There is more to think about when it comes to choosing the right pet carrier for your dog. You need to select a carrier that will be light enough for you to carry comfortably, comfortable and safe for your pet to ride in and made of high quality materials. The EliteField Soft Pet Carrier is approved for most airlines and has a lot of the features that are necessary to keep your dog safe while traveling.
If you'll be traveling with your dog, you need to ensure that the carrier you select will meet the sizing guidelines provided by the travel company. For example, every airline has their own set of pet carrier sizing requirements. Just because a carrier claims to be “airline approved,” doesn't mean it will meet the guidelines for every airline.
While the exterior dimensions are important for your travel planning, the interior dimensions are the most important thing to consider. You'll need to take three measurements in order to decide the proper dog carrier size for your pooch.
I've used the same process with EliteField Soft Pet Carrier. First, measure his height from the top of his head to the floor. Then, measure the widest part of his body (most likely this will be across his shoulder blades). Finally, you'll need to measure his length from the tip of his nose to the base of his tail.
Add 2″ to each of these measurements, that's the minimum carrier size that you need to buy for your pet. Your dog needs enough room to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably in his carrier – even if he'll only be in there for a short time.
Elitefield Soft Pet Carrier Review
This is a soft sided carrier, so it's not going to be appropriate for every dog. Soft carriers are only an option for mellow, well-trained dogs. If your dog scratches or chews to try to escape containment, he'll ruin this (or any other) soft sided carrier.
EliteField states that this carrier is approved for most airlines, but as I said, you should definitely check with the airline you're flying with to ensure that it meets their requirements. The outside is made with waterproof material. There is also a removable bed with a fleece cover that has an insertable support board that gives the carrier its shape.
As I demonstrate in my video review, there are belt loops on the outside of the carrier that allows you to secure the EliteField Soft Pet Carrier while in the car. If you travel frequently with your dog, this is a feature that you should definitely look for with any carrier that you decide to purchase.
This dog carrier only weighs 2 pounds!
The one thing that sets this carrier apart from other similar products is that it unzips to fold completely flat. As you can see in my video review and in the photo on the left, it only takes a few moments to unzip the sides and fold the carrier flat. This is especially handy for traveling or storing the carrier when not in use.
This dog carrier is available in two sizes:
- 18″L x 10″W x 11″H
- 20″L x 11″W x 11″H
EliteField is a great company to do business with. I've purchased a number of products over the years, and their customer service is always top notch. They also offer a 3-year warranty, a 100% money-back guarantee and a satisfaction guarantee.
The smaller size of the EliteField Soft Pet Carrier is currently selling on Amazon for $19.99, and the larger size sells for $29.99. For a soft sided carrier of this size, this is a great value for the money. The waterproof material and fleece bed are higher quality than many similar products, but the price is still very affordable.
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