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Rock Creek Crates

Side Door Crate

Side Door Crate

Regular price $976.65 USD
Regular price $1,149.00 USD Sale price $976.65 USD
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10-Year Warranty

We build the strongest dog crates on the market and we stand behind them. All Rock Creek Crates come with a 10 year limited warranty that covers the parts and manufacture of the crate. Warranty extends to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable. Learn More.

No Assembly Required

Our stationary Side-Door crate ships fully assembled so you can start using them right away! We aim to make your experience hassle-free.

Shipping & Returns

Great things take time. You're likely looking at around 10-20 days total. Each Rock Creek Crate is custom built in Utah under the highest standards. It generally takes 10-15 business days to build your order. Once it is finished, shipment duration generally ranges from 5-10 business days.

We also offer easy returns/exchange. Learn more.

Bulk Orders Available

If you're a professional looking for a bank of dog crates, inquire here.

Bulk order discounts are available.


36" 23.5" X 36.5" X 27.75" LWH

49 lbs. Fits most dogs under 27".

See the size chart below and this more in-depth page on how to choose the correct size crate for your dog.

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Designed for NYPD - Available to you

The design for these crates was born out of a collaboration with the New York Police Department (NYPD). The K9 unit was looking for a crate that would allow for convenient, secure transportation of some of their most valued personnel - their dogs. These aluminum dog crates are trusted for protection by people whose job is to protect all of us. You can’t get more safe than that.

Made to Fit

A side door dog crate makes travel a breeze. Forget wrangling your crate into your car’s back seat at weird angles - with a door on the crate’s side, it easily fits in the back of many vehicle configurations, leaving you with cargo room to spare. This feature makes the crate extra appealing for pet parents who might not have a ton of extra space in their home as well.

10 Year Warranty

Make adventuring with your best friend as simple and safe as possible - and know that with our 10-year warranty, product quality is guaranteed.

Stackable corners of stationary dog crate by Rock Creek Crates

Ships Fully Assembled

All RCC crates ship fully assembled, at no extra cost, so you can start using them right away! We aim to make your experience hassle-free.

Made in the USA

All of our crates are made in USA with US and global materials.


  • Center for Pet Safety logo
  • AK9S Star logo
  • NYPD logo
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind logo
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Even with the repositioned door, these heavy-duty dog kennels feature the same secure aluminum welded frame that is a tried and true trademark of Rock Creek’s crash-tested dog crates.

Rock Creek Crates Stationary Crate door showing the durable features such as the latches and solid aluminum bars


Our overbuilt doors provide increased ventilation, visibility, and airflow. Not to mention, peace of mind with standard butterfly latches, two panels of aircraft grade aluminum, welded inside and out, and solid aluminum bars.


The RCC Side Door Crate is available in our most popular, and the most common, size - 36" Large. Review the size chart below to ensure you're getting the best fit for your dog.
Need a different size? Consider our Stationary Crate; available in additional sizes.

Large Grey Stationary dog crate by Rock Creek Crates

36” (Large)

23.5” 36.5” 27.75” LWH

Fits most dogs under 27” in height

Example breeds:
Golden Retriever, German Shorthaired Pointer, Weimaraner, Dalmatian, Labrador Retriever, Boxer, some German Shepherds .

Crate Weight:
49 lbs.


My dog has separation anxiety, is an escape artist, or is a large breed with high drive. Can this crate help?

Yes, Rock Creek Crates are engineered to hold up to the strongest dogs and outlast other dog crates. Rock Creek Crates are built with an internal welded aluminum frame. This frame acts as a rugged backbone for your crate adding unparalleled strength, structural integrity, and safety. All external features connect directly into the frame giving your crate extra support where needed most. For high anxiety, escape artists, or large/high-drive dogs we highly recommend adding a door guardto your crate.

What is the right size crate for my dog?

View our size guide to determine the best fit for your K9.

Do your crates have a warranty?

Yes, we offer a 10 year warranty on every crate. Click here for more details.

Do you offer financing options?

Yes, we offer financing through Affirm. Click here for more details.

Can I order a custom color?

Can I switch the direction of the door?

Yes! Our crate doors normally open from right to left. However, if you request it, we can switch the direction it opens. Contact us with your specific needs and we’ll customize your crate to suit you and your dog.

Do you offer custom crate sizes?

The aluminum skins we use to build our crates are specifically designed for our listed crate sizes. As a result, we are unable to make custom sizes. We have a list of awesome people who make custom sized dog crates/kennels. Reach out to us and we’d be happy to share their contact information.

Can I take a Rock Creek Crate on a commercial airline flight?

The stationary crate can become airline compliant with the IATA kit, which can be found on our Accessories page. Each airline has specific requirements for flying with pet cargo; we highly recommend contacting your chosen airline in advance.

Are your crates crash tested?

We worked with the Center for Pet Safety when designing the newest version of our stationary crate. Our stationary crates have been crash tested and will receive their official report from the Center for Pet Safety in early 2021.


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