Airline approved dog carriers are designed for small pets

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No matter which pet carrier you choose, both dog backpack carriers and dog slings are good only for small and . In fact, most pet carriers, including slings and dog purses, are only rated to carry pets only between 8-15 pounds.
Sizes tend to run small for airline approved dog carriers. Can be confining for large pets.
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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. If you plan to take only one plane trip with your dog (say, for example, you hate to travel, but you need to relocate from Houston to Seattle — please note that I’m choosing two cities not serviced by the pet airline Pet Airways, which will carry your dog in-cabin for you), ignore this advice. Buy an inexpensive but complying carrier, like the small Bergan Comfort Carrier (available on Amazon), and call it good.