will also be producing separate pages for each car manufacturer,
to include sizes which will fit your car, information about how
long the crate can be adjusted to (where we have this information)
and pictures of the crates which will fit your car (where possible
with dogs in situ to give you a better picture.
We are going
to start separating out the pages for hatchback crates and standard
crates. If you have a hatchback car you would need one of the hatchback
crates. But if you have a hatchback car, an estate car, and a dog
small enough to fit in the hatchback crate then you could buy the
hatchback crate which would fit in both cars.
Makes of car
that the dog crates for cars will fit include Audi, BMW, Cadillac,
Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu,
Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi,
Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Saab, Skoda, Subaru, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen
(VW) and Volvo. Not all models of car will fit the crate, and sometimes
that even changes within the model itself - for example the Kia
Sportage 2005 doesn't fit the medium double crate whereas the Sportage
2007 will do!
If you wish
to buy a dog cage we would be happy to go to a local dealership
to measure your chosen car if it's not on the list. That's easy
with new cars - not so easy with older models. However we can do
a check on local second hand cars if they're available to view.
are instructions for measuring your vehicle to check which dog box
(if any) would fit.
measuring vehicle for safedog crates:
- Measure in
metric (we've included approximate imperial measurements as many
of us still think in 'old money')
- Check to
see if your car has a sill in the back by the boot door. If the
sill is taller than about 2 centimetres, you might have to put
something below the crate, in order for the doors to be able to
- The floor
in the car should be even for the car crate to stand well.
- Measure the
widest point of the luggage boot which is possible to put the
crate in. The boot door or between the wheel arches are usually
the narrowest point.
- Then measure
the length of the luggage boot floor. Mind that the boot door
might be a little rounded. In that case, measure the shortest
point, i.e. not in the middle of the car.
- The slope
of the front and back of the crate is approximately the same as
the slope of the backseat. The roof of the crate is about 15 centimetres
narrower than the floor.
- Maximum height
is measured from the floor to the lowest point of the opening
of the boot.