13 Dog Travel Crates for Car Rides, Airplanes, and Everything In Between

Ciera Velarde
·6 min read

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You most likely have a wire crate for your dog at home, but when you go on a road trip or fly on a plane and want to take your pup along for the ride, you’ll need to leave the big, bulky crate behind and trade it for a crate specifically designed for travel. Any time dogs are riding in a car, it’s a good idea to make sure they are secure, and putting them in a crate in the backseat or trunk (or even using a car harness) is safer for everyone instead of letting them roam freely around the vehicle. And if you’re flying, you’ll need a crate that is airline- and TSA-approved. Keep in mind, small- or medium-sized dogs that can ride with you in the cabin will need different crates than larger dogs that have to fly in cargo.

Of course, you’re probably not traveling a lot right now, so these travel crates are also great for trips to the vet, especially if your dog gets nervous. If you do have to travel during this time, you’ll want to take extra care in picking out the travel crate that is the right size for your dog, will keep him comfortable for long periods of time, and is durable enough to last for many future trips as well.

Whether you’re looking for a tiny crate for your equally tiny shih tzu or a big, sturdy case for your boxer, rest assured because we’ve rounded up the best travel crates for every type of dog, trip, and budget.

Morpilot Pet Travel Carrier Bag

If you have a dog that weighs under 20 pounds, we think you can’t go wrong with this versatile travel crate. It can be carried by a handle or long strap, and it can even attach to the handle of your rolling suitcase. Your pup will love the soft cushion inside, and you’ll love that it’s removable and washable. It’s also airline-approved and can fit comfortably underneath the plane seat in front of you.

Shop Now: Morpilot Pet Travel Carrier Bag, starting at $32; amazon.com