HuggleHounds “Alpha Dog Carrier”

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier
Also works for: Travel bed
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★★

One of my favorite Seattle pet stores, All the Best, had both sizes of this carrier available when I went there a couple of days ago. I’d never seen it before, so I settled myself on the floor with a measuring tape and a notebook, and took a good look.

Here’s what I liked: The carrier is well-made, with good-quality zippers, big ventilation panels on the front side and both ends, and the very best…

Sleepypod Air pet carrier

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier, car carrier, travel bed
Quality: ★★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This is an unpaid and unsolicited review of Sleepypod’s new Air pet carrier. Sleepypod sent me a carrier, at my request, to try out and review. The company has also generously given me a second, unused Air carrier to give away to one lucky reader. The giveaway will start on Monday, March 29th, and will be co-hosted by my other blog, Dog Jaunt, and by Edie Jarolim’s blog Will My Dog Hate Me.

Dog Whisperer Soft-Sided Carrier

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier
Also works for: Car carrier
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This is a surprisingly well-made and appealing carrier, but I can’t recommend it. Here’s what I liked: It’s sturdily-constructed of heavyweight material, and the zippers are solid and function well. The mesh panels are of good-quality mesh, and they’re huge — no problem with ventilation in this carrier. The zipper runs all the way around the front sides and top panel, so that when the bag is completely unzipped, it can function as a comfortable…

Snoozer “Roll Around Travel Pet Carrier”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Small size only)
Also works for: Backpack, car carrier, travel bed
Quality: ★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★★

I’m always excited about a rolling pet carrier, and this one has some nice features. It also converts to a backpack, it has lots of mesh ventilation panels (though no privacy panels), and it has straps through which a car’s seatbelt can be fastened. It has a couple of good-sized pockets on either side, and it’s well-padded on the side that will rest on the floor of an…

RoccoAndJezebel.com “Brody Bag”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier, over the shoulder carrier
Also works for: Travel bed
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★

RoccoAndJezebel.com’s Brody Bag comes in two sizes: Mini (8.5Hx14Lx8W) and Medium (9.5Hx16Lx10W). Both would work well as in-cabin airplane carriers. They have lots of mesh ventilation panels, including one on top, so you can see down into the carrier when it’s at your feet. The interior is well-padded and easy to clean, and there are several useful exterior pockets.

I love how this bag looks, too. In fact, I love everything…

Tutto “Pet on Wheels”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Small size only)
Also works for: Travel bed
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★

This is a rolling carrier that can be collapsed (when not in use) to 3.5″ wide. It comes in three sizes: Small (13Hx17Lx9W), Medium (13Hx20Lx9W), and Large (15Hx22Lx11W). It has large ventilation panels on three sides (the fourth side has a large storage pocket), each with privacy panels. It’s very maneuverable, and it’s strong enough that you can stack your other luggage on top if need be. With the ventilation and privacy panels…

PetEgo “Pod iLove”

Best suited for: Permanent bed, travel bed, car carrier, bike carrier
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier, stroller (with Quadro Stroller frame)
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

There’s a lot to love about PetEgo’s Pod iLove, a round, domed carrier for the smallest pets. As always with PetEgo products, it’s sturdy and well-designed. Like the Sleepypod, it converts from your pet’s bed to a car carrier, but it also converts to a bike carrier and can be carried conveniently over your shoulder (unlike the Sleepypod, it has a contoured side that fits…

“Sleepypod” and “Sleepypod Mini”

Best suited for: Permanent bed, travel bed, car carrier
Also works for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Mini only), over the shoulder carrier
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

Sleepypod’s carriers charm me. They come in two sizes (regular, and the Sleepypod Mini), and they’re designed to address several needs at once. The base can be used as your dog’s everyday bed; add the mesh dome, and the bed is ready for car travel (pass the seatbelt around the base and through the top handle) and, potentially, air travel.

Both sizes of Sleepypod exceed…