This carrier works great for my cat. He is 17 pounds, He has enough space to lay on his side. There is plenty of mesh so he gets lots of air. He did try to scratch through it when he was stressed out in a car ride, but it didn't tear. There are some small openings at the top that you could unzip to pet your animal, but I wouldn't recommend doing that unless your pet is calm. My cat tried to escape through that and easily could have. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase!
I received the EliteField Soft Sided Pet Carrier today, and I must say that it is the very best quality and value that I have ever seen in a pet carrier. It zips all the way around on one end to exit the pet. At the other end, it zips halfway down for the pet to be carried with his head out to enjoy trips out where he cannot walk around on a leash. And I also like the padded handle that holds both handles together while toting. It also comes with an excellent quality padded shoulder option! The bottom of this carrier has a plastic covered hard board to retain its shape and give room for the pet to be safe and comfortable. In addition, it is covered with a soft comfy pad for my pet to rest on. And it is also washable which I like very much. I am very happy with this purchase! The EliteField Soft Sided Pet Carrier is worth every penny spent!
I ordered 2 of the pet carriers for cats approximately 8 and 10 pounds. These are plenty roomy and one of our cats willingly laid down in it a few minutes after I took it out of the box :) This is much nicer and less expensive than anything I was able to find at a pet store locally.
I work at a animal hospital and see many different carriers. This is a nice light, but sturdy carrier. Much nicer than the old hard molded carriers. Very nice to look at too. Love the purple and pockets provided. Always make sure to check the zippers on both ends to make sure they are secure. Don't want to have any pet escape.