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This is a page of dog tents, tent beds, crates and kennels with the smaller canine in mind. If there’s nothing you like here, be sure to check out the Multi-Size page. There you will find different designs of tent/crate that each come in several sizes. Many of these will also be suitable for the diminutive dog!

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Pawhut Elevated Dog Canopy Beddog sun shelter

45 star
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(of whole) 24.25" x 18.75" x 22.75" to 36" x 30" x 36.25"

Materials: Steel frame with 600D PVC and mesh

This Pawhut ‘Cooling Dog Bed’ is available in currently available three sizes – the larger two of which could comfortably shelter dogs around the medium-size mark. But, as this is the ‘Small’ page, we’ll concentrate on the variation intended for the little guys and girls! The ‘bed’ part of this doggy sun shelter sits seven inches above ground level, allowing airflow underneath and up through the breathable mesh base. The frame of the bed is constructed from sturdy powder-coated steel, ensuring good stability. When some shade is required, the attractive-looking domed canopy simply attaches to the cot’s frame at the corners and is secured with the help of bungee cords. The simplicity of this foldable design makes this canopy bed both very lightweight and portable as well as being very airy. And, to aid the owner further, it comes with its own bag for easy storage or travel. The few reviews posted at the time of writing are very positive. And so maybe this is one of the best little summer dog shelters under the sun?

MyDeal Pop-Up Pet Tentsmall pop up dog tent

4 stars
small dog tents

24" x 24" x 26"

Materials: Dura-light steel and mesh

An affordable and versatile little tent that, for well-behaved, non-chewing pooches, could be employed in several different ways. As a tent it could be used both indoors and out in fair weather with the included stakes helping to anchor the dura-light steel frame to the ground. A zippered mesh door and top openings provide good ventilation and its pop-up nature and free carry bag make it ideal for stowing or travel. Talking of travel, we come to a secondary function of the tent: it can be used as a barrier between the front and back seats of a car. When folded down and with the included seat attachments employed your four-legged friend will be prevented from trying to take the wheel! (See the on-page pictures for more info.) For the money - which isn’t much! – you do get a lot of versatility. It might not be the hardiest of dog tents on the market, but for the right dog and owner it could be ideal and the reviews so far seem to suggest that!

Viilier Pet Supplies Tentssmall bright dog tents

35 stars
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16.9" x 16.9" x 16.1"

Materials: Polyester

These very bright pet tents are only big enough for small dogs and puppies only. The Polka dot design is available in three vivid colors: green (pictured); pink and yellow. As you might expect, being on such a small scale, the tents are easy to set up, take down, store and transport. The design is basic with just a doorway and flap on one side and without any mesh. The material used (polyester) is washable and waterproof. The tents are obviously not for serious camping use, they are just a little bit of fun for the home or even possibly the backyard in the right weather. The customer reviews at the time of writing are very good and the prices are more than reasonable also. And so if you want a no-frills, basic but bright tent for your small dog one of these might appeal to you!

One-Touch Folding Dog Tentone touch dog tent

3 star
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19.5" x 19.5" x 17.5"

Materials: PE+180 T UV coating

This cheap and cheerful small dog tent is available in bright orange and blue colors (for some reason we prefer the orange!). As the name suggests it has an instant pop-up mechanism and folds back down into a convenient carry bag making it both easily portable and storable. Mesh on three sides and an open entrance combine to ensure good air circulation whilst the canopy itself is UV treated (180 T). The product is a good size for a small dog (or maybe two very small dogs) and could be good for both indoor and outdoor use. (The latter in fair weather only we would suggest.) It comes with its own basic floor pad but you may feel you need to supply an additional layer of comfort. All things considered, however, a fun item at a low price but nothing more!

Lucky Dog Dawg Tenttent 10

4 star

24" x 24" x 35"

Materials: Water resistant canvas and fleece mat

Small to medium-sized tent that folds down into a convenient roll that can be carried in an included bag. All happy customers for this tent so far with many good reviews. Be aware that this item is described as being a medium-sized tent and so may be too large for some of the smaller dogs - take note of the dimensions of both domain and dog! Overall, this is a good, sturdy tent and may well be worth considering.

Summer Pet Tentssmall dog 5

35 star

Sizes From:
15" x 15" x 13 " To 23" x 23" x 21"

Materials: Mesh with Oxford Cloth base

This tent (originally sold as the 'Scientist Pet Tent' we believe) is available in three colors and in three small sizes, the biggest of which might just possibly suit a medium-sized dog. It includes mesh for ventilation and is washable. The colors available are blue (pictured), green and pink. The design is light and is easy to store. The reviewers, so far, are, on the whole, happy. We think this is a great little tent for the money. Certainly one to consider if you're just looking for a fun item for a well behaved pooch!

Small Portable Folding Dog Houseportable small dog shelter

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27.6" x 21.7" x 20.9"

Materials: Polyester with fiberglass poles

This is a colorful little dog tent for the home or yard with an attractive design and price to match! That said, it is basic and lacks any breathable mesh, depending instead on a permanently open ‘front door’ to provide some air circulation. The orange and coffee-colored canopy is quick to assemble (and take down again) with bending, fiberglass poles providing the structure with its stability and shape. The polyester canopy is easy to clean and can be either hand or (gently) machine-washed. We’ve seen this same product sold from various sources and reviews vary wildly. We’ve seen just one of these tents and that one looked okay to us - for use in the home or in fair weather outside – but that’s just one tent from one seller!  Opinion seems divided all over the net and so some caution is advised. Be sure to read the other buyers’ reviews.

Crates and Kennels

One for Pets Double Travel Kenneldouble travel kennel

45 star
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19.5" x 2 (39")  x 20" x 20" 

Materials: Fabric and mesh

We like this idea (as many others do!) of combining together or detaching what are, effectively, two small soft dog crates. This pair can be joined together but with a dividing, zipped barrier between the two; or joined together but without a barrier, effectively forming one longer kennel; and finally, of course, as two completely separate smaller kennels. It’s a simple idea but one that leads to a lot of versatility for an appropriately sized dog (or dogs, of course) not least in the multiple entrances the various setups can provide. This versatility increases with the addition of straps allowing for a secure connection to seatbelts for safe travel. Also included are a removable, washable pad cover; an optional interior hammock (for very small pets) and a carry case (the crates are collapsible). And so whether the ‘One for Pets’ Double is used as two simple crates, carriers or kennels, or as one single entity, at home, away or on the road, it fits the bill! As hinted at before the reviews are predominantly very good!

Pet Magasin Collapsible Carriersmall dog carrier

45 star
but small dog carrier

17" x 13" x 14" 

Materials: Hard top and base with foam and mesh

Definitely one for small breeds and puppies only, this ‘Pet Magasin’ carrier is built from a mixture of hard and soft materials to form a sturdy but still versatile product. The hard top and bottom give both protection and rigidity to the frame, preventing bumps from above whilst providing stable surface below. The soft sides feature a mesh door and curved perforated walls to provide good visibility and ventilation. These soft sides also allow the top and bottom to come together when not in use and be zippered into a neat, waterproof package with a carrying handle. Also included is a padded mat for the pooches comfort and a two year warranty, 100 percent money-back guarantee! This light and compact pet carrier is proving immensely popular and boasts hundreds of good reviews. If your dog is small enough (check dimensions) it is surely a good option!

Durable Dog Den Cratesmall strong soft dog crate

5 stars
strong small soft dog crate
(Currently Unavailable)

23.5" x 16.5" x 16.5" 

Materials: Tubular steel frame with 1,600D Oxford Nylon

Durability is often an issue with soft dog crates but we’ve come across this one for small dogs that is far from flimsy! This ‘Durable Den’ is covered with an amazing 1,600D Oxford Nylon, providing it with a very healthy shield against paws and gnaws! The plentiful mesh, it is boasted, is also three times stronger than the norm, giving it even more hardiness. Along with the inclusion of reinforced corners and heavy-duty zippers, you can tell that this crate is determined to be the toughest on the market! Strength aside, there are various ways to carry the crate when assembled or not. A free made-to-measure bed is also another nice little feature, covered with the same tough material as the crate’s shell. On top of all of that there is a one year warranty along with a commitment to refund the buyer completely – including shipping costs! – if they are not completely happy. This, we feel, says a lot about the seller’s confidence in their product - and the excellent reviews echo this!

Milliard Portable Outdoor Pet Housemilliard portable kennel for small dogs

45 star
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24" x 24" x 30" 

Materials: 600D nylon canvas

Milliard has quite a reputation for building easily-transportable and quick to set up dog houses. This latest little collapsible outdoor kennel of theirs is constructed from 600 Denier nylon canvas and sets up quickly with just zippers and Velcro! It has two entrances/exits that sit opposite each other and come with window flaps - these clear doorways are removable and so can be employed or not depending on the weather conditions. The Pet House also comes with water-resistant walls and a comfy cushion with an incorporated fleece mat. We think this a good temporary shelter that would be useful to take on excursions, vacations or just on long journeys where boarding your dog might otherwise be a problem. Good reviews overall at the time of writing!

2PET Fold-A-Cratefolding dog crate

45 star
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Sizes From: 20" x 13" x 14" To 32" x 23" x 23"

Materials: Tubular Steel frame with 600D Oxford fabric

A nice range of small to medium-sized crates from 2PET. The design has a good strong 600D Oxford fabric surrounding a sturdy steel frame. This folds down flat via a simple push-button mechanism, making it simple to stow or transport. The design also boasts rounded corners to help protect your home or car from any bumps and scrapes. Built into the machine-washable fabric shell is plenty of mesh for good ventilation, handles for easy carrying (both when erected and collapsed) and a front and top entrance/exit. Also included in with the reasonable price is a waterproof mat, a fleece pad and a choice of colors! And so – good materials, strength and convenience all at very fair prices! We like it – but what do previous purchasers have to say? Well, I’m pleased to report that the reviews are overwhelmingly positive at this time and that there have been many happy customers! If you’re looking for a high quality, small steel-framed dog crate, this one should definitely be on your list of contenders!

Cruising Companion Cratepolka dot soft dog crate

35 star
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Sizes: 21" x 13" x 15" To 31" x 20" x25"

Materials: Wire and polyester

This is certainly one for the more flamboyant dogs and owners out there! The Cruising Companion is available in three sizes, the larger of which might suit a medium-sized pooch. An integrated wire frame allows for a quick set-up and take-down and is covered by a water-resistant polyester shell. There’s plenty of mesh for good ventilation as well as roll-up shades when required. This soft dog crate also comes with handy storage pockets, a removable Berber mat and a color-coordinated carrying case – which brings us back to that showy design! The crates are available in black and blue colors, both of which are adorned by polka dots and bright grosgrain ribbon bows – pink on the black design and green on the blue. But don’t fall into the trap of thinking that this is just a cute, gimmicky product: the crate is well made and the reviews at this time are outstanding! An overstated crate that shouldn’t be underestimated!

Petsfit Pop-Open Kennelpetsfit pop open crate

4.5 star
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Sizes: 21" x 13" x 15" To 31" x 20" x25"

Materials: 600D oxford Cloth and hexagonal mesh

We have a soft spot for Petsfit here at Dog-Tent, having already admired and awarded one of their crate ranges with a silver medal! And so we were curious to see the latest design from them – with an unbiased eye, of course! The Petsfit Pop-Open kennels are built with small to smaller medium-sized dogs in mind. Two hexagonally-meshed side flaps provide good ventilation whilst a top flap permits a third possible entrance. The fabric employed is a good sturdy 600D Oxford Cloth which is lined with 230D polyester. The design includes: a small storage pocket; a soft machine-washable faux-fleece pad; and the whole thing folds neatly down into a flat, easy to carry shape for transport or storage. And so what do we think? Well, it’s certainly a lightweight product (we mean that in a good way!) and so best for less fidgety pooches we feel. But we like the look of it very much – another very smart design from our silver medalists! The prices are good and so are the reviews thus far. It looks as though Petsfit may have come up with another winner!

EliteField Small 3 Door Dog Crateelitefield small dog crate

45 star

Size: 24" x 18" x 21"

Materials: Steel-tube frame and mesh

1stWe like EliteField's soft dog crates (we've awarded them a gold medal) and we are certainly not alone in our praise: consistantly high ratings prevail across their product range. We've already included a bigger version of this crate on our large tent page, but we don't want to leave the little guys out and so here is a smaller version. As with the larger version, this crate has many happy customers and ranks highly. It comes with a free carry bag and and mat (The included mat and the cover are machine washable.) and erects and folds down quickly. Ventilation is good and its three doors (top, front and side) provide other options as well as extra convenience. All of this is built around a sturdy steel-tube frame which makes for a very durable design. EliteField offer a 100 percent money back guarantee for this crate. We think that says it all!

Small Dog Cratesmall dog crate

4 star

18" x 15" x 16"

Materials: Water Resistant with mesh windows

A small collapsible crate by 'Guardian Gear'. (You can see this dog tent's bigger brothers on the large tent page.) This little one is just as easy to assemble and take down and is very durable too. It has mesh windows on all sides for ventilation and vision and comes in nice bright color scheme as you can see. Reviews are very good with just some concern over comfort - it comes with a faux sheepskin mat (machine washable) but may require more padding still. Overall, a good little crate but the price isn't the cheapest.

Tent Beds

Pet Teepee Tentteepee for pooches

45 stars
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Size: 20" x 20" x 24"

Materials: Cotton canvas and pine poles

A bright little tent for bright little dogs only! (Ok – and cats.) This stripy and cheerful design wraps a cotton canvas cover around five pine poles to form an attractive teepee tent for your favorite pet to relax in. The canopy material is resilient enough to be machine-washable and when not in use can be stowed in an included carry bag. The teepee is easy to assemble and comes with instructions should you have any trouble. One thing to point out: it doesn’t come with the pad as shown in the picture – an existing one, or a new one, which fits the dimensions, would have to be found (if required). This is the second teepee we’ve featured in this section and we’ve included because of both its excellent reviews and its reasonable price tag which many other similar-looking designs seem to lack! Think your dog might like it? Have a powwow with your bow wow!

Viiler Pet Teepeedog teepee

45 star
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Size: 23.6" x 23.6" x 33.1"

Materials: Cotton

There are quite a few of these pet teepees now appearing on the market and so we thought we’d feature one of the more popular designs on our small dog tent page. This particular tepee is available with both red and blue stripes and with or without a cushion. As you can see it’s a very basic product which makes it very easy to set up and take down. It’s also easy to keep clean as the cotton material is washable – either by hand or carefully by machine. As cotton is used for the canopy it would make a nice cool shelter out in the yard during the hotter, less windy months of the year but, of course, there’s no reason why it can’t function as a cosy tent-bed for inside use also. It folds neatly down into its own carry bag when not in use and would be a cinch to transport. It’s basically a cute little novelty item that might suit some of the smaller pooches out there (check the dimensions). Reviews are very good at the time of writing although we have to point out that some of them have been made in exchange for a discount. And even though these reviews claim to be unbiased, we often find, in our experience, that they do skew the scores a little and so proceed with a little caution.

KandH Hooded Lounge Sleeperdog lounge sleeper tent bed

45 star

Size: 20" x 25" x 13"

(Interior size is approx. 16" x 15")

Materials: Poly/cotton mix with polyfil and microfleece

These tent beds for small dogs and puppies are available in two patchwork color schemes: Tan (pictured); and Teal. The hooded part of the design can be removed, if you or your dog prefer it that way, just by unzipping it and leaving the more traditional-looking dog bed base. The stuffing is made from recycled materials (a premium polyfil made from plastic bottles) and wrapped up inside durable cotton/poly material. The removable cushion is covered by cozy microfleece which can be unzipped for machine washing. However, the rest of the bed should be cleaned down with a damp cloth or sponge - it's worth bearing that in mind if you have a dirt-loving dog or a heavy-moulting pooch! Overall, this product is very popular and has many very good reviews. The negative issue that does pop up occasionally is that the cushion is on the thin side and so some extra padding might be required for some pets.

Small Indoor Tent Bedsmall tent bed

45 star

Sizes From: 16" x 12" x 12" To 17" x 13" x 12"

Materials: Foam and Sherpa with removable cushion

Very popular little tent bed for the little dog at home. Soft and warm Sherpa fabric make these indoor dog tent beds cosy boltholes for very small indoor hounds. The product is machine washable and comes in a wide range of colors. The sizes do fluctuate a bit between the color schemes for some reason, and so do the prices which is even more inexplicable. But that's the way it is and many great reviews show this indoor tent bed to be a good buy no matter what the color and price!

Snoozer Cave Bedsnoozer cozy cave bed

45 star

Sizes From: 25" x 25" x 8" To 45" x 45" x 8"

Materials: Sherpa fleece and micro-suede

A very wide range of colors, patterns (choice now reduced), sizes and prices are available for this cozy cave bed by Snoozer. The larger versions might just suit a medium-sized dog but we think that, in general, dog tent beds are made with the smaller K9 in mind - and so here they all are on the 'small' page. Anyway, the product... These cave beds are proving very popular and achieve a high star rating. These sherpa fleece-lined designs provide warm and comfortable retreats for dogs - especially good for those that like the security of going 'undercover'! This removable and machine-washable cover, as mentioned before, is available in many colors and patterns and is made from micro-suede material. The sherpa lining is machine-washable too and so the whole design should be easy to keep clean. On the negative side, the comparitively small amount of poor reviews mainly complain that the opening doesn't stay open! The other product pictures do seem a little misleading here. But we would guess, however, that it's not supposed to stay ajar and that it's up to the dog to nose it open and burrow inside.

Indoor Tent Bedsmall tent 2

45 star

Sizes: 16" x 14" x 16" To 18" x 18" x 18"

Materials: small: corduroy / large: fleece

An indoor tent bed with a removable cushion and non-slip base. The item is machine washable and is well made. Reviewers at the time of writing this are mainly giving 5 stars. A cosy space for your (very) small dog (or cat) to retreat into for a nap. Several similar versions with differing sizes and colors are now available through the same link and all are proving popular too!

Black Berry Indoor Tent Bedsmall dog 4

45 star

18" x 18" x 18"

Materials: Soft fabric and recycled stuffing

Very similar to the tent bed above. All that is different, as you can see, is the pattern and a slightly larger size - but at a slightly higher price. Not sure if the berry branch design and size is worth the extra expense on its own, but it is made, in part, of recycled materials (soda pop bottles!) and so it is a little more eco-friendly. And if it also fits in better with the decor of your home, it may well be worth the extra few dollars! A very popular item!

 Dog Tent Bedsmall dog 8

4 star

16" x 16" x 14"

Materials: Polyfoam and fabric

Home sweet home for very small dogs/puppies. This indoor kennel-shaped tent bed comes in three different designs: brown; cream; and silver (pictured). it has a non-slip base, comes with its own pillow and is easy to assemble/disassemble for washing or transport. With many favorable reviews the time of writing, this is becoming quite a popular little dog tent bed!

Dog Igloo Tentdog igloo tent

45 star

Sizes From:
37" x 30" x 23" To 51" x 39" x 30"

(Be sure to consider the small entrance size for this tent)

Materials: Foam insulation and Microban

This is certainly not a convenient dog camping tent but a fun item for the hound in the house or yard. Don’t let this tent’s whimsical design fool you though – it has a high average star ranking from many happy customers and their delighted dogs! (It is currently the best seller in 'Dog Houses'!) The design is easy to assemble, has foam insulation and has a roof vent for air circulation. It also boasts Microban in its construction – an antimicrobial component which fights against mold, mildew and other unwanted tenants. One area of concern amongst some reviewers, however, is the size of the entrance: although the product may have an X-large size; for example, the doorway might not necessarily admit an X-large hound! Overall, though, a good, solid and very different domestic tent.

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