Travel Bags for Small Pets: Choose Wisely

Posted by Raja on January 19th, 2011 — Posted in Safety

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Tim and Raja

For small pets who travel, a comfortable and familiar travel bag becomes a den, a nest, a refuge and a home away from home.  For a pet like Raja who flies frequently and goes to many appointments as a spokes-dog and pup reporter, down time is everything.  If your small pet has a peripatetic lifestyle, please invest in a ventilated, padded, reinforced, safety engineered travel bag where he feels happy and safe and can nap between photo ops, customs checks, meetings and sightseeing.  Wash the liner frequently and change the travel toy often.

When I got Raja I decided that, whatever he was inclined to do, he would love to travel since I could not bear to leave him behind.  Raja’s favorite traveling bags are made by the Sherpa Pet Group.  He owns both the Tote About Town and the Airline Bag.  Here he is with CEO Tim Ford.  Raja got to meet Tim recently and, to a dog like Raja who needs to be comfortable during his airplane trips, Tim is a celebrity.

We never plug product for profit. There are no kickbacks or freebies.  It’s not what this blog is about.  (We say this for the benefit of new readers.)  There is nothing up our sleeves.  Our bag post is travel advice, accompanied by our back story.

BUT, if you are traveling with your pet, on planes, trains, subways, busses or boats, do check out the Sherpa Pet products… they’re beautifully made, comfortable to carry, well priced, durable and stylish.  Most importantly, they are comfortable for pets who ride in them.   A traveling pet is not a trinket but a companion, and a well crafted bag respects and protects your furry friend.

I’ll leave you to google my brand, or find your own- your choice.  Frequent travelers know that the joy of travel is enhanced by a cheerful furry companion, and furry companions know that the joy of travel is enhanced by a familiar, cozy, safe den (with a mesh panel, a fluffy pad and sturdy shoulder strap).

Raja and I are going to be on the airways again this week.  I can’t put his bag out tonight or he’ll insist in sleeping in it by the front door.  Hope your traveling pet has the same happy attitude.


Comment by Puppy Obedience Training Tish

These sound like great travel bags. We will test them out on our doggies. Thanks!

Posted on January 30, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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Posted on February 1, 2011 at 3:30 am

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Oh Raja, if you recommend the Sherpa’s Travel Bags, we are all for saving our pennies to get one, just in case. If anyone is an expert, it is you, darling, little baby boy, little love.

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

Comment by Jeannie & Abigail!

Hi again! YES! We love these! We have travelled in other bags but keep coming back to this style because it is vented all the way around. Also LIGHTWEIGHT! And extra pockets for food, leash, and pad. TOTALLY AGREE! :)

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Comment by Sonja

We have the sleepy pod and absolutely love it for our Montecristo (a 2.8 pound laong hair Chi) – since the top unzips off and the base is solid it is his every day bed.

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:15 am

Comment by Pam

Thanks for this interesting post. I’m someone who really goes overboard with my pets (two Yorkies Haley and Roscoe) but also love good resources of this nature once i find them. I’m making it a point to bookmark your blog and will utilize the good info. I’m sure my Haley and Roscoe will appreciate it lol.

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

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