Bought this for my min pin since we love taking him with us places but he hates laying on the ground. He is about 8 pounds and this is perfect for him. He has room to sit or lay down and stretch. He likes to curl up inside and sleep. The pocket in front is perfect for my keys, ID and a few snacks! My tired arms are forever great full for this carrier. Bonus: the patch and pin make it 100% cuter!