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Exclamation TRAVELING...NEED HELP BUYING A SOFT-SIDED CARRIER

Hey Everybody!!

I'm planning on taking a Selphie with me and I want to take her with me in the cabin on the airplane, so i need help choosing a soft-sided carrier. If some of you know of any or if some of you have traveled on airplane with your puppy what carrier did you use? Help please!!!

It needs to be small enough to fit under the seat in front of us but confortable for her to travel in.
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I did my research for my recent trip with Ache and finally bought the Sturdi Products carrier. They have a small one which measures: 18" L X 10" W X 10" H and a large one which is 18" L X 12" W X 12" H. I have the Large one for Ache. It measures a little more than what the airlines requires but since it is very flexible, it was not a problem. I love the bag. She was really comfortable in it and it did fit nicely under the seat. I have the small one for my Chihuahua and it is way too small for Ache. ( Ache is 10 lbs 4 ounces) Here are some pictures of the carrier. Good luck.
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wow it looks nice, Selphie almost weights 10lb too, and her body measurement are 14" long and 10" high

Did you buy it online?
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do you think i should buy a large one too?
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I have the Ultimate Sherpa in a size medium, it's perfect size, needs to be squished a little to fit under some seats but it works for us just fine! Roscoe is super comfy in it. Stella has a different brand that was only like $40 from PetSmart and we are also really happy with it.

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I bought it online www.sturdiproducts.com I think you will need the large one. She is almost like Ache. You should see the requirements of your airline in terms of the carrier, so it is not a lot bigger. Mine was bigger than what the airline says but it is very flexible and it can be squished down if needed. I have no problems with it on US Airways.


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I just bought a Sherpa bag on the recommendation of a friend who said they went she went through several different brands before settling on this one. She is very happy with it. She said for her liking, the shape offered the most room for her Yorkie.

I got the roll-up style so Toro can have windows when he wants them and privacy when he doesn't.

I should also mention I got the Medium.

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I did my research for my recent trip with Ache and finally bought the Sturdi Products carrier. They have a small one which measures: 18" L X 10" W X 10" H and a large one which is 18" L X 12" W X 12" H. I have the Large one for Ache. It measures a little more than what the airlines requires but since it is very flexible, it was not a problem. I love the bag. She was really comfortable in it and it did fit nicely under the seat. I have the small one for my Chihuahua and it is way too small for Ache. ( Ache is 10 lbs 4 ounces) Here are some pictures of the carrier. Good luck.
Wow! I think that's actually big enough for Kodi. Maybe I COULD take him on a plane!


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Wow! I think that's actually big enough for Kodi. Maybe I COULD take him on a plane!
You shuold try. Ache is very comfortable in it. She can't stand completely but she can move around and sleep nicely in it.


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I have the Ultimate Sherpa in a size medium, it's perfect size, needs to be squished a little to fit under some seats but it works for us just fine! Roscoe is super comfy in it. Stella has a different brand that was only like $40 from PetSmart and we are also really happy with it.
I love my Sherpa. I would recommend buying a size large enough for your puppy as an adult so you don't have to buy two. It's fun traveling with our Havs. Enjoy!
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