I use this for my disabled dog. She is paralyzed from the waist down. Which means she have no bowel and bladder control. I keep her in it when I'm at work. Put a yoga mat on the floor for comfort and it fits perfect on the corner next to the couch, it's not a nuisance to look at at all. Very durable. My dog loved it, she knows when mommy is about to go to work, she walks (crawl) thru the the little door.