11 Travel Carriers For Dogs That Will Make Going Through Customs A Breeze

Written by: Emily Wang

August 18, 2015

Summer is the time for travel! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite travel carriers for you guys so that whether you’re going by air or on the road, your four-legged friend can come with you safely and comfortably.

1. Sleepypod


This nifty carrier also doubles as a bed! It works great for airline travel and has even been crash-tested for use on the road. The great thing about this carrier is that if your pup uses it normally as a bed, it’ll make traveling a little less stressful when you zip the sides up and turn it into a carrier!

2. Sleepypod Air


One of my personal favorites. This carrier puts safety as a top priority and works great for flights and drives. When flying, the sides of the carrier fold up to ensure it fits under the seat in front of you, which is a rule that most major airlines go by when allowing pets in cabin. The carrier itself has slits on one side that you can slide over the handle of your carry-on, so that you don’t have to carry it on your person through the airport. Your shoulders will thank you! The carrier also includes straps on both sides to secure a car seatbelt in place so that, in the event of an accident, the carrier doesn’t get displaced in the vehicle. Two birds, one stone.

3. Bergan Soft-Sided Pet Carrier


Great for pets up to 22 pounds. This carrier has a soft washable fleece bed and support to keep the carrier’s shape, and is fully washable. Designed with plenty of mesh panels that allow for maximum accessibility and ventilation for your pet.

4. SturdiBag Large Pet Carrier


This one comes in a multitude of bright fun colors, and is made with featherlight construction. It’s one of the more popular carriers for air travel since it is flexible and can squeeze down to fit under airline seats. It also has seatbelt safety straps for use when on the road.

5. Sherpa Original Deluxe Carriers

With various colors and sizes, this is one of the most popular carriers that you can find at any Petsmart or local pet store. The medium-sized version of this bag is “Guaranteed On Board and Airline Approved” on most major domestic airlines, and should work great when flying with a small dog.

6. Marshall Pet Designer Tote


A super airy carrier that is great for pups who get travel anxiety. Three vented areas allow for extra airflow and more visibility for the pup to see outside. There are also three zippered areas for easy access in case you need to reach inside and give your pup a pet.

7. Sherpa On Wheels Dog Carrier


This one I’ve personally tried out and like because it has wheels on the bottom. With a pup that weighs 20 lb. and who is almost too big to fly in the cabin with me, the wheels on this carrier made it so much easier for me to make my way from parking lot and through the airport without having to lug that much weight on my shoulder.

8. Outward Hound Front Carrier


Going on a camping trip? Need to bring your small dog around where you’ll be walking a lot? This is the perfect carrier for you! Made especially for dogs, this is a great way to bring your furry friend along if they’re a little bit older.

9. Teafco Argo Aero-Pet Carrier


A smaller carrier best for the toy breeds out there. Its sleek and modern design with privacy mesh ensures you can travel discreetly with your pup.

10. Petego Jet Set Pet Carrier


Another great carrier that doubles for airline and vehicle use. Made with durable mesh vents that are scratch-proof, this is another duffle-style bag that’s lightweight enough to carry around small dogs for travel.

11. Bergan Wheeled Comfort Carrier


A great carrier that your shoulders and back will love. This one comes on wheels and makes it convenient for you to bring your pup around with you. The wheels are actually detachable, and there is a comfy fleece travel bed inside so your four-legged friend can be as comfortable as possible.

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Featured image via Pretty Fluffy

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Written by: Emily Wang

August 18, 2015

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