First Class Accommodations

Even if you are forced to travel in economy, your pet can now claim a seat in this “first class” Pet Carrier/ Collapsible Kennel from Smiling Paws Pets. The soft-sided, expandable carrier, available from Amazon, is designed to be in compliance with all TSA and IATA requirements. It is sized for under-seat, in-cabin dimensions for soft-sided carriers. Dimensions are 17 x 11 x 9 inches when not expanded.

The carrier can be expanded on four sides to give your pet room to turn and change positions. Expanded size is 34 x 25 x 9 inches. Maximum pet weight is 15 pounds.


Smiling Paws Pets PTU


The Smiling Paws Pets carrier includes a sturdy reinforced metal frame, A Grade metallic clips, safety self-locking zippers, a sleeve for to accommodate luggage handles or a seat belt and a zippered storage pocket. An attached interior leash can be clipped to your pets collar, allowing you to open the carrier to check on your pet or provide food, treats or water without your pet escaping.

Also included are a padded shoulder strap and handles and an interior removable, faux-sherpa-topped, washable pad. As Sawyer has earned the title of PTU Pooper, this is an important feature for us. And the interior fabric is laminated & leak-proof.

My Favorite Features

  • The carrier folds nearly flat and comes with its own compact, zippered pouch, making storage easy. 
  • The mesh areas are not so tightly woven that your pet is unable to see out.
  • The carrier has a top entry with a zipper on each side attached to a single pull cord. This allows you to close the entire top quickly without giving your pet the opportunity to try to escape.

This PTU is intended for cats, puppies and other small pets. If necessary, I could fit two of the smaller Kitties Blue (Misty May, Astrid, Sawyer) together; though, I would never do this due to their incompatibility.  I don’t believe the larger of our cats, Cooper Murphy, Calista Jo and Lisbeth, would be comfortable without all four sides open.

Misty May and Sawyer demonstrate with just the ends open.


Smiling Paws Pets - MM


I am delighted to add this PTU to our collection and recommend it to anyone needing a new or replacement carrier.

Smiling Paws Pets has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Save 25% When Ordering

The Smiling Paws Pets carrier is exclusive to Amazon with an economical retail price of $49.95. Until May 29, you have the opportunity to save 25 percent on your purchase. Please access Amazon by clicking here and use this code at checkout: PQXNT56A

Disclaimer: We received the Smiling Paws Pets expandable pet carrier free of charge in exchange for our fair and honest review. The opinions expressed are solely mine. Kitties Blue and I only share information about products we feel are of interest to our readers.