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Hi, saw our new puppy today and now it all seems real! She's so small, and will be lost in a crate but I think it is the right thing to do from the start. Hoping to bring her home next weekend, so will need to get a dog crate asap.

Read posts by others and Jukee info great but seller they suggested doesn't appear on ebay for some reason. Will be going for a 36" one (I think?) but where do I get it from - there are so many online, I'm scared of getting it wrong. If anyone could point me in right direction or recommend I'd really appreciate it. Also do I buy a dog basket to go in the crate or just buy the vetbed cushion type stuff?

Look forward to all your helpful advice.

Cris x :confused:
 

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hi, we got our crate from here
http://www.doggiesolutions.co.uk/dog-cage-crate-cages-8769-0.html
we only got the small but think we'll probably end up getting the next size up in a few months!!
we also got Maisie a tiny bed from pets at home (black with grey cushion and paw prints on - was about £7 but tiny) she was lost in it at first but now 4 weeks later has grown right out of it!! hope this helps. :)
looking forward to some pics of your puppy. what colour is she?
 

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Sorry Cris... cant remember where off internet we got ours, I know it came in a few days.It was certainly cheaper than shops, we got 36in, it seems massive to start just block some of it off to make it more snug. We used a box and covered it with a fleecy dog blanket then take it out as the pup gets bigger. I have nt got vet bed but a thick fleecy washable matt ..GP is the make just from a pet shop. in the bottom. I have used a folded up thin single quilt that will fit in the washer as well. Good luck x x
 

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Hi. I have just bought one from www.petplanet.co.uk. they have a good selection and range of prices. Good luck with your search and look forward to hearing about your new puppy. :)
 

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Hi Cris,

The one I got (£25 ! for a top quality steel crate with side and front doors) was from:

Dog Health
Unit 3
Tower Meadow
Swaffham
Norwich PE37 7LT

Tel: 01760 726340

The part number is - GY0708004-SP

Though these crates can be bought from any Pet food place such as "Pets At Home" etc etc .....but try and buy the best quality you can (would suggest to budget anything between £30-£40) -
I would also suggest find one with a side and front door and I would also recommend the type with spring clip door fasteners as opposed to a wire loop fastener......just soooo much easier to use !).

Obviously I would suggest going for the 36" model (93cm x 57.5cm x 65cm) as it would mean only buying one crate that would last a life-time. By all means get a smaller one first - but watch to see when a bigger one is needed.

IF you are working to a budget - a carboot is a great place to find one (normally for between £10 - £20) or even a weekly auction - but I would certainly suggest that you make sure you thoroughly clean it before use !!

Stephen x
 

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Hi Ive brought a savic dog cottage crate from canine concepts online it was about £39 (went for this as i wanted a black crate not metal colour)

Also brought some vetbed to go inside plus a bonzo comforter and heat pad,hope this helps
 

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I bought a 30' crate with front and side doors and a water- bowl that is attached to the side. It was £40 from my local pet-shop. Dexter's dad was a toy so I am reassured he wont outgrow it!
 

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Hi, saw our new puppy today and now it all seems real! She's so small, and will be lost in a crate but I think it is the right thing to do from the start. Hoping to bring her home next weekend, so will need to get a dog crate asap.

Read posts by others and Jukee info great but seller they suggested doesn't appear on ebay for some reason. Will be going for a 36" one (I think?) but where do I get it from - there are so many online, I'm scared of getting it wrong. If anyone could point me in right direction or recommend I'd really appreciate it. Also do I buy a dog basket to go in the crate or just buy the vetbed cushion type stuff?

Look forward to all your helpful advice.

Cris x :confused:
If they are not on ebay then try their own website www.doghealth.co.uk
 

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I'm going to get one from him also, looks good! Have ordered Vet bed, and a clip on water bowl, and a Dog Bag for the car so far.. Yay I've started to purchase dog things :)
 

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I'm going to get one from him also, looks good! Have ordered Vet bed, and a clip on water bowl, and a Dog Bag for the car so far.. Yay I've started to purchase dog things :)
Yay!!! Its like getting your first babygrow all over again! You have got way more than me.Whats a dog bag???(am i being stuput):)
 

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Yay!!! Its like getting your first babygrow all over again! You have got way more than me.Whats a dog bag???(am i being stuput):)
And I only started today, not bad going hey! It's a pop up crate thing for the back of the car! Harri bought one and sent me the link, it looks pretty good :cool:
 
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We think it's fab and it only takes up half the boot and is dead easy to put back in the rucksack :). Make sure you look in the bargain bucket for one as its £30 cheaper.
 
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