Smiling Paws Pets’ Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier

Three Chatty Cats has worked with our friends over at Smiling Paws Pets on multiple product reviews. We have several of their litter mats throughout our house, their pet carrier and also their pet cube/bed. So, when they reached out to us to ask if we’d be interested in checking out the newly redesigned Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier – we said of course!

Smiling Paws Pets’ Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier

The carrier arrives in its own handy carry case. Assembly of the pet carrier takes all of 10 seconds. Just unfold it, insert the removable bottom pad and zip it up!

With the human assistance part done and over with, I’ll now pass things over to Woodrow. He was a big fan of the previous pet carrier, but what about this new one? Woodrow, tell us what you think!

Woodrow Inspects the Pet Carrier

Woodrow: Alrighty, let me at this pet carrier. I shall give it the full Woodrow 256-point comprehensive inspection.

tabby cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

Mama: 256 points? That’s pretty thorough.
Woodrow: They don’t call me Thorough Woodrow for nothing.
Mama: I’m pretty sure no one calls you that.
Woodrow: They will after this inspection! Now let me climb in here.

tabby cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

Mama: You’re a big boy. Are you going to fit?
Woodrow
: Of course, I’ll fit! Look how roomy this carrier is. I hear it handles cats and small dogs up to 15 pounds. I’m a mere 14 pounds, Mama.

tabby cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

Woodrow: Hmm, this comfy pad is quite comfy. It’s like a fluffy cloud on my pawsies.

tabby cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

Woodrow: And dat snappy looks good.
Mama: That’s used to hold the zippered top in place when it’s rolled open.
Woodrow: I know dat! No interrupting my inspection, Mama!

tabby cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

Woodrow: All checks out back here. I can’t find anything I don’t approve of.

tabby cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

Woodrow: Okay, all set, Mama. The carrier has been inspected and passes, uh, inspection!
Mama: Good job, Woodrow! That was the fastest 256-point inspection I’ve ever seen.
Woodrow: They don’t call me Fast Woodrow for nothing.

tabby cat relaxes in Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

About the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier

Well, looks like Woodrow approves of the pet carrier. We’re happy to report that Smiling Paws Pets thought of everything when redesigning their pet carrier. It’s airline approved, has great air flow, can be strapped into the car, and has top or front entry.

Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

The dimensions of the carrier are:

  • All sides closed – 17” x 11” x 9” (L/W/H)
  • All sides expanded – 34” x 25” x 9” (L/W/H)
tabby cat relaxes in Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier
Woodrow demonstrates how roomy it is inside the pet carrier.

Why the Redesign?

My cats were pretty happy with the previous pet carrier from Smiling Paws Pets. I asked the company why they redesigned it. They advised that the redesign was “purely based on customer feedback that we received. Albeit a challenge, we were able to design a product that had all those added features customers asked for. The most common request was for the top entry option, an integrated leash so that the top roof can be opened in public spaces without the worry of your pet jumping out and also the carrier dimensions. This carrier is now within the dimensional requirements of all major US airliners.”

tabby cat relaxes in Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier
Woodrow says good job on the redesign!

Discount Code

Smiling Paws Pets is offering our readers 25% off the Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier until May 29, 2019! Just enter the code PQXNT56A during the checkout process.

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Code good through May 29, 2019

About Smiling Paws Pets

Smiling Paws Pets offers more than just pet carriers. They also have litter mats (check out our review), pet beds (another review) and odor/stain remover products. Keep up to date with the latest from Smiling Paws Pets on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest!


Mama: Want to check it out, Olive?

tortie cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

Olive: Eww, smells like Woodrow. Wash it out, disinfect it and then maybe I’ll think about checking it out.
Mama: Ah, thanks for pointing out that the interior pad is removable and washable!
Olive: You’re welcome. I think I deserve a treat for that. But wash this first…I really want to check it out. And don’t forget my treat!

tortie cat investigates Smiling Paws Pets Expandable Pet Carrier

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25 thoughts on “Smiling Paws Pets’ Expandable Soft-Sided Pet Carrier

  1. We’ve seen that carrier on a number of blogs and it looks like a GREAT one! Teddy doesn’t qualify due to his “generous” proportions at 22 lbs. but if I could cram him in a carrier it would be THAT one. Nice ventilation, comfy pad – what’s not to love?! Thanks Woodrow for “telling it like it is”.

    Hugs, Pam (with Teddy’s OK)

    1. Do you have to use a dog crate for Teddy? That’s not meant to be an insult, Teddy. Just a true question! Our dog Eddie weighs about 20 pounds!

  2. I didn’t realize there was a redesign to this carrier! Angel uses the one we have (old design) as her morning napping location, then she moves to the laundry basket in the afternoon.

    1. Oh gosh! Woodrow is so embarrassed that he forgot to add that to his 256-point inspection! But yes, definitely has that new carrier smell!

  3. That is a great review, Woodrow. Maybe we can borrow you to inspect our’s cos I wouldn’t go near it. BTW, in that first pic, are you eating a treat when you first looked in. TW tried that with me.

    1. No treats necessary! Woodrow is pretty much the perfect cat when it comes to doing reviews. He loves investigating new things, so I just set it down and he literally crawled right in! I knew he’d like this, though, because he used the previous carrier as a napping spot all the time.

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