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?
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!
Fall is my favorite time of year, mostly due to the great weather, but it's really the season's fashions that get me all a twitter! I'm getting set for the weather change in my wardrobe, so it's only natural that I get North all caught up, too – he's one hip hound if I do say so myself! If your pet can still fit in a carrier, you're going to fall in love with Ella Dish's new line of bags. These Ella Carriers ($165) are rugged enough not to get dirty after one use, and they come with the brand's signature nylon webbing. Since accessorizing is key to making a complete wardrobe, these cases will surely go with all your autumnal updates – sounds like another Fall must have to me!
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!
Even though I've seen these in stores in the past, I would definitely do a double take if I spotted one of these girls on the street. Though there are many variations of this
baby doggy carrier, products like the Legs Out Front Pet Carrier ($27.50 and up) are designed to promote bonding. A lot of bonding. As much as LilSugar loves those slings to snuggle her babe, I don't think I'm ready to tote my pup legs out – are you?
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When I spotted this classy camel-colored bag under the arm of Antonio Sabato at the 7th annual Nuts for Mutts Dog Show and Pet Fair to benefit New Leash on Life, I made it my morning mission to locate a similar faux ostrich bag. Even though Antonio's lucky pooch gets a mock ostrich carrier, little did I know that my search for it would lead me to an authentic ostrich pet carrier . . . with an equally shocking price tag. Can you guess how much that bag costs? Don't worry, there's a picture included next to the question below.
I'm always talking about how important it is to travel with your pets safely – and it doesn't hurt to do it in style – but I think this number only does one thing really well . . . empty your wallet!
I saw the Global Gallivanter Trunk ($1,985) on Born Rich the other day and, although it looks luxurious with its damask lined interior and rich Napa leather exterior, it just doesn't seem very comfy. Although, it does have straps to hold a few of your pet's accessories (bowl, leash, harness, and a toy), which could come in handy if you are strapped for space. But, with the price tag being almost two grand, I happen to think my pooch would be happier in his crate!
Although my pal already bought a pretty pricey carrier for her new pup, I fell in love with this London Pet Tote ($99) while scouring the Internet for our Collar Matching Mission, and only wish that North was still a baby so I could have a reason to buy it for his bus trips! It seems North is my excuse to buy things more than I realize!
This product got me wondering how many people actually tote their pets around, not just on public transportation, but just walking around the city or even in the suburbs. So I want to know: How many of you carry your pets around in a tote bag?