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I use a SleepyPod Air in the car and on planes, and have since Loki was a puppy. (For a short time, I tried a sherpa carrier in the car. Loki could see me through the mesh and barked the whole time. Needless to say, I sent it back.) He is quite happy in the Sleepy Pod Air. I think it is better than the round one because he can stretch out. I don't know if he can stand up all the way because he won't show me but I do know that he can turn around. He jumps up in the car and goes in head first then turns around to face me as I zip him up. The mesh is darker and on the ends and top so he really can't look at me. He never makes a sound unless he whines because he needs to potty. Sometimes I want him to make noise so I know he is OK.

We do a 4 hour drive to my sister's frequently. I usually stop about half way for a potty break and a walk around. I also usually give him just a bit of water and small treat but not enough that he will need to go again soon. He does great.

The other thing I like about the SleepyPod Air is that it looks like a duffle bag. Since I won't leave him in the car by himself, I just carry the SleepyPod into the rest area with me. No one knows I even have a dog. It is also really well made.
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One other thing - The mesh and inside are black so I have a window shade on his side, cool off the car before we get in and blow the ac toward him in the summer time. But I think the benefit is that the inside is on the dark side so it like a den. I can tell he has usually been asleep when we get to our destination. The only time I have let him ride in the car not in the SleepPod was on the way home from the vet with the cone of shame. I held him while hubby drove. He doesn't know anything else.
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One other thing - The mesh and inside are black so I have a window shade on his side, cool off the car before we get in and blow the ac toward him in the summer time. But I think the benefit is that the inside is on the dark side so it like a den. I can tell he has usually been asleep when we get to our destination. The only time I have let him ride in the car not in the SleepPod was on the way home from the vet with the cone of shame. I held him while hubby drove. He doesn't know anything else.
We don't have the one shown and didn't see it when we were considering what to get. I have considered getting a sleepy pod, but probably would be for car travel not for plane travel.

We have a sherpa and a fold out one (see the link that we use for flying. I like that one because it opens up on the side(s) so we can give Perry more room under the seats on the long flights - it lets him stretch out totally.

One thing that I wouldn't like about the one you posted is that it doesn't zip all the way down on the end (where you put them in) - Perry doesn't necessarily love his bag so doesn't go in on his own, and if I had to maneuver his feet up / over the lip on the end and get him into the smaller flap (the sherpa and the other one the whole end zips open), I think I'd find that annoying.



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We don't have the one shown and didn't see it when we were considering what to get. I have considered getting a sleepy pod, but probably would be for car travel not for plane travel.

We have a sherpa and a fold out one (see the link that we use for flying. I like that one because it opens up on the side(s) so we can give Perry more room under the seats on the long flights - it lets him stretch out totally.

One thing that I wouldn't like about the one you posted is that it doesn't zip all the way down on the end (where you put them in) - Perry doesn't necessarily love his bag so doesn't go in on his own, and if I had to maneuver his feet up / over the lip on the end and get him into the smaller flap (the sherpa and the other one the whole end zips open), I think I'd find that annoying.

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I went with the pupsaver. Hoping the more open design vs a carrier will also help with car sickness. Thanks for your responses.
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I went with the pupsaver. Hoping the more open design vs a carrier will also help with car sickness. Thanks for your responses.
Let us know how it works out. I almost got a Pupsaver but worried that Loki would try to get to me. He is always in one of our laps or touching us if we are sitting. I can just picture him straining against the tether and barking and whining at me. As long as he is happy in the SleepyPod Air, I am going to leave him there but as he gets older I may want another option. Thanks.
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