For a crate I would recommend a plastic ASPCA one we got from Wal Mart for about $60. The wire door is to small knit for him to be able to chew. As for toys well ev evrything we get for our baby last about 5 minutes. Even the much advised Kong toys fared no better. So now we give him doggy bones when we must leave him in his crate. Trust me a crate is a must have unless you like getting new couches or matresses or shoes….my poor shoes lol. Also try tiring him out before yo place him in the crate. Good luck.