The first to fly, defining pet travel since 1990
- Suitable for cats and small dogs
- Durable quilted nylon construction
- Mesh panels for ventilation
- Front and top entry (U - shaped top zipper
- Seat belt safety strap slips over handles of a
roll-aboard luggage or wheelies; also secures bag to a
- Two convenient zippered pockets
- Adjustable shoulder strap (doubles as a leash) - folds
flat for storage
- Inside leash ring
- Washable faux lambskin liner reinforced bottom and
- Officially approved by the major airlines!
- Fits comfortably under cabin seat
||For pets up to
||8 lbs (7.25 kg), 13" (41cm) L x 8"
||15" L x 8.5" H x 10" W
||16 lbs (7.25 kg), 16" (41cm) L x 10"
||17" L x 10.5" H x 11" W
||22 lbs (9.97 kg), 18" (46cm) L x 11"
||19" L x 11.5" H x 11.75" W
Your pet’s measurements are very important for safe,
For a proper fit, carefully measure and weigh your pet.
Length: is from
the nape of the neck (where the collar falls)
to the base of the tail.
Height: is from
the floor to the shoulder.
not exceed maximum weight.
Safety & Security for Your Pet
Travel tips for happy excursions together.
1. Before using your Sherpa bag, let your pet get to know its
new space. This is a moving environment and should be a
pleasant experience for you and your pet. Put some favorite
treats or toys in the bag and slowly move your pet around your
home until it feels comfortable.
2. Never leave an unattended pet in a zipped up bag.
3. Traveling by plane, ask about special regulations regarding
pets in-cabin when making a reservation. A current health
certificate (within 7 to 10 days), including inoculations, is
essential. To prevent airsickness, no food should be offered
within 6 hours of departure, no water within 2 hours of flight
time. Your pet should remain in the carrier from the time you
enter the terminal until you exit the destination terminal.
4. In a car, position the tote in the center of the back seat
with the safety belt through the shoulder straps.
5. Always carry extra liners and other clean up materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the right Sherpa Bag for my pet?
All cats must use at least the medium bag. The small bag is
only for the teeniest teacup breeds of dog. The medium will
accommodate most small dogs under 16 lbs. and the large
approximately 16 to 22 lbs. The exact fit will depend on the
shape and dimensions of your pet. (Sherpa , our namesake Lhasa
Apso, weighs 15 lbs., stands 10" high at the shoulder and
measures 16" from the nape of the neck to the base of the tail.
She travels comfortably in a medium bag.)
Sherpa Bags conform to fit underneath seat dimensions. One
pet in a closed Sherpa Bag per traveler.
Which airlines will allow me to travel with a pet in a
The Sherpa Bag is officially approved on Alaska,
United, and US Air. When you make your flight reservations,
don't forget to reserve for your pet as well! There is
generally a small charge for in-cabin travel for a pet. (The US
Air Shuttle and Delta Shuttle allow pets to travel for
How can I get my pet accustomed to the Sherpa
We advise you to introduce your pet to the bag well before
your trip. Leave the bag open with a favorite toy inside; make
sure you praise and reward your pet each time he or she
ventures into the bag. Familiarization is key. Your pet should
learn to associate the bag with a pleasant experience (not with
a trip to the vet!).
How comfortable will my pet be in the bag?
Cats and dogs feel secure in the bag, as they tend to seek out
small, cozy spaces when they find themselves in unfamiliar
situations. Most Sherpa bags provide a special opening so that
you can slip a hand into the bag to reassure your pet. But
remember: the Sherpa bag is a traveling den for your pet, not a
Are there specific things I need to know and do in order
to take my pet in-cabin in the Sherpa bag?
Make sure you have your pet's ticket along with your own at
check-in and security, and, to be safe, don't forget to bring
his or her health portfolio, including records of vaccination
and a recent certificate from the vet (no more than 7-10 days
old). To travel by plane, your pet must be able to stand up and
turn around comfortably in the bag. Airlines also require an
absorbent liner in the bag: you may use an old towel, a
favorite blanket, or one of our soft, cozy, faux lambskin
liners. If you are using a bag with flaps, make sure one flap
is always left open for ventilation. If the bag is a little too
large for your pet, place a pillow and/or toy in it. Airlines
changed their policies about pets on board in order to
accommodate those of us who want to travel with our small
companions. We urge you, however, to keep a low profile when
flying. Taking your pet on the plane is a privilege, not a
right! Don't take your pet out of the bag during the flight. If
you are traveling with a dog, walk him or her before entering
the terminal. Don't feed your pet during the flight or for
several hours before.
Can two cats share a bag on the plane?
Many airlines limit the number of animals in every cabin.
Although some bags could physically hold two small pets, it
would be safest to check with your airline how many animals
they will permit on board.
How can I clean my Sherpa bag?
All Sherpa bags are designed to be virtually maintenance-free.
To clean your bag, dip it in warm soapy water; then air dry. Or
simply wipe clean with a damp cloth. Do not machine wash.
(Removable faux lambskin liners may be machine-washed and
ALL AIRLINES REQUIRE VET PAPERS. ITS BEST CHECK TO SEE HOW
CURRENT THEY MUST BE.
For your convenience, you can click on the Airline names we've listed below for specific information including carrier size restrictions when traveling by air with your pet.
Alaska Airlines/ Horizon Air