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    15 Of The Best Pet Carriers You Can Get On Amazon

    Life's ruff, but adventuring with your pet doesn't have to be.

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    1. A dog carrier backpack perfect for small dogs who love going on adventures. It even has an interior swivel tether to latch your dog's harness to so they're extra secured.

    A french bulldog sits in a red dog carrier backpack during a hike

    Promising review: "This backpack dog carrier really lived up to my expectations. It is well-designed (the folks at KURGO really put some thought into the design), made of durable materials, and functional. I have a 10-pound dog, and he’s able to get in and out of the carrier on his own. It’s roomy enough for him to lay down and look out the mesh panels, or sit and stick his head out of the zippered opening. The padded back and adjustable straps make it comfortable to wear. There are plenty of storage compartments for my gear and his things as well."—Neng

    Price: $134.99 (available in two colors)

    2. A rucksack that is not only waterproof for any unfortunate messes but looks incredibly stylish. Fido is going to look so ~fly~.

    A cat sits inside a grey rucksack carrier bag

    Promising review: "We've had the bag for about a week now. We went on a road trip and the bag came in very handy. We were able to walk into stores and restaurants without an issue and went on some long hikes. I also take him to work with me every day, so I really like that the bag looks professional and has a laptop pocket. It's really roomy; I'm able to carry my dog and many other things! I may even use it as a regular backpack and not just a dog carrier. I imagine it would be great for travel or grocery trips. I'm super impressed with the quality. It seems to be very durable!"—Amazon customer

    Price: $112.72

    3. A two-door pet carrier with a top-load so you can easily put your pet in from the top instead of trying to coax them with treats.

    Two cats are napping in separate pet carriers on plush bedding

    Promising review: "The top loading and side loading is great. The screw-together format for the top and bottom keeps the carrier together much better compared to the 'clip' together that other carriers have."—P. Craven

    Price: $41.95 (available in two sizes and four colors)

    4. A pet tube kennel that will fit in the backseat of your car so your small pets can move freely while still feeling safe. The side mesh makes it easy to see if your pet's doing okay AND it has an adjustable security leash? You've got to be kitten me.

    Two cats are sitting in a pet tube kennel in the backseat of a car

    Promising review: "We recently moved across country. Of course, our cat came with us!! He HATES the car, so after a bit of research, we came across this. I am SO happy we bought it. It had plenty of room for a litterbox, while also leaving enough room for him to comfortably lay down and sleep. We didn't have to give him the sedatives the vet prescribed at all. I seriously CANNOT recommend this enough for traveling with small pets!!"—Janelle Bush

    Price: $70.76

    5. A soft-sided pet carrier with handles so you can easily grab the bag with your pup inside and feel like a boujee pet parent. Real Pet Moms of Hoboken? It has a safety belt loop for cars, pockets for all your things, and extra mesh panels so your pup can breathe. It's pawsome!

    A dog is sitting inside a soft-sided pet carrier at a terminal at an airport with its head out of the bag

    Promising review: "So, this pet carrier is exceptional for its price. She turns around in the carrier. I especially like the side zipper where I can pet her. The strap which may hang on to luggage can also be zipped up as an extra pocket. It has ample pockets for treats, portable water canister, bags, mini towel or whatever else. I especially like the short length of straps. I can walk comfortably with my baby close to me or hold in my hand without it hitting the floor."—Mlle Gia

    Price: $26.99 (available in three sizes and six colors)

    6. A bubble backpack that has an expandable pet bed and a clear window so your pet can see its surroundings. Time to explore the world, Whiskers!

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure he was gonna like being sealed up in a "container". Well, he didn't mind it at all. He sat in it and laid down in it and even ate treats in it. He weighs about 14 lbs so he fit just fine in there. I REALLY love this and highly recommend it to anyone with a cat or small dog (or any other small animal) who wants to take them places without the hassle of everyone wanting to touch them."—Racedevil24-00

    Price: $32.14+ (available in five colors)

    7. A pet carrier with not one, but TWO expandable sides because your pet deserves all the space. This is like Pimp My Ride, but pet-carrier edition.

    A small dog sits inside a pet carrier with two expandable sides for extra space

    Promising review: "There's tons of room for your dog to stretch out while inside. From the moment I put it together, my dog walked right in and refused to come out. The padding inside is super soft, which he loves. It feels similar to the sherpa type of fabric and if you have a dog, you know they're obsessed with the feeling of sherpa on their skin. There are also plenty of openings as you can unzip both ends of the case, the front, and the top. This carrier definitely gets two thumbs up from me!"—Shan

    Price: $39.99

    8. A cat backpack with four mesh sides so you won't have to worry if Mr. Whittlesworth is getting enough fresh air on your walks.

    Promising review: "Amazing! My kitty flew on Alaskan Airlines with me and she was a happy camper. Fit perfectly. Love all of the zippers open up options it features and there are clips for added security. Great for ventilation too as I was worried she’d overheat."—Ilovemymonster

    Price: $32.99

    9. A backpack carrier complete with a removable trolley so you can wheel your pet around without having to deal with that weight on your shoulders all the time. Sorry, Milo, but you're not a puppy anymore!

    Promising review: "This carrier is very roomy, and I like that it has a cubic design instead of a sloped one at the top. It gives my cat more headroom. I also like that it has four wheels instead of two so I can wheel the carrier without tipping it and making my cat uncomfortable. As a backpack, its very nice. Fits nicely over my shoulders and has an adjustable chest strap for extra support."—Leah

    Price: $39.98 (available in three colors)

    10. A pet carrier and car seat combo for when you want to really feel like the pet parent you truly are. "Pets are totally like kids!"—You (also me), to anyone who will listen.

    A dachshund sits inside a pet car carrier buckled into the backseat of a car

    Promising review: "I wanted a carrier to transport 18 lb. Zippy the cat to and from vet and short trips. Needed a carrier large enough but light weight because he is such a tub. This carrier is big enough for him and does not add much weight. Lots of zippered openings to get him in and out, sides, top etc." —Sanjosemom

    Price: $49.95

    11. A pet carrier backpack that'll resemble the ones used to tote babies, which is pretty fitting because our pets are our babies, and you can't change my mind.

    A small dog sits comfortably in a pet carrier attached to its owner's front chest while hiking in the woods

    Promising review: "We love taking our dog hiking, camping, and just everywhere in general. This carrier is not only great for hiking (to carry him when he gets tired), but it's also been super useful for taking him around town."—T

    Price: $22.99

    12. A bubble backpack with an expandable back so your pet will have a little bit more leg-room when you're not in motion. Stretch those little legs, Jennifurr!

    Promising review: "What a wonderful backpack! When we are not hiking we leave it on the corner of my bed and our cat plays in it and sleeps in it. When traveling in our RV she sits in it while driving. It is her safe place. We have made three short hikes and she tolerates it well with very little complaining. When we take a break we just unzip the back so she can stretch out."—Ron Abeel

    Price: $38.99 (available in two colors and three styles)

    13. A pet sling carrier that'll probably be the most stylish way to carry your dog around. "Oh is that a fancy messenger bag for his books?" Nah, it's for his Chihuahua, Trixie.

    A small yorkie sits inside a pet sling around its owner's shoulders in a grocery store

    Promising review: "I ordered a size small for my 3-pound Yorkie. It fits perfect with extra room. I love the adjustable strap and iPhone holder. She seems comfortable in it. Would recommend for your furry baby." —Tara Taylors

    Price: $23.88+ (available in three sizes and eight colors)

    14. And a pet carrier with a hard cover for extra stability during your trips to the vet. The bag is also collapsible for easy storage. Bonus: It's a top-load so it's easier to get Cindy Clawford inside. They think of everything!

    An orange cat naps inside a hardcover carrier with the side door open and their head sticking out

    Promising review: "We have tried several carriers for our cats. This is the first and only one they actually like. We leave it out and open, and they get inside it daily on their own. I especially like the zip open top. You can zip the door closed and put the cat in through the top if needed. Our cats are very large and heavy, and we have no problem carrying them in this. They fit inside comfortably."—Todd Gribble

    Price: $25.99

    15. A foldable pet carrier that's about the same size as a gym bag and even includes a long shoulder strap for easy carrying. Sometimes simple is purrfect.

    A small yorkie is sitting inside a hot pink carrier with its head popping out one of the openings

    Promising review: "Well-made and looks to be very comfortable. There are plenty of vents to allow fresh are in and a soft bottom for Fluffy to lay down. It has good solid stitching so it should last a long time."—John

    Price: $17.99 (available in two colors)

    Your pet, excited for the next adventure in their backpack


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