Using a Dog Crate as Furniture

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Dog crates can be bulky and take up much need space in small homes and apartments. Try using them as furniture in addition to a safe place for your pet. This is a page about using a dog crate as furniture.
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March 5, 2008

We recently adopted a puppy and have a wire frame crate for him to sleep in. In order to accommodate this in our small den, I covered the top of the crate with two small pillows and topped them with a crochet throw. The top of the crate has become a foot rest and Sammy can rest peacefully inside below.

By Carol from Hawthorne, NY

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A large dog, a large dog crate, and a small house can be a challenging combination. That was the dilemma I faced a few years ago. The solution I came up with turned out to be quite beneficial. I placed a piece of plywood on top of the crate. The dog didn't mind. She still had plenty of visibility and air circulation from the sides of the crate.

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Since the tray pulled out for cleaning purposes, having the top covered didn't create any inconvenience. It did, however, give me an abundant amount of additional shelf space which I found extremely helpful since my storage space and work space was severely limited.

By VeronicaHB

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