If you are taking a short trip with your pet and you are going by car, a soft cloth or a soft plastic pet carrier might be a good option for you. Normally hard plastic dog or cat carriers make more sense if you are going on the road for a long trip and you need to put the carrier on the back seat or you are traveling by plane.
If you are just going shopping, going to the mall or going to the park and just need a quick and easy way to transport your pet without having to hassle with assembling and later disassembling hard plastic shell pet carrier
, a soft cloth or a soft plastic pet carrier might do the trick for you. Besides not having to be disassembled or assembled, soft pet carriers are more flexible.
You can actually use them to go into public areas or public gatherings and your pet is there with you. While you are not actually walking your pet, the pet is there by your side inside the bag. That is definitely an added bonus to soft cloth or soft plastic pet carriers. One great brand of soft pet carriers is Sherpa Pet Carriers Sherpa Roll-Up Bag from Pet Store
This carrier has mesh panels on all sides for great ventilation and pet comfort. Also it gives your pet an all around view so they can enjoy their surroundings with your. If you do not want your pet to get stressed, there is a roll-up flap portion to give your pet some privacy. Also it prevents your pet from seeing certain directions so it is less stressed. This unit also comes with a travel tray for added convenience. It fits most car seats. You just put the carrier next to you on the passenger side or on your lap. It is very flexible, more flexible than a hard plastic pet carrier.
You can also carry this on your shoulder like a regular bag because it comes equipped with adjustable shoulder piece. This carrier is very easy to maintain because it is washable and it is easy to clean. Also it is very flexible for your pet. Your pet can enter it either through the top and then zipping the top or on the side entries by unzipping the sides. If you are looking for a comfortable, flexible and easy to clean option for short trips or for leisurely trips, try the Sherpa Pet Carriers Sherpa Roll-Up Bag..
Mesh panels on 4 side for ventilation and panoramic view; Roll-up flaps for privacy; Travel Tray for additional convenience; Fits comfortably under cabin seat; Adjustable shoulder strap; Washable faux lambskin liner; Top and side entry; For Pets up to 16 lbs. (7.25kg) 13" (41cm)L x 8" (25cm)H