I started to get a lot of anxiety driving with my fur baby and thinking about what would happen to her if we got into a car accident. She had seatbelt but knowing she can still get really injured with it, I knew I needed a safer solution. Imagine finding out that your dog didn’t survive the crash... what would you pay in that moment to have your best friend back? That’s what you have to think about when you make this purchase. It’s a hefty price tag but a worthwhile investment because I feel so much more at ease knowing that in the worst case scenario, she is as protected as she can be while travelling in a car. I live in Canada so with the exchange rate and shipping/duties/customs fees, it ended up being even pricier but I would purchase it again in a heartbeat.
Excellent service and speed
I had always thought I needed a crate with a lot of room. My new dog is a short haired boxer mix that loves to curl up. She loves her Gunner, going into it with no issues (note: I did do crate training games), went to the vets and came out to leap right back into it.
A few weeks ago we had stopped for a vehicle making a left turn when we were hit by a distracted driver from behind. We were pushed into the car in front of us so hard it spun around in a full circle and hit us again in the front. 2 of the 3 cars were a total loss. We always traveled with our dogs in a hard sided VariKennel in the back. After seeing how the VariKennels were pushed up into the back seats all I could think was thank God the dogs were at home. I knew I had to do more to keep them safe and Gunner Kennels are the safest thing I can find. But my dogs will ride in the center of my car from now on. Never again will they ride in the back. The Gunner Kennel is good looking and sturdy but they are heavy.
My miniature poodle Kodi developed a car phobia for unclear reasons. The G1 small solved the problem. He goes into the crate without complaint, and with classical music playing (Mozart is his favorite) quickly settles down for a snooze.