As a cat parent to five (chatty) cats, I’m always on the lookout for a quality pet carrier for our outings. So, when the company Lil-Paws reached out to me about reviewing their 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier, I jumped at the chance. Check out Woodrow’s inspection below and then enter our giveaway!
We received the 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier free of charge from Lil-Paws in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated here are our own. Three Chatty Cats only shares information we feel would be relevant to our readers.
The Sniff-Check Begins
Woodrow: Mama, it has arrived!
Mama: Should we open it up?
Woodrow: I need to complete my exterior box examination first. Don’t rush me.
Woodrow: I like to give it a really thorough inspection, you know?
Mama: Right, of course.
Woodrow: Okay, let’s take a look at the contents.
Woodrow: Mm-hmm, that’s nice. Soft to the touch, my toesies are pleased.
Mama: Ready for me to put it together?
Woodrow: Yes, then I’ll check your work.
Mama: There’s not really any assembly required. I just need to put in the fleece pad.
Woodrow: I approve of your assembly skills. Well done, you.
Mama: How does it feel inside?
Woodrow: It’s nice and roomy…
Woodrow: …and…aww yeah, love that new carrier smell.
Mama: Inspection complete?
Woodrow: One last thing…let’s see if it passes the ol’ scratch test!
(The answer is yes…it passes the ol’ scratch test.)
Lil-Paws Pet Carrier Features
Now that Woodrow has settled into the carrier, let me share with you some of the highlights of the 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier.
The Lil-Paws goal is to provide a carrier for all of your essential travel needs – be that quick trips locally (like to the vet or groomer) or for fun outings to the park for the more adventurous cat. It can be used as a standard pet carrier or used as a backpack. And if you fly with your cat, you can rest assured that the Lil-Paws carrier is TSA airline approved.
The 5-in-1 functionality refers to:
- Pet carrier
- Pet backpack
- Car seatbelt loops
- Anti-anxiety and waterproof cover
- Luggage perch for airport check-in
In addition to the above features, the carrier also has:
- Two extra-large pockets for storage
- A padded and removable shoulder strap
- Two washable fleece pads
- Two bonus slow-feeding, collapsible silicone bowls
The carrier itself can be wiped down with a damp cloth, and the two included fleece pads are machine washable.
Lil-Paws Pet Carrier Review
We’ve now covered the carrier’s features, and as you can see, the Lil-Paws pet carrier appears to pass Woodrow’s inspection. But what did I (the human) think of it?
My first impression was that it’s sturdy and very well made. I had complete confidence that it would hold Woodrow’s 14-pound frame just fine. (I have other carriers that I’ll only use with my smaller cats because of that concern.)
What I also really like about this carrier is that you can secure it in the car with its built-in seatbelt loops. Many companies leave out this feature – but isn’t keeping your pet safe during outings the most important part of traveling?
As for the backpack feature, I’ll be honest, my cats are not adventure cats. So, this would be their first encounter being carried on a back. I knew that Dexter, Olive and Harley would never allow this – but Woodrow and Sophie were game.
While I won’t say that either was thrilled using it as a backpack, I’m pretty sure any seasoned adventure cat would be just fine. And while I don’t plan on using it as a backpack, I do think it’s a very handy feature in case of an emergency when you may need your hands free but also need to transport your pet at the same time.
Overall, we liked everything about this carrier except for one feature that fell short- the anti-anxiety cover. The company was going for two things at once – an anti-anxiety cover and a waterproof cover. Because of it being waterproof, I don’t feel the fabric is “airy” enough, if that makes sense. When I provided my feedback on the cover, Lil-Paws indicated that they are already looking to improve the cover in their next manufacturing run. It’s great that the company takes and incorporates user feedback.
So, there you have it! We found the Lil-Paws 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier to be sturdy, secure and a great overall carrier. And most importantly, Woodrow gives it four paws up! It will definitely get a lot of use at our house.
Discount Code and Giving Back
Lil-Paws has been kind enough to offer our readers a discount code for 20% off when used specifically at amazon.com.
And if you use the special link below, Amazon will send a 3% referral commission to “I Stand With My Pack” (ISWMP), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving animals. ISWMP is a member of NKLA (the Best Friends No-Kill Los Angeles initiative). Lil-Paws is a proud sponsor of ISWMP.
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Discount code: 3CHATTYPAWS
Code valid until December 15, 2020
And now, it’s time for the giveaway! Lil-Paws is allowing us to give away one pet carrier to two lucky readers! That’s right, two winners will each receive one 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier from Lil-Paws. Simply enter a blog comment below and then enter the giveaway.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. Two winners 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, October 28th, 2020 at 5:00pm Pacific.
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