Pacific Marine Mammal Center is Loving their new AquaCrate and Xtreme® Dog Crates is pleased to announce the design and development of a fantastic version of the heavy duty dog crate.

This time the crate isn’t for dogs. It’s for marine mammals such as Seals and Sea Lions. So, this custom heavy duty dog crate is the first of its’ kind to be used in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Seals and Sea Lions back into their typical habitat. This crate will be used for many years to come.

The Concept

The 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 facility as needed. It’s used mainly to release the larger Seals and Sea Lions back into the ocean once they have recovered from their injuries. The specialists at PMMC do great work all centered around the rescue, rehab, release, and research relating to sick and injured Seals and Sea Lions.T

The Challenge

To clarify, the facility requested a crate large enough and strong enough to move the larger mammals about the facility. Mainly 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 custom enclosure. It had to be strong, lightweight and rust resistant.

The crate was is made of lightweight aluminum. It has lots of strengthening ribs to stand up to mammals weighing a few hundred pounds. It has doors at each end. It sports convenient carry handles on each side allowing a number of 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 heavy duty AquaCrate will be a lifesaver for those larger marine mammals.

At 5 ft long it will certainly 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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