Midwest Puppy Playpen (12120-Z)
This is a nice product, but 9 times out of 10 the floor pans come cracked or chipped. They snap easily as well. Very brittle. If you don't take the product out of the box right away, and several months pass, they won't replace it. Great cage, rusts easily. floor grid will also have the rubber wear off over time. Expect it to age quickly. Smart poodles can maneuver out of the top. Keeps puppies in.
The box the playpen was delivered in looked like it had been tossed around and had holes on it. Of course the playpen had dents throughout on each four sides that it did not function 100%. I contacted customer service and asked if I can get some sort of discount and only received $25 returned to my card. Don't get me wrong, customer service is wonderful but the amount returned for the damage is not worth it
FLOOR GRATES NEED TO BE FIXED PLUS WHERE DOOR CLOSES PAWS GET STUCK
A 1" BOTTOM SPACING ON THE GRATE IS WAY TO WIDE FOR PAWS AND VERY UNCOMFORTABLE IT SHOULD ONLY BE 1/4" SPACING. THE .05X4" NAILS GET CAUGHT IN THE .05" I DON'T KNOW WHO THE BRILLIANT DESIGNER IS AT MIDWEST BUT THEY DON'T OWN ANIMALS. ALSO, WHEN THE DOOR SLIDES CLOSED IN EVERY CRATE THERE IS AN AREA THAT CATS, DOGS, BIRDS GET CAUGHT IN A VERY SMALL AREA IT MUST BE ADJUSTED. I HAVE RAN TO MANY SCREAMS OF PAIN FROM CATS, DOGS, BIRDS GETTING PAWS, CLAWS, WINGS HUNG IN THIS AREA. ITS NOT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO GET CAUGHT UP. I HV MANY TIMES RUSHED THEM TO THE VET EVEN THO I AM A VET TECH OF 18 YRS FOR BROKEN BODY PARTS.
I have 2 of these pens. I use them for full litters of 6 week old or older puppies. They are a good size (I have the large size). I especially like that the puppies can not get into their stool - but it falls into a tray beneath the cage and I can see it - important for health. I did not give a 5 star because the trays have to be replaced relatively often due to cracking etc. I would recommend this pen for small to medium pups. It is strong and does a good job.
keeping puppies clean and dry
If you are tired of dirty towels and wet puppies.You will just love this product .I breed OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGES, and have been for many years.I'm a clean freak when it comes to raising dogs. When people come to our house,they can't believe there are puppies in our house. This is a must buy product! I only wish the trays were made better. They are to flimsy and crack.This product get 4 stars.