Homes for Pets™ is a division of Mid-West
Metal Products. It’s our parent company’s
expertise in wire and sheet-metal fabrication as well as our commitment to
diligent ongoing product research, development, and testing that make our pet
environments and containment systems among the world’s most trusted. Add to
this our commitment to superior customer service and an ever-expanding line of
pet accessories, and it’s little wonder we’ve become the largest home builder
for pets based in the United States. It helps, too, that we’re pet owners
ourselves. Our slogan – Because Life Goes
Better with Pets® – states something we genuinely believe.
products are distinguished by innovative design and construction. Equally
innovative is how our Dog Crates, Small Animal Modular Habitat Systems,
Birdcages, Pet Enclosure Furniture, Pet Bedding, and Accessories fulfill very
specific needs regarding pet comfort, health, and well-being. And the
innovation doesn’t stop there. By also innovating our processes, we’re able to
pass the cost savings made possible by production efficiencies on to our
customers in the form of lower prices.
words of our president ...
Dear Pet Owner,
to business is quite simple, to provide you with quality products at the best possible
price. It is this philosophy that has guided our company since 1921.
manufacturers of a diverse range of wire-formed products, experience has led to
our success in the pet industry, making us the largest manufacturer of pet
homes headquartered in the United States.
have expanded our product line into additional categories to better serve our
animal friends. Our product development team takes the time to research the
specific needs in each category in order to provide products that are safe and
beneficial for both the pet and pet parent. As pet enthusiasts ourselves, we
welcome feedback for the improvement of our products and evaluate suggestions
when they are received.
some time to explore this site to see what we have to offer you. We look
forward to continually providing products to make life with your pet more
MidWest Quality: you can see it, feel it, test it.
is what built our brand over 90 years ago. It’s the foundation of our business.
And its our commitment to ongoing, industry-leading quality assurance practices
that continues to sustain our brand.
that sets us apart from our competitors is the synergistic relationship we’ve
established between our research and design department, our quality-control and
testing lab, our customer-service team, and our production facilities.
enables us to assure our customers that they’re getting the best possible
product at a fair price and that we have what it takes to properly address the
things that matter most to them. Ultimately, it ensures that they’re providing
their pets with the safest, healthiest, most comfortable and secure homes on
the market – truly innovative homes that satisfy every pet need.
follow detailed procedures and evaluation methods and are designed to meet the
highest of standards, including those set forth by the American Society for
Quality and the American Society for Testing and Materials.
MidWest product undergoes rigorous testing from the product design phase and
throughout the lifespan of the product line.
crate, exercise pen, and wire product is tested for coating adhesion, rust
resistance, lead, adherence to wire gauge and mesh standards, welds, and
overall durability and functionality.
QuietTime® pet beds and fabric products, like Feline Nuvo®
Cat Furniture, undergo textile testing following the standards set forth by the
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.
closely monitor the appearance and durability of our pet beds after repeated
laundering, evaluating the smoothness, seams, weight, density, dimensional
changes, pilling, and colorfastness. Specialty textiles are repeatedly tested
to ensure they meet our stated performance claims, including
and wicking in our Dry Paws™ Training Pads and the water-resistance of our
QuietTime® MAXX pet beds.
tests all products and their packaging according to International Safe Transit
Association standards. This includes testing the strength and robustness of the
combined product and packaging as well as conducting fixed displacement,
vibration, and shock testing.
An Overview of Our Quality-Assurance Process
Martindale Abrasion Tester is used to check the abrasion and pilling resistance
of fabric. Fine grit sandpaper is used to replicate the pad of a dog’s paw.
Box allows us to look at the results of our tests under different types of
light, including daylight, fluorescent and incandescent light.
Crockmeter is used for testing the transference of color from the surface of
one material to another by either wet or dry rubbing.
Repellency Test measures the resistance of fabrics to wetting.
Test is used to test overall functionality of the crate and its components
after 3 drops from three feet.
Continuous Impact Test is used to test the durability of our Plastic crate
Cross-Hatch Adhesion Tester and Lead Test evaluates wire coating adhesion and
tests for traces of lead.
Load Test is used to test the durability of a crate.
detachable plastic handles are put through the Handle Strength and Durability
taking care of pet owners and their pets with exceptional quality-engineered products
and responsive customer service, we also take good care of those who sell and
distribute our products. Among the various benefits we offer them are an
innovative Three-Tier Authorized Dealer Program, various product promotions,
and top-notch marketing, sales, merchandising, and display materials.
our website. And if you want to learn more about how we can meet your pet needs,
contact MidWest Homes for Pets™ today.