You‘re allowed to have small pets with you in the passenger cabin. In this case you need to place your pet in a small pet carrier. Here are some important facts you need to know before getting this great model of a deluxe pet carrier.
First of all always make sure before booking your flight for you and your pet that the airline is approving the pet carrier you want to bring with you. There are less restrictive airline requirements on pet carriers than they are on airline approved dog kennels.
The following deluxe pet carrier comes in different sizes. Make sure to get the right size for your dog or cat. They need to feel comfortable in the carrier. Although they shouldn’t move too much in it, they still need to have enough space to do so in a limited way. It can‘t be too narrow, but it shouldn’t be too big either. The manufacturer recommends to choose the pet carrier not solely based on your dog‘s or cat‘s weight but mainly on their measurements.
A good pet carrier comes with mesh windows for good ventilation and a washable liner. For your convenience the pet carrier needs to have a non-slip carrying strap and a pocket for storing some dog and cat treats and maybe the leash.
Before using this new pet carrier for your travel make sure that your dog or cat is used and comfortable to be sitting in it and to be carried in it. Start getting your pet used to it some days or even weeks before your traveling schedule. Place your pet‘s favorite blanket and toy in it and offer a treat when your dog or cat gets into the carrier and stays there. Generally dogs and cats get easily used to it and accept it even as a new bed. This will make it easy for your flight. Your dog or cat might even sleep through the whole flight.
Sherpa Deluxe Pet Carrier
- Perfect for traveling by plane or car
- Patented spring wire frames and mesh windows for ventilation
- Top and side entry with locking zippers and padded adjustable non-slip carrying strap
- Machine washable faux lambskin liner
- Comes in 3 sizes and total 5 styles
- Medium size for pets up to 16 lbs.
- Medium carrier measures 17“L x 11“W x 10.5“H
Purchased for a Southwest Airlines flight. No one asked any questions though it’s dimensions are slightly larger than what Southwest recommends.
Bought this in medium for a Delta flight for my 13 lb dachshund. I like that you can open the top so she can pop her head out and look around. The ticket counter didn’t bat an eye at the carrier size. Fit under the seat just fine as well.
I used this carrier to bring my 9 weeks old Whippet puppy in cabin from Europe to the US. We had absolutely no problems bringing our dog on the plane with us. Our puppy liked to be in the bag and slept through most of the flight. Front and top zipper entrances are very well designed and sturdy. I would recommend this bag.