Gunner G1 Intermediate Dog Kennel Named Top Performer in Pet Safety Study

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( Gunner Kennels is pleased to announce the G1 Intermediate™ with 8’ tie-down straps as the 2015 Top Performing Crate in the first ever crate crashworthiness study. The study was conducted by Center for Pet Safety, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization and sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc. Gunner Kennels surpassed all competing products in the CPS-designed studies, which included testing of crate connections and rigorous crash testing to examine crate and carrier structural integrity. Video of the safety tests can be seen here.

The 2015 G1 Intermediate Kennel Top Performer Package features a double-walled rotomolded plastic design for longterm strength. The stainless steel piano hinge, Paw-Proof™ door and locking latch keeps dogs secure when traveling. To help keep the kennel from sliding, it features four large rubber feet. Weighing approximately 45 pounds, the G1 can be carried easily with the kayak-grade handles. The kennel can be secured on all four corners with the stainless steel pins and included tie-down straps.

“When I started Gunner Kennels, my goal was to make the safest dog kennel on the market for my hunting dog, Gunner,” said Gunner Kennels President, Addison Edmonds. “My dog means so much to me as a family member and hunting companion that I wanted to make sure he was always safe when traveling. This independent testing and top performer award has proven that we have succeeded in this goal. I would like to thank Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety for their commitment to testing dog products to ensure they are held up to a higher safety standard.”

The Gunner Kennels G1 Intermediate with 8’ tie-down straps was able to withstand the most significant forces generated in CPS testing with a combination of strong structural support and integrity. The full product performance report studies can be found at

To view the full study results or for more information on how to keep pets safe in vehicles, including best practices and travel tips, please visit

About the Center for Pet Safety The Center for Pet Safety (CPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to consumer and companion animal safety. Based in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, the Center for Pet Safety’s mission is to have an enduring, positive impact on the survivability, health, safety and well-being of companion animals and the consumer through scientific research and product testing. For additional information visit

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mike miskulin

Hi – Just want to bring to your attention findings from our own research on pet travel crates. We too came across the CPS crate study and in reviewing it, determined that their methodology and procedures are significantly flawed. Combined with outher recommendations that CPS makes, pets and humans may be placed at risk. The most criticial point is that CPS believes a crate that remains anchored to their test sled is a “safe” crate. unfortunately, their sled and anchors have more in coimmon with a flat bed truck than a consumer vehicle. CPS elsewhere on their website points out… Read more »