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Sleepypod Atom Pet Carrier

The Sleepypod Atom is the perfect carrier for people who travel with their small dog or cat using many modes of transportation.   It has trolley pockets so you can secure the carrier to your rolling luggage.  And it has comfortable padded shoulder straps for carrying.  The extra mesh keeps your pet in cool comfort no matter where your travels take you.



  • Airline Compliant: Ergonomic and sleek, Sleepypod Atom’s compact size fits below a range of airline seat sizes.
  • Crash-Tested Car Seat: Rigorously crash-tested at U.S., Canadian, and E.U. child safety standards, then independently tested & certified by the Center for Pet Safety.
  • Ample Air Flow and Easy Access: Mesh panels enable ample airflow on three sides. Quick access from top and side entry points.
  • Bed Away from Home: Ultra Plush bedding ensures a cozy space at home or on the road.
  • Less Travel Stress: Use as a napping spot before travels to reduce fear. A removable privacy panel blocks visual stressors. A stable base prevents a pet from sagging when carried.
  • Easy Clean: A water-repellent liner and removable, machine-washable bedding makes cleaning easier.
  • Easier Travel: A trolley sleeve secures it onto rolling luggage; pockets for travel necessities; a safety tether eliminates quick pet escapes at the vet or while traveling. Includes an adjustable shoulder strap with comfort padding, a padded carry handle, and ergonomic zipper pulls. Folds flat after travels.
  • Crash Replacement Warranty: Any Sleepypod car restraint damaged in a car accident is replaced for free.

Additional information


One Size, us:one size


Blossom pink, robin egg blue, strawberry red

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎


Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

17 x 10.5 x 2.5 inches; 3.31 Pounds

Item model number ‏ : ‎


Date First Available ‏ : ‎

August 6, 2011

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎


ASIN ‏ : ‎


Best Sellers Rank:

#689 in Dog Soft-Sided Carriers

Customer Reviews:

80 ratings

58 reviews for Sleepypod Atom Pet Carrier

  1. Michelle P.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Five Stars

    just as expected

  2. Tanya White

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Five Stars

    Very high quality carrier. 6pd chihuahua fit nicely

    3 people found this helpful

  3. Cris

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Five Stars

    As expected


    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Crazy pup mom approved.

    I have owned this carrier for almost a year now and just absolutely love how safe it is. I haven’t used it to board a plane yet. I have a 4 month old puppy (7lbs) who uses it daily as her car seat and she absolutely loves to jump in it. She will actually look for it to lay down in. I love the fact that this brand is crash tested and I will stick with sleepypod until there’s a better brand but to be honest I am thinking of upgrading to the sleepypod air because I use this carrier EVERYDAY and my pup is starting to look a bit cramp (she is pretty long).I only took off one star because it can be a hassle to zip up but totally worth it knowing she’s safe inside.

    2 people found this helpful

  5. Andi RAndi R

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for airline cabin.

    Absolutely the best pet carrier around. We bought this for a 30-hr trip abroad, with 2 legs of flights and about 10 hr of transit. Absolutely great construction, lightweight, well designed and very comfortable and easy to use. Although we bought it for a flight, this is absolutely just the right size for everyday use… Amazing product, recommended for dogs up to 8 lbs! If you are torn about buying this one vs sleepy pod air, i say buy this one of you’re dog is small and below 8 lbs. Its much more comfortable to carry around and my dogs love em. My dogs sleep in them at night.

    One person found this helpful


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best carrier out there

    My cat and I both love this Sleepypod. She always squirms and cries in other reputable carriers I’ve bought, but she is so calm in this one. It fits her perfectly and is very comfortable for a human to carry and travel with via walking, plane, car, or bike!

  7. Suzana Marjanovic

    Toppen kvalitet 👍

    Bra kvalitet och lagom stor för min chihuahua

  8. Mochi

    Pretty and Well Made

    I have used a sleepypod mobile pet bed and my dog loves it. This is no different. He crawled right in and made himself feel at home!

  9. Milena

    Well made and cozy carrier

    The carrier is very well made. We have first used it to bring our kittens home from the reader. One of them was so relaxed when I opened the carrier at home, that it took him a couple of moments to realise that he was in a different home. I have left it in the corner so they get accustomed to it, and they loved playing with it (so no hurt feelings!). Since then they have grown quite a bit so we got a second one!Also, they are super easy to clean!

    2 people found this helpful

  10. Alessandro

    Exactly what you need for a small dog.

    Brilliant, I take my dog everywhere with it. Strap could be a bit longer.

    One person found this helpful

  11. NanobabyNanobaby

    Comfortable, cute, crash-tested – what more could a pet owner ask?

    I am a huge fan of Sleepypod because they are one of the few manufacturers that actually crash-test their products! I already owned a Sleepypod Air and bought a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed for my mom’s dog. Getting this one was just a no-brainer for my 4 lb Chihuahua to travel in – she loves going into the carrier even if we’re not headed anywhere. Because my mom wanted a lighter carrier than the Mobile Pet Bed, she stole this one so I just purchased a second one. My Siamese cat also travels in this occasionally. Sleepypod products may be pricey but there is no price for peace of mind.

  12. Alex


    Le prix est certes très élevé mais c’est un produit de qualité. Il est dimensionné pour les voyages en avion mais l’inconvénient est quil est assez étroit. La possibilité de l’attacher avec la ceinture dans la voiture est un point positif.Le fait de devoir mettre le chat par le haut du sac n’est pas très pratique quand on est seul car le chat peut facilement se débattre et écarter les pattes pour ne pas aller dans le sac.

  13. John Fayad

    Looks great and good quality

    Looks great and good quality, but I tried for 10 minutes to put it back into the carry case and could not. I gave up.

  14. kyon



    6 people found this helpful

  15. Badel

    Très bonne qualité

    Sac de très très bonne qualité. Paraît très résistant. Pratique et petit chien est très confortable.

  16. Jaclyn

    The kitties love their Sleepypod Atom Pet Carrier and will use it …

    The kitties love their Sleepypod Atom Pet Carrier and will use it as a place to rest. Otherwise, it does its job and keeps the kitten inside while on the way to the vet – sturdy construction, strong netting and overall great quality bag.

  17. 堤龍一郎



    2 people found this helpful

  18. Sam

    Solide et classe

    Très joli sac, solide. Mon chien est tt de suite allé dedans. Ce qui est dommage c’est le manque d’ouverture pr qu’il puisse voir ce qui se passe à l’extérieur 😉

  19. Mark G

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent but no support

    The video of the crash test tells me that this is as safe as it gets. Our crate trained dog is fine with it if your dog is not crate trained, this may be a problem. It loses one star because when I called with a question, I left a voicemail. Nobody called back.

    One person found this helpful

  20. Mslizzy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the purchase price.

    Love this carrier for my 6.5 LB yorkiepoo. I can safely take her in the car, but if I need to stop and do an errand on the way home, she can discreetly come in with me. No one suspects its a dog carrier unless they look really closely. I haven’t taken her on a plane, but I’m sure it would do the job just fine. The sturdy sides and bottom mean that it doesn’t collapse on my dog when I am carrying her around. I like the pockets to carry her collapsible bowl and any other items I need. And its unisex look means my husband is as comfortable toting her around as I am. Definite win.

    3 people found this helpful

  21. Teppie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well

    What made this carrier so good was how easy it was to get on and off the plane quickly between flights. I also had to change terminals in Atlanta and was able to manage it without missing my connecting flight. And during the flights I was able to keep the carrier on my lap and my hand inside the carrier to calm my dog. The outside measurements were fine for all of my Delta flights. Also, my dog wasn’t able to claw through the mesh during takeoffs and landings.

    5 people found this helpful

  22. mega

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Go Bag!

    This is the perfect size for my Yorkie. I don’t like the zipper top as it is heavy and difficult to store away. It cannot be partially zipped, partially open as it is too stiff to fold or roll back. The perfect product would have venting in the sides as it gets very warm. We stay in air conditioned areas so both of us are cool!

  23. Amanda J Fowler

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    No fighting and no crying- my cat loves it!

    So glad I purchased this! My 14 yr old cat loves it. No fighting, she crawls right into it on her own. I truly think she feels more secure than in her last Carrier which had open sides. She doesn’t cry in the car anymore! This is very well made, secures into the car seatbelt and is very easy to carry.

  24. LINDA B.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous bag!! Just fabulous!

    I do a lot of traveling with dogs. I purchased this because I didn’t want everyone to suspect a young dog on its first travel. This is THE BEST carrier I have ever had. It is so well thought out and designed. Love the strap that fits on the roller bag and the strap is so comfortable. If your looking for a great bag… look no further!

  25. Tracey Thomas Hosmer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Kitty rides in style!

    It’s a great, compact carrier with handy large outside pockets and folds flat—a necessity when living in an apartment with limited storage. Love the hard-to-miss hot pink. And like all Sleepypod products, the Atom is well-designed. The one con is the price. Even on sale, the carrier was still a lot of money.

    2 people found this helpful

  26. dale p

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great.

    Just as described. Worked well. The only drawback is that the bottom covering is very dark and it is hard to see a dark colored cat against it. Maybe it should be reversible?

    2 people found this helpful

  27. Bill Hukill

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Atom Pet Carrier

    So far I am very happy with the product, although I have not used it while I am driving, I have taken my puppy in it for a walk to my sisters house, she weigh’s about 2 pounds, and she seems to fit in it well. I will probably put a small blanket into it to help her to fill more comfortable when we go for a ride. The Pet Carrier seems to be well made, I have no complaints.

    One person found this helpful

  28. Bobbee

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great airline carrier for smaller jets.

    I bought this for my kid to bring the pet cat when flying home for the holidays, and it worked perfectly. It fit under the seat on the American Eagle regional jet and the cat liked it. It is sturdy, well-made, and easy to carry. A note of warning, though, make sure your pet has a harness and leash so you can keep it secure, since you will need to remove it from the carrier and carry it through airport screening.

    3 people found this helpful

  29. Rebecca

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of airflow

    First of all, this is well made and looks quite comfortable. I thought this was going to be perfect but it had one fatal flaw. My puppy is currently only 3 1/2 pounds so she has plenty room, but there is a serious lack of airflow. She was hot and panting in an air conditioned car. She never does this! She is use to going everywhere with me but this carrier made her miserably hot. The airflow on the sides barely meets airline standards as the top is the main ventilation and under a seat would leave only a few inches on the ends. I will upgrade to the Sleepypod Air model.

    2 people found this helpful

  30. Birdie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy To Carry

    The ease of carrying it with my cat inside. However, it was a bit smaller than I expected.

  31. Dawn Trope

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a kitten

    Too small for a normal size cat sent back and bought the sleepily pod

  32. Jen jen

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    It’s a great product but trying to get my moorkie use to staying inside an enclosed carrier is difficult. She is so use to driving in a booster that she doesn’t like it. Easy to install great to walk around with while running errands.

    One person found this helpful

  33. SLG

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love how nice it folds down and fits in my …

    MY MI-KI LOVES this product so much that we purchased another one just for home. I love how nice it folds down and fits in my suitcase when we are traveling. It is easy to fasten to the carseat for safety when riding in the car. She was very comfortable traveling in it on the airplane.

    2 people found this helpful

  34. Helen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Carrier

    Sleepypods are the best carriers. We use on planes and our many car trips. Worth the money. I’ve bought numerous less expensive carriers, and they weren’t anywhere close to the Sleepypods.

  35. nicolette

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made carrier for small pets

    Suitable for smaller cats – my cat is about 3.5kg and fits well. My bigger 4.5kg cat cannot fit though.Can be a little stuffy inside, but overall padding is good.

  36. lilswthrts

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great carrier

    Would love to give this more stars, but Kinda pricey.

  37. Brittany

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Same as described

    Product is same as described and true to color. No problems so far. I like that I can buckle it into the seatbelt when I take my cat on road trips. I wouldn’t recommend this product if you have a really big cat though. Mine is only 5 months old and weighs about 6 pounds, and she fits snuggly.

    3 people found this helpful

  38. Peggy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Attaches to luggage

    I love that this has a strap that slides over the handle of luggage to keep it secure on top of a roller suitcase.

  39. monalogue

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase ever, worth every cent!!!

    I absolutely love this bag. I was concerned after reading the few reviews I could find that it would be too small, etc. and not worth the high price tag, but it had been recommended to me and I was excited about the sturdiness of the bag and the ease of use for daily running around. I have now had this bag for over a month and have used it for walking errands around town, traveling by car, train, and plane, and just as a general “safe spot” around the house. My dog loves it, I love it, I couldn’t be happier.First, a note on my dog. She’s a 6 year old 6 lb Maltese. It is the perfect size for her. I was concerned that since she’s nearly as long as the bag nose-to-rear that she wouldn’t be able to turn around. She stands up and turns around just fine. Half the time she curls up on one end, even, but her favorite position is lying lengthwise with her head resting on the open edge when I open the flap and velcro one end back. This is her happy place. She’s a very nervous dog and a rescue. For her, this bag means security and the promise that she gets to come along with me on my next adventure. If she sees me putting on my shoes and coat, she climbs into the bag. All I have to do now is say “bag” and in she hops. She doesn’t care that she’s about to be jostled on my hip for the next several hours, she is just happy she gets to come along.Second, the bag. It is very well made and makes sense on a number of levels. I wear it cross body style but also on one shoulder. It gets heavy over time, and she’s only 6 lbs, but if you’re stronger it won’t seem so bad. I’m so glad I did not go with the Air, it would have been much too big for both of us. The Atom works well slipped over my carry on luggage and I love the harness clip inside. She jumped out of the bag a couple of times but because she was clipped in I was able to quickly get her back in the bag. The side pouches hold her documents, flattened water bowl, treats, toys, pee pad, etc.; everything I needed for international travel (9 hr Atlantic flight followed by 6 hr domestic flight). I love that the flaps fold up to allow her to stick her head out and observe the world while we’re on the move.In all, I am completely happy with this bag, thrilled with the color, and don’t have any cons I can think of!

    28 people found this helpful

  40. DadMan

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    My wife’s puppy Min-Pin chewed out the inside tether within the first couple minutes. Other than that, it’s been good. Hooking it to a seat belt works well. We put a small box in it to make the area smaller so she’ll be less likely to pee in it. That’s been working. We’ll take it out after she grows and matures.

  41. Tallulah

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Size! Perfect Comfort!

    I’ve gone through at least 14 carriers searching for the perfect one to carry my 6.5# B&W long haired chihuahua. I LOVE THAT PUPPY. I would spend whatever it took to make him happy. This may seem pricey to some, but we both LOVE IT!! I purchased the pink blossom. Soft pink for either male or female. Both handles are super comfortable and in just the right spot. So lightweight! I’m 5’4″ and my shoulders are not large. The simplicity of one zipper for top/sides is awesome. Pockets everywhere. It has such a snuggly feel for both puppy and me. I could go on and on…luggage quality material, sturdy screen.All for around $100..UNBEATABLE! Going to get at least one more..maybe 2 to be colorcoordinated!

    One person found this helpful

  42. Elizabeth Nettles

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality – but too small for my cat

    I love Sleepypod products. They are exceptionally well made with lots of thoughtful details. I ordered the Atom Pet Carrier for one of my cats for a long car ride we were taking. I thought I could use it for the drive as well as for future flights we might be taking. Unfortunately, the Atom was much too small for my cat. She is a petite 6 pounds, but she could barely fit, much less turn around inside of it. Honestly, this carrier is only meant for the tiniest of animals – maybe a teacup doggie of some sort.I highly recommend the Sleepypod mobile pet bed and carrier instead. It’s round with a domed mesh top. While a good bit more expensive, it was worth every penny. Both of my cats have loved sleeping in it, and it made them feel safe in the car. Like the Atom, it has a wonderful, fur-lined interior (which zips out for cleaning), which the kitties love to snuggle in. But the shape and the domed top made for a much more roomy and comfortable experience.

    20 people found this helpful

  43. blink 1111

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Wholesome Pet A++

    Let me first start by saying there was a little mis hap when I first ordered (some how the wrong color was sent early) I was superfrustrated with amazon customer service they did not make me feel like we could resolve the issue in a timely manner. We have a new puppy with many upcoming appointments and needed a safe way to travel with him. Finally I spoke witha manager and they gave me a telephone number so I could contact the company directly.I’m very happy that I did! My Wholesome Pet took care of everything and resolved the issue quickly, great customer service and veryfriendly. This is a good travel bag, well constructed, comfortable and stylish. Our new pup is still adjusting to his new travel den but I can seeThis will last him a long time.

  44. lorene miklos

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pet overheated, a nightmare of a design!

    This carrier is a nightmare! My chihuahua hated it and freaked out when in it. He became very over heated and was panting. It is very poorly designed and has no side ventilation. It is like putting your pet in a brief case. You cannot see your pet to communicate with him, and comfort him. When I opened the zipper to touch him, the zipper came open and he climbed out on the plane. The flight attendants were very angry with me. it is very narrow and deep. The zipper closes on 45 degree angles and you need two hands to zip around the corners. I an very disappointed with this product since it was very expensive compared to a nice $25 carrier I purchased at TJMaxx. It also tips over easily. The only good use of it was in the child seat of a shopping cart with the top open. The mesh top is very stiff and difficult to put in a working position.

    14 people found this helpful

  45. Sacha Aponte de Roeck

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    great bag once you get rid of the smell

    I bought this last fall to travel to Europe and Central America with my cat. When I received it, the new plastic or synthetic fabric smell was too much for me and definitely too much for my cat. I called the manufacturer and they told me to spray it with air freshener. I did and left it sitting open for a few weeks. Once I used it, the smell went away. At one point my cat did pee in it. I hand washed it, but couldn’t get the urine smell out. Once I put it in the washer it came out smelling clean. I do love the bag, but if you’re getting one, get it ahead of time. There is plenty of space for a cat to move and turn around. It’s a great shape that fits under the seat. Perfect for any travel. The only down side is that it’s heavy. Make sure your pets doesn’t exceed 10 lbs if you want to take it in cabin. You may be refused boarding.

    3 people found this helpful

  46. Heather A. FayHeather A. Fay

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Pet Carrier on the market.

    Love love love this pet carrier. This is by far the best pet carrier for Air Travel. It has lots of pockets, has a privacy panel, breathable mesh, a leash tether, can used as a car seat, attaches to your luggage handle and fits under the aircraft seat in front of you. What more can you ask for. I even take advantage of the privacy panel/mesh and put some soothing essential oil like Lavender or Valerian to calm my Yorkshire Terrier/Chihuahua Mix down during flights and the frantic rush through the airport.

    8 people found this helpful

  47. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Held up to an escape artist cat

    I’d like to preface this with saying my cat is a known escape artist. She chewed her way out of her carrier on the way to being spayed. The inside of a lesser carrier was clawed to shreds after she spent a cumulative 2 hours in it. After reading reviews for this carrier, I wanted to try it out myself, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend $100 on a carrier she was just going to destroy. Well I’m pleased to say, after a nightmare last minute trip with her that included missing a flight after standing in line at the check-in counter for an hour, hanging out at the airport for 4 hours before the next flight, and spending 2 hours in a loud scary metal tube, I’m happy to say this carrier held up. There are definitely bite marks on the inside, and one of the velcro pieces is pretty shredded, but all the important stuff (the walls, floor, and sceen) have barely any damage even though she was going to town on it during the flight. If you have a cat that turns into a crazed animal whenever you travel with them, I can definitely recommend this carrier will at least keep them from escaping with minimal visible damage done.

    2 people found this helpful

  48. Henry Clay

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great carrier! Helped me fly my cat from Texas to California.

    I bought the Sleepypod Atom a while back, but am writing this review because it just passed the most important test. I used my Atom to fly my cat from Texas to California.I had no issues with the airline, or with security. In fact getting the cat out and back in when I walked through security was surprisingly easy.The carrier fit underneath the seat in front of my perfectly. I used the privacy screen on one side and then positioned the other side so she could look up at my throughout the flight.After I landed I had to carry her around in it for a while and the over the shoulder strap was perfect.The only thing I will caution people about is that this is a very small carrier. My cat is very small even though she’s full grown. She fit very comfortably in this carrier and had enough room to lay down and to turn around. However, a bigger cat might easily be pretty cramped in it.Last great thing about this is that it stores flat very nicely!

    10 people found this helpful

  49. TDL

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable NYC kitten carry

    Perfect for small kitten carrying on train and subway, carrying to and from vet.

  50. Murf

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, Well-Made Carrier

    Awesome carrier and very well made. Be sure to get the correct size for your pets weight. My cat is small and weighs 6 1/2 pounds and this size was prefect.

  51. Layna

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Safe, beautiful and durable!

    Love this carrier. It’s safe, cute and my Brussels Griffon loves it!

  52. N

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Love this carrier I have two and would not change for any other company

    One person found this helpful

  53. KH

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect carrier.

    Everything I could ask for and more. My shihpoo, Lacey, loves it. :)I have so much peace of mind knowing that wherever I go, Lacey can come too.

    One person found this helpful

  54. Marquia Abernathy

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Love… bag, I have a 4.7 pound chihuahua he fits perfect and can turn around. We used the bag for united airlines & american airlines fit perfect under the seat.

    4 people found this helpful

  55. Elba LazoElba Lazo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I bought in 2016 and it still works perfectly for me. Using it now in 2022 for my new puppy in 2022

    5 people found this helpful

  56. PBPB

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have bag will travel

    Awesome bag! Puppy loves it and high quality. Ordered many to find the right one.

    4 people found this helpful

  57. Julian

    5.0 out of 5 stars




    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Five Stars

    best travel bag so far

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