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Carrying On

PETote carriers help your small breed dog to travel in the lap of luxury by Angie McKaig


In recent years, airlines have begun to allow small dogs in the cabin itself, but only when ensconced in an airline-approved pet tote. Trouble is, some of the early airline-approved bags were far from what anyone would call fashionable. No more! With PETote carriers, you can be airline-approved and stylish.

PETotes are designed keeping several key concepts in mind:

  • Optimum safety - Strong, durable high-impact shell and multiple windows to let in fresh air when rolled down
  • Easy to carry - Lightweight and balanced, with handle and padded shoulder strap for carrying
  • Easy to use - Removable and washable faux-fur bedding mat, shoulder strap detaches to serve as a leash
  • Highest quality - Strong, real leather binding and nickel-chrome plated stainless steel hardware

We recently spoke to Janet Lee, owner of PETote.

pp: Why was PETote created?

jl: PETote was started because growing up in the family's business that manufactures luggage, original equipment cases for latops and computers, and other portable carrying cases, I decided that pooches/our little loved ones deserved a functional and stylish carrier. I designed and manufactured a carrier that is comfortable, yet built for safety and durability for small animals.

pp: Are your products carried only in the US, or they available worldwide?

jl: They're available in the US, as well as Japan. PETote carriers are available in retail/boutique stores as well as through online website distributors and catalog distributors.

pp:How do you come up with the designs?

jl: The designs were created by researching designs to fit the type of carrier needed for our pets in creating a stylish and unique pet carrier.

pp: What would you say is your most popular product?

jl: I'd have to say our most popular pet carrier is the Bali.


pp: What are your plans for the future of PETote?

jl: My future plans for PETote is to one day open our own retail stores all over the world!

pp: Tell us a bit about your dogs?

jl: I have two dogs, a Beagle and Yorkshire Terrier. They are my pride and joy. They have two different personalities and they are a big part of my life. The Beagle, his name is Gorbie. He loves to greet me at the door with a shoe in his mouth every time I come home. The Yorkshire Terrier, his name is Cupid. He loves to annoy Gorbie when he is sleeping!

pp: And which PETote do your dogs prefer?

Gorbie (the Beagle) is too big to fit into any of our carriers, so his favorites are FOOD. [laughs] Cupid loves the Bali, because he can sleep in it when we travel or have fun people watching when were out.

PETote offers a airline approved pet carriers in a variety of styles and finishes. For more information, visit their web site at

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