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how a gunner dog crate survived a bridge car crash
02-08-171 min read
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Yet another Gunner Kennels customer tells us that our dog crate saved his best friend's life. Keep reading to learn how.
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Peyton Bullard – a resident of Hoisington, Kansas – was rounding a curve one evening when he lost control of his truck. As the backend of his pickup crashed into the guardrail of a bridge, one of his first thoughts was his dog: he knew immediately that the majority of the damage would be sustained in the exact spot where his labrador retriever, Grizz, was riding. Check out the extensive damage sustained in the photo that Peyton’s submitted above.

Fortunately for Grizz the dog was protected in Gunner Kennels’ G1™ Intermediate. As a hunting guide, he works alongside Grizz nearly every day. He told us he did not think the lab would not be alive if not for Gunner Kennels.

“Gunner Kennels saved his life that night. Grizz walked away from the situation without any injuries, and he was riding right where the blow happened. You never expect something like that to happen to you. You can’t tell me your dog’s life isn’t worth a kennel.

– Peyton Bullard, G1™ Customer 

As the only 5 Star Crash Test Rated pet travel crate, we engineered this crate specifically for your peace of mind in scenarios such as this – as corny as it may sound, we’re literally in the business of saving lives. To watch Gunner Kennels undergo various crash tests – including those from the Center For Pet Safety study – click here.

Though Peyton’s G1™ Intermediate took the full force of the guardrail, he said he was able to continue using his kennel – a note he couldn’t make about his truck. See below for pictures of the Gunner Kennel that was in his truck that night, taken several weeks after the crash: 

And, one last photo of his truck that night for good measure: 

Now you know why we say Man’s Best Friend deserves Man’s Best Kennel®.

A picture of Grizz in a blind, several weeks after the wreck
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"The idea for GUNNER Kennels was inspired by my own best friend, Gunner. I've always felt uneasy traveling with him in traditional plastic crates and was tired of replacing flimsy ones year after year." – Addison Edmonds, Founder

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GUNNER tie-down straps are used to securely anchor your dog crate to your vehicle and are the only ones that we recommend for 5 Star Crash Test certified safety.  Read why it's important to use GUNNER straps for safe travel. 

Made with an extra-thick custom cambuckle for additional break strength and a synthetic material to ensure you can leave these out 24/7. Now offered in two strap length options to accommodate a greater variety of setups.


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This GUNNER tough-skin insert provides a 3/4” pad of cushion for the crate, as well as waterproof comfort for the sporting dog’s tired joints on the ride home.

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