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Today, the Center For Pet Safety announced exciting news for our company and our customers:

Gunner Kennels G1™ Small (with Strength-Rated Tie-Down Straps) earned the industry’s very first dual “5 Star Crash Test Rating” for a pet product, according to the Center For Pet Safety (CPS) and its certification program. As the only manufacturer of double-wall rotomolded pet crates, we were awarded CPS’s highest distinction – in both the crateand carrier product classes – for the kennel’s durable construction and attention to safety.

As of today, our G1™ series is the only pet travel crate to earn the CPS award, as well as the only product to receive dual certification in both crate and carrier categories. 

If you don’t know about the Center For Pet Safety yet, here’s the down-low: it is a 501(c)(3) research and consumer advocacy organization that dedicates its resources to animal protection… most recently by leading the first scientific approach for pet product safety measures through its Pet Travel Crate Crash Test Protocol and Rating System. You can learn the FAQs of the CPS testing here.

We originally designed the G1™ crate in response to the market’s offering, and what we saw as a lack of safe pet travel products – which happened to be a catalyst for CPS’ mission, too. Our G1™ crates boast exclusive features that demonstrate it was engineered with safety as the top priority, including double-wall rotomolded construction, a lockable paddle-latch door that contains even the greatest escape artist, designated tie-down pins for anchoring, skid-resistant rubber feet, super-strong carry handles, a wider base to prevent rollover, all stainless-steel components, and more. 

If you want to learn more about the CPS protocol and rating system, click here. The program was reviewed by Chris Sherwood of Biocore LLC – a former senior research engineer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) –and Dr. Priya Prasad of Prasad Consulting, LLC, who recently retired from Ford Motor Company.

If you’ve got a dog up to 30 lb., the G1™ Small is designed to protect your best friend. Learn more about the product and how to purchase it here.

G1 Small Crate

More About CPS

Launched in 2016, the CPS Pet Travel Crate Crash Test Protocol and Rating System outlines a consistent test methodology and evaluation protocol to ensure that crates and carriers offer crash protection. The certification program is a result of the 2015 Crate Crashworthiness Study conducted by Center for Pet Safety and sponsored by Subaru of America. CPS Certified is a voluntary testing program open to all pet product manufacturers to ensure an independent, impartial assessment of pet product crash protection. Additional information about the program may be found at www.CenterforPetSafety.org.


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