Typically carried on a truck and used to transport dogs, a dog box is like a
home away from home for dogs. They come in all shapes, sizes, and
configurations. Many dog boxes are made from aluminum although steel, plastic,
and wood are also used. Dog boxes can be quite elaborate. For example,
some models are built as a stand-alone trailer with wheels. Others are
custom-built to fit snugly crosswise in the back of pickup trucks. Some
incorporate cages into the design. Many are just simple rectangular boxes that
can be carried by one or two people.
of the features that you'll find in dog boxes include hinged tops for quick
access, carrying handles on sides and front, vents with sliding covers, lockable
latches, insulation, entry dividers, louvered doors, and door inserts to keep
out the rain and cold. Cross-over models can accommodate two dogs with the
option for them to mingle. Stacking models allow four, five, or more dogs to be
transported at once (some of these resemble pickup campers).