14 Best Tractor Supply Dog Kennels
Thinking about getting your dog a kennel or crate? Good move. Dog kennels keep your furry friend (and your furniture) safe while you're away. Better yet, they give canines a secure den to call their own, inside or outside your home, keeping separation anxiety to a minimum.
There are hundreds of pet crates on the market, but Tractor Supply dog kennels are the gold standard. From least to most expensive, these are 14 of their most popular kennels.
14. Heininger PortablePet Soft Crate Portable Dog House
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Bottom line: The Heininger PortablePet 3080 Soft Crate Portable Dog House is the lightest, most portable Tractor Supply dog kennel. It's completely collapsible, so it's easy to store away when not in use.
Bring it on vacation, during car rides or for sleepovers with other furry friends. With mesh siding for ventilation, two sizes and instant setup, it's our top pick for non-destructive dogs on the go.
Buy now: Heininger Soft Crate Portable Dog House, $74.99-$149.99
13. Ruff Maxx Cat and Dog Kennel
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Bottom line: The Ruff Maxx 21798S Cat and Dog Kennel is a step up from the Heininger in terms of security. It's made of a durable plastic shell that's tough enough to keep escape artists at bay, but light enough to use for travel.
This kennel is 40 inches long and can hold dogs up to 90 pounds. It's a popular choice for air travel and camping trips, and it boasts 360-degree ventilation so pups get fresh air wherever they go.
Customer review: "My first impression was the quality of the plastic crate. Sturdy and attractive. And it was simple to put together. Everything lined up nicely. I purchased this for my rescue with separation anxiety. He struggled with the metal crate, fretting no matter how short the time in the crate. It was recommended by our trainer to purchase a plastic crate 'from Tractor Supply.' My furbaby was initially hesitant but has quickly acclimated to his new den. In a matter of 1 week, he walks right in - hesitatingly - but he does it. I am very pleased with this purchase." —Hens Mom
Buy now: Ruff Maxx Cat and Dog Kennel, $149.99
12. Advantek 3-Foot Pet Gazebo With Canopy
Bottom line: The first two dog kennels were designed with travel in mind. The Advantek 23403 Pet Gazebo is more spacious and made for longer-term comfort.
The steel construction is virtually indestructible, and it can be assembled in under 10 minutes without a single tool.
The included canopy protects pets against the elements, and you can also connect multiple gazebos together to build a larger enclosure.
Customer review: "I have a 3lb Pomeranian so this is perfect for her while camping. The low profile provides more shade. She is very content in it while I'm busy. The best part is the assembly. I would highly recommend this for those with small dogs." —Jacque Thomas
Buy now: Advantek 3-Foot Pet Gazebo With Canopy, $169.99
11. Retriever HD4545 Pet Retreat Portable Kennel
Bottom line: For camping, the Retriever HD4545 Pet Retreat Portable Kennel is hard to beat. Its made with galvanized, rust-resistant metal and includes a roof kit and stakes.
It's super easy to set up, and the heavy-duty latch is tough enough for even heavy chewers.
Customer review: "Great kennel for camping! We are at the beach using it now. Read the directions and it is easy as pie. Great purchase!!!" —Mary Ann Klotz
Buy now: Retriever Pet Retreat Portable Kennel, $219.99
10. Lucky Dog Galvanized Chain Link Dog Kennel Kit
Bottom line: Another type of kennel design uses a classic chain link fence. The Lucky Dog CL 40528 Galvanized Chain Link Dog Kennel Kit is made of commercial-grade steel, including steel wire ties to prevent rust and breakouts.
The kennel is big enough for even large dogs, and it comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Customer review: "We bought this instead of crating our dog at our business. It is sturdy and gives her enough room to move around without being overwhelming in our garage. Great buy!" —Jenn266
Buy now: Lucky Dog Galvanized Chain Link Dog Kennel Kit, $299.99
9. Pet Essentials Premium Welded Wire Kennel
Bottom line: Simple, sturdy and sleek, the Pet Essentials Premium Dog Kennel Kit is both spacious and secure. The vinyl cover provides shade and shelter from light rain.
It's also high enough that an average adult can stand inside the enclosure without hunching over.
It's recommended for any sized dog, or even containing other small pets.
Customer review: "This is a well built kennel for our Doberman to get out and stretch in! Plenty of room early to assemble and came with the top! Looks nice in the yard as well!!" —Barons playhouse
Buy now: Pet Essentials Premium Welded Wire Kennel, $329.99
8. Fencemaster Kennel System Cottageview Dog Kennel
Bottom line: Keep your pet contained using the Fencemaster Kennel System RSHBK11-11799 Cottageview Dog Kennel. With a sturdy design and compact size, this kennel is ideal for inside or outside use.
Cottageview dog kennels measure 5 feet wide by 5 feet long by 4 feet tall, and they can be set up in under an hour. The sunblock is a nice touch, so you can keep your dog safe and cool on those sunny, hot days.
Customer review: "We bought this instead of a crate for our big dog. Looks just like picture and very sturdy for the price. Can use inside or outside." —Deb40
Buy now: Fencemaster Cottageview Dog Kennel, $399.99
7. Advantek 5-Foot Pet Gazebo With Canopy
Bottom line: Some of us want a dog kennel that doesn't look like a dog kennel. The Advantek Pet Gazebo is Tractor Supply's solution. It looks more like a garden feature or a circus tent than an ugly, old kennel, but it's just as secure.
It's shaped like an octagon, offering plenty of space and a gate that's big enough to walk through. You can also connect the gazebo with additional gazebos to house additional pets.
Set up takes less than 10 minutes, and all the metal side panels are covered by a five-year warranty.
Customer review: "This Gazebo kennel was fairly easy to put together. Very sturdy, even in 20mph winds. 70lb dog loves it. I bought 2 gazebo kennels & the 2nd one is perfect for 3-5 chickens. Glad I found it online at Tractor Supply. Looks great in the yard." —Kathy Sandyboim
Buy now: Advantek 5-Foot Pet Gazebo With Canopy, $299.99
6. Stephens Pipe and Steel Dog Kennel
Bottom line: Tractor Supply dog kennels come in every shape and size. The Stephens Pipe and Steel DKA11010 Gold Series Complete Dog Kennel is more like a dog run than a dog kennel. It measures 10 feet by 10 feet by 6 feet, so large dogs have room to stretch out and move around.
Unlike crates, its meant to give dogs a larger chunk of yard space for long stretches home alone.
Customer review: "Works good for us. The extra horizontal cross bar half way up (not included with another brand on this size kennel) definitely adds extra strength and stability." —Matthew Bauman
Buy now: Stephens Pipe and Steel Dog Kennel, $549.99
5. Retriever Lodge Expandable Kennel
Bottom line: The Retriever Lodge Expandable Kennel is one of the top-rated Tractor Supply dog kennels. It's also one of the pricier models, but we think it's worth it.
It's made from premium steel and welded wire panels that are resistant to rust, even outside in wet weather. It assembles in mere minutes, and it can be doubled in size with the addition of the Retriever 2-Panel Expansion Pack (sold separately).
It also locks automatically for added security.
Customer review: "Love these kennels. I like the fact that you can make them bigger and connect multiple kennels together." —Dog lady USA
Buy now: Retriever Lodge Expandable Kennel, $499.99
4. Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment Small Animal Transporter
Bottom line: Pretty much every Tractor Supply dog kennel is made with quality materials, and the Tarter GGFS Farm and Ranch Equipment Small Animal Transporter is no exception. It's made from rust-resistant galvanized steel that should hold up for years of use.
Unlike most kennels, it's made with transportation in mind. It fits easily in the bed of most pickup trucks, securely housing large dogs on the road. If you happen to have farm animals, it'll work to move them around too.
Customer review: "Seems to be well made and easy to move. I had to order it online because my local store doesn't carry, it only took 2 weeks for delivery. Hoping to find a top for it." —Shannon D
Buy now: Tarter Small Animal Transporter, $599.99
3. Tarter Blue Champion Complete Dog Kennel
Bottom line: Another large kennel, the Tarter DKMDB Blue Champion Complete Dog Kennel is the most heavy-duty kennel of its size.
It's made with 10-gauge wire and extra thick tubing to prevent pets from escaping and keep nasty predators out.
The E-Coat finish can handle heavy chewers and rough weather, and the entire setup can be doubled for extra space.
Customer review: "We love the pen. It was very easy to set up once we found the instructions online. It was scratched up and bent in a couple of places when we received. Not bad enough to return so I’m giving only 4 stars." —Toniec
Buy now: Tarter Blue Champion Complete Dog Kennel, $629.99
2. Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment Heavy-Duty Dog Kennel
Bottom line: This dog kennel is so spacious that it's essentially large enough for your dog to live in full-time. For those who prefer to keep their dogs outside, it's the perfect option. It's heavy-duty, huge, expandable, and big enough to stand up in.
The shade cover keeps pets cool, and the heavy double latches make entering and exiting the kennel easy as pie. This one's probably overkill for a small backyard, but if you live on a farm, it's a perfect choice.
Customer review: "Love this kennel. Love the door latch. Heavy but not overdone. Well thought out. Would like to have a little better price but it is what it is. Would buy again." —Darrin D32
Buy now: Tarter Farm Heavy-Duty Dog Kennel, $1,099.99
1. 4x4 North America 3G Variocage MiniMax XL Vehicle Dog Kennel
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Bottom line: Taking your dog in the car is so ordinary that it's easy to forget how dangerous it is. Unsecured pets can be seriously injured if you have to slam on the breaks, and accidents can be fatal. The 4x4 North America 366 3G Variocage MiniMax XL Vehicle Dog Kennel improves pet safety on the road.
The bars are closely spaced to keep smaller pets from escaping, and there are 14 adjustable sizes to fit any sized pet or vehicle. The best part? It's the only dog kennel that has passed front, rear and rollover crash tests.
Buy now: 4x4 North America XL Vehicle Dog Kennel, $879.99