Travel crates, carriers and strollers for small breed dogs
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Dog carriers are an essential piece of equipment for owners of smaller dogs (sorry, Great Dane lovers; you'll have to invest in a leash). When heading out on a walk through a busy city street, or hiking treacherous slopes that your little guy just wouldn't be able to handle, or simply going shopping and not having a spare hand for a leash, a quality dog carrier is the way to go.
In Pet Mountain's Dog carrier store you will find top quality products designed to carry your dog in comfort and safety - for both of you. Outward Hound is the industry's leading provider of "baby carrier" type dog carriers, allowing you to keep your pet strapped to your front, side or back in total convenience. For simple trips to the vet, a tote-style kennel cab from Petmate or Pet Life will do the trick.
Photo provided by Flickr Granted, the structure and design of the carrier will always be the most important thing. But, a motorcycle carrier for small dogs can be a bit of an investment. With that in mind, don’t be afraid to indulge your pet with a few bells and whistles.
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Well, you want your little furry friend as close to you as possible, and it’s only natural when you’re out on the town to keep it safe and protected. The Ultimate Pet Sling, from Fundle, will do just that. This stylish carrier is a combination of a messenger bag and a – perfect for small dogs and cats. Our small dogs are like the world to us, and we want to make sure they are safe and protected. When we need to go out, we tend to hold them in our hands… Well, no more of that. Check out the Cuddle Carrier from Susan Lanci Designs – A safe and comfortable sling bag to fit in our precious Terriers, Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus. As pet owners we tend to divide the world in two: big dogs vs small dogs. One advantage of having a small dog is that, in general, it’s easier to take care of, it doesn’t need too much space and can be carried around with you wherever you go. The Hipster is a great way to have your Pooch by your side all day long. It is soft and sturdy and will have your pet tucked comfortably and safely close to you, while you’re walking around town, hands free. Dogs make wonderful travel companions, but small dogs get tired very easily. Small pets can travel in pet carriers, tote bags and strollers designed for pets, offering a great way to travel with pets. Some designs are expensive, so you can make a tote bag for your small dog or a portable cardboard cat house to carry your pet around with you everywhere you go.
So let's review some pet carriers for small dogs that can serve your needs well for everyday use as well as travel and special events.
Even when you go for a ride on your motorcycle, I'll bet your dog wants to come along. You know how dogs love to feel thewind in their face. So, for dogs on bikes, the versatile carriers below can meet this need. Some are airline approved and can also be used as backpacks.
It's important to remember whenever traveling with your dog to take all safety precautions and make sure your dog is wearing his id tags, just in case he manages to slip away from you.
When you are travelling by air for a vacation or others purposes, taking your little dog with you is possible providingyou can plan ahead. There are many airlines that allow pets to travel with you in the passenger cabin area, but they limitthe number on each flight so book early to avoid disappointment.
When pets are going to be with you in the cabin, they do need to be in airline approved dog carriers, such as the onesshown below. According to the manufacturers these carriers are approved by most major airlines, but regulationscan change, so be wise and double check before your departure date.
Another option for airline travel are the "hands free" backpack carriers that make checking in a lot easier. Some of these type carriers have retractable wheels and convert into a pull along style, similar to your luggage. And, when it's time to board, regular handles make for easy carry on.
In fact, there are so many designs of pet carriers for small dogs, that you can find one for just about every purpose or occasion. For example: backpack dog carrier, motorcycle dog carriers, dog car carriers, dog carrier purses, dog bike carriers, dog travel carriers, and airline approved dog carriers. With all these options, it is easy to say "yes" when your dog wants to go along.
When it comes to taking your bicycle out on interesting trails or along beach sidewalks, most dogs seem toget a thrill out of riding along enjoying the experience and fresh air. Pet carriers that attach to the front or rear of your bicycle make it easy to bring your pet or you can pull along a trailer behind your bike.
While you can't teach your dog to ride a bicycle, most dogs will happily settle for getting a ride. Plus these dog bike carriers are easy to assemble and attach.
At another time if you are taking your dog for a hike at the park, you may want to choose an out-doorsey yet fashionable backpack dog carrier, like the Outward Hound one pictured on the left. Airline pet carriers can be used when traveling by plane for 6 hours the most. Most of the allow travelers to bring their pet on board if they are comfortably accommodated into an airline-approved pet carrier. Only small dogs and cats can go in the cabin and some airlines might not even allow them in, so they have to be in the cargo hold. For flights that last more than 6 hours pets will safely travel by , in especially designed crates. Mostly, when flying there are some specifications and requirements that airlines require in order to make sure that the pet as well as the other passengers travel safely and comfortable. The general rule is that the carrier must fit underneath the seat in the front of the owner and it must have a bottom. Also, the carrier must be as big as the pet has enough space to turn around, stand up and lie down. Furthermore, the kennel has to be ventilated nowadays. Most of these requirements are however met in the case of longer lasting flights. Crates that are used in cargo travel must have a metal door that is strong enough to prevent the pet bending it in any way. Also, there are the pet which can be used in cargo travel and which must have attached the name of the owner, address and also a "Live Animal This Side Up" notice.