Metal dog crates are typically the first type of crate thought of by perspective pet owners. They're a durable type of crate that can be used in a variety of situations. The OxGord Paws & Pals Folding Metal Dog Crate is an affordable option if you're looking for a crate of this type.
Metal dog crates are one of the best options for owners who won't be leaving the crate set up all the time. These types of crates usually fold flat for easy transporting and storage, and they're often ranked among the best dog crates for pet owners. These cages are also easy to clean and can't be ruined by chewers, which makes them ideal for puppies.
Another benefit for puppy owners, metal dog crates typically come with an included divider that allows the crate to grow with your puppy. If your puppy or adult dog has accidents in his crate, you won't need to worry with a wire crate. They're easy to clean and usually have floor pans that slide out for easy cleaning.
These crates aren't escape-proof, as an especially rambunctious dog may be able to get the walls of the crate to fold in. In order to combat this issue, a lot of pet owners use cable zip ties to ensure the crate doesn't fold up unexpectedly.
The OxGord Paws & Pals Folding Metal Dog Crate comes in a variety of sizes in both single- and double-door options. If you've done some research on the many types of dog crates and feel that a metal crate is the right choice for your dog, this review will explain what sets the OxGord Paws & Pals crate apart from other similar products.
OxGord Paws & Pals Folding Metal Dog Crate Review
This crate is made from steel wire with an electro-coat finish that is corrosion, rust and fade resistant. For this reason, the OxGord Paws & Pals crate can be used indoors or outside. According to OxGord, also has an ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic tray on the bottom that keeps any messes contained. This tray slides out for easy cleaning.
You can purchase this dog crate in 6 sizes:
- 20″L x 13″W x 16″H (single door only)
- 24″L x 17″W x 19″H
- 30″L x 18″W x 20″H
- 36″L x 22″W x 25″H
- 42″L x 27″W x 30″H
- 48″L x 27″W x 30″H (the size featured in my review)
Aside from the 20″ size, all OxGord Paws & Pals crates come with a divider to allow the crate to grow with your puppy. You can see how easy these dividers are to use in my video review above. These dividers allow you to keep your puppy in a smaller area so he is less likely to have an accident while in his crate.
You'll also notice the slide-bolt latches (pictured to the right) that keep the doors securely shut. This design makes it extremely difficult for your dog to slide the latches out and open the door from the inside of this OxGord dog crate.
When folded flat, the OxGord Paws & Pals crate is just 4″ high.
Some owners do not like metal wire crates because they believe they look too much like a cage. They also worry that their dog may break one of the wires and injure himself. If your dog is a Houdini that tries to escape from any enclosure, a metal crate like this may not be the best choice for him.
I would NOT recommend this dog crate for a dog that tries to escape!
However, if your dog isn't too rambunctious you won't need to worry about him getting hurt in this crate. The corners are rounded to prevent injury, and your dog would need to be extremely powerful to break the wire bars.
As the name suggests, the OxGord Paws & Pals Folding Metal Dog Crate folds flat for easy storage. This also makes it a great option if you plan to take the crate along while traveling. In my video review I demonstrate the lock that prevents the crate from unfolding while you're carrying it and the convenient carrying handle.
Compared to other folding metal dog crates, this option is very affordable. At the time of this review, you can purchase an OxGord Paws & Pals dog crate on Amazon for $29.95-$69.90 depending on the size that you need.
It is much cheaper than most similar products, but there is a reason for that. The wires of this crate are just a bit thinner than they are on more expensive products of the same type. This makes the crate a little less stable. As you'll see in my video review, there is a bit of movement when you shake the crate back and forth. This is the main reason that I would not recommend it for destructive dogs that try to escape enclosures.