Haddie outgrew her last kennel a month ago, and the large size kennel is a tight squeeze into the back of our Rav4 (not to mention a complete hassle getting it in/out of the house for all our outings). After great feedback from all of you, I decided on the following.
During the winter I exchanged her bed in our house that I had purchased when we first received Haddie with a fluffy pet blanket for the floor. The bed was just too cumbersome for our family room, and wasn't as transferable around the house, and washing it was a pain! The blanket works much better for so many reasons. The bed stayed under the stair closet for many months. I'm glad I did not completely toss it, as it works great in the back of our car.