Best Pet Carriers and Totes for Elderly Pets

Pet carriers and totes are very handy when transporting elderly pets. The most important considerations are the size of your pet and whether you will be traveling via car, train or airplane. Comfort is another important consideration, especially if your pet has an illness like hip dysplasia or arthritis which may make sitting in one position for long periods uncomfortable unless the crate has adequate cushioning. 

Here are some of our favorite pet crates based on safety, customer reviews, quality and price. 

Top Rated by Consumers

This pet carrier is suitable for cats or dogs and comes in several sizes and colors. Features optimum ventilation and maximum sightseeing with all-around windws and tear-resistant heavy duty rubber mesh and closable flaps. Has adjustable seatbelt loops for car travel and top opening to get your pet in and out with less effort. Includes a removable washable plush bed. This carrier has over 1500 – 5 star reviews. 

Runner Up

This collapsible pet carrier is great for travel. Features top loading and side opening and folds down into a small flat package for easy storage. Rigid sturdy bottom with cozy cushion and well-vented for air circulation. 

Most Versatile

This versatile pet carrier is collapsible and can fit under airplane seat. It is ideal for cats and small dogs. Features plenty of room, soft sides, mesh ventilation, no slip carrying strap, seat belt/luggage strap and machine-washable faux lambskin liner. Carrying handles and adjustable shoulder strap. 

Best Value

This pet carrier is great for small dogs up to 10 pounds and cats up to 13 pounds. It is airline approved for under seat transport. It is space saving and stores totally flat.