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If you're like me or even remotely like me about your dog then of course you want him or her pampered like someone who ends up at Brown or Dartmouth and since those aren't ever going to become realities for your pooch, then you've got expendable cash that doesn't have to be thrown into the University bin. We treat our dog like our child. Some may find that strange, but he's the closest thing we have ever had to a child and we spoil him rotten. However, when it comes to choosing a dog carrier for transatlantic flights it becomes almost difficult to spoil, be unique, and meet the requirements of the FAA or IATA!
Louis, our 18 month old Prague Ratter has been all over the world, dresses well, and has a demeanor like that of a stable and aristocratic Prince.
Louis. Collar by Coach,
Sweater by Juicy Couture,
Bag by Gucci.
Sometimes I think we should have even named him Prince or some god foresaken name like Paris Hilton would have dished him out like, "Prince Baby Louis Alexander Pumpkin Shizzle." This year, after a flight to Paris, we noticed that the airlines were starting to crack down on requirements for carrying your pet on with you. They are actually making you keep the dog in the bag the whole time you fly. Well okay, recently I've tried to, as much as I can become part of the "If you can't beat them, join them" crew and therefore, I decided I would set out on a shopping journey for a pet carrier that was airline approved, stylish for the one carrying, yet at the same time comfortable for Louis! I've shopped at dog boutiques in Paris, New York, Houston, London, Brussels, Bratislava, Prague, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, and Dubai and although all of these stores are great and carry a wide variety of items, a carrier is something special that can't be chosen from say 5 styles in a shop. The internet comes in big time here and not only for variety, but also so you don't have to carry the thing around with you after you've made you're purchase.
|Louis with shopintheknow author Jason Cahill|
After countless hours of research I've made some recommendations below. Some are traditional and oddly enough I only recommend anything from petflys or these these picks below:
|Goochie Poochie Pet Bag|
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