6 Highly-Rated Pet Carriers For Small Dogs From Amazon

One of the perks of working at BARK is getting to hang out with puppers all day. Co-workers trek into the office with their dogs in tow, often in stylish carriers or even repurposed totes. As the human to a Big *ss Dog (BAD), I wish my morning routine consisted of telling Lady to hop into her royal palanquin bag so I could hoist her onto my shoulder and bring her along on my commute to work. Alas, Her 75 lb. Royal Highness must stay home every day while I go bring home the proverbial bacon. Driven by my jealousy curiosity, I’ve asked my colleagues what makes a good carrier for their small-to-medium sized dogs. Here are their recommendations, in no particular order. Wheel Around Pet Travel Carrier by Snoozer Best for jet-setting pups and their humans First of all, in my next life, I want to be a dog who gets to ride in one of these. There’s tons of mesh all around for maximum visibility and airflow (don’t want pups to get overheated), and the carrier can be rolled or used as a backpack. The pockets on the sides are great for treats or a leash, and your pup can be strapped into the carrier via a harness for safety. My favorite feature is that it is completely collapsible, so it won’t take any extra space in your home when it’s not in use. THE DETAILS: Seatbelt loop for strapping into car Airplane approved Easy to clean fabric LOVED BY: Edna & Ian BUY HERE, $120 Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed Best for road-tripping families The folks at Sleepypod have managed to make a stylish carrier that can also be used as a bed and car seat, all without sacrificing your pup’s comfort. This mobile bed has been crash-tested at the standard set for child safety restraints to give pup parents peace of mind. Oh, and if your dog gets a little anxious about traveling, this carrier can be used as a bed at home so your tiny friend can have a piece of home wherever you go. THE DETAILS: Easy to clean foam bedding wrapped in waterproof cover Reduces stress Top half of carrier can be removed completely LOVED BY: Noodle + Jon BUY HERE, $160-180 WOpet Fashion Pet Carrier Best for the fashionista So apparently this purse is made to carry your dog (or cat but that’s not why we’re here) in, but really it just looks like a regular stylish black bag, which is great if you’re not about to sacrifice style just because your dog is tagging along for the day. I’d probably just buy this to use as a regular purse and maybe sometimes as a dog purse. And I’m totally not recommending you smuggle your dog into places they aren’t allowed, but the sides are covered in a breathable mesh that allows your dog to look out while remaining invisible to people on the outside, so there’s that. THE DETAILS: PU leather For dogs (and other pets, but again, we’re here for the dogs only) up to 14 lbs. Breathable mesh LOVED BY: Charlie + Perry BUY HERE, $50 Outward Hound PoochPouch Front Carrier Best for outdoorsy pups and humans Sometimes you need to go long distances but your teeny weeny pup can’t keep up, or the terrain isn’t the safest for your pup. This carrier is the answer to your dog-toting needs: affordable, easy to use, and convenient. You can wear this carrier as a backpack or swing it around to the front so you can pretend you’re a kangaroo. Best of all, at the low price of $18, it can be a good backup to whatever travel system you have at the moment, because when it comes to keeping our dogs happy, options are everything. 🙌 THE DETAILS: Lightweight water resistant nylon Interior safety harness to keep bouncy puppers safe Small and large pouches for personal items LOVED BY: Judah + Casey BUY HERE, $18 Texsens Bubble Backpack Best for space nerds If you like to pretend your dog is a furry astronaut, this is the bag of your dreams. It’s made with synthetic leather and includes a removable pad you can check into the washing machine to keep it fresh. What I love about this most is that the window allows pups to check out the sights without being at risk of jumping out every time they see a squirrel or pigeon. THE DETAILS: Fits dogs up to 10 pounds Adjustable padded shoulder straps Semi-sphere window design for visibility LOVED BY: Sophie + Rob BUY HERE, $60 Alphie Pet Reversible Sling Carrier Best for pups on a budget This reversible sling lets your dog hang out in his own personal hammock while you’re out and about. The sling itself is reversible, featuring a polka dot pattern on the inside. This would be a great carrier for an older dog who may appreciate the ease of stepping into the sling, and is ideal for humans who get to take their dog to work with them and need to commute on public transportation. Oh, and the best part? It’s machine washable! THE DETAILS: Did I mention it’s machine washable? Measures 9” deep, best for puppers under 12 pounds Safety collar hook which honestly at this point seems pretty standard LOVED BY: Andi + Lisa BUY HERE, $18

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