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Prefer Pets Travel Gear

Taking Life's Journey Together

Providing quality pet carriers for your little family members.


Prefer Pets Travel Gear is a brand founded in 2006 manufacturing and retailing quality soft sided pet carriers.

We strive to provide a comfortable and safe carrier for pets when they travel while reducing the potential for fear, anxiety and stress.

Most of our pet carriers feature our signature roll up-n-down Privacy Covers. Our privacy covers allow the user to adjust the amount of stimuli for their pet; often it is due to over stimulation of a new environment that pets do not have the best experiences while traveling. This feature was also awarded by the organization Fear Free Pets as 2017 Best New Product for Pet Fear, Anxiety, and Stress.

Our mission is to educate pet parents on how to securely travel with their little family members and be able to give them the best travel experience possible!

At Prefer Pets, we make thoughtfully designed, stylish small pet carriers for the caring, discerning pet owner on the move.

The owners and founders of this company adopted two small dogs before this dream of a company became a reality. 

When looking for high-quality carriers the puppies could feel safe in it was difficult. Unable to find the right solution, they designed our own from premium materials with smart, safe design.

Thus, Prefer Pets Travel Gear was created.

Today, we’re always looking for ways to improve and refine our carriers, from the cover material down to the tiniest details in stitching and reinforcement.

Most importantly, we build our carriers to help you and your pet feel as comfortable as possible with travel –  and all the bumps along the way.

From the stabilizing floor mat to the full-coverage window covers on every side, Prefer Pets safety carriers surround small pets in cozy comfort, bringing peace of mind to pets and their people, every step of the journey.

Let's take life's journey together.

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