Updated October 09, 2020 by Shilo Urban

The 10 Best Outdoor Tents For Pets

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Give your friend a comfortable place to rest and protection from the elements with one of these outside shelters. Many look like miniature versions of human-sized tents, complete with rain flies and roll-up window shades. Some pop up instantly while others provide 360 degrees of visibility. Find shady perches, adorable little hideaways, and serious camping accessories. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Petego Umbra

2. Yolafe Cave Kennel

3. Outback Jack Happy Habitat

Editor's Notes

October 06, 2020:

These stylish and functional shelters take your pet's outdoor game to a whole new level. Whether you want to go camping with your dog or let your cat enjoy the backyard, they give your friend a special spot to relax, sleep, and watch the world go by.

Pop-up enclosures are ideal for impromptu beach days and trips to the park. They set up in seconds, require no tools for assembly, and fold flat when not in use. They're some of the most affordable items on our list, but they're not made to stand up to rough weather. Consider the Ruff 'n Ruffus Portable Playpen, the MyDeal Pop Up House, and the SportPet Kennel if you're just looking for something simple to provide a little shade and a place to rest.

The Petego Umbra has a pop-up mechanism akin to the one on your umbrella, but it requires a few additional steps to set up its rain fly and insert its stakes into the ground. It's a substantial, durable shelter designed for major campouts. Like the Alcott Explorer and the Yolafe Cave Kennel, it looks just like a tiny tent.

For excellent visibility, the Outback Jack Happy Habitat is made entirely out of netting so that your pet can see everything around it. The Best Choice Raised Cot also provides a good view along with a cool mesh bed for supreme breathability. If you like the idea of an above-ground perch, the K&H Elevated Shelter will give your buddy a lift.

The Little Dove Teepee rounds out the list. While it's definitely a case of form over function, it's a cute addition to any patio or backyard gathering.

For additional outdoor accessories for your pet, check out the best outdoor dog beds, cat shelters, heated cat houses, and pet teepees.

Special Honors

Pet Trailer While it's not a tent, this pint-sized campervan looks perfectly suited to Great Outdoors. With a classic red-and-white paint job and corrugated surface, it's an Instagram-friendly perch. Your pet can peer out of four windows and relax on the comfortable foam cushion inside. montgomeryward.com

4. Best Choice Raised Cot

5. Ruff 'n Ruffus Portable Playpen

6. Little Dove Teepee

7. Alcott Explorer

8. K&H Elevated Shelter

9. MyDeal Pop Up House

10. SportPet Kennel


Shilo Urban
Last updated on October 09, 2020 by Shilo Urban

Shilo lives for adventures in far-away lands and reads books like it’s going out of style (which it is). Dogs are her co-pilots. She’s traveled to 60 countries and has lived in Austin (where she received a BA from the University of Texas), Maine, Paris, Seattle, New Zealand, Los Angeles, and now—Fort Worth. Before becoming a freelance writer over a decade ago, she had more than three dozen jobs, including high school teacher, record label manager, tour guide, and farmhand for endangered livestock breeds. She speaks fluent French and horribly mangled Spanish, which she is working every day to improve. Shilo geeks out over history and culture, and her areas of expertise include travel, art and design, music, pets, food, crafts, toys, and home furnishings. Current obsessions: Gobekli Tepe, tassels, and fresh lemonade.


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