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Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #21 in Carriers & Crates


Pros: Comfortable, crash tested, secure, cat is far less anxious

Cons: Expensive, accessories sold separate, no waterproof liner insert

The main idea of the Sleepypod is to keep the dome off at home so that your cat can use it as a pet bed and fill it with its "scent". Therefore when it's used for travel the cat will be be surrounded by its own familiar smells making travel less stressful.  I have two cats and unfortunately the one who rarely travels decided that this should be used as a litter box and urinated in it within a week of me leaving it out. Some of the pieces are machine washable and the rest I had to use a cat urine cleaner and then rub baking soda paste all over to neutralize the odor. Even though I can't keep it out for my traveling cat to sleep in, he still travels in this carrier so much easier than the other. Prior to this I had a regular crate and he would stand up and meow and try to stick his paws through the door, but with this he lays down and curls up against the side. The dome is mainly made of mesh that is perfect for him to see outside a little without getting freaked out.


Getting him in is really easy because I just unzip the top of the dome (no need to take it off for this) and gently drop him inside. Then when we get to the vet I take the dome off for easy access (no reaching in to try and drag him out like with a crate or tipping the crate to slide him out) and when the vet and I are talking he lays down inside and I think he feels safe surrounded by the sides of the bed. Before he'd try and jump off the table and act extremely anxious.  The inside is this nice fuzzy plush material that is perfect to keep him warm. If needed they also sell a warming pad you can stick inside (it's not necessary for me though). If it's warmer where you live you can also buy a mesh material to replace the plush to create airflow inside to keep them cool. 


One of the biggest selling points for me is that this has two loops for the seatbelt to go through and is one of the few carriers out there that is actually crash tested. If you go on their website or YouTube you can actually watch the crash test videos and see how well this works vs other types of crates. This makes me feel a lot better when I travel with my furbaby. 


The reason I gave this a 4.5 rating and not a 5 is for two reasons. The main reason is obviously the cost. I got mine for $179 on Amazon, but I think they normally run between $160-$169. I spent a little extra for the robin egg blue color (what's $10 more bucks if you're already spending that much). The other reason is that I wish they made a waterproof pad that I could slip inside in case of an accident. They have these inserts for some of their other carriers, so I don't know why they don't have one for this. I read somewhere online that if you purchase that mesh insert (that I mentioned earlier for warmer climates) it actually creates a small gap between itself and the bottom of the carrier. I think that someone cut up one of those indoor puppy pads into the shape of circle and was able to fit it in. I haven't tried this, but I think it's worth looking into. If you are going to spend this much money on a carrier you don't want to have to scrub cat urine scent out of it. 



Overall I highly recommend this product. Also it's nice that both the vet staff and other pet parents always compliment it and ask questions about where they can get one. :) 

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Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

The Sleepypod is more than a pet bed, more than a carrier or car seat: it's a lifestyle. It's your pet's personal space, designed to fit his/her individual needs. Sleepypod pampers your 15 pound or smaller pet in luxurious ultra-plush and foam, providing comfort and security .The beauty of the Sleepypod is its versatility. A dog that needs to be aware of her surroundings at all times can be just as easily accommodated as the cat who likes his privacy. The secret is in the adjustable dome top. Removing the top altogether will give your pet the easy access of a standard pet bed, but as needs change, so will the options. In times of fear or stress the dome can be opened or closed by unzipping the center zipper and adjusting the sides. The bed is designed so that your pet can spread out in the way that is most natural for his or her sleeping style. The round shape will contour around your pet's body providing yet another layer of coziness. Because your pet will already be living in the Sleepypod, traveling will become much easier and less stressful for everyone. To safely transport your pet in the car, simply wrap the seat belt around the base of the Sleepypod and pull the shoulder belt through the top handle. The Sleepypod is designed for road trips and is not certified for use on commercial air planes. The Sleepypod Mini can be used both in the car and will easily fits under the seat on commercial airplanes (always check with your airline for their specific restrictions before flying). The black, ultra plush included in every Sleepypod is 100% polyester and is easily maintained with a quick vacuum or a dip in the washing machine: cold water, gentle cycle with like colors. Tumble dry on low. Do not bleach. All other components can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

FeatureAwards and honors: Metropolitan Home Design 100 (June 2008), Cat Fancy Editor?s Choice Award (December 2007), Pet Product News Editors? Choice Award 2007 (August 2007) and Cat Fancy Editor?s Choice Award (December 2008)
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