I loved the idea of having a pet carrier that would be easier to use, but after purchasing and using a couple of times; I completely changed my mind! The very first time I used this carrier was to take my four month old kitty to the vet to have her spayed. Once I picked her up and was in route to bring her home, she had an accident. Unlike the crate carriers, the accident spread all over the carrier AND the back seat! I decided that it was because she was a little woozy still and used it again. To my dismay, GiGi didn't like the carrier afterward and since it is a 'soft' material I could FEEL her claws when she was telling me. To me, that was a waste of money as I threw it out and bought a carrier crate to use from now on.