The best way to socialize your new puppy is to take him with you everywhere, allowing him to visit new places and meet new people. A good pet carrier makes this easier. Maybe you want to transport your pet to a dog park, and need a pet carrier to keep him in. Maybe you just want your dog to get out of the house more. There are many great pet carriers out there, including ones designed especially for large dogs. Some pet carriers come with wheels. Other pet carriers make it possible to bike with your dog. Read on to help you find the perfect pet carrier solution.
The Fashion Bag
Like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, carry your tiny dog with you everywhere. If you walk into a store with your dog in a pet carrier designed to look like a handbag, you are less likely to get bothered about bringing your dog where it shouldn’t be. The best kind of bag to choose is one specifically meant for pets. You should be able to zip it shut, so it needs appropriate ventilation. This will make your dog even less conspicuous if you have to carry him into a store that doesn’t allow dogs. Designer pet carriers come in all styles and colors. They can get pricey, but still cost less than a real designer handbag.
A Carrier Bag for Big Dogs
Ever needed to carry a bigger dog around, but a big plastic crate was too unwieldy? Check out the offerings at The Design House for Dogs. This handy website realized that some owners of big dogs live in a city, and need to write a subway with their dogs to get to a place to play. They have designed an “NYC Subway Carrier,” to carry dogs over 25 pounds. It can be carried, worn as a backpack, or rolled on its wheels. This ingenious pet carrier can also be conveniently folded up when not in use. The price here varies, as the site offers custom designs. For a custom pet carrier from them, the base fee is $50, and then additional costs are based on the complexity and amount of materials needed.
Bike with Your Dog
You have probably seen those trailers for toddlers that can be hitched onto the back of a bike. You can also buy these little buggies for your pet. Alternatively, if you have a small dog, you may find a seat to attach to the bike that they can be strapped into. Consider this if you use your bike as your main form of transportation. For a dog that can not run beside your bike due to the danger, or lack of stamina, this is a solution that will let them travel with you everywhere.