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2015 Top Performing Crate and Carriers

Thank you for reviewing our 2015 Crate and Carrier Study Testing.  Please note that upon publication of the 2016 CPS Crate and Carrier Safety Standards (output from our 2015 study) we launched the CPS Certified Program where you can now find our logo on brands that meet our rigorous testing and performance requirements.  You can find those products here:  CPS Certified Program


Here are the Top Performing products from the Center for Pet Safety’s 2015 Crate and Carriers Crashworthiness Studies, sponsored by Subaru.

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Crate: Gunner Kennels G1 Intermediate with 8’ Tie Down Straps

The Gunner Kennel is the hands-down top performing crate of the 2015 study. Using the strength rated connection straps (sourced from Gunner Kennels) the product withstood the significant forces generated in the CPS testing.

The Gunner Kennel is unique. It has a dual locking feature on the door that provides significant structural support to the door in the case of an accident.

With the strength rated anchor straps tightened, the Gunner Kennel’s rubber feet gripped the carpet, unlike any other crate we have tested. This is a significant travel device, with outstanding structural integrity.

Learn more about the 2015 Crate Crashworthiness Study


Carrier: Pet Ego Forma Frame Jet Set Carrier with ISOFIX-Latch Connection

Pet Ego presented the first carrier to use the ISOFIX-Latch Connection option. This innovative connection design snaps firmly into place, just like a child seat. Our testing indicated that the ISOFIX-Latch connection held securely and the Forma Frame Carrier fully contained the test dog – before, during and after the test. Center for Pet Safety applauds the due diligence performed by PetEgo with the hope that other brands follow.

Carrier: Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with PPRS Handilock

With the added PPRS Handilock, the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, performed exceptionally well.  The product is unique in its form and snugly straps into the seat with the lap and shoulder belt system. At the end of crash testing the product was removed from the test bench with no evidence of any damage, it looked brand new. Sleepypod took top honors in the 2013 Center for Pet Safety Harness Crashworthiness Study and their Mobile Pet Bed is another indication of this brand’s commitment to pet passenger safety.

Learn more about the 2015 Carrier Crashworthiness Study