I once thought only Barbie doll-like celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Hilary Duff came equipped with pocket-pups, but it turns out that the beauty world's most brooding hairstylist also accessorizes with her dog, a miniature pinscher named Cherry Ann.
Hershberger gripes about her howling dog's embarrassing habit of causing pandemonium in planes and airports. Such scenarios are this celebrity hairstylist's worst nightmare, as she says she likes to keep conversation to a minimum while traveling -- an admission that surprises no one, since she's known for her brusque style.
"Sally's not really a proponent of making people feel better," once said Sandra Bernhard, Hershberger's longtime friend and client, in an article in New York Magazine. Hershberger's fellow passengers would second that motion.
Though she recently bought a stronger pet carrier to travel with, I suggest an even more effective way to get into her in-flight neighbors' good graces: Gift vouchers. Even in tough times, the stylist still hasn't budged on her $800-a-haircut fee.
Going forward, maybe Hershberger would benefit from one of the fab carriers our friends at Paw Nation rounded up -- they're perfect for pampered pups and owners alike!
Carrier We Covet
If we had the nerve (and the means) to spend $990 on a dog carrier, we'd buy this Gucci for our poochie. Bearing the beige and ebony interlocking GG design and classic red and green wide straps, this is the bag we covet --- from afar. Jessica Simpson carries her Malti-poo Daisy around in the larger, duffel bag version that retails for $1,420. Buy this carrier
The "Alex" bag by Kwigy-Bo ($158) combines fashion and function so well that you don't even need to carry a purse. With four outer pockets and an inner zip pocket, there's plenty of room to store your keys, phone, compact, and money. And with a quilted exterior, it simply looks like an understated and roomy black purse. Buy this carrier
Yes, manly men do have small dogs, and sometimes, they have to carry them around. The "Eddie" messenger bag ($88) from Kwigy-Bo is made of black canvas with a reflective stripe and doesn't even look like a dog carrier. In fact, one guy told us he uses it to sneak his Maltese into the mechanic's shop where he works. Buy this carrier
The Original Classic: Sherpa
It's not the most stylish-looking bag of the bunch (we're just sayin') but for functionality and roominess, the original Sherpa bag ($60) is tops. With fully ventilated side panels and a rectangular, boxy shape, it may be the most comfortable way for your pet to travel, including in the cabin of an airplane. Buy this carrier
Boat Canvas bag
You'll be the epitome of sporty chic when you tote your dog around in this carrier made of sturdy boat canvas ($125) with a pop of color. Perfect for summer travel and jaunts to the beach. Buy this carrier
For the Uber-Fashionista with Money to Burn
When only the most expensive bag will do for your dog, there's the Louis Vuitton Baxter dog carrier. Made in iconic Monogram canvas with golden brass and natural cowhide detailing, the bag has roll up flaps and an external pocket. The small size costs an eye-popping $1,460, while the larger bag – which holds pups up to 44 pounds – is $1,610. Buy this carrier