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February 2011
Life Stages Single Door and iCrate?: A side-by-side comparison.

December 2010
Double Door iCrate vs. Life Stages?: This table is very useful for those that like to see the numbers.

November 2010
Need a replacement pan?: Follow these directions if you are not sure which one you need.
Championship Collection Replacement Pans: We have Replacement Pans for the Midwest Championship Series.
Can I Join Together Two Exercise Pens?: You can, and here is some more information about how to do it.
What About Heavy Duty Dog Crates?: They are available, but maybe you should look at the reasons before purchasing.


October 2009
Two Dogs in One Crate?: It can be done, but we do advise caution, and maybe you should consider a three door model.
Great Dane Dog Crates: Yes, we have crates available for your giant breed dog.
We Have Pans for the 89Z: The trick is to measure before you buy.

February 2009
Save Money with the Free Divider Panel: How does it prevent you from buying multiple crates?

January 2009
iCrate or Life Stages Dog Crate?: What is the difference between these two dog crate models?
Dog Crates Made in USA: Yes, really! These are extra sturdy folding crates made in Indiana.
You Have a Bunch of 48" Dog Crates!: So ... what's the difference?
Solutions 54" Ginormus Double Door Dog Crate: At last a giant dog crate with a side door!

December 2008
Canine Camper vs. Day Tripper: What is the difference between these two soft crates?
Announcing: Wireless, electric and underground dog fences and receiver collars by PetSafe and Innotek.
Midwest K9 Kennels: Chain Link Dog Kennels: Safe, secure outdoor containment.
Select 1300TD: The Crate With Removable Doors: Removable doors? What's that about?

November 2008
Price Increases: What's Changed?
Why Crate Train Your Dog?: It's humane and effective
Midwest iCrates: What is an iCrate?

October 2008
Product Updates: Canine Campers, Day Trippers, Vehicle Barriers.
Life Stages, DD and UL: The differences between the different Midwest Life Stages models.
Midwest Dog Crate Pans: About the ABS plastic pan in your crate.
Three Door Dog Crates: The most veratile of dog crates.

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December 2008

December 2008

MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2008

Canine Camper / Day Tripper Differences

There is no doubt that people love the Canine Camper and Day Tripper Soft Dog Crates. These crates are particularly suitable for the pet owner who travels frequently with their dog and needs a lightweight crate to contain their pet.

Although they are versatile and great quality products, they are suitable for crate trained dogs only since "chewers" (we know who you are!) can damage the fabric. It is no wonder that these crates are used so much by professionals.

Canine Camper Folding Sequence

So Why Two Models?

The are both easy to fold, soft sided dog crates that feature a carrying tote. The differences between the crates are that the Canine Camper has the following additional features:

  • Two doors (one on each end), the day tripper has one
  • Ground stakes to hold it securely in place
  • Zipper locks to prevent accidental door opening

Click on the picture below to take you to the product information page for each model.

Canine Camper Soft Dog Crate
Midwest Canine Camper
    Midwest Day Tripper Soft Dog Crate
Midwest Day Tripper

MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2008


At we take pride in providing indoor containment products for your pet. So, what to do to keep Fido in the yard? Announcing our latest site: Same great service: FREE shipping with 90% of our products shipping same or next day!
(Clicking the links will take you to

PetSafe Electric Fence

Get a dog fence from FREE shipping on wireless, electric and underground pet fences from Innotek and PetSafe. Receiver collars ship FREE 2nd day air! Same great service - in stock and ships same or next day.

MONDAY, DEC. 08, 2008

Now Selling Midwest K9 Kennels!

We now offer Midwest K9 Kennels for online sale.

These products are versatile and secure and set up in just 30 minutes requiring only a pliers.

Strong, rust-resistant galvanized steel construction with safety rounded corners and a secure latch mechanism make these chain link dog kennels a great solution for you and your pet.

Midwest Chain Link K9 Kennel and Dog

The Midwest K9 Kennel is perfect for your outdoor containment needs!

MONDAY, DEC. 01, 2008

Select: The Crate With Removable Doors

The Select 1300TD Series Dog Crates are heavy duty three door folding dog crates similar to the Life Stages Ultima crates. The difference is in the finish - the Select has a Pewter Flex Powder-coat finish - and that the select features removable doors

Midwest Select Dog Crate Removable Door The doors are removable without tools, but only when fully open. This feature stops the doors from being removed while the dog is in the crate. Removable doors offer a great advantage for a dog that is full crate trained. Most dogs that are correctly crate trained willingly go to their crate since it offers a safe and secure place for the dog like their den in the wild. For the dog owner, it allows the best of both worlds: you can securely keep your pet in their crate when needed and at other times the dog can come and go as he/she pleases.

We think you will find the Midwest Select Dog Crate offers a unique and versatile solution for your pet containment needs.

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