Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Aqua

September 17, 2012 by  
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Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Aqua

  • Carrier and car seat all in one
  • Front and top zippered mesh windows
  • Fleece pad cover is washable
  • Tether included for keeping your pet close at hand
  • Measures 20 x 13 x 12-inches; for pets up to 20-pounds

The Pet Gear Signature Pet soft car seat / carrier easily attaches with the car seat belt to keep your carrier secure in the seat and your pet safe. The carrier has carry handles to facilitate transportation, top and front zippered doors for easy accessibility, fleece pad, interior tether, and rear pouches for small storage.

List Price: $ 47.49

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3 Responses to “Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Aqua”
  1. Generic says:
    40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Does everything I and puppy need it to do, March 23, 2009
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    Generic (USA) –

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    This review is from: Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Aqua (Misc.)

    In response to a previous review, this is cheaper here at Amazon.com than meijer’s with shipping by about $6, and has been so for a while.

    Back to my review:
    My 6 lb. puppy loves this as both a cozy hide-away at home and as a safe haven in the car. I leave it open in the house so he can go in and out as he pleases, and he sometimes prefers to sleep in it at night and plays in it during the day. He is also a much calmer and more patient traveler now.

    I love all the vents, five in all, for good airflow, all the access options, its sturdiness and quality, and how easy it is to keep clean. There is a back pouch with a snap that I don’t use, but the mesh pocket is perfect for our small water bottle. Securing this with a seat belt in the car takes only about two seconds. Because I bought the size large enough for my pet when he is fully grown (estimated about 9 lbs), it doesn’t currently work very well as a carrier (he doesn’t fill the entire span of the carrier yet, so it rocks off balance when carried by hand, requiring a second hand to hold steady). However I expect this to improve over time as he grows. The price I paid here at Amazon.com was fantastic for such a high quality, versatile product.

    This carrier comes with a thinly padded mat; on top of it I inserted a blue 22 x 13-inch “Quiet Time Fashion Pet Bed” aka “Snoozy”, which fits perfectly and looks great. I slip a pillow case over this added mat for trips to the park or other ventures that might cause my pet to get dirty, for easy clean-up later.

    I do hope this lasts many years because we, my puppy and I, are both so happy with this product.

    One thing I should mention: I cut out the interior strap and hook because I was more worried about my puppy either chewing and choking on it or getting tangled in it than having any need to latch onto his harness.

    UPDATE MAY 25, 2009: Still loving this carrier, still using in both house and car, and it fits perfectly in shopping carts. My dog still loves it too – he runs inside it and lies down when he sees me getting ready to leave the house. And in spite of all its heavy use, it still looks brand new.

    UPDATE MARCH 26, 2012: My (now) 8-lb dog still uses this carrier; it is still the only carrier he has ever used, and it still works and looks like new. We don’t have the drooping ceiling problem another reviewer noted, but I never allow anything or anyone to lie on top of it, so maybe that is why. This carrier is my little one’s home away from home; he is comfortable and secure inside while watching the world go by, and we are both still very happy with it.

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  2. L. Workman says:
    73 of 78 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    5 Stars unless you have a devil spider cat, 2 stars if you do, January 7, 2012
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    L. Workman (Redondo Beach, CA United States) –

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    This review is from: Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Aqua (Misc.)

    Let me start by saying that the carrier is great under most circumstances.

    Well made, very affordable, comfortable, easy to clean (the mat inside is soft, can be taken out to clean, great idea), well thought out. It opens from the top as well as from the front, and folds up to almost nothing for great storage.

    There’s even Velcro on the front so the front flap can be rolled up and left open to make a little den.
    Honestly a great product for the most part.

    I bought two of these carriers to take my two cats out to the desert (a 5 hour drive in traffic at worst) because they were well rated, very affordable and strapped into car seats safely.

    Everything was perfect up until the point the car started to move.
    ***I ask that “Dog People” don’t read the rest of the review because I don’t want you to judge cats.
    Cats are not dogs, and some cats hate the car with a passion and fury that makes M.M.A. look like preschoolers finger-painting. I believe it is residual vacuum trauma so I try to be supportive rather than all judgmental like you dog people are.

    So my two cats are cats with claws who don’t scratch people or furniture(!), cats that have never bitten a person, cats that are lap cats that purr at food, sleep in little fluffy balls and toss mousies around cutely for praise. In other words, they are sweet dreamy low maintenance kitties.

    So I didn’t know or realize that there was a chance Jitters would go psycho devil kitty once the car started moving.

    See, I had set up the carriers as kitty caves for months before the trip. Jitters and Justus would sleep in the carriers and on the day of the trip when I called, Jitters even got in the carrier on his own.

    The minute the car started moving Jitters decided to let us know just how very unacceptable the situation was.

    Aside from yelling in voices I’ve never heard him make every 10 seconds, he also thrashed viciously around the carrier and fervently tried to dig his way out. He managed to remove the bottom lining and generally act like a caught marlin and try to push his head violently through the top screen. At this time, however, there was not permanent damage to the carrier. Jitters did manage to rub all the fur off the tip of his little kitty nose on the top screen of the container which then peeled pitifully the entire trip (his nose, not the well made container) making me feel great waves of guilt which led to me feeding him more kitty treats than his less-than-svelte kitty physique needed.

    Justus on the other hand went catatonic from the trauma of the ride and slept comfortably and safely in his (belted in) carrier.

    On the ride back, however, Jitters learned the concept of “Traction”. “Friction”? I don’t know.
    Sadly, physics isn’t one of my stronger suits.

    Anyhow, Jitters somehow ended up upside down in the cage as if he were reenacting one of the “Mission Impossible” movies I could actually comfortably watch before becoming absolutely creeped out by Tom Cruise’s public behavior.

    So aside from the vicious yelling, Jitters figured out that if he grabbed the front screen with his claws that he could actually then grab onto the screen with his teeth and rip holes into it. He also learned that it was progressive and that the larger he made the hole the easier it was to rip it even larger and larger.

    Now you may be thinking “Oh! Lucky you! Your kitty is smart and learns things!” but it wasn’t all fun and happy learning milestones I tell you.

    Since he was actually on his way to tearing a hole in the front screen big enough to force his psycho kitty body out of, we actually had to pull over, arrange the car so I could sit next to his carrier and then hold him down from the top for the next 2 hours home. (The top zip feature of the carrier came in handy here)

    Long story longer, this is a great item for animals who don’t fight like whirling dervishes to get out, but not great for those who do. To be fair, I don’t know if there’s a soft case that’s better, it may just be an issue of needing a hard case for the nutcases.

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  3. Christina says:
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    perfect car crate, January 15, 2009
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    This review is from: Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Aqua (Misc.)

    I used to use a sherpa flight bag seat-belted to the car seat but after I needed it out of the way & folded it down, when I needed to use it again it never regained its structure & remained semi-collapsed on top of my dog. This signature car seat soft crate is taller & more comfortable for my dog than a sherpa flight bag — plus you can easily unzip it & break it down into a flat pack without compromising its structure when you set it up again. With this crate strapped onto the car seat, my dog is protected from sudden stops and also the mesh shades him from direct sun. Its exactly what I was hoping for. (I bought my small aqua one at the meijer’s website for $20 less than price on amazon.)

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