Van Ness Calm Carrier E-Z Load Sliding Drawer Cat Kennel

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Color: Blue

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About This Item

  • Helps reduce travel-related anxiety and fear (FAS) for your feline and you!
  • The sliding drawer eliminates the need for forced loading and unloading.
  • Delivers flow-through ventilation on all 4 sides.
  • Crafted from durable, high-impact plastic—it’s easy to clean and maintain.
  • Designed with a heavy-gauge wire door with an easy-squeeze latch for extra security.
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FeaturesTop Load, Carry HandleCarry HandleCarry Handle, Water-resistantCarry Handle, Water-resistantTop Load, Carry Handle
MaterialPolypropylene, Steel, Plastic, MetalPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic, Stainless Steel, Metal
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsSmall BreedsSmall Breeds
Small Pet TypeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Assembly RequiredYesNoYesYesYes
Tools IncludedNo Tools RequiredNoNo Tools RequiredNo Tools RequiredNo Tools Required

Questions & Answers

2 Customer Questions

Can the door be opened without sliding the drawer out?
Answer by ChewyFeb 04, 2021
The door cannot be opened without sliding the drawer. It must come out in order to place the cat inside.

How big of a cat is this carrier rated for? How many lbs?
Answer by ChewyMar 13, 2021
This is good for cats up to 20 pounds.

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Rated 3.3214 out of 5 stars
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28 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By catmom on May 19, 2022

Very nice carrier

I had been wanting a new carrier for a while. I happened to see this one in a Chewy Facebook ad at a good price. I love the concept of the sliding drawer, rather than a top-loading carrier, which is what I usually get. I had a little trouble with the assembly - the metal door grate didn't want to insert into the holes on the bottom, which is why I gave it 4 stars rather than 5. It took some elbow grease but I finally got it inserted properly. I haven't used it yet for one of my cats, but I think it will be fine.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Maverick081816 on Feb 4, 2022

Van Ness Calm Carrier

Overall I like the carrier dor it's unique sesign. I am a vet tech assistant and this was recommended to me by one of my peers. We are a Fear Free Clinic so this design is perfect for that. However, I do have 2 issues with it. One, the handle pops out very easily so it needs to be carried from the bottom at all times or you will drop your cat. Two, the alignment to close drawer is off a bit so have to be really careful that it completely snaps closed. I have to wiggle it to get door to snap in properly. Happy with the carrier Overall. Would like to see those 2 things improved.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Chris on Mar 21, 2022

Nice idea.

This carrier is a good idea with the slide out feature, but the door won't stay on. Very difficult to make it work. I can see a situation where the cat could escape. I am afraid to use it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Spock on Apr 6, 2022

Easy Carrier

Was easy to put together, was easy to put the cat in, easy to take the cat out at the vets.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Catlady on Jan 18, 2022


Overall I like the way this carrier opens and closes. Its a good design. The only problem I have with it is that the handle won't stay attached.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Petwatcher on Dec 23, 2021
Top 500 Contributor

Smaller than described

The bottom of the pull out tray is 16" long by 9" wide. This is too small for most adult cats. Chewy and Van Ness, please give accurate measurements of the usable area. Disappointing.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on Oct 8, 2021

Good, but perfect

The concept is great. My vet recommended this style. It’s a little smaller then I’d like. The door is flimsy when you pull it out. I used zip-ties to secure it. Other then the door issue, I like it

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Flow on Oct 7, 2021

Great carrier

The other reviews are saying the door is flimsy and falls off - that is not the case if you install the door correctly. It took a LOT of elbow grease to push down so that it actually clicked. It DOES click, and once it clicks, it is secure. Very easy to use for cats that hate getting in the carrier.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kitty on Aug 11, 2021

Needs some construction alterations

Fabulous idea but needs some construction alterations. When you slide it open the cage door always comes out so trying to position it back in each time you use it isn't user or cat friendly. I wired the bottom of the cage door to the carrier to anchor it in place but the door spring is difficult to get into the hole on the left side of the one I received. I think if the outside of the carrier were or rigid the problem would be solved.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Laurie on Aug 2, 2021

Happy customer

Purchased the cat carrier. As a pet parent it's hard getting your 4 leaves child into a a carrier From top or sides. This slide drawer made it so easy. Need to get another for the oversized cat he might not fit as comfy as the first one.