The first consideration is to decide the purpose of the carrier. Do you intent to carry it in just around the town or do you plan to use it for airline travel? In case of traveling, you should look for a hard sided carrier which is approved by airline travel. These carriers are usually made from durable plastic and mostly can be dismantled for easier storage. Since they are very bulky so if you plan to carry your pet just around the town then look for purse style carrier. You will find many colors, styles and prices available in these carriers. From very classic and elegance to outrageously fun, these carriers are available in huge variety.
While buying the carrier for your pet, take the correct size of your pet while he/she sits on his/her hind legs with front legs fully extended. For comfort, add a couple of inches to the back and front as well. Another thing to consider is the size and weight of your pet. Purse style carriers are great for little dogs that weight from 1 to 5 pounds only. So buy according to the weight of your pets. Follow these simple tips and buy a carrier for your pet.