Pet Cargo Crates: How to Measure Your Dog or Cat


Whether you are traveling by car, ship or plane, you will need a well-built pet crate that will serve to keep your pet safe and comfortable while traveling. Don’t risk your pet escaping its crate. Get a quality, well built crate for your pet!

Before ordering a crate, we recommend the following:

1. Measure your pet accurately using the diagram below

2. Use your pet’s measurements to select your crate using the chart below

Measuring a pet can be difficult with a tape measure. We suggest that you use a piece of string, then measure the string after taking the measurement.

Measure Your Pet

First, measure your dog or cat from tip of nose to base of tail. Do not include any part of the tail in your measurement. This is measurement A.

Next, measure from the elbow joint in the forearm to the ground. This is measurement B.

Then, measure across your pet’s shoulders. This is measurement C.

Finally, when your pet is standing, measure from the top of your pet’s head to the ground. If your pet’s ears are erect measure from the ground to the tip of the ears, otherwise top of head. This is measurement D.

Kennel Length:
A + 1/2 B*
Kennel Width:
C x 2*
Kennel Height:
Snub-nosed pets need one size larger.