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Pens, Playpens and Gazebos for dogs

Our page dedicated to dog exercise pens, playpens and gazebos for different-sized breeds and for inside and outside use. We will add only the highest rated pens and gazebos here coupled with the most attractive prices!



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Iris Pet Penbest dog pen at low price

4.5 star
Size: 63" diameter (extendable) x 34"

Materials: High impact molded plastic

Iris is one of the most popular makes of pet pens and indeed is quite often the bestselling provider of pens of this type. There are larger and smaller versions of this design available and so it’s worth clicking on their name at the top of the linked page to see what else they have on offer. This is the eight-panel, 34” high, 63” diameter version of their very well received dog pens which are fit for small to medium-sized dogs for indoor or outdoor use. The doorway measures 14.5” width by 20” height and neatly fits in as one of the eight panels. There is a choice of numerous colors besides the white version shown here and, if the pen isn’t quite big enough, add-on panels can be purchased separately to enlarge the area. The pen panels are molded from durable, high impact plastic and are relatively simple to assemble (instructions available on the product page). Iris pens come with a reasonable price tag and thousands of great reviews!


Dog Exercise Penbest exercise pen for dogs

45 stars
Sizes: 24" to 48" high with 16' square space

Materials: Electro-coated metal

This is one of the most popular ranges of metal pens available on the market with literally thousands of previous happy customers! Created by ‘MidWest’, the exercise pens are available in a range of heights (24” to 48”) with all panels 24” wide and in a couple of colors (gold zinc and black (pictured)). The black design also has the choice of a double-latch door. Each enclosure provides sixteen square feet of area and comes with ground anchors, stabilizers and thumb snaps. No tools are necessary for setup and the individual sections can be folded flat for easy storage. There are further options to modify the layout of the pen both with and without extra expense: the shape can be changed – made smaller or larger, and a dog crate with suitable compatibility could be connected to make all manner of convenient areas for your dog. As mentioned earlier, this MidWest range is fantastically popular and so it’s no surprise that the reviews are overwhelmingly good. And with fair prices across all sizes these pens are certainly worth looking at!


Playpens


Small Playpenplaypens for small pets

45 stars

Size:
29" diameter x 17"

Materials: Waterproof 600D nylon with mesh

A small and portable playpen for puppies and diminutive dogs only. This little design is proving popular which is hardly surprising considering its equally little price! It’s affordability isn’t compromised by its quality either: it’s constructed from a 600D nylon with reinforced corners and protected seams. The floor (attached) is also reinforced and all is water-resistant. The pen is of a pop-up design making it quick and convenient to setup, and folds down flat after use for easy storage or transport. A removable mesh roof (zippered and with shaded portion) allows for good air circulation and visibility into the 8-panel playpen, and the whole structure is sturdy enough whilst still remaining lightweight. It also comes with a couple of nice extras – a carry case and collapsible food bowl – and plenty of very good previous reviews! A good little buy for good little pets!


Petsfit Playpen for Dogspetsfit dog playpens

4 star

Sizes From: 29" x 29" x 17" To 51" x 51" x 28"

Materials: Waterproof base, Mesh and 600D Oxford Cloth

This playpen by Petsfit is available in four sizes and in a couple of colors: grey (pictured) and black. All eight sides of the octagonal design incorporate mesh for plenty of airflow, including the two doors. The other materials used are a 600D Oxford cloth and a lining of 230D polyester. The circular mesh canopy and the waterproof bottom can be added/removed with durable zippers and the whole design can be easily folded down for transport or storage. An optional comfy matching mat (for all sizes) can also be purchased on the same page if needed. These Petsfit playpens, considering their quality, are currently available at a fair price. Reviews are very good with the main exceptions being received from those who obviously expected a soft playpen to function like a metal crate! Those ideas aside, we think this is certainly one of the better dog playpens on the market!


EliteField 2-Door Pet Playpenselitefield 2 door dog playpen

45 star

Sizes From:
30" x 30" x 20" To 62" x 62" x 36"

Materials: Waterproof material with mesh

If you’ve looked through several of our pages you will have noticed that we are very fond of EliteField products – particularly their soft dog crates! And so it’s nice to see that they now have a whole range of playpens of many different sizes and colors, and it’s also good to see that, as with their other doggy products, the reviews are consistently at high-star levels! These 2-door pet pens with locking zippers come with good height dimensions, are quick to erect and dissemble and come with a 100 percent money-back guarantee! They also come with 4 ground stakes for outdoor use, a carry bag for transport or storage and a removable and washable floor mat and top cover. We could carry on, heaping more praise on EliteField, but we shall leave it there – the reviews speak for themselves! All we would say is that most the few negative reviews complain about their pets’ ability to destroy, or escape from, the pens. A crate-trained pooch, or a dog that is at least content to be confined, is an essential element in a happy and successful stay in any small enclosed environment.


ToysOpoly Pet Playpensmall to medium pet playpen

45 star

Size:
45" diameter x 24"

Materials: Waterproof material with mesh

It is often difficult telling playpens apart: many look suspiciously similar and some, undoubtedly, are exactly the same – but just rebadged! And it’s for these reasons we look for something that makes any particular playpen stand out from the crowd – whether that’s due to great reviews, price or small design differences etc. Well… the ToysOpoloy playpen has literally hundreds of great reviews; is very fairly priced (you may even catch it on sale if you’re lucky!); and, even though the design is nothing too original, it does currently come with an optional semi-shaded canopy for protection in the sunnier months when used out in the yard. This playpen also comes with two doors, four stainless steel ground stakes and a 100 percent money back guarantee! It comes with a choice of colors too!


Zampa Pet Playpenzampa dog playpen

45 star

Size:
45" diameter x 24"

Materials: Waterproof material with mesh

The Zampa Playpen for small to smaller medium-sized dogs is an extremely popular product with hundreds of great reviews. The design is available in three colors (red (pictured), pink and blue), each of which is matched with its own attractive carry case. The pen has recently been updated to include an attached reinforcing floor mat which adds even more stability on top of the strength already provided by its reinforced corners and sturdy seams. The Zampa boasts plenty of mesh for good ventilation and this, along with the waterproof material which completes the rest of the shell, makes it good for outdoor use - especially when used in conjunction with four included ground stakes. Also included are exterior side pockets, a water dispenser hole and, last but not least, a 365 day money back guarantee! As mentioned before, the reviews are, on the whole, very good with just a small percentage of negatives coming mainly from owners with dogs that like to chew their way out. But, as we’ve mentioned several times before across our site, if a dog is not crate-trained and/or is not happy to be enclosed, especially one with destructive tendencies, then it shouldn’t be enclosed at all!


ESK Collection Dog Playpensmall dog playpen

45 star

Size:
48" diameter x 24"

Materials: Steel frame with 600D Oxford cloth and mesh

Made with small to small-medium-sized dogs in mind, the ESK Playpen offers an affordable solution for all those diminutive doggies out there. Although the price is low, the materials used in its construction are sturdy enough, comprising of 600D Oxford cloth and lots of breathable mesh for good airflow. The 8-panel, completely zippered design is easy to assemble and take down and comes with a carry bag, pockets for toys and accessories and four tent pegs for stability when erected outside. The design is also available in a choice of colors and is easily washable. It’s no surprise that this is an extremely popular playpen with predominantly excellent reviews from over a thousand previous buyers. A good product at a good price!


Fabulous Pet Playpensdog play pens



Sizes From:
37" dia. x 16" To 62" dia. x 37"

Materials: Mesh

We haven’t featured many playpens on Dog-Tent just yet and so when we were on one of our recent trawls through Amazon we were delighted when we stumbled upon a whole page of them which we couldn’t ignore! The Fabulous Pet Collection is truly remarkable with a large array of both colors and designs which are available in several sizes (some, very large!). All come with durable zippers and removable mesh canopies, along with hooks for stability when used outside. When not in use or is in need of transportation, the structure can be folded flat and carried or stowed in its own free case. The only downside from our point of view is that it’s not clear what material is used for the main body of the pen. But with so many great reviews we assume it must be made of something quite sturdy! That said, remember if your dog or pet isn’t used to being enclosed and/or has a tendency to chew then a playpen might not be suitable.


Large Playpenpawhut playpen

45 star

Size:
46" diameter x 29.75"

Materials: Steel frame with 600D Oxford cloth and mesh

This is our first playpen to feature here on Dog-Tent and we wanted to start off with a well-recieved product and this one certainly is! Most playpens we came across just had an entirely mesh cover but we've recently stumbled upon a Pawhut product that has a 50-50 solution, offering both good ventilation and shade if and when required. This small to medium-sized 46" diameter model is made mainly from mesh and 600 Denier Oxford cloth which is both durable and water resistant. It stands just under 30" tall, is steel-framed and is topped with that half-and-half roof we mentioned (see picture). It seems to have zippers everywhere: around the shade; around its two roll-up doors; and around its base. It also folds flat into its own carry bag and comes with four metal ground stakes for more stabilty outside. The reviews are very good and the price is nice also!



Gazebos


Large Pet Gazebobig pet gazebo

4 stars

Size:
90" x 90" x 90"

Materials: Steel with reversible canopy cover

We already list a medium-sized version of this ‘Advantek’ dog gazebo further down this page. It’s always been a popular item and this larger version is already doing well in the reviews also! This version is 50 percent bigger than its predecessor and so, of course, it can contain an even bigger animal or several more smaller ones quite comfortably. The main octagonal structure is built from powder-coated steel (Advantek’s durable AztekGold finish) and can be erected quickly without the use of tools which is always reassuring to know! This means, of course, that if you have a suitable vehicle, you could possibly transport the gazebo with you and alongside your faithful friend(s) on journeys away from home! The steel frame can be topped with the included weather-resistant, reversible polyurethane canopy if so desired. And another nice touch is a secure access window to safely supply treats and toys without opening the main gate and risking escape! There is also the option to connect several gazebos together with no additional parts required – making a very spacious outdoor retreat indeed! A very versatile, well-thought-out item.


Lucky Dog Steel-Framed Kennel and Coverlarge steel dog kennel

45 stars

Size:
6' x 10' x 10'

Materials: Steel frames with 8-gauge welded wire

This is a large, solid kennel with panels framed with commercial grade steel. The modular design makes the panels easy to be bolted together and allows for customization of shape/size if so required (extra panels can also be purchased separately) but, if changed, then obviously the canopy will have to be adjusted in some way to fit.  The 2” x 4” mesh sides, constructed from 8-gauge wire, are welded directly to the frames making set-up even easier. The exposed tops of the tubular steel uprights are capped with pipe plugs for neatness and protection. A one inch clearance from the floor allows for easy sweeping and hosing down and a lockable gate latch keeps your hound safe and secure when within. This Lucky Dog kennel also comes with a one year warranty against any manufacturer’s defects. Being built on such a grand scale (and with scope to make it even bigger!) the kennel can easily accommodate several smaller pets or a very large dog or two. Sturdy though the design is we would advise some caution, however, if you own a very large hound (or hounds) that would be determined to escape once enclosed – the kennel may not stand up to constant abuse from a strong and determined wannabe escapee! At the time of writing there are only a couple of reviews but they are very positive.


Large Dog Gazebolarge dog gazebo

45 star

Size:
6' x 4' x 8'

Materials: 10 Gauge welded steel cage plus tarp

Capable of holding a very large dog (or several small ones), this sturdy steel structure assembles fairly quickly (less than one hour claimed) without the need for tools as clamps are employed to hold the individual panels in place. They have an 'amusing' video on-site demonstrating its assembly which is worth a watch to see how easily it comes together. The design is versatile, allowing the gate to be repositioned and the sides shortened if need be. The downside of the latter is that then the included tarp will no longer fit. The buyers have been mostly pleased with their purchases although a small handul claim that the steel frames have not been strong enough to contain their dogs. In conclusion, if you have a big, powerful hound that doesn't like being locked up you may want to think twice before buying! Most reviews are positive, however, despite the high cost and that's got to be a good sign of overall quality.


Dog Gazebodog gazebo

45 star

Size:
60" x 60" x 60"

Materials: Steel with reversible canopy cover

Something a little different for our latest addition to the large dog tent pages: a gazebo. No tools are required to put the frame together making this product easy to transport and assemble. The frame has been protected against rust and the reversible canopy is weather resistant. Obviously, this is for owners who require a sturdier and/or larger structure than a traditional pet tent can offer. Reviews are generally good although a few people dislike it for various reasons - they are in the minority but their views might still be worth reading before you buy.


Pet Exercise Penoutdoor dog playpen

45 star

Size:
48" x 6' Diameter

Materials: Rust-proof wire frame with canopy

Built by ‘Lucky Dog’ this pet exercise pen comes with a canopy which is a nice added extra which isn’t always included with most dog pens. This, of course, makes it even more suitable for outdoor use than most: it can act as both as a roof in wet weather and as a sunshade in the heat. Along with the canopy, anchor pins are also included for extra stability outside. The pen is easy to set up without the need for any tools and the wire frames, which come with a rust-proof coating, can be folded flat when not in use. These features make it easy to stow or transport with you and faithful friend on your next journey together. The modular design also includes a step through door with 90 degree latches for added security. The Pen is of a good tall and wide size making it suitable for most dogs – so long as they’re happy to be confined! Reviews are currently thin on the ground but we thought we’d include this pen anyway due to its unique features.


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