Dakota 283 G3 Framed Door Kennel - Portable Dog Travel Crate

$349.00 $399.99

Dakota 283 G3 Framed Door Kennel - Portable Dog Travel Crate

Dakota 283's new line of G3 dog crates has quickly become one of the top-selling crates on the market.  Created using one solid piece of material, these crates are rugged and will hold up on all the adventures you and your dogs take but are also lightweight and easy to move around or travel with.  Each crate features an ultra-secure lock for peace of mind, a top handle for easy transport, and an easy-clean drain hole (see the full list of features below). Get a crate for your dog that will stand the test of time.

**Please note: the colors Orange, Blue, Purple & Pink are not kept in stock and can take longer to manufacture

Dakota Guard

Dakota Guard™ option is an FDA and EPA-approved additive that is included in small quantities during a product's production. This results in products that protect your pet’s health and safety from the invisible world. Proven highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, staphylococcus, many 'gram-positive' and 'gram-negative' organisms, and dozens of common dangerous organisms. Only available in Coyote Granite and Dark Granite Colors.

Key Features:

  • Keyed paddle latching door
  • Easy-Grip top handle
  • Easy-to-Clean drain hole
  • Flow-through ventilation
  • Flat slides for easy stacking (stacking kit sold separately)
  • Extremely durable, weatherproof
  • 1-Year manufacturers warranty
  • Made in the USA

Size Chart

Size Small Medium Large Extra Large
Ext. Dimensions 23"L x 16"W x 18.75"H 31"L x 21.5"W x 25.5"H 35.2"L x 24.5"W x 26.5"H 38.5"L x 25.5"W x 29.5"H
Weight 20lbs 37lbs 46lbs 59lbs
Recommended Size Dogs 5-25lbs Dogs 25-50lbs Dogs 50-75lbs Dogs 75lbs +
Door Size 9"W x 12"H 16.5"W x 21.5"H 16.5"W x 21.5"H
16.5"W x 21.5"H
Int. Dimensions 20.25"L x 14.25"W x 18"H 28.5"L x 19.8"W x 25.2"H  33"L x 22.8"W x 26.2"H 36"L x 23.75"W x 29.25"H


Product Details

Each crate is constructed using the rotational molding process and from high-grade Polyethylene, which forms a single-shell product that will flex slightly, but also resistant to surface abrasions and extreme impacts. This is the very same process used to make US military-strength cargo containers and heavy-duty fuel cells; so you can rest assured it will hold up to anything you and your dog through at it.

The crate has a built-in large grip handle on top that makes lifting and maneuvering the G3 crate incredibly easy. The walls are tough and rugged, able to absorb impacts while the corners remain virtually impervious to crushing, cracking and other damage. These crates can also be stacked to save room in indoor areas with a separately sold stacking kit. This is ideal if space is limited and you have multiple dogs.

The interior of the crate is deep and wide making it a good fit for nearly any size dog (or other similar-sized animals). The G3 kennels are built and sized to fit the rear interior of most trucks, SUVs and hatchbacks (that are 48 inches wide or more) sitting side-by-side. If your dog happens to have an "accident," the one-piece design prevents your car from getting messy but is easily rinsed when you are ready. The small, rear-facing holes allow for easy cleaning and drainage. There is also plenty of air circulation with 16 holes (Medium size) and 20 holes (Large and XL). Getting in and out of the crate is never a problem thanks to the double-hinged door, which can swing from right or left and can be completely removed with ease from the outside.

The G3 glides more easily across surfaces. This is ideal if you don't require the crate to be raised and prefer the sliding action. By running straps through the top handle hole, the G3s can be locked in for a permanent stay in the back of virtually any vehicle.

1-Year Manufacturer Warranty

Dakota 283 products are supplied with a 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labor. Good Ideas Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that its products shall be free from manufacturing non-conformances that affect product performance for one (1) year after the date of delivery. Good Ideas Inc.’s obligation under this warranty is expressly limited to supplying replacement parts and labor for or replacing, at its option, any product that is, in the sole discretion of Good Ideas, Inc. found to be defective.  

Dakota 283 ships from Pennsylvania via FedEx Ground

  • Items normally ship in 5-7 business days from date of order
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    Fast Shipping

    We do our best to ship FAST and make it easy for you.  At the top of this page, we have noted how long it normally takes to process and ship your order.  You can then use the map above to estimate delivery times.  We will send you an email confirmation with the tracking number as soon as your order ships

    Please see our Shipping Policy for full details.

    Easy Returns

    Things don't always work out, we get it.  We'll do our very best to make your return simple and easy.  Please email us and we'll provide all the return instructions for your specific item and an RMA number (required).

    Please see our Return Policy for full details.


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Terry Amacker (Carriere, US)

    Top grade kennels

    Madison Carriere (Seattle, US)
    Amazing Customer Service

    Weston in customer service was amazing to work with. There was a miscommunication on the ship date and I needed to cancel the order so I could receive a crate on time for my show. After canceling the order he was able to work with shipping and found a crate on hand and was able to get it shipped to me extremely quick.
    By far the best communication I have had from a supplier and would definitely order from them again.

    Jason Treulich (American Fork, US)
    Finally a crate that holds our German Shepherd

    I don't often leave reviews; however, I have to say that I really impressed! We have a 22 month old GSD that has managed to find a way out of every crate we have put him in...until we got this Dakota crate. As soon as I touched it I could tell it was a high-quality product. It's thick, and quite strong, yet still very light and easy to move around. The latch is also strong metal/steel with a cover inside so the dog can’t tamper with it and so far we have had no issues...finally. Truly exceptional quality and service. Thank you

    Terry B. (American Fork, US)
    Very pleased

    Excellent crate, solid, one-piece crate, much stronger than the 2 piece plastic one we had. Gate is a strong metal as well and feels very secure. Shipping was super fast!! Very pleased!