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Best Dog Crates For Tesla Model Y – Tested & Reviewed

Best dog crates for the Tesla Model Y (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

Last Updated on June 9, 2024 by Kieran Beckles

Have you purchased a Tesla Model Y, but you’re struggling to find a dog crate that will fit your trunk?

As someone who recently bought a Tesla Model Y, I noticed that there wasn’t a lot of information online about the best crates for this particular Tesla car.

I enjoy combining my love for my pets with my passion for electric vehicles, but it was tricky finding a suitable dog crate for my Model Y.

Best dog crate Tesla Model Y
Best dog crate Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

To ensure the safety and comfort of both you and your dog during fun road trips in your Tesla Model Y, it’s essential to invest in the right dog crate that fits your trunk (or back row if that’s what you prefer).

In this guide, I’m going to break down the crates that I’ve personally acquired and tested in my Tesla Model Y trunk to help other Tesla owners who have dogs.

Best dog crate Tesla Model Y
Best dog crate Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

We’ll also explore the key factors to consider when selecting the best dog crate for your Tesla Model Y.

I’m not a dog behaviorist or trainer, and I don’t have any connection with Tesla aside from owning the Model Y. If you have further questions, I recommend reaching out to Tesla or the dog crate company directly to address any concerns or questions you may have.

Best Dog Crates For Tesla Model Y

Now that we’ve looked at some of the factors to consider when selecting a dog crate for your Tesla, I’m going to highlight my top picks when it comes to crates for the Model Y that I’ve personally tested.

Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate

Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

The Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate is a great option for pet owners who have dogs with anxiety like Copper and Skye. Impact have designed the crate to feel like a den rather than a dog cage. So your dog should feel comfortable and safe in the crate.

Impact describe the High Anxiety crate as “escape proof” so you can have peace of mind your dog is safe. It doesn’t have just one built in safety lock. The High Anxiety crate has zinc steel paddle latch and four additional butterfly latches for extra security. It’s constructed with 62% thicker alloy aluminum to increase the structural integrity of the crate. It’s riveted and welded – too.

Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

Your dog will have plenty of airflow thanks to the small circle ventilation holes. They’re specifically designed to be 0.05cm in size so your dog can’t sink their teeth in or get their snout through but still have airflow.

While you could get your High Anxiety crate in the rear seat, I preferred to use it in the trunk. The 30″ crate will fit the Tesla Model Y trunk when positioned to run parallel with the back seat.

Impact High Anxiety in Tesla Model Y
Impact High Anxiety in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

I reached out directly to Impact and they confirmed the High Anxiety hasn’t been crash tested. So there’s no CPS crash test certification. Having said that, I read through the reviews and lots of dog owners have spoken about how the High Anxiety crate kept their dog safe in a rear end collision and even rollover accidents. I’d recommend checking out the reviews on Impact’s website.

I like the High Anxiety for the sheer strength of the crate. Admittedly, you do have to construct the crate using the front and back walls, the door and ceiling. It can take some time but Impact’s instructions are easy to follow.

Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

As I already mentioned, the 30″ High Anxiety crate will fit in the boot space sideways (and in the rear seat) but the larger High Anxiety crates are unlikely to fit in the trunk. I’ve only tested 30″ model so can’t speak for the larger crates.

Where To Buy?

Impact High Anxiety in Tesla Model Y
Impact High Anxiety in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The 30″ High Anxiety Crate is priced at $1099 on Impact’s website and comes with a 10-year Dog Damage Guarantee. So if your dog manages to damage the crate, you can get it replaced. This speaks to Impact’s confidence in the structural integrity of the crate.

You can save 15% on the High Anxiety Crate when you click this link and enter code "KLEEKAI" at the checkout.

Gunner G1 Kennel

Gunner G1 Kennel in Tesla Model Y
Gunner G1 Kennel in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The Gunner G1 Kennel is a well-established dog crate company in the USA, thanks to their range of dog kennels designed to keep your dog safe.

The G1 Kennel is a five-star crash tested kennel that sets it apart on the market when looking at the top dog crates for the Tesla Model Y. (Note: The small, medium, and intermediate sizes are 5 star crash-test certified by the Center For Pet Safety, but not the large).

Gunner G1 Kennel in Tesla Model Y
Gunner G1 Kennel in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Some of the standout features when I reviewed the kennel was the kayak-grade handles, doubled-walled kennel for extra protection, padde-latch to make opening and closing effortless, added locks at the top and the bottom of the door for added safety and aluminum door system.

As you’d expect to see from a premium dog crate, the G1 Kennel has window vents to allow plenty of airflow for Copper and Skye when they’re in the trunk of my Tesla Model Y. Interestingly, Gunner have a drainage system which I thought was a great inclusion because Copper and Skye shed a lot so it was easy to clean.

Gunner G1 Kennel in Tesla Model Y
Gunner G1 Kennel in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

My favorite feature is the incorporated tiedown pins to make it easy to use the straps and hassle-free to secure the crate in the back of your Tesla vehicle. But I also like how the Gunner G1 Kennel comes assembled so I could immediately use it in my Tesla.

It is heavy and my wife struggled to lift it to the car. So if you’re planning to use the G1 Kennel in different situations, you may find it awkward to move around a lot. If you’re planning to keep it in your Tesla trunk, then you won’t be worried about this.

Where To Buy

You can purchase the Gunner G1 Kennel direct from their official website. You can check out the G1 Kennel or purchase now via this link.

Enventur By Diggs

Diggs Enventur in Tesla Model Y
Diggs Enventur in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The Enventur inflatable kennel is the only other product that has passed five-star crash safety testing so that’s why I’ve placed it third in this article. (Note: The small and medium are crash-safety tested, but the large isn’t).

This Diggs product stands out from all the other options in this best dog crate for Tesla Model Y because it’s inflatable. It takes less than 60 seconds to inflate when you need to use, when you’re done, you can deflate it and store it away. I liked the convenience of being able to inflate and deflate.

Enventur (34" size) in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Lifewithkleekai)
Enventur (34″ size) in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Lifewithkleekai)

I wasn’t sure whether this inflatable crate would hold up to rambunctious Klee Kai like Copper and Skye despite their website explaining that they use military-grade, puncture-resistant materials free from phthalates & heavy metals. I’ve had it for nearly a year and still no punctures!

Although it’s an inflatable crate, it has a lot of safety feature and Diggs have put the Enventur through a lot of testing. Diggs have completed compression, tension, freezing rain, severe cold and heat, biting, puncture and lifetime testing. So it’s a durable option!

Enventur (34" size) in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Lifewithkleekai)
Enventur (34″ size) in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Lifewithkleekai)

While the medium Enventur does fit inside the Tesla Model Y trunk (as pictured), I found it obscured my view at the rearview mirror. So I ultimately downgraded to the small size, which still fits Copper and Skye for short trips to the park or vet.

I believe the Enventur’s ability to be deflated and store away make it a good option if you’re like me and running out of space in the garage. I had peace of mind knowing Copper and Skye were in a crash-tested kennel.

Where To Buy

Revol Evolv Enventur
The size comparison of the Revol, Evolv and Enventur (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

You can purchase the Enventur on the Diggs website and save 10% if you use our discount link here or via the button below.

Impact Stationary Dog Crate

Impact Stationary Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Impact Stationary Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

If you don’t want to faff around with having to construct your dog’s crate for your Tesla Model Y, I’d recommend checking out Impact’s Stationary dog crate. I loved that this particular dog crate was ready to use as soon as I got it out of the box.

The Stationary Dog Crate doesn’t have a welded design like the High Anxiety and the aluminum is thinner. These are factors to consider if you’re trying to decide between the High Anxiety and Stationary Crates for your Tesla Model Y.

Impact Stationary in Tesla Model Y
Impact Stationary in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

It has diamond-shaped, rounded-holes for ventilation so your dog is getting plenty of air but they can’t damage their teeth, paws or snout trying to poke through the gaps. They’re also more visible to pet owners than the High Anxiety.

While the Stationary Dog Crate lacks some of the strength of the High Anxiety, it’s still a heavy duty, safe and secure. Made in the USA like all of Impact’s crates, the Stationary is constructed with 100% aluminum. It’s crafted from laser-cut aluminum and precisely riveted.

Impact Stationary Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Impact Stationary Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

The Stationary Dog Crate, like the High Anxiety, is lightweight enough to be transported using the military grade handles. If you’ve got two dogs like me, you can invest in two Stationary crates and they’ve got stackable corners so you can utilise space.

If you’re someone who likes to travel domestically or internationally with your dogs and you use your Tesla Model Y to get to airports, the Stationary crate is airline compatible so you can enjoy the convenience of having a crate for both your Tesla and your flight.

Gunner Vs Stationary comparison (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Impact confirmed with me that the Stationary isn’t pet crash test certified so if you’re looking for a crash tested crate that could be a downside. However, when you search “accident” or “crash” in the review section of their website, you’ll see lots of positive testimonials.

If you opt for the 30″ model, you can customize the crate to have a front door and side door, which gives you increased flexibility if you want to access your dog from your Tesla Model Y trunk when you take a comfort break. This isn’t an issue with the 20″ or 24″ because you can place the crates in such a way you can access the front door. The 30″ model will need to run parallel to the rear seat so the side door is useful.

Impact Stationary Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Impact Stationary Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

I opted for the 24″ inch Stationary Dog Crate and it was perfect for Copper or Skye – unlike the 30″ crate, I can only fit one dog in the 24″ inch crate. Copper and Skye are toy-sized Klee Kai so the 20″ or 24″ is likely to be ideal for small dog breeds. If you’ve got a medium size dog, you may want to go for the 30″ model but make sure to check Impact’s sizing guidelines.

Where To Buy?

Impact Stationary in Tesla Model Y
Impact Stationary in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The Impact Stationary Crate starts at $499 for the 20″ length, $599 for the 24″ length and $999 for the 30″ length. I haven’t tested the larger models in my Tesla trunk so I’d recommend reaching out to Impact to get more information if you’re looking for a 34″ or above.

You can save 15% on Stationary Dog Crate when you click this link and enter code "KLEEKAI" at the checkout.

Revol Dog Crate By Diggs

Revol in Tesla Model Y
Revol in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

If you’re looking for a collapsible crate that is easy to transport, you may want to consider the Revol. This Diggs crate has a stainless steel door, single-piece metal frame and easily removable separation wall (aka puppy divider) if you’ve got multiple dogs.

The Revol is hassle free to assemble and you can collapse the crate in less than 60 seconds so it’s simple to wheel to and from your Tesla Model Y if you’re looking to use this crate at home and for travelling.

Revol in Tesla Model Y
Revol in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Diggs explain on their website that Revol was inspired by baby industry standards and they’ve made the crate really easy to use without compromising the safety of your pets.

The Revol has a solid, single piece frame and diamond-shaped wire mesh design to keep your pet safe in the dog crate when they’re in your Tesla car.

Copper and Skye sat in their Revol dog crate (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Copper and Skye sat in their Revol dog crate (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

It has a handle and wheels that make the Revol simple to collapse and transport which is really convenient if you’re someone who likes to go on road trips with your dogs in your Tesla and you need to crate for the car and the hotel. Diggs write on their website that the Revol is perfect for small spaces.

I really liked the sheer convenience of being able to wheel the crate to and from my Tesla Model Y. While I was able to carry the Impact crates, my wife liked being able to transport the Revol whereas she found the other crates trickier to carry.

Copper in his Revol Dog Crate (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Copper in his Revol Dog Crate (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

Unfortunately, the Revol hasn’t been put through crash tests so that’s a negative. If you’ve got your heart set on crates with a safe pet crate test certification than you’ll need to keep looking. While it doesn’t have an emergency escape hatch, it does have access from the roof which is a bonus.

Overall, I would have more peace of mind with the Impact crates due to the sheer heavy duty construction but there’s no doubt the Revol provides a more flexible option for pet parents. The Revol has multiple access points so you can access your dog from your seat in the rear from the top or side.

Where To Buy?

Revol in Tesla Model Y
Revol in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

I’ve tested the Revol dog crate in my Tesla Model Y – the small size fits comfortably and the medium size fits snuggly (double check the measurements of your trunk). The Revol small will set you back $375 and the Revol medium is priced at $475.

You can save 10% on your first order when you click here and use code KLEEKAI10 at checkout. 

Evolv Dog Crate By Diggs

Diggs Evolv Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Diggs Evolv Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

The final dog crate that I acquired and tested in my Tesla Model Y was the Evolv. This is a relatively new dog crate created by Diggs to challenge their popular Revol model.

The Evolv is Diggs’ slimmest dog crate that has a playpen mode and modular design. So it’s perhaps the most versatile of all the crates listed in this guide if you want a dog crate that can serve multiple functions.

Diggs Evolv Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Diggs Evolv Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

This particular dog crate is made from ultra-strong coated steel to provide a durable frame, while the Evolv has a diamond-shaped paw safe wire mesh to keep your dog’s paws and teeth safe.

The Evolv gives dog owners totally flexibility because you can reposition the two doors and you can even add extra doors to make it a four-door dog crate. When you take the dog crate out of your Tesla, you can transform it into a playpen if you need such a space in your hotel or AirBnB.

You don’t need any tools to assemble or disassemble the crate – it takes around five minutes to construct. This makes setup simple and stress free if you need to have the option to break it down when you’re not using it in your Tesla.

Diggs Evolv in Tesla Model Y
Diggs Evolv in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

It comes with a removable tray so if you’ve got a dog like Copper who regularly gets car sick, you can park up your Tesla Model Y and clean the floor. I really like this feature because Copper does struggle sickness on long car journeys.

Just like the Revol, the Evolv hasn’t been crash tested so that’s something to keep in mind. While there aren’t any reviews from pet owners who’ve been involved in car accidents, the crate certainly feels sturdy. I’d recommend speaking to Diggs to address any concerns your have.

Diggs Evolv Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Diggs Evolv Dog Crate in Tesla Model Y trunk (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

However, there are safety features such as the rounded corners to avoid sharp edges inside or outside.

You’ll be able to fit the Evolv small and medium in your Tesla Model Y but I haven’t personally tested the larger sizes so you’ll need to speak to Diggs about those dog crates.

Where To Buy?

Diggs Evolv in Tesla Model Y
Diggs Evolv in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The Evolv is priced at $170 for the small and $200 for the medium so these two Diggs crates have a significantly lower price point than the other dog crates mentioned in this article.

You can save 10% on your first order when you click here and use code KLEEKAI10 at checkout. 

My Dog Crate Recommendation For Tesla Model Y

Best dog crates for the Tesla Model Y (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Best dog crates for the Tesla Model Y (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

Based upon my experience testing and using all four dog crates mentioned in this article, my top pick for safety would be Impact’s High Anxiety Dog Crate.

I was impressed by the dog crate’s welded structure, thicker aluminum and overall design. Having read through lots of reviews, there are some really encouraging testimonials from dog owners with the High Anxiety crate who have unfortunately been involved in car accidents.

However, I consider the Gunner G1 Kennel and the Enventur by Diggs to be equally adept and versatile options for Tesla Model Y owners. They’ve passed crash-safety testing (small, medium and intermediate sizes for G1 Kennel, and small and medium sizes for Diggs).

The Gunner G1 Kennel boasts a lot of excellent features to keep your dog comfortable and safe in the trunk of your Tesla but it’s weight makes it difficult to move around. The Enventur offers versatile because it can be inflated, deflated and stored away.

Enventur (34" size) in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Lifewithkleekai)
Enventur (34″ size) in Tesla Model Y (Photo: Lifewithkleekai)

So it comes to personal preference but my picks would be the High Anxiety followed by the G1 Kennel and the Enventur.

Finishing Up

Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Impact High Anxiety Dog Crate (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

We’ve reached the end of our best dog crates for Tesla Model Y.

I’ve taken you through some of the things to consider before you decide to invest in a dog crate for your Telsa Model Y.

We’ve discussed what to look for, the sizes that will likely fit in your Tesla Model Y based upon my tests and where you can buy the crates recommended in this guide.

My top picks would be the Impact High Anxiety, Gunner G1 Kennel and Enventur by Diggs depending on whether you want a extra strong dog crate or a more versatile dog crate.

Having said that, I think all six dog crates in this article would make a good consideration for a Tesla Model Y owner who wants to invest in a quality crate for their pup.

To get 15% off your Impact crate, click this link or the button below and use the discount code “KLEEKAI”.

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