I am sooo happy I brought this carrier! At first, my cat Timmy was apprehensive about it but now he lovesss it! Sometimes at home, he just climbs into the carrier just to sleep inside of it. He's an 11lb adult cat, and has enough space in it to be comfortable. I am able to carry him with the carrier on my shoulder using the strip and it doesn't hurt my shoulder much. The little white pad inside does get pretty dirty, now matter how many times I throw it in the washer it still has stains on it. Would buy again!