If you follow PrestonSpeaks.com, you know I’m a traveling dog. I have been all over the country and I often fly. I’m a good dog … I like planes! We have tried many dog carriers, but when Sturdi asked me to test out their large bag, Mom quickly agreed the minute they said it was designed to be comfortable to carry.
While I may be a smaller dog, I am on the big side when it comes to travel. I’m eighteen pounds and on our preferred pet travel airline the maximum weight is twenty pounds. The dog and bag must also fit under the seat and I have to have room for me to turn around. Just finding a bag to meet the airline requirements can be challenging. A great feature of the the Sturdi bag is it’s rounded shape. Most travel bags are square which can sometimes (depending on the size of the bag) make it hard for us bigger dogs to stand up and turn around. This bag has these great flexible rods in it that “gives” and “bends”. When the Sturdi bag is in the terminal, there is more “head” room. When it is put under the seat, the rods spread the bag out and I have more room to lay down and stretch out for my in-flight nap.
The bag is made of very lightweight materials. Mom says I can get very, very heavy carrying me through the terminal in the bag. She says I become “dead weight” and I hurt her shoulders sometimes (sorry Mom). Anyway, this means the lighter the bag the better. The floor of the bag is a machine washable fleece cover that goes over a sturdy wood like material. It makes a very solid surface for us inside the bag to feel secure.
There are also a lot of places on the bag that has windows for us to look out. The two ends have a mesh opening as well as the top. I personally like the little openings in the top. If Mom lets me, I can stick my head out and see what is going on without getting in trouble by airport security for being out of my carrier.
I have never had an accident it in, but it appears to be very easy to clean. The whole carrier can be washed by hand or in the gentle cycle with cold water and non-bleach detergent.
The bags come in several colors other than black as well as various sizes so it can be personalized to your style and the size of your pet. Side bar: Yes, Gracey (my blogging cat friend), they have cat sizes too for when you finally decide to actually come to an event or conference! Cats, I swear, they always send their staff everywhere for them!
So … if you’re looking for a great travel bag for your small dog, check out the Sturdi Bag here: SturdiBag Pet Carrier, Large – Black I give them two paws up and a K9 traveling in style plane ride!
Disclosure –The product was provided to my rents and I free of charge. However, opinions expressed here are my own.