People who truly love their dogs want a comfortable place for them to rest and stay secure. But they don’t appreciate the industrial look offered by most plastic or wire kennels. These don’t mesh at all well with most living room decor.
This is why most kennels get hidden in bedrooms, basements, or laundry rooms. And this is why dogs are unhappy. Dogs are pack animals. They want to be with their alpha leader–you. If they’re away from their owners for a substantial part of the day, they get whiny and irritable.
Fixing this ongoing problem with kennels can go a long way towards relieving the anxiety dogs experience when they’re away from their owners.
Fortunately, manufacturers nowadays are marrying the functionality of dog crates with the handsome look of fine furniture with dog crate end tables. These tables look like they belong right there, next to your sofa. They work well in any formal sitting area.
Most people who live in small apartments find themselves dealing with a serious space crunch. They have no room at all for a separate dog crate in a bedroom or bathroom.
This problem is far worse for people with two or more dogs. They’d appreciate being able to crate their dogs in the living room and to do so in a way that doesn’t detract from the style of that room. Dog crate end tables are especially useful in that regard.
A few years ago, in response to strong interest by dog owners, manufacturers began modifying dog crates to turn them into beautiful, functional pieces of living room furniture. These stunning pieces also serve as workable tables for lamps and display areas for photographs and heirloom pieces, thus solving more space issues.
At the same time, these dog crates continue to serve dog owners well as safe places to let dogs sleep at night or relax when those owners are not home.
A dog will appreciate snuggling up in these pieces of dog crate furniture, especially if she loves the feel of an enclosed space. She’ll feel secure being with you when you’re entertaining company and will also feel well protected in a crate just her size.
Double use is highly appealing. Think of it this way. Your dog is sleeping inside a table, not just a kennel. On top of the table rests things humans value. But the dog doesn’t care. She has what she values and needs.
A dog crate end table frees up space in the home that would have been otherwise used for a separate, ordinary dog crate.
Dogs are social creatures and enjoy being where people are. They like looking at visitors and owners while feeling secure in their own little home.
Wooden dog crates are not a good option for larger, more rambunctious dogs. They also aren’t good for puppies who love to chew.
But, if you have a smaller, calm dog who has outgrown her chewing days, dog crate end tables will work fine. Your dog will enjoy having time to herself while being able to look out at you when she wants to.
This dog crate doubles as a real end table. You can place it next to a chair or a sofa in your living room and it will blend in easily with your decor. If the color doesn't go with the rest of your furniture, you can easily repaint it to suit.
Its tough wood and plastic structure will prevent it from ever warping or cracking. It's made out of EcoFlex, recycled material that's eco-friendly and dog friendly. Its spindles and latch are made out of stainless steel. Your dog won't be able to chew through them. And the latch can't be accidentally opened. She'll be safe when you're away for the day.
This dog crate is built out of ash wood. It will serve you well as a solidly built end table with plenty of room for lamps and plants on top.
It comes with a dog pad that is sized perfectly for the space. Your dog will be comfortable with a sizable ventilation window letting in plenty of air.
You can choose between side and front opening models, whichever one fits your furniture arrangement.
It's designed to be rot and rust-resistant. And the top is removable for easy cleaning and retrieval of toys and blankets.
This small indoor dog house is large enough for a small or medium-size dog. It has a charming barn-like design made out of wood. This may be an issue if your dog likes to chew.
Cleaning is a breeze with a removable bottom and an iron wire door that can be securely latched. But the top will not open. This may make it more awkward for cleaning.
Cushions on the legs will protect your floor from scratches.
Cut-out handholds on either side permit easy lifting and additional ventilation.
The house is super lightweight and is easily assembled with a pre-drilled hole.
The drawback is it's unusable for a large dog. She would be extremely uncomfortable in this crate end table.
An end table dog crate may not be enough for any but a small dog. In that case, try a credenza. A credenza is longer for sizeable dogs. This crate fits neatly into a corner in any room.
It's built out of hardwood birch with steel rods and has a rustic look to it with a barn door-style entrance. Hinges keep it on track. It also has an attractive planked top. There is plenty of room to display plants or special photos on it.
But, even with the credenza length, large dogs will not fit into this crate.
This handsome piece serves as a 2-in-1 dog crate offering a handy multifunctional design for dog owners. It doubles as a four-panel gate.
Simply disassemble it and use the sides to keep your dog out of rooms where she doesn't belong. You can adjust the sides depending on how many of them you need to block access to hallways and rooms.
It's covered in wood veneer, making it an attractive side table in your living room.
It's easy to set up. No tools are needed.
Unfortunately, you can't use it for a training crate. Puppies can easily escape from it by chewing on the wood. You'll have to get a separate trainer for your puppy.
This pet crate end table will give dogs a private space to relax. Its strong lockable gate will protect your dog when you're away from home.
Its solid wood construction gives this end table dog crate years of durability. It's chew-resistant and easily cleaned. It's reasonably priced and gets the job done. Set knick-knacks, lamps, and plants on top just as you would on any end table.
You need not worry about the health of your dog in this kennel. The open side slats permit plenty of airflow for your dog's comfort.
This handsome piece of furniture can serve as a crate trainer. Its solid wood construction lends itself to years of pet-safe use.
However, if your puppy tends to scratch and crawl, she can damage the crate. Also, you will have to buy a separate sleeping pad. The floor is too uncomfortable for a puppy or dog to sleep on.
This dog crate end table is built for durability and longevity
Its solid pine wood is light in color and allows it to blend in nicely with living room furniture as an end table. There is plenty of room on top for knick-knacks and plants.
The crate is built solid. A chewer would have a hard time chewing her way through the bars. Its well-placed hinges allow for spreading out the sides, lowering the floor in place, folding the top over and on, and screwing the lock to the front door.
Hinges also permit easy folding and storage when the crate is not in use. Either way, setting up or taking down will amount to about 5 minutes of work.
The crate’s latch is much more rugged than the traditional slide and hook latches. Your dog will be safe in this crate when you’re away from home.
If you want to use this crate as an outdoor doghouse, it’s plenty tough enough to handle the elements.
Dogs who love to sleep in cozy places will love its enclosed design. Ordinary size dog cushions will easily fit into the space. You can also remove the top if you don’t need the crate as an end-table and if your dog appreciates openness.
This Zoovilla dog crate furniture is a beautiful, well-made piece with a framed panel design. This attractive piece of white furniture with black spindles goes beautifully with any home décor. There’s plenty of room on top to display small, potted plants.
Its durability makes it well worth the higher price. But it is designed strictly for indoor use.
It’s a large piece of furniture, a German Shepard will have plenty of room to curl up in. You can get a soft mat for your pup at any pet store. It’ll fit nicely in the space.
It comes well packaged in shrinkwrap and Styrofoam. It won’t suffer from scratches and breakage during shipping.
Everything you need to assemble it is included, including an Allen wrench.
Your dog will feel safe and comfortable in this handsome piece of furniture when strangers come to visit or when you’re gone. It's painted brown, which makes it fit in with any decor. It looks like it belongs in your living room, not in your laundry.
The double-door design features an anti-chewing iron cage with a solid iron latch.
The large wooden top is strong enough to hold 200 lbs., making it perfect for use as a base for a large potted plant. The top is removable for easy cleaning.
You can buy a foam mattress from any pet store that fits perfectly inside.
This dog crate is suitable for dogs 25 lbs. or under.
Does your dog enjoy snuggling up under your nightstand while you sleep? Then this is the dog bed for you.
This cozy dog bed does double-duty as a nightstand in your bedroom, with plenty of room on top for your lamp, books, and eyeglasses. There's more room for things on the second shelf. Its attractive espresso color will allow it to go well with your bedroom décor.
You can keep your dog close to you while you sleep without her sharing your bed. Puppies and adult dogs love sleeping in this bed.
It’s made out of EcoFlex, an environmentally friendly plastic. This material will allow your dog bed to outlast most other brands.
If your dogs love to chew, this is the bed for you. Its plastic is tough. Dogs don’t like chewing it.
You may scan through online catalogs displaying dozens of these furniture pieces. Perhaps you’ll find some more aesthetically appealing than others. But consider other factors before you buy.
Make sure there’s a good fit between your dog and the crate you have your eyes on. Measure your dog. Make sure there’s at least 2 to 4 inches of extra space for the dog’s length when stretched out and when standing.
If you have a puppy, know how large she’ll become when she’s full grown. Get an end table crate that will accommodate her growth. You don’t want to have to keep on replacing kennel after kennel while she grows.
Consider your dog’s training and personality. If she’s crate trained, she’ll be ready for crate furniture. But if she likes to chew or is nervous, a dog crate table may not be your best option. Crate tables are generally made of wood and don’t last long with a chewer or an anxious dog.
In those cases, consider buying your puppy a training kennel built out of tough plastic instead. Wait until she’s grown and has settled down before investing in a dog crate end table. Make sure your dog is well trained to crate. Few of these dog crate end tables will serve as good trainers.
Most dog kennel furniture does not come with soft bedding. Choose bedding that will fit the crate and your dog. Test out your bedding. Find out if your dog enjoys lying on it.
Make sure any crate you buy is well ventilated. You want your dog to be comfortable, eager to use the crate. If the crate isn’t well ventilated, your dog will get hot and will want to leave.
Don’t choose a crate thinking that it will be a good place to leave food and water for the dog. Things will get messy in a hurry. Your dog will need to go outside more often. Crates are for resting, not eating and drinking.
If you need a travel crate, bear in mind that most furniture dog crates are not portable. None of the ones in this review can serve as travel kennels. If you need to travel with your dog, you’ll need to invest in a separate kennel.
Base your decision on what kind of dog you have. Your dog’s size, personality, and habits should guide you to the best crate end table for you. Also, consider the furniture style of your living room. You'll want a dog crate that blends in and doesn't stick out. You'll also want a piece that fits the space well. A credenza may work out better for you than an end table.
The best crates are as durable as fine furniture. They will last you for years. There are some less expensive ones. They may do well for your dog if she’s calm and not a chewer. If you're on a tight budget, these will be your best bet.
Some are made out of solid wood, like a good quality piece of furniture. Others are made out of wood laminates, MDF, and polymers. Spindles and latches are almost always made of metal.
They are handsome pieces of furniture. They save room. They do double-duty as dog crates and end tables. The owner doesn’t have to find space in the house to put a separate kennel.
The size of the crate should be somewhat larger than the size of the dog when the dog is stretched out and relaxed. The crate should also be several inches taller than the dog when the dog is standing.
Check the latch. Make sure it can secure the door. Check the construction. Will it last through years of heavy use?
Study the layout of where you want to place the end table. Does it match that room's decor? Does it fit in the space?
We love the crate end table built by New Age Pet. But why?
It blends in. It’s a handsome piece. It doesn’t scream “dog kennel.” It really does look more like an end table than a dog crate.
It’s also a solid piece. It’s made out of EcoFlex, a recycled combination of polymers and wood fibers, which makes it eco-friendly. It’ll stand up to what your dog can dish out. EcoFlex is a non-toxic material that’s easy to clean.
Spindles and latches are made of stainless steel. These are tough and will keep your pet safe. The larger-size pieces feature two latches, making it harder for determined dogs to escape. These sizes are large enough for truly sizeable dogs. Smaller sizes are perfect for small and medium-size dogs.
Assembly doesn’t require tools or exceptional carpentry skills. One or two people can handle the job with ease.
The three choices of colors are attractive: russet, espresso, and antique white. At least one of them will likely go with your living room décor. If not, you can repaint the crate to suit the style of your other living room furnishing.
The whole idea behind the design and construction of crate end tables is to create a lovely ambiance for you and your visitors while giving your pet a comfortable place to rest and get away from it all. New Age Pet has succeeded in achieving this goal. We highly recommend this product for owners of pets that will benefit from this style of dog crate.