Originally Posted by Roushbabe
I'm looking for a travel crate on craigslist to use to pick him up and also for the first few nights in my bedroom. If I can't find one for less than $50 then I think I'm going to keep him downstairs (in the bigger crate with a divider) and just set an alarm for myself to wake up a few times during the night to go check on him or buy a baby monitor that isn't too expensive. We have a grandfather clock that I might not wind up so it doesn't spook him the first few nights.
I believe our travel crate is 36" long. She fits just fine in that. We just leave it in the back of the van, and throw her pillow bed in it when we take her somewhere. I believe Walmart has new ones for $60-70, but I don't believe they are airline approved, if that matters.
I've bought many things on Craig's List. If you see one you like, but don't like the price, make them an offer. It's an incredible PITA to sell something on Craig's List. They just want to get it over with. Also, before you meet someone to look at a crate, have them email you a copy of their driver's license, and don't go alone.