One of my least favorite parts of going to the vet is strapping the cat carrier into the car (which is not optional, by the way!) For people who make frequent trips out with their cats — to the vet, on vacation, or maybe to adoption events if you’re a foster — the Pet Gear Auto Carrier & Kennelis a wonderful idea! This carrier works like those fancy infant “travel systems.” It has a base that you securely strap into your back seat, then simply snap the carrier in place when you’re on the go. Much easier than messing with the seat belt every time!

The carrier itself has a hinged side door plus a small opening on top for keeping an eye on kitty. There’s a built-in food and water dish and it comes with a padded, waterproof mat that can be removed for easy cleaning. The carrier measures 19 x 12.5 x 14 inches and is suitable for pets up to 15 lbs.

The Pet Gear Auto Carrier & Kennel is available from Amazon.