The Benefits of Wire Crates

Wire crates are much heavier than plastic, but most dogs prefer them as there is better air flow and they can see more. Wire crates typically have a tray on the bottom, so your dog is not standing or laying on the wire. They are collapsible, which can be very handy, but it also makes them a little tedious to get in and out of your car. If you plan on just leaving it in your car, then these are a great option, especially for large dogs.


  • Great air flow
  • No vision restriction
  • Can be collapsed when not in use
  • The best option for very large dogs
  • The open design makes it easier to secure the crate in your car


  • Heavy and bulky if it needs to be taken in and out of the car a lot
  • Not as attractive as many soft sided and plastic crates