I have a very small chihuahua that has her food eaten by my bigger dog so putting her in the kennel with this dish saves us both from her not getting enough to eat and me not having to worry about it. It holds two cups worth of food for her or when she needs a water dish traveling I can put it in her puppy bag and take it out for her to use. It is small enough to tote around, convenient to have on hand, easy to clean up and clipping it to either kennel for her is a breeze. The clips will lock down on a kennel rack and can withstand her on top of it when she wants out. They are very handy and safe for her size. I say four stars because it does not work well for wet food, it gets stuck on the under rim of the top of the bowl when you clean it out. I would definitely recommend this dish though for kennel use.