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Petsfit Dog Travel Cratepetsfit mesh dog crate

If you have a medium to large-sized pet and you’re looking for a soft dog crate with a lot of ventilation then this Petsfit Travel Home is definitely worth considering. Built around a lightweight, metal frame, three large, zippered mesh openings provide all the airflow that your pet might need. It’s easy to erect without the use of tools and folds down quickly. It’s highly reviewed, highly rated and, at the time of writing, on sale!!!

Zampa Playpendog playpen

We’ve just added another popular dog playpen to our listings which boasts hundreds of great reviews and a one year money-back guarantee! The Zampa Pet Playpen is available in three color schemes and comes with some nice little extras. At the time of writing this, a sale is on which could save you over $25! And so if you’re looking for a small to medium-sized playpen, and you like the look of the Zampa, act quickly before the sale ends!

Pet Cave Beddog cave bed

With the days becoming shorter and the weather changing for the worse, your little friends may be starting to seek sanctuary from the fall! If they are, a cosy cave bed might be the solution to shield them from the cold. This ‘Precious Tails’ tent bed has a machine-washable corduroy cover, a snug Sherpa interior and is stuffed with a comfy, recycled filling. Both the reviews and the price are very good. Has the time come for your furry friends to nuzzle and snuggle?

Lucky Dog Large Steel Kenneloutdoor steel dog kennel

A large steel-framed kennel and canopy which can easily accommodate any size of hound. Being of a modular design the layout can be configured in different ways and extra panels (purchased separately) can even be added to make this already sizable kennel even bigger! Built from commercial grade steel and 8-gauge wire mesh, the kennel comes with a one year warranty against defects and is proving popular thus far!

GigaPet Tentgigapet pop-up tent

A new range of dog tents, the largest of which could house a very large hound! These new kids on the block are an unknown quantity to us at this time, but the pop-up design looks good and comes with all the extras that one would expect plus a few more, such as guy ropes and stakes for those breezier days out in the field or yard. Good reviews thus far. See what you think…

The latest product on our Extras Page:

Collapsible Bowl Setfold down dog bowls for camping

When out camping, especially with a dog, space and weight are important issues and these collapsible bowls can help a great deal in these areas. These are environmentally friendly items that can be used again and again. They are made from FDA approved, non-toxic silicone and even though they are chunky and sturdy when popped open, they collapse down to a very thin disc when not in use. Being easy to clean, easy to store and easy to take along it's no surprise that these bowls have many great reviews!

What Are Dog Tents?washable tents for dogs

A dog tent is for canine camping, right? Well, yes, it can be – but one can be put to so many more uses than just that. A dog tent can be utilized in many different ways aside from your dog's own camping quarters: it can be used as a convenient portable kennel when travelling in preference to a dog crate; it can be used to defend the discerning outdoor dog against both sun and showers; and it can also be used as a comfortable bolthole for the indoor hound that enjoys some privacy! The latter could also serve as an advantage for nervous dogs when they travel away from home and are taken to new and strange places: they will have a familiar shelter in which to retreat if they need to – a home from home!

Anyway, back to the camping side of things… A separate tent for your dog can obviously enhance your own camping experience – especially if you have a large dog! Depending on the size of your own tent, room may be at a premium. A good night’s rest might be hard to come by in such cramped confines with an excited, fidgeting hound sharing the space! Even if you have enough room, however, dog tents can still hold some advantages in less than clement conditions: muddy paws and the smell of damp dog can be confined to next-door!

another dirty dogMost tents for dogs are easy to assemble and take up little space when they are not being used. They come in a wide range of styles, sizes and prices which should suit any dog and any owner alike. And so why not spend a little money and get a lot of convenience as well as a lot appreciation from your dog in return? Follow the links above to the most suitable pages and see what items we have found.

Why Take the Dog Camping?dog pet tent or not

The question should be: why not? If your best friend is well-behaved and unlikely to run amok when out in the country, the benefits will far outweigh the negatives for you both (and for the rest of the family if they’re coming along too). Your dog will enjoy the taste of fresh air and freedom as much as you do and reward you with his loyal company throughout your adventures – isn’t that already better than having him kenneled, or having to depend on friends to look after him and keep him content? There will be no guilt or worry on your part and no pining for you on his. This will allow you both to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds and make some happy memories: the long hikes; the dog-tiredness; the new and the natural; the time you’ll share; and the experiences you’ll have in common. So why not get out there… together?

Which Tent Size for My Dog?tent sizes

At the top of this page we have included a very general size guide to help you in your search. On the product pages themselves, however, we always include the dimensions to give you a better idea of a suitable size. We have placed all dog tent and dog crate designs that come in numerous sizes on the multi-sized page: this page, therefore, is worth looking at whether you have a small, medium or large dog.

One should always consider what the new tent for your dog actually includes: is it a tent bed with cushioning already provided, or do you have to allow for the space taken when inserting your own? Read the descriptions and sizes provided carefully; glean an idea, if you can, from the pictures themselves; read the customer reviews for any extra information; and, for extra certainty, measure your dog!

Tent Stability

camping dog weatherAnother important thing to consider along with size when buying outdoor dog tents is its stability. This is a very common issue raised by previous buyers of some companies’ tents. In windy conditions some tent designs have been reported to topple over – both without and with the poor dog inside! Obviously, this is not appreciated by dog and owner alike! We have rejected several designs of tent on this website because of this very issue. When we read repeated reviews of the instability and/or flimsiness of a tent we become fairly sure that there’s no smoke without fire and we don’t include the product on our lists.

And so, consider carefully where the tent is going to be used: indoor tent beds are obviously not a concern, but a camping trip to an open area, exposed to the elements, may be more of a problem. In these circumstances you should ask yourself some questions before you buy a tent for your dog: what could the weather be like where you’re going – is it likely to be very windy? How is the tent to be anchored to the ground – with stakes or merely weighted? And last, but by no means least, what do previous customers have to say about a certain tent’s stability – are they happy on the whole?

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Ventilation is an important component in any dog tent (or dog crate). If the dog is to be sealed inside a tent for any length of time it is vital that some form of vent or opening are there to help with air circulation – especially in warm weather. We wouldn’t dream of leaving a dog in a car on a hot day, for any time length of time, without at least a window cranked down a little, and the same practise should apply to alleviate the humidity occasionally found in a tent. Fortunately, most makes of dog tent incorporate mesh vents or similar openings to help. Even so, consider the weather and consider your dog – would he be more comfortable in this tent or another?

The mesh, if included in a tent design, quite often is dual purpose: mesh ‘windows’ can give the dog visibility as well as clean air. This is an important consideration too if the animal is to be enclosed for any period of time. If the dog can see what’s going on about him, he will likely be more relaxed and more content to remain inside without panicking. For the owner, the ability to quickly look in on their dog and reassure themselves that he’s okay is an advantage also.

As well as a tent’s performance in hot weather, it’s waterproofing in wet weather should also be taken into account. For indoor dog tents and fair-weather camping this is, obviously, not so important. But for an outdoor tent in unpredictable weather it is a must – both for the dog’s sake and for any blanket or bed enclosed inside. Some makes fair better than others in this regard. Be sure before you buy!

One last important consideration as far as the owner goes is: how easy is the tent to clean? Many, but not all, dog tents are made from washable materials that require nothing more than a quick hose down after use. Some, however, are less forgiving when it comes to muddy paw prints. Once again, see what the manufacturers and the reviewers have to say on this issue before you buy.

What do we do?

happy dogWe are an Amazon Associate website and are proud to be so. We search all the relevant nooks and crannies on Amazon on your behalf to bring you the most highly rated tents for dogs at the best possible prices. We will only ever add a tent or crate to our listings if a majority of buyers have been pleased with the product they’ve already received. And we only include trusted sellers with a good, solid history. In short: we search and research so you don’t have to – and you don’t pay a penny extra for this service when you come to buy.

Amazon itself doesn’t need much of an introduction. It’s one of thehappy dogs world’s biggest online retailers and their track record speaks for itself. They are a company that you can trust absolutely. And so when we refer you over to their website we know you’re in safe hands. Once you’re there and you’ve found the dog tent that’s right for you and your four-legged friend, our job here is done. Checkout and payment continue through Amazon in the typical way and you’re covered by their great customer service as usual.

We truly hope that you find something you like upon our pages. Our to-the-point reviews should give you some basic idea about any certain product, but be sure to also check the actual product description and the customer reviews and questions. We wish you and your dog a happy purchase!

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