Petmate Small 2-Door Top Load Pet Kennel

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Product Summary:

Petmate® Two-Door Top Load Pet Kennel

The Petmate Two-Door Top Load Kennel is ideal for travel and housetraining, providing easy and versatile access, safety, and ventilation. Steel wire and plastic construction combine to create a sturdy carrier that pet parents will find convenient and attractive. The securely-latched steel front and top doors help with easy in-and-out access. Fashion-forward pet parents will love the modern design.


  • Made in the USA
  • Small size, for pets up to 10 lb.
  • Comfort carry handle
  • Lightweight yet durable
  • Offers superior ventilation and visibility
  • Front and top door provides easy and versatile access
  • Secure wing-nut and bolt design, steel front door with latch
  • Eco-friendly, composed from 95% pre-consumer recycled material
Item Specifications:

Weight Capacity:
For dogs, cats, and small animals up to 10 lb.

19.4"L x 12.8"W x 10"H
Top Door Opening: 13½"L x 7½"W


Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Rose 497429 ROS 21227 029695212277
White 497429 WHT 21225 029695212253

Product Reviews by Customers

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Careful of the dimensions
We bought these to replace ones we had gotten several years ago and that appears not to be made any more. The dimensions are the same, but when we received them, we discovered that the sloped sides make it much smaller on the inside. The product description says it's for 10 lbs and less. We put a 5 lb kitten in each one and there really wasn't any room left over, so we ended up donating these and buying the next biggest size. They work fine, just be aware that they're a bit smaller than they seem.
August 27, 2016
love this product
It made my life so much easier taking 2 "fraidy" cats to the vets. I always had to take the cage apart to get them out at the vets and then try to get it back together to get them back in. I recommended it to 2 people that were also at the vets, Where was this 8 years ago!!
August 22, 2016
Great price on a highly recommended product!
I ordered 2 of these pet carriers. The price was the best I'd seen online, and the delivery was so quick! The carriers were easily assembled. Haven't needed to use them yet, but so far I'm extremely pleased with all facets of the transaction!!!
August 11, 2016
Great carrier for small birds
Very sturdy carrier. Latches are easy to operate and are very secure. I use it for a trip to the vet or a safe area for cockatiels as I clean their cage. Love the feature of two doors, top and side, for easy access.
August 10, 2016
Love the convenience of the 2 door feature!
We originally bought this same carrier from a local Pet Supply store for nearly twice the price. When we needed a second one (added two more bunnies to the family) we decided to shop around. So glad we did. Highly recommend this pet carrier and this supplier. Our order was processed quickly and received in just a few days.
July 18, 2016
High quality product!
High quality product. Best price around. Free shipping , arrived ahead of schedule and in perfect condition. What's not to like !!
June 20, 2016
sturdy, well built
this surpassed my expectations. planning on using this to carry our dog on motorcycle trips. should do job. needs to be solid when you are traveling 70mph and have you babie in it. both doors are great and secure.
June 20, 2016
top load cat kennel
Love being able to put my cat in from the top.. Far less struggling than trying to get her in by the end door. Would highly recommend!!
June 5, 2016
Used it yesterday to take a 16 lb. cat to the vets. He is very hard to load in a front loading carrier. Getting him into the top loading carrier was very easy. No struggle at all.
October 22, 2015
Best design for loading and removing your pet. But top door came off at first use, at best a sign of poor quality control.
I looked for a PetMate because I have had a "kennel" (a cat carrier to me) for over 20 years and it is still in great shape. But it is too large for my present cats so I hoped to find a slightly smaller version. The top-loading feature is so convenient - easy to put the cat in when it senses it is going to the vet and definitely does not want to enter the carrier and easy to lift it out once you are there. But the front gate is most convenient for letting the animal walk right out when it is home once more.The style of this carrier also makes it the easiest to buckle in the car, as you simply place the seatbelt through the handle and buckle it in. It is secure and thus safe. And the cat can see its surroundings but can also stretch out or hunker down comfortably.
August 1, 2015
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Good reviews. Top loading.
Chuck N on Feb 12, 2017
I liked that it got good reviews and it is a top load carrier
Stefanie C on Sep 8, 2016
Good reviews. Top loading.
Chuck N on Feb 12, 2017
Have another just like it and needed a second for taking guinea pigs to the vet. Good price.
Barbara K on Dec 27, 2016
I liked that it got good reviews and it is a top load carrier
Stefanie C on Sep 8, 2016
I like the description of top loading, especially when you go to the Vet.
JACQUELINE S on Aug 24, 2016
Only 2 door carrier I could find that was the right size and had good reviews.
Christopher B on Aug 7, 2016
I have one and it is what we needed.
Janet W on Jul 30, 2016
Needed a carrier for 2 small house rabbits
Tracey K on Jul 16, 2016
for traveling
Terri W on Jul 5, 2016
It was the least expensive top opening pet carrier I could find in a hurry.
Linda Y on Jun 24, 2016
We prefer the 2 door cat carrier for difficult cats and you had the best price.
Nancy S on Jun 22, 2016
looks chic
anton g on Jun 17, 2016
Sturdy - top loader is crucial for cats - great carrier
Pam L on Jun 15, 2016
Good reviews on Amazon
Justin S on Apr 29, 2016
I bought one for myself and my mother liked it so just bout one for her.
Sandra M on Apr 26, 2016
Great pet carrier! I can see in to check on the pet easily and quickly. Robust construction lasts well too. Whenever I see it for around $30 or less, I buy at least one of them. 1800PetSupplies has great products for great prices!
John R G on Apr 25, 2016
It is so much easier to get a cat into the carrier from the top!!
Diana D on Mar 17, 2016
My kitties needed a carrier! They have outgrown the kitten-size carriers that I have for them and need adult-size ones. I'm relly looking forward to receiving them.
Cheryl A R on Mar 8, 2016
top and 2 side door loading/unloading plus 24" big for Maine Coon cats
Mark A on Dec 29, 2015
I have looked and looked for a top Loading Pet Kennel and found yours. The top loader is so handy. I have one of you older Petmate Kennel and love it.
Sally S on Dec 12, 2015
They're a lot nicer and more stable than the old similar ones we had and I was hoping to upgrade and then recycle the old horrible unstable ones :) looks like I scored :) best price EVER! :)
Darcy W on Nov 11, 2015
having the top door makes it easier to get my cat in and out.
Melanie P on May 2, 2015
Good price for this carrier.
Kimberly B on Mar 4, 2015
It was a slightly larger 2-door loader which will make it easier to transport my larger cat.
Kimberly D on Mar 3, 2015
I chose this for my kitty to bring to the Vet. Your prices are better than in the Pet Stores.
Kathleen D on Feb 13, 2015
I'm moving my four cats 800 miles. I needed top loading and front loading carriers and this was the best price!
Penny D on Nov 14, 2014
I needed new ones
Joseph M on Oct 24, 2014
Easy to maneuver for cats
Gayla W on Oct 21, 2014
Size is good for both my cats
C C on Aug 29, 2014
Quality made,easy to use for pets...nice contrasting colors and good looking!
Gary W on Jul 3, 2014
I have this crate and decided I could use another. Great quality and the top opening is very convenient.
Shirley F on May 20, 2014
love the opening at the top
Sandy L on Mar 5, 2014
price and design
kathy S on Feb 14, 2014
My brother wanted a cat carrier that had a top loading feature. This was reasonably priced and had good reviews.
Rose C on Dec 15, 2013
because cats love to go to the vet?
Theodore M on Nov 13, 2013
Have another just like it and needed a second for taking guinea pigs to the vet. Good price.
Barbara K on Dec 27, 2016
I like the description of top loading, especially when you go to the Vet.
JACQUELINE S on Aug 24, 2016
why cant i find a nice carrier for 20 $ ?
kenzie on Jul 3, 2014
Which size should I get for a cat weighing a little over 10 lbs.?
A shopper on Apr 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the larger size. The opening is kind of small so it's hard to get your hands inside with the cat. You end up sort of pushing them in, which I don't like. I actually prefer the Petmate Curvations Meito Pet carrier though, out of all the carriers I've purchased. Easier in and out.
Can you use seat belt to buckle in 24" carrier?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. The seat belt will not hold the carrier in the correct place on the seat. The carrier is not secure in the car.
What sizes of Petmate carriers do you stock? small?, medium?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This particular kennel is available in a 19 inch of 24 inch size.
Is this cat carrier large enough to hold 2 cats for sleeping overnight ? Is there a divider in the middle of the crate to hold 2 cats , comfortable for sleeping ??
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If the cats are small, maybe. There is no divider in the middle of the crate. The inside measurements (in the compartment ) are 11.5 inches wide and 19.5 inches long. I bought this carrier for my 6 yr old cat who weighs about 15 pounds. I have the next size smaller for my 2 yr old cat who weighs about 12 pounds. What I liked about it was that once you locked the front cage, you can get the cats out from the top which is much easier. I put a pad I made from foam covered with material that I sewed together to make it soft and comfortable for my cat to lie on. I hope this helps.
Will the 24 inch carrier fit a 20 lb cat?
Ann L on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I believe so. No question that the carrier is strong and robust enough. In fact I have young Maine coons that will also get to 20lbs, and I'm impressed on these carriers, including the top loader.
Mark in Golden Colorado
does 24" Petmate cat carrier include a food and water door feeder ?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, there is not a door feeder or waterer. It is my favorite cat carrier.
what is the size?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pretty small... its about 3 inches shorter than the 100 series Sky Kennel & about 3 inches shorter in length as well so much less room for my kitties. It does show the dimensions in the description.
Has anyone used for parrot carrier to vet?
A shopper on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I haven't. I purchased mine to transport my cats.