“ Animals Equipment Type: Dog Equipment „
Trixie again - so you know it's going to be a good one! This folds flat and that is a massive advantage if you, like me, take your dog with you wherever you go. For those that camp or travel a lot these things are ideal for you. The side windows have "curtains" that you can roll up for ventilation and vision, alternatively you can roll these down if you have a nervous dog who needs to be kept quite during travel. The front also rolls up or down, so if you are using as a carry case then you obviously roll it down and secure the zip for travelling, however if you are using as a "mobile kennel" then you can choose to have it in the open position. It comes with a fleacy base for inside and a carry case too. Ideal for carrying smaller animals eg. to vets and ideal for using as mobile kennel for larger dogs.
The Travel House TCamp is a flexible, transportable "house" (carrier) for dogs and cats. It is available in a blue and beige colour scheme.
Its has net inserts on the sides to provide good air circulation. It has flaps to cover these if your pet gets unnerved by looking outside. It has a panel that you insert into the bottom which is rigid but has a fleece cover, to keep your pet cosy and warm. There is an entrance hole for the door, which has a zip to close it, or you can unzip the entire front of the travel house.
An added extra to this carrier is that there are three side pockets that provide storage for toys, accessories or treats.
It is made of durable nylon and can be set up quickly. It can also be completely flat packed and it is provided with its own Nylon carrying bag.
The description does say that the TCamp Travel House is not intended for use as a carrier to transport pets but that it is more for use as a standalone kennel/house. However in the same description it states that it is suitable for car journeys. To be honest I think it is the ideal travel carrier for long or short journeys, to the vets (shhh!) or on holiday.
The product comes in five sizes:
* 48 x 32 x 31cm - £16.99 RRP
* 55 x 40 x 40 cm - £22.99 RRP
* 60 x 50 x 50cm - £29.99 RRP
* 80 x 55 x 65cm - £49.99 RRP
* 97 x 70 x 75cm - £65.99 RRP
It really obviously depends on how big your pet is to which travel house you would need. I have two cats and I have the smallest one and the next one up. My biggest cat does actually look quite lost in the bigger one!
The only place I have found online that stocks these is Zooplus and they are very reasonable.
I ordered the smallest of the TCamp carriers as I was going to start showing one of my cats. It seemed like a perfect solution as the only other carrier I had was fairly small and really only worth using for short journeys. I was really excited when I received it, however I was a bit worried as it was "in bits". I'm not that great at putting things together, but with the help of the simple instructions, and the great design I was able to put it up within minutes.
It was fantastic, and it was great to see my cat able to turn around in it and lay down comfortably. It also helped that the panels in the side and on the door were mesh rather than wire so that I knew he couldn't hurt his teeth or claws if he tried to get out. Also they were great at circulating the air and he stayed a lot calmer during that trip then any other trips with other carriers.
I decided to get a second carrier and opted to get the next one up. I didn't realise but it is quite a bit bigger than the smallest one, but it was for slightly bigger cat. He absolutely adores it and even uses it as somewhere to sleep, which is great.
The carriers are also flat packed, so they are easy to store and are really easy to clean as they are nylon. The fleece bit at the bottom comes off the bottom pad and you can then wash it without any problems.
The only small niggle I have with it is that if your pet doesnt settle straight away or they are at one end of the carrier, it can feel odd trying to carry it. However once the pet settles down it is fine.
Not only is it a great price, but it is a fantastic design and brilliant product. I will never use a different carrier again, this is by far the best one I have ever used.
Durable nylon house for transporting your pet.