When Your Pup Needs A Lift
By: City Pup Life
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Some dogs need a little more pampering, and if you want to take them on a long adventure you might need to carry them part of the way. It might also be easier to carry your smaller pup if you're headed to a crowded event. Having a pack will let you hold them more securely and to keep your hands free.
There are many great options, primarily falling into two categories: backpacks and slings. We rounded up a few of the best options to get you started on finding the right one for your pup. Keep in mind that these are all designed for smaller pups (we've never seen anyone carrying a German Shepherd around anyway :)). There are a lot of different brands and styles, and while we couldn't possibly cover them all, here are a few to get you started on your search. Let us know if you have a favorite and think we should add it to our list!
K9 Sport Sack Air
The K9 Sport Sack is an adjustable backpack-style pet carrier. This pack is designed for small to medium dogs up to 30 pounds. It fits more like a standard backpack rather than having a boxy design, and it has vented, moisture wicking shoulder pads to help keep you cool on summer days. It comes in a variety of colors to fit your style, and several sizes to fit most (smaller) dogs.
PetAmi Pet Backpack
The PetAmi Pet Backpack provides a boxier, roommier space for your pup and is designed for your pup to travel inside it's compartment. It's well ventilated, with vents/openings on 3 sides, and it will help keep your pup cooler. You can leave the top open when it's on your back so your pup can have their head up, and it closes up when needed. It's shoulder straps are well padded, and it has plenty of pockets for storage. It only comes in one size but has a variety of colors.
RETRO PUG Pet Carrier
The RETRO PUG pet carrier provides an alternative style for those who don't want their dog on their back. It's an affordable option too. If your pup doesnt' do well if you're out of reach, this might be your best option! It provides a bit more support than just holding your dog in your arms, and it make it easier on your arms and back too. There are many different versions of this style, so search around and find the one that best fits you and your pup!
K9 Sport Sack Rover
This is one of the few dog carrying packs designed for larger dogs. If your dog has mobility problems and you still want to get them out for an adventure, this might be a good option. It is designed for dogs up to 80 pounds. If that seems like too much to hoist around, check out some of the popular wagons or strollers.