THE BEST DOG CARRIER AROUND - HANDS DOWN!
As someone who has traveled with my dog by plane at least 40+ times, I can tell you that this is one of the best carriers around. I have at least 15-20 different regular carriers and purse carriers and they all make some mistakes that Vera Bradley has covered. These are all too important whilst traveling, not to miss.
~ My dog is 8.5lbs, this carrier can easily fit a 10-12lb dog.
~ Carrier is fully sealable, no velcro closes that make it easy for a dog to push his head through - very important!
~ Grommets on both sides for breathability
~ Mesh fully enclosed on both sides with privacy flaps
~ Shoulder straps are long enough to stay on your shoulder - and soft too!
~ Carrier stands up on its own, does not collapse on the dog or itself
~ Carrier has removable cushioned pad for the dog - fully washable
~ Carrier has safety collar strap you can attach to your dog's collar if you keep top flap open
~ Carrier is fully closeable with open grommets for air if you need to keep the fact that you have a dog with you private - no one will know, unless he barks
~ Carrier has large pockets throughout - I can add cell phones, collapsible dog bowls, bottled water, wallet, makeup, a magazine and more - so it serves as a fully functional purse at the same time as carrier. I have even used it as a purse/duffel carrier.
~ Carrier fit under the seat for travel if needed.
~ Carrier is fully washable
I would highly recommend to others and only wish it came in more colors because I would go to town! I have received a lot of compliments on my 'purse' - and have traveled 4 times with it already and washed it. No problems! WELL DONE Vera Bradley.
July 29, 2014
My chihuahua loves this, but ....
My 5 1/2 lb. chi LOVES to ride in this bag. I like that it doesn't make it obvious that I'm carrying a dog. The only thing is that the leash strap is attached to the top of the bag so you need 4 hands to keep the dog down while you zip it and it makes it easier for the dog to paw his way out. All my other carriers have the strap attached to the bottom. I'll be cutting the strap and sewing it to the bottom. I love the pockets on both sides and how well the magnet works to hold the rolled up screen covers. I would give it 5 stars if leach strap was attached to the bottom.
July 7, 2014
Great Carrier for my Chihuahua
My little Chihuahua Cali loves to go shopping with me in this bag
March 25, 2014
I ordered this for my kitty that hates carriers, but loves bags, so I thought he would be more willing to get in this. It's super cute, but very small. My cat is maybe 10 lbs or so, and had no room to move around in here. Also, it's very awkward to put him and then have to zip it up quickly, a side opening would be much more functional. If you have a small and obedient pet, this would work well for you! Unfortunately, I will be returning it.
March 20, 2014
GREAT SMALL DOG CARRIER
I LOVE THIS CARRIER, I HAVE A 3 POUND CHIHUAHUA AND SHE LOVES IT!!! SHE CANT WAIT TO GO ON HER TRIPS. ITS MADE WELL AND HAS THE LARGE ZIP UP POCKET AND 2 OTHER OPEN POCKETS. LOTS OF TREATS CAN GO ALONG. I WOULD SAY A 6 POUND PET WOULD BE THE LARGEST THAT WOULD FIT. MADE FOR A VERY SMALL PET. I LIKE THE ELLIE BLUE AND JAZZY BLOOMS..WISHED IT CAME IN THOSE COLORS!!!
March 8, 2014
The Older Style Was Better
Although this pet carrier is really cute, I really like the older style better. First off, the older style had a wipe clean lining on the inside that was much easier to clean when pets had accidents, this newer style just has the fabric lining.
In the older style the pad on the inside was MUCH softer.
The older style had two ways for pets to get in: one on the top and one on the side, with double zippers that were connected by a piece of pull fabric so you could open or close the carrier quickly and easily. This newer style only opens at the top and a lot of times when placing my finicky cat inside, it is hard to keep her in without jumping out and trying to zipper both zippers at the same time.
The only positive thing I like about this carrier over the older style is that it is more roomy inside.
Cute product, but not as functional and well-made as the previous version.
March 4, 2014
Great carrier for small dog
I have a 5 lb Yorkie-poo that travels with me about 5 trips per year. I owned the previous design vera bag with side zippers and recently purchased the new design. I much prefer the new design. The bag is slightly bigger and only one zipper is easier for placing her in the bag then dealing with the top zipper and side zippers. The new design works great.
January 10, 2014
Great for Rabbits
I have a Mini Lop Rabbit who loved my vera weekender and would really love to stretch out and rest on it whenever I had it out and so I was really excited to be able to buy him his very own Vera bag that he could use, and that would also look cute when he goes on trips. I also love that it's really light even with him in it because thats one thing I have never liked about the hard carriers, or even a lot of the soft carriers are really heavy as well. So it's nice to have a carrier now that doesn't hurt my back.
November 15, 2013
Cute, but can use some changes..
I was so excited about this dog carrier. When I received it, I was surprised that it wasn't as structured as it looks. It comes completely flat, which is okay, just not what I expected. It is definitely smaller than most carriers. The biggest complaint is that it does not have any side zippers! The only zipper is the one on top. This carrier would have been much more practical for me if it did because my pup spends a lot of time in her carriers and uses them as bed sometimes, but she won't be able to get in and out of the bag on her own. Also, the removable "super soft pillow" isn't very super soft, it seems like a piece of cardboard covered in fabric. Overall, it is really cute visual wise, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it, the main reason being that there are no side zippers. Please put the zippers fix the pillow and this will be perfect!
November 15, 2013