One of the main reasons for the popularity of teepees for dogs and cats is that owners love to spend money on their pets, and why shouldn’t they?
Teepees can be bought in a wide range of shapes, styles, and sizes and most variations are suitable for both dogs and cats alike, and it’s only the larger sizes that are more focused on dogs than cats.
Most teepees (wigwams) below are suitable for outdoors but only during days of pleasant weather as they’re not waterproof, so it’s better to only take them outdoors on a nice day.
Should the fabric get wet or dirty from being outside it can be put in a washer on a cool temperature because most of these canopies are made from either cotton or polyester.
6 Best Portable Teepee Tents for Pets
Here are my recommendations below or scroll further down where you’ll find my helpful reviews.
Little Dove Cat/Puppy Teepee Tent Review (No Cushion)
Teepees can make a great gift for your pet as it gives them their own little spot and with this teepee that is exactly what you get.
What makes this great is that not only is it easy to assemble, but cleaning is very easy since you can put this in a washer and dryer without losing the color.
Once cleaned, only five minutes of your time is required to put everything back together.
And since this teepee can fold like an umbrella, taking it apart and reassembling it isn’t necessary when moving it to different areas.
It’s simple as folding it up and then unfolding it. No disassembly required.
There’s even a nice little bonus when purchasing this. Along with the teepee, you will receive a gift box as well as a free rubber cap and chalkboard that you can write on.
Even though there is no cushion involved, this can easily be made up for by using an old pillow or even a blanket for your pet to lay in. This actually helps them become more comfortable as your scent will be in the teepee which will make them feel safer.
Pros and cons
- Simple to pop up
- Really easy to clean
- Free rubber cap & chalkboard included
- Skid-resistant bulbs
- No cushion included
Animals have a tendency to knock things over whether it’s on purpose or by accident. With the skid-resistant bulbs placed underneath the teepee, it will reduce the chance of anything being knocked over and/or broken.
The job of the rubber protector is to protect your floors. This works great if you have hardwood floors as it will prevent hardwood floors from getting scratched.
If the teepee is going to be placed on some carpet then you won’t have to worry about this. These are just a nice thing to have if you have wooden floors.
A lot of people like to put their pet’s names on their food bowls. Why not do this with teepees? With the chalkboard that’s included, you can make the teepee feel more personal by writing your pet’s name down on it.
It doesn’t even have to be their name. You can instead make a drawing for an added touch to the teepee.
Little Dove Teepee for Small Dog or Cat with Cushion
While not the biggest teepee you will find, its one that definitely has a lot of space.
A lot of teepees are meant for one animal. However, this teepee is versatile as it can be used for a medium-sized pet or multiple small pets.
For the medium-sized pet, the weight should be under 15kg/33lb.
There is also the option of having a cushion for your pet to lay on but you can choose to not have this. You may want to consider having the cushion as it can make it much more comfortable for your pet.
It can also help them if they have sleeping issues since it’s much easier to fall asleep in a cozy and comfortable environment.
Pros and cons
- Ideal for multiple small pets or 1 medium-sized pet
- Machine washable
- High-quality fabric
- A bit pricey
Though it may not seem like much, a cushion can make your pet much more comfortable by giving them something soft to lay on top of instead of the floor.
If you or your pet doesn’t like the cushion, that’s okay too because it’s optional. If you don’t like it, you can simply remove it.
A second option that people like to do is using the cushion by itself. They take the teepee and place it on the ground without the teepee around it.
This is great if you have a pet that doesn’t like to be in the teepee but likes the cushion. Or if you are cleaning the cushion, your pet can still have the teepee to sit in until the cushion is done being cleaned.
Since the teepee has a good amount of space, you can add little things inside the teepee. You can add a few toys or even decorate the inside to make it more special for your pet.
And since there is a lot of space, multiple pets can be inside simultaneously which makes this like a little playhouse for smaller pets. If you have a pet that is claustrophobic, the nice size can be great for them as there is plenty of room for them inside.
Arkmiido Pet Teepee Review for Cat/Puppy with Blackboard & Cushion
This is one of the cutest looking teepees you can get. There are two different design options available. The first has little planes and polka dots while the second one consists of stars.
A lot of pets like their privacy and this is honestly one of the better teepees there is for privacy.
This is because there are privacy flaps included which give pets the privacy they are wanting.
The extremely comfortable fabric not only makes it more comfortable but makes it easier to fall asleep in.
Privacy + comfort is great for your pet when they want to relax and get some sleep. If you are traveling you can take this with you as it’s very simple to take apart and store away.
Pros and cons
- Privacy flaps
- Very comfortable
- Sensible price
- Different designs
- Resistant to biting
- None as yet…
The privacy flaps that come installed are very unique. What makes them unique is that they can be closed from the push of a button. Animals can be very sensitive about their privacy so you want them to feel like they have true privacy which is what these flaps give them.
The fabric is very tough which is a good thing. All animals like to bite or claw objects because it’s an instinct for them. That doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating when they tear into your furniture.
But since the fabric is bite-resistant, the teepee will remain fully intact even when bitten or clawed at. This helps the teepee maintain its original look while simultaneously increasing its life span.
If your pet likes to tear into things, the bite-resistant fabric will be a godsend.
Kitty City Cat Teepee Bed Review with Soft Padding
It’s no secret that cats like their alone time. They aren’t as distant as many people are led to believe but they do enjoy time to themselves.
Not only does this teepee give them some alone time, but it also provides two feather toys to keep them entertained.
To change things up, the entire front part of the teepee can be modified which makes it feel like it’s a brand new area for your kitten.
If you haven’t noticed yet, the teepee looks like a tent. That’s because it was inspired by the outdoors.
The similarity to a tent will be like camping for your kitten and who doesn’t love the great outdoors?
Pros and cons
- Low price
- Built-in toys
- Very cozy
- On the small side
Of course, I had to mention this. It’s not often you get free stuff. Who doesn’t like free stuff? With this teepee, there are two blue feather toys at both ends.
This gives your kitten something to do while they are relaxing in their teepee.
Not only do the toys entertain your kitten, but it will also make your kitten want to use the teepee more because it associates it with toys they like to play with which encourages them to go back.
Most teepees only let you push the flaps to the side. However, with this teepee, you can unzip the front to give your kitten a bigger entrance. This can help kittens who are afraid to enter because they can’t see past the flaps.
They will see that it’s safe to enter and be more prone to giving the teepee a try. All it takes is one good impression for your little kitten to fall in love with the teepee so if they seem scared at first, try to put a treat inside to let them know it’s safe for them to go in there.
But don’t force them in there. It’s best to let your kitten go in when they are ready. Forcing them will make them more uncomfortable and want to stay away from the teepee.
Dewel Portable & Washable Pet Teepee Review for Medium Dog
This teepee does two things, it gives your dog their own little area to go to and it also looks amazing.
Many people don’t think about the looks of a teepee that often, but having one that compliments your home makes it even better.
You may be concerned about the clean bright color but should your dog dirty the sides when entering, don’t worry as it’s machine washable.
Besides the looks, this teepee is a perfect present for your dog. There’s plenty of space, comfortable, and easily accessible.
Everything your dog needs to be happy. And even though the title says ‘dog’ this teepee can be great for cats too.
Pros and cons
- Great design
- Plenty of room inside
- Can be used for cats too
- No chalkboard or cushion
Since this teepee can be folded up easily, it makes it very easy to move the teepee around whether it’s to a different room or you are traveling.
This is good because bigger items can be difficult to move around but with this, it’s much easier and requires little to no effort.
The teepee uses a Native American design which gives it a beautiful look. This teepee can look great in almost any house in my opinion. A lot of people only care about their pets being happy which is understandable.
But having something that can do both adds more value to it. Some people like to buy teepees even if they don’t own any pets because they like the aesthetic.
Pet Nation Port-A-Crate Indoor/Outdoor Shelter for Larger Dogs
If you have a big dog, it can be difficult to find something big enough for them to fit into.
With this crate, not only is it big enough to fit dogs up to 70 pounds and over if supervised, but it can be folded in seconds which reduces any hassle you may come across.
From the outside, it wouldn’t look like it, but the frame is actually made of steel. This is because it has a washable cover placed over the steel frame.
As you can see in the image the door section can be rolled up which will let light inside and fresh air to prevent the stale smell of a dog.
Pros and cons
- Good value for money
- Simple assembly
- 2 Doors
- Can be torn by an exuberant dog
Due to the water-resistant material cleaning is made easy as there will be fewer messes. For the cover, staining isn’t an issue and all that is needed is some wipes to clean the crate.
To give it an extra cleaning, just throw it into the dishwasher. What’s awesome is that you can throw this into your washer with your clothes and it will be cleaned without ruining your clothes or the cover.
Despite the size, the crate is very light. Depending on your strength level, you may need someone else to help you carry it but most likely you’ll be just fine. Since it can be folded down, it makes it easier to be carried on your own.
Even though it is light, it is very durable. The rounded corners help prevent any damage to the inside of your home and all other interiors.
Not many crates have two doors but this one does. The first door is at the front and the second one is at the top to help with easier access. You can roll up and secure these doors with the fast straps that are included.
Any extra door may not seem like a big deal at first glance, but once you use the other door, you will appreciate having a second option. Another thing to consider is that if one of the doors were to be damaged, you now have a backup door to use.