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About Impact Dog Crates

Established in Northern Idaho in 2012, Impact Dog Crates’ Mission is to manufacture and sell the highest quality American-made, aluminum dog crates and accessories, putting the safety and security of your pups first.

Impact Dog Crates’ CEO, Michael Bailey, had a vision to create a superior dog crate that can withstand a lifetime of daily use. As a dog lover, he knew that crates need to not only provide safety and security for your dog, but just as importantly, they need to give dog owners peace of mind.

Through years of product innovation, and with a dedicated team of employees committed to the mission, Impact has been able to design and build the most trusted and highest quality crate for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments. Before expanding into the pet industry, Impact manufactured aluminum containers for the military. When pet owners choose Impact dog crates, they have complete confidence that their loyal companion is receiving the best protection, knowing each crate is modeled after aluminum cases trusted to hold missiles, satellite equipment, and other military equipment.

Impact is proud to be an American-made and family-owned company. All manufacturing and distribution is handled at the Impact Dog Crates headquarters in Hayden, Idaho, and all materials that go into the construction of Impact products are sourced from small businesses across the nation. With thousands of satisfied dog owners around the world, Impact dog crates are the most trusted crate for airline travel, vehicle transport, escape-artist pups, and at-home use.


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Leadership Bios

Hunter Bailey


Hunter Bailey is directing the product development and overseeing the business operations of the company. Hunter joined the Impact team in early 2014, and is largely responsible for Impact’s global growth in the premium pet products industry. His knack for cutting-edge innovation and product design has been instrumental in allowing Impact to become the industry leader in pet safety products. Under Hunter’s guidance, Impact will continue to redefine the future of dog protection.

Michael Bailey


Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Impact CEO and owner Michael Bailey knows that there is no better companion for all your outdoor activities than a dog. Leveraging 25+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry, his business expertise shapes the strategic direction of Impact dog crates in the pet industry. Michael founded Heater Craft, the leading provider of Marine and UTV heating systems, in his garage in 1989. 10 years later, he acquired Impact Case and Container, which manufactured high-quality aluminum cases for military applications. Michael realized he could apply the same state-of-the-art technology and engineering to manufacture the highest-quality dog crates in the market, with an emphasis on pet safety and security. His business skills and leadership have enabled Impact to become the premium dog crate of choice.


“Impact is committed to consistently working to provide the highest quality aluminum dog crates and accessories most trusted by dog owners to protect their beloved pets.” - Hunter Bailey, COO.

Recognizing that every dog has their own unique needs, Impact dog crates are designed to protect dogs of every size, breed, and temperament. Behind every 99% recyclable dog crate is a team of talented engineers committed to ensuring the safety and security of your pup. Impact’s heavy duty crates are durable, lightweight, and designed to securely house and transport your dog.

Handcrafted out of 100% space grade aluminum, each crate model is equipped with stainless steel slam latches, creating an unfailing barrier that can withstand even the most skilled canine escape artists. Impact’s High Anxiety dog crate, constructed with twice the thickness of standard aluminum crates, is the first of its kind. The High Anxiety crate is designed specifically to shelter dogs with separation anxiety, agitated behavior, and destructive tendencies.

Impact dog crates are travel-friendly and unrivaled for car transportation. Constructed from heavy duty, military-grade aluminum, Impact dog crates offer maximum protection when transporting your dog. Knowing that there is no better adventure companion than your pup, Impact’s Stationary and Collapsible dog crates are also IATA compliant for airline travel and equipped with solid aluminum airline rails.

In addition to dog crates, Impact manufactures and sells accessories, including crate fans, grooming arms, and door guards.


Impact is a proud supporter of animal welfare organizations around the country, donating over 1,000 heavy duty dog crates and accessories since 2012. With the aim to ensure the happiness and wellbeing of every dog, Impact has partnered with hundreds of shelters, rescues, search and rescue organizations, and police K-9 units to support and provide resources for the pups that need it most.

Making an Impact, started in 2021, is Impact’s philanthropic initiative committed to donating dog crates and accessories to a variety of organizations throughout the United States each month. With this program, Impact is looking forward to carrying on their mission to provide safety, shelter, and security for every pup.

With a commitment to giving back in communities across the nation, Impact has provided and will continue to provide essential products to dogs in need.


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Kendall Wolford