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4pets PRO, TÜV-approved dog cage, size 1 - RETURNED


These Swiss-made dog cages really are the business – we reckon they’re the smartest, most thoughtfully designed and safest cages available.

The energy-absorbing rear wall is designed to protect not only you and your family in the event of a crash, but also your dog. The burst-proof door is opened with one hand, and automatically 'clicks shut' when closed, leaving your other hand ready to hold your dog if necessary.

All tested and approved by TÜV SÜD, with exemplary build quality.

The 4pets PRO cages replace the 4pets ProLine cages, taking safety an important stage further by including a particularly innovative energy-absorbing rear panel, and a ‘Safelock’ locking system that prevents the door from bursting inwards or outwards.

Crash-tested safety: Safety is right at the core of the whole 4pets PRO concept; you’ll know that you’ve done all you can to minimise the risks of injury to your dog when out in the car and, very importantly, to the driver and passengers. The facts are that at 30 mph your dog has a mass that’s 25 times its body weight, so it will be a potentially very deadly projectile in the event of an emergency stop or crash. A typical black Labrador would have the equivalent force of three quarters of a tonne! The majority of wire cages and dog guards are next to useless in these circumstances – they’re not designed to keep people safe, but are intended only to separate dogs from people without much if any thought about what forces they’ll withstand.

Suitability: The PRO size 1 has been designed with small breeds in mind, e.g. Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Terrier, Beagle.

Special features:

  • The PRO is designed to absorb energy: The patented rear panel will flex outwards under pressure, but at the same time it expands up and down, left and right, so it tightens into the frame. 4pets call this their ‘Impact Protection System’. Absorbing and then releasing the kinetic energy in a controlled way will give the dog every possible chance of surviving a crash, whether the impact is from the front or the back of the vehicle.
  • ‘Safelock’ door: This is designed to be burst-proof, both inwards and outwards. It’s opened with a quarter turn and, when the vehicle is level, will close and click shut on its own. Otherwise just push it shut. It’s also lockable, which is good to know if for example you’re leaving your dog in the car. It’s assembled as standard to hinge on the right hand side, but can easily be changed to hinge from the left.
  • Shape: PRO crates are shaped at front and back to maximise the internal space that's available for your dog, so they'll tuck in tight behind the rear seat, can have the full length of the boot, and still allow the tailgate to be closed.
  • Construction and weight: Anodized aluminium poles, fibreglass-reinforced plastic corners with no sharp edges, and scratch resistant laminated fibreboard sides. The locking system is based around a die-cast aluminium case. Fibreboard is a great material to use – it doesn’t get too cold or too hot, unlike steel, and also absorbs energy (again, unlike steel). The solid side parts will also keep the car clean. Aluminium, fibreglass reinforced plastic, and fibreboard are also likely to be lighter than steel – you need to be able to move these cages safely – and the whole system is rattle free. The acid-resistant plastic floor tray has a removable, washable anti-slip floor mat. Made in Switzerland.
  • Maintenance free: All parts are maintenance free; the hinges are made from a self-lubricating plastic-graphite alloy. They should last for as long as you want them to – years and years. In any event, all parts are replaceable as spares. We have seen cages that have been through rear end or roll over crashes, and we’ve replaced deformed aluminium poles and broken fibreboard sections, which had done their job of absorbing energy in a controlled way.
  • Ease of use: Single handed ‘slam lock’ system. Opening the door with a twist knob, and then just pushing it shut, means that you can concentrate on holding your dog’s collar. Single-handed opening and easy closing is quicker and safer.
  • Good visibility: The vertical bars on both the back and the front of PRO crates allow the driver particularly good visibility – and being vertical not horizontal also means that dogs can’t easily bite on them. It’s also good that the dog has good visibility.
  • Certification: Crash-tested by TÜV SÜD in Munich; REACH compliant – no harmful materials are used. Dimensions and weight: The PRO size 1 is 54.5cm wide x 54.4cm high x 73.5cm long; weight 13.0kg; maximum load 17kg.

Assembly: The crates arrive flat packed, but minimum assembly is required, with typically only 8 bolts to screw in, and they’re satisfactorily easy to put together. Tie-down straps are included.

In summary: As we often say to customers who question the materials used, “A properly designed steel box will contain a pet in a crash, and protect the human passengers. If 4pets had wanted to make a steel box, they would have done!”

The 4pets concept is all about looking after pets as well as looking after humans, so the focus is on energy-absorbing materials. If the cage also looks really smart and is also easy enough to move about, and is also sensibly priced, so much the better!

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

For most UK addresses, the charge for our Standard three to five day service is £6.50 (£14.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Express Delivery (one or three days) is £9.50 (£19.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (Royal Mail Tracked), £4.95 (Royal Mail Express Tracked) or £5.95 (courier, usually Express Delivery).

There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.

Orders for Express Delivery need to be received by 4pm.

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday.

What about Next Working Day delivery? 
We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express Delivery’.  Many Express Delivery orders will arrive on the next working day, but some will arrive on the second working day, or be split between these two days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can, and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

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