May 2019 Update: Check out our review of the newly redesigned Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier from Smiling Paws Pets!
With five resident cats in the house now, we’re always on the lookout for a great carrier. We need one for each cat in case of emergency. And because we foster on and off, we also have a carrier dedicated to fostering activities, which means we need at least six carriers in the house at all times.
When provided with the opportunity to review the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier from Smiling Paws Pets, we jumped at the chance! Check out what the cats thought of the carrier and then be sure to enter our giveaway!
Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier
Smiling Paws Pets sends the carrier in its own carry case. Simply remove it from the case, insert the bottom pad and then zip it up!
We received the medium size carrier to review. Woodrow is our biggest cat (longest and tallest), and you can see him standing next to the closed up carrier. I thought it would be too small for him, but read on to see how Woodrow fared.
Sophie and Dexter Go Inspecting
You better believe that as soon as the cats heard me opening up a box, they were right there to inspect everything. Check out the video below to see if Sophie and Dexter approve of the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier!
About the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier
As you can see, the carrier from Smiling Paws Pets is approved by both Sophie and Dexter. And did you know that it’s also airline approved? The carrier also offers great air flow through its four mesh sides. And for pet parents on the go, the carrier can be strapped into the car to offer a safer ride for your cat or small dog.
If you’re used to using a top-loading carrier, this one does not have that option. However, simply flip it on its side or end – and voilà! You now have a “top-loading” carrier. Just take care to set the carrier back on its base slowly to not jostle your cat. We’ve done this in the past with a front-loading carrier and it’s worked for us. This may or may not work for your cat, depending on their disposition.
I mentioned that we received the medium size to review, but they also offer a large size. Dimensions for both are below.
Quite the Popular Pet Carrier
The carrier was so popular that there was a lineup to test it out. Dexter took his time really testing out the carrier’s durability. (It passed inspection.)
When Dexter finally settled in for a nice long sit, Sophie wanted him outta there!
Just as Sophie started to settle in, Woodrow wanted his turn and asked her to hurry up.
As you can see, the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier is quite the popular lounging spot! After having the carrier set up for a couple of weeks now, it’s clear that it isn’t a one-time interest item for the cats. The carrier is in my office, and I’ve found either Woodrow, Dexter or Sophie in it at least once a day.
Smiling Paws Pets has graciously allowed us to give away one medium size Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier to one lucky reader! Simply enter a blog comment below and then enter the giveaway.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who reside in the 48 contiguous states, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. One winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific.
Smiling Paws Pets is also offering our readers 15% off the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier until Friday, March 23, 2018. Just enter the code chattycats15 on the checkout page. Order one now!
About Smiling Paws Pets
Smiling Paws Pets offers more than just travel carriers for cats and dogs. They also have litter mats (check out our previous review), pet beds and odor/stain remover products. “We create quality pet products to nourish pets & caretakers for a better tomorrow.” Learn more on their website.
Would your cat enjoy the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier from Smiling Paws Pets?