There are hundreds of travel carriers for small dogs on the market. It's important that you choose a carrier that will be easy for you to travel with and comfortable for your dog to spend time in. The Pawfect Pets Travel Carrier meets the sizing requirements for most major airlines and also features a seat belt buckle attachment for car travel.
If you’re planning to take your dog with you on an airplane, train or bus, you need to purchase a carrier that will meet the size guidelines set by the transportation company you’ll be traveling with. While the exterior dimensions are important to meet these guidelines, you also need to be aware of the interior dimensions of the carrier to ensure it is large enough for your pet.
Measuring your dog for a carrier is a 3 step process. The first step is to measure your dog’s height from the top of his head to the floor. Next measure his length from the tip of his nose to the base of his tail. Finally, measure the width of the widest point of his body (probably his shoulders).
Add 2″ to each of these measurements, and that’s the size of the carrier that you’ll need to purchase. Your dog needs enough room inside the carrier to stand up, lie down and turn around comfortably. Remember, just because he meets the weight requirement does not mean he’ll fit in the carrier comfortably.
The Pawfect Pets Travel Carrier is only available in one size, so it's only suitable for small dogs. If you think it may be a good fit for your pooch, check out all the features and details in my review below.
Pawfect Pets Travel Carrier Review
Although the company does say that the Pawfect Pets Travel Carrier is approved by most major airlines, every airline has their own standards. For this reason, it's important that you check with the airline you'll be flying with to make sure that this carrier will meet their requirements.
This carrier is only available in one size, which is disappointing. It's made with reinforced polyester and claw-defense mesh. It's durable, for a soft sided carrier, and it would be nice to see it available in a few different sizes.
The Pawfect Pets Travel Carrier measures 17.5″L x 11″H x 10″W. The inside is plush and comfortable, and there are 2 fleece padded mats included with this carrier. They can be hand washed and hung out to dry, so while you're cleaning one you'll have another to use in the carrier.
I was impressed that this carrier features a waterproof liner for easy cleaning if your pup has an accident.
In the photo above, you can also see that this carrier has 2 doors – one on the front and one on the top. The top load door is very beneficial for dogs that aren't exactly cooperative when being placed in a carrier. Instead of trying to push them through the front door, you can just pick him up and place him in the carrier through the top.
In my video review above you will see that the outside of the Pawfect Pets Travel Carrier is equipped with reflective strips and storage pockets. There is also a seat belt buckle attachment that can secure this carrier during car travel.
My favorite feature of this carrier is the mini buckles on the zippers. You don't see this feature on most similar products, but it ensures that your dog cannot escape the carrier by unzipping it from the inside. There is also a tether on the inside that clips to Fido's collar to prevent him from jumping out when you open the door.
This dog carrier is available in Blush Tan, Grey, Navy Blue and Tan. It's currently available for $39.95 on Amazon. Compared to other similar products made with high quality materials, this is a very affordable price. All in all, I think the Pawfect Pets Travel Carrier is a good value for the money.
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