Petmate Sky Kennel Pet Carrier

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Product Summary:

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
  • Two "Live Animal" stickers, one sticker for pet information, and clip-on water bowls included
Item Specifications:


Outer Dimensions: 21"L x 16"W x 15"H
Inside Dimensions: Bottom 17.5"L x 12.5"W x 14.5"H, Middle 18.75"L x 13.5"W x 14.5"H
Door Opening: 9.375"W x 10.75"H
Weight: 8.25 lb.
Outer Dimensions: 28"L x 20.5"W x 21.5"H
Inside Dimension: Bottom 23"L x 15.5"W x 19"H, Middle 24.25"L x 18.25"W x 19.5"H
Door Opening: 13.25"W x 15.75"H
Weight: 12.25 lb.
Outer Dimensions: 32"L x 22.5"W x 24"H
Inside Dimensions: Bottom 27.25"L x 17.25"W x 23.5"H, Middle 29.5"L x 19.75"W x 23.5"H
Door Opening: 14.25"W x 17.5"H
Weight: 15.50 lb.
Outer Dimensions: 36"L x 25"W x 27"H
Inside Dimenstions: Bottom 30.75"L x 18.75"W x 26"H, Middle 32.5"L x 22.25"W x 26"H
Door Opening: 15.25"W x 20.25"H
Weight: 21 lb.
Outer Dimensions: 40"L x 27"W x 30"H
Inside Dimensions: Bottom 34.25"L x 21.25"W x 28.8"H, Middle 36.25"L x 24.75"W x 28.8"H
Door Opening: 18.5"W x 22.75"H
Weight: 30 lb.
Outer Dimensions: 48"L x 32"W x 35"H
Inside Dimensions: Bottom 39"L x 24.5"W x 32.5"H, Middle 44"L x 29"W x 32.5"H
Door Opening: 20"W x 26"H
Weight: 51.50 lb.

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

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Small 101554 100 00100 029695001000
Medium 101554 200 00200 029695002007
Intermediate 101554 300 00300 029695003004
Large 101554 400 00400 029695004001
Xlarge 101554 500 00500 029695005008
Giant 101554 700 00700 029695007002

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Well priced, exactly what I was looking for.
Bridgett E on Feb 9, 2019
I bought this item before to fly with my 2 labradors and had no issues. I only needed to replace the plastic bolts with steal bolts and nuts (as required by the company). I'm moving again now and I didn't hesitate to buy the same kennels (I sold the ones I previously bought).
Francisco O on May 19, 2018
Well priced, exactly what I was looking for.
Bridgett E on Feb 9, 2019
This is a good sturdy crate.
Van P on Sep 14, 2018
I bought this item before to fly with my 2 labradors and had no issues. I only needed to replace the plastic bolts with steal bolts and nuts (as required by the company). I'm moving again now and I didn't hesitate to buy the same kennels (I sold the ones I previously bought).
Francisco O on May 19, 2018
need this for travel
Vanessa S on Apr 6, 2018
recommended to this model by the Pet movers
Glenda H on Mar 28, 2018
This brand came recommended by my vet and other dog owners, and I got the giant size to be sure that my carrier is airline compliant.
susan r on Mar 26, 2018
place of employment-required for transporting animals.
Humane Society o on Mar 23, 2018
Airline regulation
Jan S on Mar 7, 2018
Bought it for my 102 lbs boxer.
Sergio F on Feb 15, 2018
Great price for this size of crate, needing to ship a large dog across the country
Kadie B on Feb 12, 2018
because my 40lb dog keeps escaping from the wire crate we currently have,
Dana S on Jan 16, 2018
Traveling overseas
Gregg E on Jan 6, 2018
This kennel met all airline standards and was the only one large enough to ship the dog we will be getting. Coupon reduced price and even with additional shipping costs this was an excellent value.
James L on Oct 27, 2017
GS is flying and she's 44" in length.
Evan L on Oct 26, 2017
I have bred & shown dogs for over 45 yrs and have used this company's crates especially for travel since they were first on the market. I will be back to buy one that I owe a fellow breeder when the size is in stock. Best price anywhere.
Judith A on Oct 19, 2017
Size, type of door latch and price, great sale price here on 1800petsupplies today. I've seen Sky Kennels in the past and for basic plastic crates they are a bit more sturdy and the large and up sizes have much more durable door latches. Would have liked a Ruff Tough but just can't afford it in XL size my dog needs right now.
Linda J on Sep 27, 2017
Measurments fit size for travel on Alaska Airlines
W michael h on Sep 18, 2017
The airlines indicate that the dog's ears cannot touch the top. This was the only USDA/IATA certified carrier that was tall enough for my German Shepherd.
Ian C on Aug 30, 2017
Had been recommended for air traveling and approved by airlines/
ofir s on Aug 12, 2017
Meets all airline requirements for United PetSafe and is the lowest price for this specific carrier online.
Jaclyn H on Aug 10, 2017
This is the second Sky Kennel that I've purchased for my 50# Aussie. I use it to transport her in the backseat of my Subaru Forester. The first one was recently damaged in a serious auto accident. Despite major damage to my vehicle and damage to her Sky Kennel, she was shaken but suffered no injuries. I am so thankful she did not have free run of my vehicle. She might not have survived without her Sky Kennel.
Colette I on Jun 27, 2017
Moving to Australia.
Mark Y on May 15, 2017
air travel for my pet
Natalie L on May 7, 2017
Needed affordable kennels for moving my cats to the UK. The dimensions and features of this product meet the airline requirements.
Gabrielle W on Apr 5, 2017
Looking for a kennel large enough for our German Shepherds to stand up in and "lounge" comfortably.
Joseph C on Mar 15, 2017
Best for shipping puppies.
Terry G on Mar 15, 2017
I am a Labrador retriever breeder and this product is airline compliant with plenty of room for my 15 lbs pups. Just buy extra metal bolts and the airline applies the quick release tie downs. I have shipped all over US about 20 times. I trust this product. only received one cracked kennel and they replaced it promptly. It was an order of 6 and it was on the bottom. I think weight related.
wendy p on Mar 11, 2017
Is there really any other choice if you fly with your pets? Best affordable travel kennel that is actually accepted by all airlines. Many are not.
Georgina F on Mar 10, 2017
It met our needs to transport our pets overseas
Michelle L on Jan 30, 2017
After researching reviews I thought this crate was the best for airline travel
Elizabeth M on Jan 23, 2017
The size
Kathy M on Jan 12, 2017
Free Shipping is NOT free, Got charged almost $20 for the "Free Shipping" on the crates I just bought. Everybody scams everyone these days. If you say its "Free Shipping" it should be Free! I hope these carriers are not junk.
Victoria D on Jan 3, 2017
Shipping pup through United Airlines. Need to replace bolts with metal, and quick release cable ties. First time ordering here. Been a pleasant experience so far.
Dominique R on Nov 30, 2016
recommended by Sally Smith of Airborne Animals LLC
Ben R on Oct 26, 2016
Best option for kennel this size, air travel
Simone P on Oct 20, 2016
I need to fly my 5 German Shepherds to Anchorage Alaska and this way by far the best price I could find on the internet.
Steven E on Oct 19, 2016
We chose this product to assist us with our transatlantic pet travel.
Andrea F on Oct 2, 2016
Moving to Hawaii with my pets and this was the most affordable option I found - even better than Amazon!
Sophie A on Sep 26, 2016
Airline approved, good cost.
Annette S on Sep 22, 2016
I need to relocate my German Shepherd to my new home in a differente country, and this kennel is the one all airlines, USDA and IATA recommends, especially for the size of my pet
Paola P on Sep 13, 2016
need to ship a pet, this is suppose to meet airline standards, so I hope all goes well.. thanks
Dawn R on Sep 10, 2016
Need a secure, big enough carrier for my 2 Bichon Frises and it is airline approved.
Mia S on Sep 7, 2016
Recommended by official overseas animal movers. USDA approved flying kennel!
Kati C on Sep 5, 2016
because we need the height for our dog traveling international
Summer W on Aug 31, 2016
For our x-large German Shepard girls.
Tana M on Aug 30, 2016
great reviews great price
Tiffany P on Aug 29, 2016
top rated for safety
MaryJane S on Aug 28, 2016
We are move overseas and this is the recommended kennel for international travel
Marissa H on Aug 19, 2016
flying my dogs to hawaii these are great quality crates!
Scott C on Aug 16, 2016
Great item at great price!
Steve E on Aug 8, 2016
This is a good sturdy crate.
Van P on Sep 14, 2018
need this for travel
Vanessa S on Apr 6, 2018
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
BEST ANSWER: IATA dictates the size of the crate based on your pet's measurements.

"The calculated dimensions are internal container dimensions.
A = length of animal from tip of nose to base/root of tail.
B = height from ground to elbow joint. A+1?2 B = length of container.
C = width across shoulders or widest point (whichever is the greater). Cx2 = width of container.
D = height of animal in natural standing position from top of the head or the ear tip to the floor
(whichever is higher) / height of the container (top flat or arched)
Minimum internal container dimensions:
A + ½ B = Length C x 2 + Width D = Height
Snub nosed breeds require 10% larger container"

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small carrier dog weight?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The small carrier approximate weight is 8.25 lbs as listed in the product summary.
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.
How much weight in this kennel?
A shopper on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Small: Actual Weight: 8.25 lbs
Medium: Actual Weight: 12.25 lbs
Intermediate : Actual Weight: 15.50 lbs
Large: Actual Weight: 21 lbs
X-Large: Actual Weight: 30 lbs
Giant: Actual Weight: 51.50 lbs
I am active duty military stationed overseas. Do you ship to FPO AE addresses?
Raul C on Jan 31, 2016
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
Does the door open outward or up and down?
A shopper on Mar 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The door opens out. YOU can put the open on either right or left. Great quality kennels. I use them all the time
Can sky kennels be stacked?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Stacking such huge kennels doesn't seem safe to me. You're obviously buying this for a very large animal, and it seems to me that such an animal could easily rock the kennel and risk having it fall unless you have some very sturdy support system to insure that the kennel wouldn't move. As I only have one sky kennel, the thought of stacking such a kennel had not ever occurred to me. As far as the kennel being sturdy enough, I suppose that these kennels would hold up if you were to do so. They are very hard, tough, and rigid, and certainly seem heavy enough to hold the weight. I hope that this has been helpful.
What color are these crate? Would like to match some I currently own which are a light almond/putty color.. These look darker in the picture.
A shopper on Jan 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The crates are a light gray, so they will likely not match the ones you currently own. They are, however, very well made and easily storable.
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.
i have a 90 lb american staffy wondering if the xlarge is big enough?
jane m on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Please use the following guidelines to determine the best size crate for your dog.

Length: Measure the length of your dog from nose to tail. When measuring the tail, be sure to add approximately 2-4 inches to the overall length, depending on the size of your dog. Height: To determine the height of the crate you will need, measure your dog from the top of the head to the ground.
does this carrier have screws?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it comes with screws. However, if you plan on using this Carrier to transport your pet via airplane( most airlines have a web site with the requirements of pet carriers) you may need to purchase the required screws.
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.
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.
What kind of Kemal are with allowed in airplane with size requirements?
Shamookii on Sep 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sky kennels are always allowed for shipping purposes on any airline, for carry on it has to be a soft sided carrier that can stow under the seat in front of you. To get the dimensions allowed you have to contact the airline as airlines each have their own regulations depending on the type/size of aircraft.... Usually it is not more than 10 or 12 inches tall & I always order my soft sided carriers from Chewy as they have the best price & its here in 2 to 3 days.
what are the recommended maximum sizes of pets for the small kennel and also the medium kennel? Thank you
A shopper on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I went to the airline website to check the requirements. It gave how to measure your pet and then what size crate was appropriate. I would guess it is similar for all airlines. I flew United. If you go to their website and look at the "Petsafe" link in the information on travel with animals, you can click the links to get to the page showing how to measure your pet and then calculate the correct crate size.
I looked through the site and couldn't find the metal hardware needed for airline travel. Has anyone found it online?
A shopper on Mar 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this kennel and it comes with metal bolts and plastic nuts. This provided hardware works well to hold the two halves together as designed. I think the provided hardware is designed to prevent over-tightening which would crack or break the kennel shells.If you use all metal hardware and over-tighten you will break the kennel shell. I shipped a 85 lb lab in this kennel on United and they had no issue with accepting it with the provided manufacturer hardware.
Is the small ok to carry on plane?
Cristina Z on Feb 15, 2017
I wouldn't use it as a carry-on. It's "small" but still a bit larger than a typical carrier you'd get at a pet store so it's a bit bulky. Also, it depends on how large your animal is. My cat is fairly chubby but short so she fits in it but could fit in a smaller one too.
I hope that helps!
Need the metal hardware kit for this kennel ?
A shopper on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you do need to buy the metal hardware separately
Is giant the largest kennel size ?
E B on Sep 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I didn't buy giant so I can't say but I'm guessing the sizes go from smallest to largest and giant is the last size listed.
Alaska Air requires metal bolts & nuts, not plastic. Can these be adapted?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These can be adapted. I have spoken with other customers who have done it for air travel. We do not carry the adapter kits but they are easily available online
is this type of kennel can fit to my 17 lbs. shtizu poddle dog flying overseas?
tom m on Jun 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used this kennel to transport our 10 week old Airedale on a 2 hour flight from Seattle to Los Angeles. Worked well, but in order to fly we needed to purchase the metal hardware kit. Check with your airline to see their regulations.