Product Round-Up: Pet Carriers
Whether customers are looking for a way to tote pets along on errand runs or bring them on a cross-country voyage, manufacturers have developed the right carrier for the job.
SHERPA, a Worldwise brand, recently introduced the SHERPA Ultimate on Wheels carrier. The new design features four recessed, easy-glide wheels for smooth motion in transport. The comfortable strap provides multiple options for carrying or rolling the carrier, which accommodates pets up to 22 lbs. It has mesh panels on all four sides for better ventilation, and it offers convenient entry from the top or the side. This carrier also includes a small, brightly colored flag on the back to alert other travelers that there is a pet on board.
The Petmate See & Extend Carrier is a secure carrier with an extra side vestibule that provides pets with an additional 9 in. of space and comfort to relax in. All four sides are plastic-coated safety mesh for added ventilation and visibility for the pet and the pet parent. The side pocket provides extra storage for pet essentials, including toys and treats, and the adjustable double tote straps make for easy carrying. The carrier also has exterior seat belt loops for safe car rides. It is 18 in. by 11 in. by 11 in. and can hold a pet up to 15 lbs.
The Noir Herringbone Classic Carrier, Bark n Bag’s first product with its new luggage partner in Bangladesh, features classic styling with smart details in lightweight herringbone nylon. It is available in medium and large sizes and features mesh on three sides for ventilation, a padded double tubular handle, an adjustable shoulder strap and adjustable gadget straps to secure in a car with a seat belt. The bag also has a machine-washable quilted pad, two easy-access zippered pockets, the ability to fold flat for storage and sturdy patented construction.
Midwest Homes for Pets’ award-winning Spree carriers offer the amenities of most plastic carriers—ventilation, carrying handle and durability—with a simple, four-step assembly process. The sturdy, molded, easy-to-clean plastic features a built-in carrying handle and a door that can swing in either direction. Available in 19-in. and 22-in. sizes, the Spree carriers are geared toward small dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs and other small animals. They come in three bright and fun colors, and can be ordered in a mixed set from which the carton will convert into an attractive point-of-purchase display with an attached header graphic.
The Metro Carrier from Kurgo is ideal for dogs and owners who are always together and are looking for an on-trend solution for everyday outings like trips to the park or regular commutes. With breathable mesh sides, the roomy and sturdy Metro Carrier has both top-loading and side-loading zippered openings and extra pockets for storage. Also well-suited for use as a carry-on travel carrier, this lightweight carrier will hold up to 15 lbs.
The SturdiBag from Sturdi Products is a flexible-height carrier with a patented design that allows the top to flex without collapsing, allowing the SturdiBag to conform to the under-seat height of all airline seats. Constructed with durable materials, the bag is the lightest-weight professional-grade carrier on the market. The hand grip and adjustable shoulder strap also make it easy to maneuver through airports, onto a plane, down the stairs or to the car. It is offered in multiple sizes, including a divided model for carrying two pets in the same carrier, with options to accommodate all cats and toy dog breeds, as well as many small- and medium-size dogs.
The multifunctional Sleepypod mobile pet bed with PPRS Handilock transitions from a pet bed to a carrier to a crash-tested car seat. Having the pet travel in its everyday pet bed helps to make travel less stressful. The machine-washable ultra plush bedding can be removed for cleaning, and the Sleepypod can be outfitted with an optional Warmer Kit for use in cooler climates or Air Mesh bedding to keep pets cool in warmer climates. The Sleepypod’s car seat function received a five out of five-star safety rating from the Center for Pet Safety in 2016.
The Roller-Carrier from Gen7Pets combines fashion and innovation for pet parents on the go. Unlike other wheeled carriers, the Smart-Level Platform keeps pets from tipping over as the carrier is pulled. Available in medium for pets up to 10 lbs. and large for pets up to 20 lbs., the Roller-Carrier easily maneuvers in and out of stores. It has top and front access doors, two mesh side windows for airflow and an interior safety tether. Side storage pockets make it easy to pack leashes, treats and toys. For added convenience, the Roller-Carrier can also be used as a backpack.