My husband and I have rented a beach house this summer for a week. It is pet friendly and I have paid the "pet" security deposit. It is close to a pet friendly beach and was really looking forward to actually bringing our boxer on a trip with us for once! He is part of our family. Well- I have mentioned it in a previous post, but he has always been an escape artist, and after many attempts at allowing him free roam of the house while we are away, he has failed (and cost us a lot of $). We have been using a 4ft pen/crate and it worked for almost 2 years (He is 2.5 yo). Now he has learned to escape that. We have had to put wood 2x4's to reinforce it and push tables up against the sides for him not to be able to break out. This is the dilemma- we were planning on bringing this crate with us when we went on vacation, but now I am thinking I may not be able to bring him at all.... Any suggestions?