Home Management

Pens: Great for Apartments and Larger Homes

By: City Pup Life

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     Dog pens are often overlooked for home use, especially by people who live in cities since they often assume there just wouldn't be space. We have had many clients absolutely love these, even in smaller homes. Home pens can easily be folded and put aside when not in use, and they provide more space for your furry family while keeping them from causing the trouble they might if they had full access to your home. Because they are much roomier these aren't a good option if you are still house training. Read more about house training here.

Our Choice

MidWest Homes For Pets Pen

The MidWest Homes For Pets Indoor Pen is a great option and our go-to recommendation. We have had many clients use these over the years and they work well for most home needs. They come in a variety of sizes to help with larger purpose.


MidWest Homes For Pets Pen

Versatile, Affordable Pen For Home Use


  • Folding, Metal Design

  • Flexible Home Setup

  • Affordable, Practical Option

Most Versatile

Richell Convertible High Pet Playpen

The Richell Pen is a great choice if you don't like the style of the metal pen for home use. It allows for a versatile setup, and it has a locking gate that can be used as either a gate doggy door to allow your pup to go in and out, or to close them within the pen.


Richell Convertible High Pet Playpen


  • Durable Plastic Construction

  • Versatile Setup and Use

Travel Pick

Ruff 'n Ruffus Portable Playpen

The Ruff 'n Ruffus Pen is a fabric pen that snaps into place when open. It has fabric sides built around a lightweight frame. It is foldable and packs small for travel or when not in use--it even comes with a carrying case to make transport easy. It has a mesh cover to help keep the sun out if outdoors. The fabric design might not be as secure for some pets if they try to escape or rip through it, but it works great for a lot of pets.


Ruff 'n Ruffus Portable Playpen

Foldable, Portable Pen for Travel

Best for: 

  • Travel

  • Temporary Use

  • You Need More Mobility



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