Asked on Feb 12, 2017

How can I disguise/camouflage black wire dog crates?

Laura Whalen
by Laura Whalen
I have 3 dogs. They are house trained but still sleep in their crates. Tried to take them away but my dogs were not happy. i put towels on top of them to semi cover them. Any ideas as to how to camouflage them?
  18 answers
  • Ardale Ardale on Feb 12, 2017

    There's a hack on hometalk that is so cute to hide your dog crate. They made a pretty side table and the dog crate is hidden inside the bottom of it. Check it out! It's something they converted I think but I do remember it is so pretty that you'd never know it had a dog crate built inside it and it just looks like a higher end piece of furniture in their living room. The top of it looked and was decorated the same as a regular side table complete with lamp and etc. I've also seen another hack (same place) where they hid their dog crate inside the base of their kitchen island ( inside a cabinet that they had either cut air slits in or added a wooden air vent in the door and it was located on one end of the island. It too you couldn't tell was their pets bed. Both ideas were really cute, functional and tastefully done. Check them out!

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Feb 13, 2017

    Consider that if it is totaly enclosed other than the opening, you will have an odor build up. It needs some ventilation top, back and sides.

    • Laura Whalen Laura Whalen on Feb 14, 2017

      Thank you yes I agree. My dogs are older so they only use potty outside. We do leave the door to crate open for them to go in and out.

  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 13, 2017

    Here's what we did with our two crates. Gorgeous end tables, and the dogs hang out with us (I leave the door open during the day).

    I also buy memory foam bath mats that fit my large crates perfectly. Washable, and comfy for the dogs to lie on.

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    • Lynn Lynn on Feb 17, 2017

      Thank you Nlwiseman. I appreciate the compliment. I look forward to your pictures!

  • Sharon Marie Doughty Sharon Marie Doughty on Feb 14, 2017

    This is a great idea , they love to be around you and this really fits the bill ,Well done !

  • Pap11113714 Pap11113714 on Feb 15, 2017

    Staple fake tropical plants from dollar tree

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 16, 2017

    don't have dogs- but i have 2 cats. If i cant find a cat sitter i've been known to thak the cats camping with me. I made pads for their crates from a thrift store sleeping bag.

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 16, 2017

    if you are familiar with a sewing machine, each metal panel is your pattern. start with to top of the crate. measure each panel of the crate and add seem allowance., and hem allowance. if you want the front of the crate covered do that end too. cut material for the 4 side panels, add a bit of extra fabric for the front door end panel -you will make the front a flap type door and will need to be hemmed on 3 sides. sew the 4 side panels to the top panel. check fit. adjust as necessary.


    cheat- use a large sheet and wrap the crate as a you would a birthday gift, leaving the door end and bottom uncovered. secure the fabric with safety pins.

  • Teresa Teresa on Feb 16, 2017

    Mine are never crated, but HAVE to sleep in theirs! so I used an inexpensive 42" door and turned the kennels end to end - it covered the top and I painted it pretty! and then, they outgrew their kennels so the table top is with someone else and I have 2 hug plastic airline kennels to try and diguise! Good luck!

  • Yvette Yvette on Feb 20, 2017

    Weave a wide ribbon or burlap thru the wires on each level, leaving the end with the door open. You can even cover the top this way. Seal ribbon ends with hot glue.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Feb 20, 2017

    My question is why cover them? Just keep them clean and scatter them around the den. No house is complete without a large dog crate! LOL

  • Laura Whalen Laura Whalen on Feb 21, 2017

    Lol their xxlarge and thought my babies don't get crates they sleep in them. just getting ideas ive been looking at them for 10 yrs and looking to change it up a bit

  • Suzanne Allison Suzanne Allison on Feb 26, 2017

    Here is what we did for our Great Dane...

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  • Dee Dee on Sep 05, 2023

    If you crate your dogs, make sure there is adequate ventilation. And you want to the dogs to be able to see out. I would put the crates in another room, if you do not like the way they look in the room you have them in. Out of site out of mind. I personally do not crate my puppy. But have one that he uses for solitude when he wants to get away from it all. I leave the door open at all times.