I’m really enjoying my new Solvit™ Wicker Residence! Mom loves the look, and I am loving the comfort and privacy! Even though I was never kennel trained, I hopped right in this crate and went to sleep!
My GBGV Life was given a Solvit™ Large Wicker Pet Residence in exchange for an honest review. The opinions in this review are of My GBGV Life and not influenced by any outsider. My GBGV Life will receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.
Assembling your Wicker Residence!
The first thing Mom and I noticed when my new Residence arrived is that it needs to be assembled. Thankfully, I’m a pretty handy dog and can follow directions.
Most kennels are simple to assemble – they pop or fold up or down in a jiffy. The Wicker Pet Residence is something you have to screw together, and it is not meant to be taken apart often.
Overall, it went together fairly easily and quickly. The residence is made of six pieces and the under tray. Screwing the pieces together was not a problem when using the handy dandy screw tool that came with the screws.
It took me around twenty minutes to get the entire Wicker Residence put together so I could finally test it out! The Residence is nice and sturdy, and if you are worried about your dog chewing their way out, forget it! Wicker is attached to the outside of a basic metal kennel for decorative purposes. The kennel itself is made of metal bars.
Why I love my Wicker Residence!
Once you have your Residence assembled, slide the plastic bottom tray into place. The tough plastic tray can be removed for easy cleaning and will keep dirt and moisture from landing on your floors. If you have a messy dog, don’t worry about the wicker either. Rhino Wicker™ material won’t absorb fluids or odors and cleans up easily with soap and water!
One of the best things is that most of my favorite dog beds fit perfectly in my residence making it extra cozy for me! Most of the time the door is open, allowing me to spill out in my sleep. There is plenty of ventilation too, so it doesn’t become hot and stuffy when I’m snoozin’!
Most of my favorite beds have a four to six inch mattress, but there is still enough room for me to sit, stand, turn, or do what I need to do even when the door is closed. The spring loaded door latch easily latches shut, swings wide open, or swings inside latching to the inside wall out if you want it out of the way. The Residence also has no-slip raised feet to protect your floors.
What I dislike about the Wicker Residence!
This is probably no surprise, but everyone loves my Residence. My sisters try to take it over, but Mom has told them it is mine. Cat bro Bert is the biggest offender and refuses to vacate when I want to get in! Kitty sis Sophie sometimes tries to use the wicker as a scratching post, but I chase her away. When it comes down to it, the only thing I dislike are my own cats, definitely not my new Residence!
My suggestion: Go online and order a Solvit Wicker Pet Residence for your pet. They will love it, and your human will love the look! Hint…it would make an awesome gift!