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The GUNNER kennel is the original 5 Star Crash Tested crate per the Center for Pet Safety. But don’t just take our word for it. The receipts are there. The G1™ is tested and proven in real accidents. Hear from dozens of real customers who say GUNNER kennels saved their dogs' lives.

"The kennel was thrown 30 yards from the wreck. I was made fun of by some of my buddies for having such an expensive kennel, but we all know that I got the last word when it saved my dog."

– DERREK PAYNE

"Hook went for a ride. It launched the crate pretty far and then rolled. The kennel landed at least twice as far as the photo shows. The GUNNER kennel door stayed locked the whole time too. Hook owes his life to it."

– CHARLIE BARBERINI

I WAS TRAPPED. I ASKED THE BYSTANDERS TO RELEASE HIM FROM THE CRATE, AND THEY CAME BACK TO TELL ME THAT HE WAS FINE. I'M TELLING YOU THAT LINCOLN MADE IT THROUGH THIS ACCIDENT WITHOUT A SCRATCH. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

- DILLON LAW

"GUNNER saved his life that night. Grizz walked away from the situation without any injuries, and he was riding right where the blow happened. You can’t tell me your dog’s life isn’t worth a kennel."

- PEYTON BULLARD

“I asked the police to open the GUNNER kennel while I was trapped inside. They said he walked out wagging his tail.”

- SPENCER ROGERS

"The truck came out of nowhere, completely destroying my back end of my Yukon. If Clyde had been sitting in the car he would’ve gone through the windshield. There was glass everywhere in the trunk, but no glass in Clyde."

– SCOTT DEATON

"No doubt in my mind that if Coy had been in another plastic kennel it would've been bad – and the scary thing is, I had him in one of those cheaper ones recently. Y'all helped save my pup's life."

– WILL DUNNAM

"Thankfully he was good to go for the rest of duck season. I am forever in y’all’s debt. GUNNER really saved my dog’s life. He wouldn’t be here today if weren’t for y’all."

– JAMES THOMPSON

"I found Kase in his kennel 15 yards down the road from where my truck had flipped. I'm very thankful to GUNNER for keeping him safe and alive."

– KODY VAN PELT

"If I had gone with a lesser quality kennel, it would’ve been completely smashed back there. I really want to give a testament to what your kennel did for me. I want to thank y’all very much for that."

– JOSH MOORE

"I don’t want to think about what would’ve happened if it hadn’t been a GUNNER kennel. Your kennel saved my dog's life."

– SPENCER HARRIS

"The kennel took the direct hit. The K9 officer asked what type of kennel I was using. I said: ‘It's a GUNNER, I won’t trust anything else with my K9 partner."

– KHARA SCHUETZNER

"If Diesel had been loose in the car – or is another crate back there in the bed – I don't believe he would still be with us. I would never want Diesel traveling in any other dog box, and no dog of mine will ever ride in anything else."

– ZACKARY RAKISITS

"Not even four months ago I purchased GUNNER kennels. I'm glad I listened to my gut.

In February my worst fear happened. I was in a severe car accident with my Nissan Sentra and two mini schnauzers. We were coming home from an agility trial.⁠ My dogs could be dead without them."

– Pyper's Legacy

"The Small is the first, and only, product to be award a dual certification in both the crate and carrier categories. Test dog size: 30 lb."

– Center for Pet Safety

"The GUNNER G1™ Medium (with GUNNER strength-rated 8´ tie-down straps) is awarded a 5 Star Crash Test Rating from Center in the Pet Crate category. Test dog size: 45 lb."

– Center for Pet Safety

"When I walked back there and found Bear alive, I wanted to call you right away because I was almost in tears. He was in a head-on collision going 55 mph & now I’m out here tonight throwing bumpers to him."

Chris Killion

"If our dog had been in a junk crate & not a GUNNER, I’m pretty certain it would’ve turned into chards during this accident. I think this kennel saved my dog & my daughter from harm."

ALAN WAGNER

"I PURCHASED THE GUNNER KENNEL JUST 2 MONTHS BEFORE THIS WRECK. THERE ISN'T A DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT YOUR DOG BOX IS WHAT SAVED TRIP."

ASHLEY GUTHRIE

I WAS AT A RED LIGHT WHEN A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY A MAN ON DRUGS HIT ME GONG 62MPH. "GRETCHEN WAS SHAKEN, BUT THERE WAS NOT A SCRATCH ON HER. THE KENNEL SAVED HER LIFE!"

AMY KRAUS

"Tex was a little shaken – I’m sure it traumatized the poor guy – but today he gets back in it like nothing ever happened. Shoutout to GUNNER because after this I know they are worth every penny!"

DEX ALLEN

"When I was finally able to stop I was totally amazed. My crate was strapped down, it hadn’t moved an inch. Roxie’s body was tight but I knew she wasn’t hurt or even scared. That’s why I wrote, because I was just so thankful."

JODY DEAN

The GUNNER dog crate did not budge an inch during the accident. Your product kept my client’s dog completely safe before, during and after the wreck.

- TAHRA WISEMAN

"Hook went for a ride. It launched the crate pretty far and then rolled. The kennel landed at least twice as far as the photo shows. The GUNNER kennel door stayed locked the whole time too. Hook owes his life to it."

– CHARLIE BARBERINI

I WAS TRAPPED. I ASKED THE BYSTANDERS TO RELEASE HIM FROM THE CRATE, AND THEY CAME BACK TO TELL ME THAT HE WAS FINE. I'M TELLING YOU THAT LINCOLN MADE IT THROUGH THIS ACCIDENT WITHOUT A SCRATCH. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

- DILLON LAW

"GUNNER saved his life that night. Grizz walked away from the situation without any injuries, and he was riding right where the blow happened. You can’t tell me your dog’s life isn’t worth a kennel."

- PEYTON BULLARD

“I asked the police to open the GUNNER kennel while I was trapped inside. They said he walked out wagging his tail.”

- SPENCER ROGERS

"The truck came out of nowhere, completely destroying my back end of my Yukon. If Clyde had been sitting in the car he would’ve gone through the windshield. There was glass everywhere in the trunk, but no glass in Clyde."

– SCOTT DEATON

"No doubt in my mind that if Coy had been in another plastic kennel it would've been bad – and the scary thing is, I had him in one of those cheaper ones recently. Y'all helped save my pup's life."

– WILL DUNNAM

"Thankfully he was good to go for the rest of duck season. I am forever in y’all’s debt. GUNNER really saved my dog’s life. He wouldn’t be here today if weren’t for y’all."

– JAMES THOMPSON

"I found Kase in his kennel 15 yards down the road from where my truck had flipped. I'm very thankful to GUNNER for keeping him safe and alive."

– KODY VAN PELT

"If I had gone with a lesser quality kennel, it would’ve been completely smashed back there. I really want to give a testament to what your kennel did for me. I want to thank y’all very much for that."

– JOSH MOORE

"I don’t want to think about what would’ve happened if it hadn’t been a GUNNER kennel. Your kennel saved my dog's life."

– SPENCER HARRIS

"The kennel took the direct hit. The K9 officer asked what type of kennel I was using. I said: ‘It's a GUNNER, I won’t trust anything else with my K9 partner."

– KHARA SCHUETZNER

"If Diesel had been loose in the car – or is another crate back there in the bed – I don't believe he would still be with us. I would never want Diesel traveling in any other dog box, and no dog of mine will ever ride in anything else."

– ZACKARY RAKISITS

"Not even four months ago I purchased GUNNER kennels. I'm glad I listened to my gut.

In February my worst fear happened. I was in a severe car accident with my Nissan Sentra and two mini schnauzers. We were coming home from an agility trial.⁠ My dogs could be dead without them."

– Pyper's Legacy

"The Small is the first, and only, product to be award a dual certification in both the crate and carrier categories. Test dog size: 30 lb."

– Center for Pet Safety

"The GUNNER G1™ Medium (with GUNNER strength-rated 8´ tie-down straps) is awarded a 5 Star Crash Test Rating from Center in the Pet Crate category. Test dog size: 45 lb."

– Center for Pet Safety

"When I walked back there and found Bear alive, I wanted to call you right away because I was almost in tears. He was in a head-on collision going 55 mph & now I’m out here tonight throwing bumpers to him."

Chris Killion

"If our dog had been in a junk crate & not a GUNNER, I’m pretty certain it would’ve turned into chards during this accident. I think this kennel saved my dog & my daughter from harm."

ALAN WAGNER

"I PURCHASED THE GUNNER KENNEL JUST 2 MONTHS BEFORE THIS WRECK. THERE ISN'T A DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT YOUR DOG BOX IS WHAT SAVED TRIP."

ASHLEY GUTHRIE

I WAS AT A RED LIGHT WHEN A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY A MAN ON DRUGS HIT ME GONG 62MPH. "GRETCHEN WAS SHAKEN, BUT THERE WAS NOT A SCRATCH ON HER. THE KENNEL SAVED HER LIFE!"

AMY KRAUS

"Tex was a little shaken – I’m sure it traumatized the poor guy – but today he gets back in it like nothing ever happened. Shoutout to GUNNER because after this I know they are worth every penny!"

DEX ALLEN

"When I was finally able to stop I was totally amazed. My crate was strapped down, it hadn’t moved an inch. Roxie’s body was tight but I knew she wasn’t hurt or even scared. That’s why I wrote, because I was just so thankful."

JODY DEAN

The GUNNER dog crate did not budge an inch during the accident. Your product kept my client’s dog completely safe before, during and after the wreck.

- TAHRA WISEMAN

"Hook went for a ride. It launched the crate pretty far and then rolled. The kennel landed at least twice as far as the photo shows. The GUNNER kennel door stayed locked the whole time too. Hook owes his life to it."

– CHARLIE BARBERINI

I WAS TRAPPED. I ASKED THE BYSTANDERS TO RELEASE HIM FROM THE CRATE, AND THEY CAME BACK TO TELL ME THAT HE WAS FINE. I'M TELLING YOU THAT LINCOLN MADE IT THROUGH THIS ACCIDENT WITHOUT A SCRATCH. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

- DILLON LAW

"GUNNER saved his life that night. Grizz walked away from the situation without any injuries, and he was riding right where the blow happened. You can’t tell me your dog’s life isn’t worth a kennel."

- PEYTON BULLARD

“I asked the police to open the GUNNER kennel while I was trapped inside. They said he walked out wagging his tail.”

- SPENCER ROGERS

"The truck came out of nowhere, completely destroying my back end of my Yukon. If Clyde had been sitting in the car he would’ve gone through the windshield. There was glass everywhere in the trunk, but no glass in Clyde."

– SCOTT DEATON

"No doubt in my mind that if Coy had been in another plastic kennel it would've been bad – and the scary thing is, I had him in one of those cheaper ones recently. Y'all helped save my pup's life."

– WILL DUNNAM

"Thankfully he was good to go for the rest of duck season. I am forever in y’all’s debt. GUNNER really saved my dog’s life. He wouldn’t be here today if weren’t for y’all."

– JAMES THOMPSON

"I found Kase in his kennel 15 yards down the road from where my truck had flipped. I'm very thankful to GUNNER for keeping him safe and alive."

– KODY VAN PELT

"If I had gone with a lesser quality kennel, it would’ve been completely smashed back there. I really want to give a testament to what your kennel did for me. I want to thank y’all very much for that."

– JOSH MOORE

"I don’t want to think about what would’ve happened if it hadn’t been a GUNNER kennel. Your kennel saved my dog's life."

– SPENCER HARRIS

"The kennel took the direct hit. The K9 officer asked what type of kennel I was using. I said: ‘It's a GUNNER, I won’t trust anything else with my K9 partner."

– KHARA SCHUETZNER

"If Diesel had been loose in the car – or is another crate back there in the bed – I don't believe he would still be with us. I would never want Diesel traveling in any other dog box, and no dog of mine will ever ride in anything else."

– ZACKARY RAKISITS

"Not even four months ago I purchased GUNNER kennels. I'm glad I listened to my gut.

In February my worst fear happened. I was in a severe car accident with my Nissan Sentra and two mini schnauzers. We were coming home from an agility trial.⁠ My dogs could be dead without them."

– Pyper's Legacy

"The Small is the first, and only, product to be award a dual certification in both the crate and carrier categories. Test dog size: 30 lb."

– Center for Pet Safety

"The GUNNER G1™ Medium (with GUNNER strength-rated 8´ tie-down straps) is awarded a 5 Star Crash Test Rating from Center in the Pet Crate category. Test dog size: 45 lb."

– Center for Pet Safety

"When I walked back there and found Bear alive, I wanted to call you right away because I was almost in tears. He was in a head-on collision going 55 mph & now I’m out here tonight throwing bumpers to him."

Chris Killion

"If our dog had been in a junk crate & not a GUNNER, I’m pretty certain it would’ve turned into chards during this accident. I think this kennel saved my dog & my daughter from harm."

ALAN WAGNER

"I PURCHASED THE GUNNER KENNEL JUST 2 MONTHS BEFORE THIS WRECK. THERE ISN'T A DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT YOUR DOG BOX IS WHAT SAVED TRIP."

ASHLEY GUTHRIE

I WAS AT A RED LIGHT WHEN A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY A MAN ON DRUGS HIT ME GONG 62MPH. "GRETCHEN WAS SHAKEN, BUT THERE WAS NOT A SCRATCH ON HER. THE KENNEL SAVED HER LIFE!"

AMY KRAUS

"Tex was a little shaken – I’m sure it traumatized the poor guy – but today he gets back in it like nothing ever happened. Shoutout to GUNNER because after this I know they are worth every penny!"

DEX ALLEN

"When I was finally able to stop I was totally amazed. My crate was strapped down, it hadn’t moved an inch. Roxie’s body was tight but I knew she wasn’t hurt or even scared. That’s why I wrote, because I was just so thankful."

JODY DEAN

The GUNNER dog crate did not budge an inch during the accident. Your product kept my client’s dog completely safe before, during and after the wreck.

- TAHRA WISEMAN

ROAD WARRIORS SERIES

CRASH TESTED STRAPS
Crash testing was a critical part of our R&D and impacted the kennel's final design. We went back to the drawing board several times to get it right. This included our strap system. In that testing, we were also making sure our Tie-Down Strap Kit passed muster. These are CPS certified and 5 Star Crash Tested.

5 STAR CRASH TESTED

The GUNNER kennel is the original dog crate to earn a 5 Star Crash Test Rating from the Center for Pet Safety. See what that means and why that matters.

"VIRTUALLY BOMBPROOF"

You said it, not us. Tested to withstand a 630 lb. sled dropped from over 8 feet, a 200-foot cliff drop, 4,000 lb. of force and a 12-gauge shot gun and more.

PROTECTS IN ALL WEATHER

Due to its double-wall rotomolded construction and patented details, the GUNNER kennel has properties that work for your dog in all types of weather.

CAR RUNNING FROM POLICE HIT ME AT 130MPH
A few nights ago I was on my way to our duck club with my lab, Bullet – who was riding in a GUNNER Intermediate crate in the bed of my F-250 – when I was hit head-on by a runaway car going north of 130MPH. Or so I’m told, as it happened in a split second. The driver was apparently being pursued by the police, I never had a chance to get out of his path.
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ROLLOVER WITH 7 PASSENGERS & A DOG
I was driving our Mercedes Sprinter van one night with my five young kids, my wife, and my dog. A loose tire-axle-hub assembly hit us head-on in the dead of night. I'm a state trooper, but nothing could've prepared me for this. Here's what happened.
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BM
07/05/2021
Brandon M.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
It’s like an insurance plan….

This is by far the best kennel made. I use mine daily and they take lots of abuse. They never even seem to wear at all. Hose them off with soap and water and they look brand new. I encourage all of my puppy buyers to get them as well. It’s like an insurance plan for your best friend!

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KT
06/14/2021
Kris T.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? TravelHomeHome & Travel Equally
Wow, Just Wow

Wow, this kennel is the Yeti of dog kennels! everything about this kennel is first rate. Yes, there are cheaper, but none can compare to a Gunner kennel.

AL
05/31/2021
Alec L.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
Amazing travel kennel

This thing is built like a tank. I have no doubt this will protect our little guy if we are ever involved in an accident. We recently completed an 800 mile road trip with him in the crate. It was well worth the money. This was the first time he was calm in the car and not whining. He slept easily during the drive. We felt calm know he was secure and comfortable. Cannot recommend this crate enough!!

AO
05/08/2021
Angus O.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
Unlike any other crate I have seen

I purchased two Gunner kennels, a medium and a small, for my pups. Immediately, you understand this is a different level of product compared to what you’ve used before. The construction is fantastic and legitimately heavy duty. I feel so much better knowing I’ve done everything I can to keep my dogs safe in case of a worst case scenario.

PK
03/18/2021
Patrick K.
United States United States
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
Best purchase for my best friends

I’ve been buying cheap kennels for the four years I’ve owned my dogs, none of them seemed to hold up. I’ve wanted a Gunner for a year now, and the more I read stories of how they have saved dogs lives, it made me think of how losing my best friends would damn near **** me. So I made the purchase and will never look back. It is one solid kennel and I will not let the kennel hold me back from traveling farther to hunt anymore. It’s well worth the investment. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for, and this will not let anyone down.