Petmate Sky Kennel Pet Carrier

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Petmate® Sky Kennel® Dog Crate
You only want the best for your dog, especially when traveling. The Sky Kennel® Dog Crate by PetMate® is preferred by airlines and is approved by the ATA (Airline Transportation Association). With heavy-duty construction 4-way ventilation and great visibility, the Sky Kennel is the clear, comfortable choice when flying or driving with your pet. Also great for training!
  • Made in the USA
  • Heavy-duty, high strength plastic construction
  • Non-corrosive plastic wing nuts
  • Extra tough steel wire
  • Secure door latches for safety and is easy to operate
  • Ample, 4-way ventilation
  • Eco-friendly, made of 25% recycled plastic
  • 2 "Live Animal" stickers, 1 sticker for pet information and clip on water bowls included
Item Specifications:

Outer Dimensions: (21” L x 16” W x 15” H)
Model Number: 00100
Actual Weight: 8.25 lbs

Outer Dimensions: (28” L x 20.5” W x 21.5” H)
Model Number: 00200
Actual Weight: 12.25 lbs


Outer Dimensions: (32” L x 22.5” W x 24” H)
Model Number: 00300
Actual Weight: 15.50 lbs

Outer Dimensions: (36” L x 25” W x 27” H)
Model Number: 00400
Actual Weight: 21 lbs

Outer Dimensions: (40” L x27” W x 30” H)
Model Number: 00500
Actual Weight: 30 lbs


Outer Dimensions: (48” L x 32” W x 35” H)
Model Number: 00700
Actual Weight: 51.50 lbs

Please note:
Intermediate and larger kennels do not come with handles for carrying. Large, X-Large and Giant have a dial latch door system for added security.
While this kennel is airline approved, it is suggested you consult with your airline prior to purchase.  Rules may vary as to what they will allow.

If 2 or more Giants are ordered, they must ship via Motor Freight.

Product Reviews by Customers

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great crate, great price! Having to ship a puppy international, I found this crate to make the procedure very easy. The crate is already airline approved for international travel and comes with everything you need to fly your dog cargo. The plastic is sturdier than the normal Vari-Kennel and the door is also more substantial. I liked these so much I just ordered 2 more for my terriers here at home when we travel to shows. March 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Dog Crate Heading overseas and received our large sized crate in great time! Dog seems okay exploring it, and plenty roomy for his size. Appears to be designed for international travel and comfort. Helpful info inclosed. November 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by For Flying Cats I bought 2 of the SkyKennel #200 to fly my cats from California to North Carolina. The crates claimed to come with everything I would need to pass airline requirements. The airlines require metal fasteners; these came with plastic wing nuts. Also, the handle is not the best. As I said, I shipped cats: 17lbs and 14lbs respectively. The crate I shipped my 14lb cat in made it all the way through in perfect condition. The crate I shipped my 17lb cat in made it from California to North Carolina fine but the handle ripped out as the airline attendant was handing me the crate. The flight schedule for the cats had one stop-over. So, all told the crates with cats inside were moved at most 10 times before the handle ripped out of the top of the crate. Overall, I think the crates were great. I would just note that shipping animals over 14lbs might cause the handle to come off after a few moves when loaded. October 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! I foster for a rescue group and this has been the best crate I have ever used. I have dealt with the worst cases of seperation anxiety and this is the only crate that has been able to withstand a 70lb crazy dog. February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Shipping Kennel I purchased three of the large kennels for shipping six month old greyhounds. They came quickly and with everything needed to ship. They come equiped with four holes molded into the plastic around the doors to attach zip ties for further reinforcement of the door. The door on the large through XXlarge have a very good locking latch system. Although many brands of kennels claim to be airline approved most airlines will not accept a kennel with a plastic latch system used to assemble top and bottom kennels. Sky kennels come with the proper metal bolt attachments. They are easily cracked if dropped however, so care should be taken until they are assembled. May 11, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by not as pictured i ordered 2 xlarge petmate sky kennels that shipping weight was 28lbs ea. and recieved 2 kennels that look just like the vari kennels #380121 shipping weight 18lbs, shy kennel was 157.50 not on sale and the vari is 145.50 not on sale i ordered the sky thinking they would be better and heavier April 24, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by petmate kennel carrier use one shown, medium size --as bird carrier and night cage (he ate the plastic window on the one he came home in); use it to take cats and rat terriers to vet; it also works as a holders while cleaning ferret cage, so as you can tell it is very handy and cleans easily used daily. March 9, 2009
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We're moving across the country and I want my furbaby to be comfortable.
Diane B on Nov 11, 2015
I go to dog shows and I ship puppies and dogs around the US. These are very well made and durable, not like the cheap crates! I even use them to crate train puppies, for older incontinent dogs and for feeding time.
Jean U on Sep 23, 2015
need smaller crates for toy dogs.
Betty C on Sep 24, 2015
They are the best for this use!
Concetta P on Sep 10, 2015

I would need this crate in size large.
With metal door and metal hardware.
With 2 bowls (for food and water) and 4 "live animal" stickers.
How much for all that? How much shipping and how long it will take?
Laura K on Sep 10, 2013
what is the weight limit for a puppy in this kennel?
Carla B on Oct 19, 2013
Is the kennel ventilated on all 4 sides? Does anyone know the approx weight of the giant?
Jon H on May 31, 2014
I have a 30 lb. whippet, 60 lb. Vizsla and 90 lb. Golden Retriever. Please tell me which sizes
I need to purchase to transport my dogs by airline from San Diego to Hawaii?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2014
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does it have dividers to allow for growth?
Laurie F on Dec 28, 2014
Best Answer: There are no dividers. I don't know why you would want any. Our dog was 12 lbs on his first trip and now is 19 lbs.. We've never had a problem with him in the kennel on flights as long as 8 hours.
Reply · Report · Erika M on Dec 29, 2014
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I need a new carrier for my ferret, how big are the gaps between wires for the door? She managed to squeeze in between 1" squares before...
A shopper on Feb 25, 2015
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Best Answer: I'm sorry on the delay answering you. I was only able to get the grid size for Item# 497428 and it's a 1" grid. I think they are all around the same size though.
Reply · Report · Brenda SStaff on Mar 3, 2015
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what size dog max??
A shopper on Jan 20, 2015
Best Answer: We transported a 60 lbs Catahoola very comfortably in this. I can see a Golden Retriever or Labrador fit just as well. The limitations on international flights (which was put use scenario) are more limited due to strict size regulations by the IATA.
Reply · Report · Thomas P on Jan 20, 2015
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I need crates for my dogs. They weigh 15lbs and 17 lbs. Heights are 11-inch and 13-inch. Lengths are 21-inches and 23-inches. Which size should I choose? Is this airline approved?
Lucia V on Oct 9, 2014
Best Answer: I bought this crate for my LG German Shepherd. I needed the height. Your dogs appear to be small. It would be very roomy for 2 small dogs. There are only a few Airlines that have pressure controlled cabins for pet safety. Be sure to research Airline requirements. Some will take small dogs in the cabin with the owners depending on size of dog.. But yes, mine is Airline approved if you want a lg roomy crate.
Reply · Report · Debra J on Oct 9, 2014
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Are they stackable? I'd need 4 and would have to stack 2 on top of the back of my van.
A shopper on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer: I've purchased a lot of these crates for work. To my knowledge, they are not meant to be stacked. I wouldn't do it unless you have a way of tying them down securely. Animals are typically already nervous about travel, but more so if their crate moves around or shifts.
Reply · Report · Kari S on Oct 9, 2014
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Is the size xlarge okay for a labrador?
It's for an over sea flight is this carrier iata prove?
A shopper on May 27, 2014
Best Answer: I have a 70lb male boxer who is tall/leggy (not stout) and the XL was just fine for him. In fact he preferred being in the L size for my 50lb female boxer! But for the flight from LA to Tokyo on ANA (in Nov 2013) he went in the XL carrier and everything went perfectly. EXCEPT make sure the airline people don't ever put the crate(s) on one of those normal luggage carts - when the dog stands up/moves around in the carrier it can easily go off balance and it toppled off once with him in it! He was fine, but I was devastated! It's stressful enough without that happening so get there early and have them find a flatbed cart or two employees to carry them to the cart that takes them to the plane. Also, I don't recommend traveling alone with big dogs, I was by myself with both dogs and really messed up my back lifting them. I'll never let my husband forget it! ;) Best of luck, hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Anna L on May 28, 2014
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help - I have a new Giant Petmate crate and cant get the door open ? FYI - The dog is outside of it, thankfully, but I still need to be able to use the door!
Julia R on Sep 4, 2015
Best Answer: The door is a bit hard to open you just have to make sure the lock is in that hole at the bottom. It sounds like yours is kind of stuck, maybe on the outside of the hole which is causing it to stick. We usually just leave ours open and our Saint Bernard goes in to sleep or when she needs the security. We also tell her to kennel up when she is being inappropriate when someone is here and she will go to the kennel and sit there until she can calm herself so we rarely use the door.
Reply · Report · Donna M on Sep 21, 2015
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I'll be replacing the plastic nuts with steel nuts. How many will I be needing and what size (7/8? 1 1/4? 1 3/4?)? Also, am I going to need the steel bolts as well?
Carmeli d on Jan 6, 2015
Best Answer: We shipped our pet from BWI to London Heathrow in this fantastic carrier, and used the original plastic nuts. United Airlines had no problem with that, and the nuts were perfectly fine. Also, United installed plastic ties as a precaution. However, if you don't want to risk it, wait until your carrier arrives, then take a bolt to Home Depot or Lowes, and the staff there will identify which nuts fit the existing metal bolts, or you can use the gauge they have hanging up on the hardware shelves that identify the both type for you. Nick Cory.
Reply · Report · Nicholas C on Jan 6, 2015
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What color is this product?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2015
Best Answer: The one I got is a very neutral beige. However, they may come in other colors; I don't know. I've been happy with the product but be aware that it does NOT meet IATA standards for international travel. However, I was not able to find any carrier at all that did meet those standards! I had to 1) drill holes the size of quarters in the back panel (easily done) and 2) replace the plastic screws with metal ones (also easily done, but a bit expensive).
Reply · Report · Susan J on Jan 6, 2015
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Hello, What size carrier do you recommend for a 66lb doberman female? Are the metal bolts required for international flights? Thanks
casey L on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: If I remember correctly (2 years ago), I bought the extra-large size for our 70-lb greyhound when we moved to Germany from the U.S. I do believe you have to use the metal bolts. The carrier worked great with no problems for our dog. Hope this helps. BTW, depending on where you live, you may need to use a professional service to move the dog. I lived in Dallas, and they will not ship animals if the high is above 80 degrees. That meant I had to use Lufthansa Airlines, which would ship the dog (I think they have special handling for the animals) and they would not allow individual owners to move the animals. I used Happy Tails out of Arizona, and had a great experience (expensive). Everything went very smoothly.
Reply · Report · Susan E on Apr 23, 2015
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I have cats 15lbs each what size kennel should I purchase for air travel?
alfred o on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Alfred,
I wish I could help you more, but we had a lot of problems with the airline, United, and the crate. According to the website chart our 30 lb beagle fit into a medium crate. He fit in it well and was able to turn around and sit properly. However, United forced us to up size at the airport right before we were to board an international flight. This was a huge ordeal, as we were moving overseas and flew out of a Newark, NJ -- several states away from any family members. United charged us for the up size, kept our brand new crate and gave us a used dirty one in its place. We had contacted United many times to ensure we had everything right. But, it obviously comes down to the person working the pet counter.
Good luck to you.
Reply · Report · Heather V on Aug 24, 2014
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What size for a pit bull that weighs close to 70 pounds?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2015
Best Answer: Depending upon height of dog, you will need a 400 or a 500 for shipping with airlines. Domestic flights require 1" clearance above head while standing, plus room to turn around. Int'l flights require 3" clearance above head. If you are wanting it for crating in your home, you may want a roomier, larger crate if dog will sleep in it or spend some time in it during the day.
Reply · Report · Melissa P on Nov 8, 2015
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I cannot see the number of Live Animal stickers at are included. ? I want a total of 5. I anticipate ordering extras, but would like to know how many to order.
A shopper on Sep 28, 2015
Best Answer: All sizes come with 3 stickers. Two are "Live Animal" stickers, and the third is the one showing all of your pet's information. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Jen MStaff on Oct 1, 2015
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Hi. I was looking at buying 3 of the giant carriers. Will the 3 carriers come in one box, stacked and disassembled?
Amy W on Sep 16, 2015
Best Answer: They will come each in their own package. *Please Note* If 2 or more Giants are ordered, they must ship via Motor Freight.
Reply · Report · Brenda SStaff on Sep 18, 2015
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If I order a PEtmate Sky Kennel, Giant size, how quickly do you ship. I am flying in 2 weeks and says economy shipping only? Zip code is 27265
Dawn S on Sep 14, 2015
Best Answer: Our economy shipping in the 48 contiguous US states is listed as being 7-10 business days. It generally takes 1-2 business days for an item to ship out.
Reply · Report · Jen MStaff on Sep 15, 2015
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shipping time ?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2015
Best Answer: It depends on where the item ships to and what type of shipping you select.
Reply · Report · Jen MStaff on Jul 23, 2015
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is this carrier good for 10-week-old great Pyrenees puppy?
Karen L on Jan 24, 2015
Best Answer: I bought the carriers for my cats who are 8 and 11 pounds. It's very roomy. As a matter of fact an American Airline's reservation agent has told me one carrier will be enough for both cats on our return trip to the States.
Reply · Report · Romita B on Jan 25, 2015
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what's weight of this carrier, medium size?
Annie on Jan 16, 2015
Best Answer: The approximate physical weight of this item is 12 pounds.
Reply · Report · Jen MStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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I am moving back to the UK from the USA and taking my dog with me. She weighs about 50lbs is 23 " tall (to her head) 24 inches long (chow retriever mix) what size Sky Kennel would be good for her to travel in, please?
Deborah K on Nov 23, 2014
Best Answer: Well you want to make sure the dog can stand up and turn around. Going by the size of your dog, you may need the intermediate size. This size does not come with the handle on the top of the crate for the safety of the dog. Also, you may want to contact your airline to make sure crate is airline approved. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Brenda SStaff on Nov 28, 2014
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how much does the Large crate weigh alone?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2014
Best Answer: Weight 49lbs Length 37 Width 26 Depth 14
Reply · Report · Michelle PStaff on Oct 21, 2014
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I have 2 cats moving to Tasmania from the US. One weighs 15 pounds, the other 16 pounds.
What size pet carrier should I get? Most are either for smaller pets or 20-25 lbs or more.
It's hard to find an airline approved carrier for 15-20 pound animals
Maureen A on Sep 27, 2014
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How much does the X-Large crate weigh empty?
Katherine C on Jun 23, 2014
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What are the measurements or am I missing something?
Dianne D on May 30, 2014
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what are the dimensions so that I can ascertain whether it will fit my dog?
Richard B on Jan 25, 2014
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Does this come flat pack?
shaz p on Sep 10, 2013
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Does the intermediate size crate have a handle on the top?
MICHAEL C on Mar 27, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, there is a handle. We have a 35 lb. beagle. According to the sizing this was his preferred crate. However, Delta decided that this crate was too small and they put him in a very large crate. Huge. They charged us -- of course, and kept our brand new crate. They "provided" us with the same brand -- very old and very used crate without a handle. Good luck.
Reply · Report · Heather V on Mar 27, 2014
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