crate, stick to that alone. Never two at a time.
We don’t think we need to tell you that this crate is completely forbidden if your dog is a chewer or a Harry Houdini in the flesh.
It’s made of nylon so it won’t be able to stand up to the antics of such dogs. So, keep this for crate-trained pets only.
Alright, that said, this comes in two sizes only, the extra small and the extra-large. So, any dog in between these breeds has no crate for him here. Sorry.
Again, be very careful because there is no removable pan in here for accidents. There is a crate pad inside, though, with a washable cover. But if an accident happens there, we’re not very sure that pad will ever be the same again. Just saying…
Features Of The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate
1. Nylon Shell
The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate is made with a water-resistant nylon shell. So it’s great for the outdoors. Whether you guys are going hiking, camping, or whatever, this crate will keep your pet protected from accidental spills.
Now, with this kind of material, any dog that hasn’t been properly trained will find it very easy to make their way out of this crate. But for a well-trained dog, this crate will be just fine.
As a reference point, a customer mentioned how he used this crate for his two large breeds – an Irish Wolfhound and a Mastiff.
They used the crate for travel, though. But because the dogs were well behaved, the crate has served for a long while now.
Now, to care and maintenance… The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate is made of a nylon shell. So, it’s not necessarily washable. But you can wipe down, at least.
On behalf of puppies worldwide, help them live in sanitary conditions by ensuring their crates are always in spick and span condition. Always.
2. Sturdy Tubular Steel Frame
The steel, tubular steel frames on the Go Pet Club Pet Travel Crate give the crate the stability and firmness it has when on the ground.
So, normally, if your pet bounds into his crate, it isn’t supposed to turn over or lean to the side.
How sturdy is the frame?
Well, they aren’t exactly the sturdiest frames in the world. In fact, there was one isolated complaint of the frames breaking from a customer.
But it doesn’t seem to be a universal consensus. So, maybe something went wrong in that peculiar situation.
Our advice? Just be gentle. Maybe not like you’re handling an egg. But as gently as you’d handle a steel frame that you’ve heard rumors about it breaking before.
3. Mesh Windows
As usual, Go Pet Club makes this crate with mesh windows on all 3 sides and the last side is the door.
So, you don’t have to worry about ventilation. Your pup is going to get lots of it. And you know a well-ventilated crate is super crush (crucial in American teen) to your dog’s comfort.
4. Screen Mesh Door
This comes with two doors which makes the crate super convenient to access. The one door is in front of the crate while the other in on top.
A top door is always great because it makes it very convenient for you to place things into and bring things out of the crate.
No need to squat. Simply bend over and you can get your business done. And then your pet can use his front door.
Also, the doors are fitted with zippers. The zipper on the top door isn’t the problem since you’ll be the one using that. Now, the zipper at the front door, that’s where the challenge is. Dogs can find their way around that thing.
But if your dog is like either of the well-trained Irish Wolfhound and Mastiff in our afore-mentioned example, then this crate will work just fine. Otherwise, you’ll be in for it.
5. Removable Fleece Mat
If you’re familiar with Go Pet Club, you’ll come to expect certain things from their crates. One of such things is a complementary pad in the crate where your dog can conveniently relax or even catch some zzzs.
This mat is quite comfy and also comes with a removable and washable cover.
Now, we did mention earlier that if your dog happens to “go” on the mat, you can take off the cover and get it washed. But whether or not the pad it covers will ever be the same again is the million-dollar question.
We can’t say that we can guarantee that. So, keep that in mind.
6. Foldable To Compact Size
This is a travel crate, so, of course, it is foldable. And in traditional Go Pet Club style, this takes up significantly less space and weight when folded down. In fact, when you fold it down, it becomes 44% lighter and takes up 93% less space.
So, this is kinda your ultimate travel buddy. It will practically stay anywhere without any issues.
7. Extra Small And Extra Large Sizes Available
This crate only comes in two sizes. That is the small and the extra-large. The small crate measures at 28 inches, while the extra-large crate measures at 48 inches.
Pros Of The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate
1. Comes with water-resistant nylon shell great for both indoor and outdoor use.
2. Folds down to a really compact size so it’s portable and very easy to store.
3. Crate pad with washable cover included.
4. Large mesh windows on every side for ventilation and enhanced visibility.
6. Roomy and spacious unit.
7. Large and roomy crate.
8. Comes with two carrying cases to help with porting.
9. Relatively sturdy and durable.
Cons Of The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate
1. Since the mesh windows are large and on every side, it might detract from the den feeling you’re trying to create with the crate.
2. A few customers have some issues putting the rods in place to set this up.
3. Comes with a faint chemical smell that will fade after a while.
4. A determined dog can break the zipper as well as the mesh windows.
Affordable Option: Beatrice Home Fashions Pop Up Kennel
The Beatrice Home Fashions Pop Up is super affordable. A great option if you can’t afford the Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate.
This one is not as durable as our featured product and should only be kept for light usage since it’s made of really thin polyester.
But if you restrict this to crate-trained dogs and only use for travel, it should serve you pretty well.
Like our featured product, this crate folds down really flat, perhaps even flatter than the Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate. So, it’s super convenient. Well, except the part where it comes with a single door only.
And this crate is nearly weightless too. Plus, there are several colors to pick from as well.
Higher-End Option: Jespet Soft Dog Crate
The Jespet Soft Dog Crate is a more high-end option if that’s what you’re gunning for. It folds really easily and it can also be used outdoors.
It comes with 3 doors so this crate is very convenient. Two doors on the front and side panels, and one at the top mean that you’ll always have convenient access to the crate.
Since it comes with an adjustable strap, you won’t have any problem carrying this crate around. The fabric is really durable and it’s also removable and washable.
Yep, there’s a fleece bed included in this crate as well, just like our featured crate. So, not only do you save on the bed part of this crate, you can also be sure that your pet will feel nice and comfy when he lies in his crate.
More Heavy Duty Go Pet Club Model: The Go Pet Club Soft Dog Crate
If you want something that’s more heavy-duty than the Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate, then try this other model also from Go Pet Club – the Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate. It’s more heavy-duty since it’s made from heavy-duty polyester with a PVC backing.
So, compared to our featured product, this should last longer. The Go Pet Club Soft Dog Crate is just like our featured product in many regards. It comes with 3 mesh windows and a large door except for the one on the top.
Of course, it’s a teeny bit pricier but then again you expected that, didn’t you?
Wire Dog Crate Option: SmithBuilt Portable Dog Crate
Wire dog crates are the most popular dog crates used by pet parents. They are just so versatile and that’s why we suggest the SmithBuilt Portable Dog Crate as our versatile option.
You can use this both as a travel crate and as your everyday crate.
It comes in a beautiful silver finish, and it’s about the only dog crate we have seen so far that comes with a metal removable pan. In case you didn’t know, that’s a good thing.
The SmithBuilt Portable Dog Crate is also very affordable and durable too.
Quick Comparison Table
|More High End
|Tougher Soft Crate
|More Versatile Option
Beatrice Home Fashions Pop Up Kennel
Go Pet Club Soft Dog Crate
SmithBuilt Portable Dog Crate
|Nylon shell with steel frames
|600D fabric and hex mesh fabric
|Heavy duty polyester with PVC backing
|Small (28 inches) and extra large (48 inches)
|Black, blue, fuchsia, green, purple, red, and white
|Green, brown, and blue
|Small and extra large crate-trained breeds
|Pet carrier for crate trained dogs only
|All kinds of dogs except aggressive breeds and escape artists
What Customers Are Saying About The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate
For the most part, the Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate is a loved dog crate. It won’t do for both a travel crate and a regular dog crate and many customers agree. But it is relatively durable. And so far, you only keep well-behaved pets in here, it works.
Like the story we told you about the customer with the Irish Wolfhound and the Mastiff. These are really large breeds but they travel comfortably in this and the crate isn’t damaged yet. At least last time we checked it wasn’t.
But most customers will advise you though… the parts of this crate can easily get destroyed by a pet with many antics up its sleeve. So, best be careful.
The Go Pet Club Travel Pet Crate makes a pretty decent travel crate. It will work if you need something to move your pup around with. But because it’s not so heavy-duty, we doubt this will last under heavy, prolonged usage.
Now about the den-like ambience you’re trying to create, we feel like the large mesh windows can kinda sabotage that plan because they make the crate more open than cozy.
To fix that, some customers tried to cover the crate with a blankie. That’s a pretty smart idea and we think it could work. You could try that, too.
But generally, though, this pet crate is great and you’ll especially love it because it folds really flat which makes it really great for travel.