Dog Play Pens Indoor Sanity Regained

People think nothing of penning up their toddlers for safety and play, well why not use dog play pens indoor designs to keep your puppy safe as well?  There are several puppy play pen options for safely containing your baby while still allowing him (or her) to explore in a safe and controlled environment.

Zampa Pet Puppy Dog Play Pen

The Zampa Pet Puppy Dog Play Pen is very highly rated. It is constructed with waterproof material, is well ventilated and fully contained. The Zampa Pet Carrier is easy to set up and folds up to the size of a brief case for convenient storage or travel.  It features two doors and can double as a kennel by putting a blanket over the top to give the illusion of a den. Dogs love dens.

This is the perfect solution for both indoor and outdoor containment and works equally well for cats as well as dogs. Though unless your dogs and cats are very friendly toward each other, probably not the best idea to put them both in the same play pen.  Which reminds me of a story about my puppy, Jean Luc. Luc was a bichon Frishe. We adopted him at the same time we adopted our cat, Max. The two loved each other. When we had to confine them, we would put them in the bathroom of our apartment, it was really the safest place for them to be. This worked pretty well until the day Max decided she could climb the shower curtain. I think she was trying to teach Luc how to climb it too. What a disaster LOL. So wish we had a Zampa Pet Puppy Dog Play Pen for them then.


Zampa Pet Puppy Play Pen


Pawhut Deluxe Folding Play Pen

Pawhut deluxe folding play pens are another well reviewed portable puppy play pen. Several questions regarding the Pawhut play pen including wonder if it was easy to fold up and transport. Monica Martin had this to say about it:

This comes folded flat in a canvas type carrying case. You simply unzip the top and bottom from the playpen and it flips inside out on 1 side, so that it looks like only 3 panels. Then the 3 panels fold in on themselves. Very very easy. I have a pot bellied pig and this is really holding up. I use it in the house, but I also use it when we travel. This folds flat to about 2 inches thick. It easily fits behind the seat of my truck. Cleanup is great, too. Love this playpen and it was worth every penny i paid. I have had this product for about 5 months. The canvas really holds up to the piggy hooves and the windows are much more durable than the appear

I am pretty sure bot bellied pigs are significantly more destructive than your puppy dog could ever be! The Pawhut is light weight, 29 inches high and features a canvas bottom that is easy to hose off. It folds up making it portable and convenient for indoor, outdoor and traveling with your pet.

pawhut folding dog playpen


Traditional Wire Play Pen

If you are looking for something more traditional for indoor/outdoor use SmithBuilt Crates offers a play pen that is five feet in diameter, comes in a variety of heights and folds up for easy storage.

wire puppy play pen


Dogs feel safest when they are in enclosed environments especially when they are young. These puppy play pens offer you, the parent, the ability to leave your youngest alone without having to either confine them to a crate which is usually smaller and doesn’t offer room for your rambunctious baby to move around and play, or leave them locked up in a bathroom. From my experience above, the bathroom option is not a very good one.


All three of these options are highly rated, inexpensive and offer free shipping. Pamper your puppy with one of these light weight portable puppy play pens today.

  • IRIS
    Iris Indoor Deluxe Dog Play Pen with Mesh Roof: For small and medium dogsHeavy-gauge epoxy-coated wire sidesMolded bottom trayRemovable mesh roofLarge sliding access door with positive-lock latchIncludes non-skid rubber feet on bottom trayDimensions: 36.2"W x 24.8"D x 23.6"H
    $53.59  from Walmart US
  • IRIS
    Iris Indoor/Outdoor Dog Play Pen, White: Hinged access door with double-steel hardwareNon-skid rubber feet to protect floorsEasy to assemble, easy to clean
    $54.54  from Walmart US
    Introducing Richell s new Convertible Indoor/Outdoor Pet Playpen: it s stylish, it s multi-functional, it s three pet products in one! Made of durable plastic, this playpen includes water-resistant Hook Arrows that allow the playpen to be used safely indoors or outside. The playpen works great outdoors to confine your pet during family gatherings, plus it converts into a pet gate and room divider to confine your pet safely indoors in areas with larger openings. Because the playpen includes a lockable Gate Door, your pet has easy access in/out of the playpen. When used as a gate or room divider, the Gate Door allows you to move freely from one area to another without having to shuffle the entire unit. An optional Convertible Pet Comfort Mat and Convertible Floor Tray are available and sold separately. The Convertible Pet Comfort Mat is specifically designed for use with the 6-Panel Hexagon Playpen. Use it as a top to provide shade outdoors or as a floor mat for total pet comfort! The Convertible Floor Tray is specifically designed for use indoors with the 4/6-panel rectangular playpen or the 4/6-panel Convertible Elite Pet Gate. Designed by Richell Corporation, Japan.General Product Information: Recommended for small-large dogs 6.6 to 88 lbs. (3-40kg) Instruction manual included 1 frac14 space between plastic slats Durable blow-molded plastic constructionDimension:PLAYPEN: 33.1 x 33.1 x 36GATE: 63.8 x 33.1 x 36DIVIDER: 87 x 23.5 x 36
    $148.26  from



Jill is a dedicated pampered puppy lover! Having had dogs her whole life she appreciates what great companions they are. She believes that dogs are proof there is a God and He loves us.