New XXL Heavy Duty AquaCrate

The XXL Heavy Duty AquaCrate

Made in the USA logo and Xtreme® Dog Crates are pleased to announce the design and development of an extreme version of the XXL heavy duty dog crate.

This time the crate isn’t for dogs. What? Because it’s for marine mammals such as Seals and Sea Lions. Furthermore, this custom XXL heavy duty crate is the first of its’ kind. The staff will use it in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Seals and Sea Lions back into their marine habitat. The crate will be used for many years to come by the folks at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

XXL Heavy Duty AquaCrate – The Concept

Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, CA. ordered this custom-designed crate. They use this custom crate; we call it the AquaCrate to move marine mammals around the medical facility as needed. So they use it mainly to release the larger Seals and Sea Lions back into the ocean once they have recovered from their injuries. Specialists at PMMC do great work all centered around the rescue, rehab, release, and research relating to sick and injured Seals and Sea Lions.

The Challenge

To clarify, the facility requested a crate large enough and strong enough to move the larger mammals about the facility. As a result, it’s used to get the larger mammals down to the beach when they are healthy enough to be released back into the wild.

The Xtreme Dog Crate designer set about preparing the sketches of this new XXL custom enclosure. It had to be strong, lightweight, and rust-resistant. It is a cousin to our standard XXL heavy duty dog crates for dogs with or without separation anxiety. These are all escape proof and indestructible.

This special XXL heavy-duty crate is made of lightweight aluminum. You will find lots of strengthening ribs to stand up to mammals weighing a few hundred pounds. It has doors on each end. It has convenient carry handles on each side, allowing several people to carry the heaviest of precious cargo.

The Final Product


It was our pleasure to design and deliver this one-of-a-kind custom crate directly from the Xtreme Dog Crate plant in Phoenix, AZ. The staff gathered around to celebrate its’ arrival in Laguna Beach, CA.


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Use of the plastic kennels for smaller Sea Lions, Seals, and multiple releases will continue. The big XXL heavy-duty AquaCrate will be a lifesaver for those larger marine mammals.

XXL heavy Duty AquaCrate by Xtreme Dog Crates from
At 5 ft long, it will undoubtedly hold some of the larger Sea Lions, and Seals found on the Southern California coastline.

Thanks to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center for the opportunity to use our creativity and to become a small part of your work here in Southern California.

Check out the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Should you wish to help the Pacific Marine Mammal Center save these beautiful creatures, you can do that here. Just click the “Donate” button at the upper right of your screen.

And remember: Here at and Xtreme® Dog Crates, if you can imagine it, we can build it. Give us a call. We want to hear your ideas.

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