This pet carrier is the perfect size for larger cats like Maine Coons. My Roxy is 2 years old, 14.6 lbs. and long. She doesn’t fit in most carriers and the large plastic crates are impossible for me to carry dangling off the side of my body. Front opens easily for entrance or exit and lots of mesh for ventilation. I didn’t give 5 stars because there’s no easy way to lift it up onto the car seat without reaching under the bottom to lift the base and hold the little tab at the top. I also don’t care for the backstraps. I would never use them putting an almost 15 pound cat on my back and they drag on the ground near the wheels when rolling so I’m going to have to improvise and either sew them up or secure them some way. The telescoping handle is extremely stiff and hard to move up and down. I’m hoping it loosens up with use and I don’t have a problem with it. The bottom is not really soft so I have put in a small fleece pad from a pet crate that I had and it fits perfect. All in all a really, great sized rolling carrier and I picked the green as it was on sale. Wished it came in a few other colors.
Perfect new ride to the vet. My mom feeds me too much so she has trouble carrying me. This works so well and I fit perfectly. Thanks Mom. Best ride ever.
It’s been harder to carry my cats in a carrier as I’ve gotten older and my mobility has declined. Being able to roll my cats in a carrier seemed like a good option. I’d tried a soft sided carrier before, but it was just too small for a full-sized cat. The pro to this carrier is it’s definitely big enough to carry a larger sized cat. The convenience stops there. It lacks the support of framing so the carrier will sag when you move it. Getting it on/off as a backpack jostles your cat. It lacks appropriate handles for you to lift a the carrier in and out of a car, onto a curb, up stairs, so the poor cat gets upset because they’re not balanced and secure! There are only two wheels, so the cat also gets tilted when you use the carrier as a roller. The wheels aren’t quite large enough for easy rolling, and the backpack straps don’t secure easily and wind up trailing and blocking the carrier from rolling. Since this carrier cost almost as much as a piece of carry-on luggage, I expected something a little sturdier and well-built, that could transport my cat securely without fear he would get knocked over or the sides and bottom would get pushed in. Would not recommend as a solution for an owner with mobility issues.
We adopted Sunny, who is a lovable big ball of orange fluff who weighs about 12 lbs. & not yet a year old, (we don’t know his actual age), so he still has growing to do. He is very comfy inside & has room to grow in this carrier. This carrier is TOO BIG FOR AIRPLANE, unless you want to risk stuffing it under the seat & possibly hurting your fur baby. Every big cat (or dog)should be in something they are comfy & safe in & that is the appropriate size for your fur baby. We got this for the wheels, which work great & Sunny likes riding in it & he can sit up inside instead of having to lay down.
I used one of these for years for my two cats. My brother-in-law made a raised platform which I covered in yoga mat material and one kitty rode in the bottom and the other on top. It’s an extremely durable, safe, and well-thought-out carrier. I used it constantly for at least fifteen years and after my kitties died I donated it to a humane society. Still looked practically new. It’s an excellent product. Now I am buying a new one for my two newly adopted elderly cats!
We've used this carrier 2x. People at our vet's office liked it. Our large (20+lbs) rescue cat fit nicely even wrapped up. There was a chase scene. I tossed a large, soft blanket over him, scooped up the whole bundle, & placed it in the carrier. Amazing that it all fit. Thru a small opening we pulled out the blanket. Once I started wheeling him around, he settled down! At the vet, we unzipped the carrier, & he walked out. We didn't have to shake him out of the back of a hard-sided carrier. This carrier has really alleviated hand/wrist pain, so we no longer dread vet trips. One suggestion, it would make it easier to lift into the car if there was some form of handle on each side at the top. Otherwise, all good!
Being handicaped and having to use a cane or two canes (one in each hand) it can be a problem lugging a 20 lb cat to the vet in a carrier. This item gives me two good options. 1 use it as a backpack which leaves both hands free or 2 use it like a travel carrier and just roll it behind me which is alot easier than carrying a 20lb cat. So glad I got this!!!
My Bichon was getting a little heavier and I had a hard time carrying her case, so now she rides to her groomer and loves it. I have arthritis so this rolling carrier was needed.
great carrier and easy to use.........cats use as extra bed now
When the carrier arrived, we opened it and left it for our cat to "discover" and explore on her own. She sniffed it, walked away then came back, got into the carrier, curled up and went to sleep. Since then she has used it as a hutch. She won't be afraid of it when we take her to the vet for her check up next week,