You can wheel it under the seat slowly, allowing a pet time to adjust to the horizontal switch but at 10+ pounds, it would totally push most animals over the plane's weight limit — are you a fan or would you prefer something more compact?
Could you have guessed this product's purpose if I hadn't told you? It's definitely too tiny for most dogs or big cats, but when I spotted this carrier on moderncat, I was totally curious. (No comments on what curiosity did to a hypothetical kitty.)This "Cocoon" is simply a creative concept at the moment, but doubles as a bike carrier by using those green straps up top. Would you grab a cat and go with this if you could?
Lil pets, I didn't forget about you! Now I know it's not the most stylish, but compared to the small carrier alternatives, it's pretty nifty. After all, dogs and cats have a variety of crave worthy totes that look like purses, but tiny pets often have those hard plastic cases only.
Doubling as a front pack and backpack, the Marsupack ($64) has expandable mesh windows for extra space and even a safety leash to hold him in tight. Snuggles are made easier on a reversible mat – cushy plush for Winter and a more lightweight material on the flip side. Just strap in to any car seat for safe travels.
The P@W (short for Pet At Work) is such a great way to tote a pet to the office, it's high on my latest items-to-lust-after list. Even though the official TYDTWDay isn't until June, I was so excited to spot this item, I just couldn't hold on 'til then.
The revolutionary travel system keeps your furry friend safely away from the rest of your bag's contents. It functions as a carrier – with a small detachable dome and comfy mat if you've got a meeting – and the separate, zippered section cushioned for your laptop and any paper work. What else do you need?! Oh yeah, that small pet to go inside.
If you're gearing up to take a trip with a small pooch or cat, refresh your memory on the year's cutest carriers we've featured on this site. To kick off our Best of 2008 coverage, I'm asking which pet bag brand rises to the top of your list. In case you've forgotten, I've included a sample tote from each collection – please pick just one!
I'm a fan, Amanda's a fan, and even Christina's a fan. Now, we spot Natalie Portman toting her cute pooch across the country in a Sherpa, too! I have this very model of the popular brand because of its special flap features: You can roll and snap up the sides to let a pet breathe the fresh air, but then pull down the shades for some shut-eye on the plane.
It's also a practical purchase from the price standpoint as well – the Sherpa Roll-Up normally retails for $85 and up but I did a quick search to see what deals I could sniff out. Lo and behold I found the small size for just $55, the medium one for $76, and the largest version for $88. Will you set sail with this celebrity pet trend or does your furball already have a Sherpa in stock?
If you loved this backpack, I'm betting you'll go equally gaga over this 5-in-1 converting to a tote, wheeler, car seat, backpack, or shoulder carrier – umm, wow! The aptly named IGO2 bags are FAA-approved as carryons and include a fleece bed for long trips across town . . . or across the country.
In addition to six pretty colors from sage to copper, choose between four styles, each different in size and setup:
- Day Tripper: Up to 10 pounds
- Escort: Up to 15 pounds
- Traveler: Up to 20 pounds
- Weekender: Up to 15 pounds
If I didn't see the mesh, I'd swear this was a simple hiking pack! The Pet-a-go-go Petpack ($140) is perf for those sporty dog-loving types. Holding animals up to 15 pounds, it's a hands-free way to carry a pet that may not be up for walking the entire way, or safely stow a pooch for your bike ride or sneaking onto public transportation.
There's a detachable pack at the bottom for yums and poo bags or, if you're stashing that elsewhere, just unzip it and you're ready to go. I love the vibrant color section – petal pink, tango orange, berry blue, kiwi green – hey, you can even match it to a collar and leash!
Why should Blake Lively's lil Penny get all the love? Whether you're on Team Serena or Team Blair for the show, Leighton Meester gives us a rare glimpse of her pooch at New York's JFK Airport on Monday.
When looking through all the cute pictures, I not only noticed her pup's telltale yellow tag, but I also recognized the popular carrying case. Find out where you can get it (and which other celebs love the same brand bag) when you read more
If you're as bummed as I am after hearing that Jetblue has doubled the pet-as-personal-item fee from $50 to $100, then you might be browsing other airlines to get you and your pet where you need to go this travel season. Thankfully, with Pet Flys carrier bags, you can at least do it in style. I'm loving their line of cute and handy pet carriers that come in three sizes (mini to medium) and are totally airline approved.
All Pet Flys bags come with two adjustable handles, removable fur lined bottom insert, warm blankie, side and front entrances, and roll up peek-a-boo flap, plus a non-collapsible design ensures that your kitty or pooch is safe in the air and in the car. I'm also loving the prices that range from $100 to $130 dollars, which is pretty affordable when you consider how expensive other carriers can get!