I've been looking for these and can't seem to find them anywhere. I don't mean soft sided crate like things, I mean the Paris Hilton type dog bags. (Yes, these are fine if your small dog if properly conditioned and your dog isn't a fashion accessory.)
I went to Home Good and only found one for teacup size dogs. Then I went to Petco. They didn't have any. Then I went to Petsmart and they had one purse type bad and it was ugly as sin and over $60...
Where the heck do you find these things? It would really help to be able to see it in person before purchase because some of them fold inwards and aren't suitable for any living creature.
When I went to superzoo there was this soft plastic crate that was being advertised, it was sturdy, pretty, practical, easy to clean, and even had a place to put water bottles. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of it! I'll ask my grooming friends that bought them for the name!
Thanks guys! I'm not really such a fan of the ones where the legs hang out. Seems like it would be really hard to find a good fit, uncomfortable and it wouldn't make the dog feel like they're able to hide.
Petflys makes some really great ones. I have their Rhino Resort style for my Cavalier (who's almost 15 lbs and by no means a teacup), he loves it in there, it's comfy and looks great! Here, I'll attach a pic.
For slightly larger dogs (mini rather than toy sized), I know people who have used baby slings or dog back packs to carry their elderly dogs. The dogs got to mooch around on easy bits, and got carried when the going got tough. The weight was distributed more evenly than with a shoulder bag, making it easier on the human.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring- it was peace.
I only have two problems: 1. It's kind of bulky. I hate having a huge bag to carry when I'm on the subway (especially when it's crowded. maneuvering around isn't much fun.) 2. Milo hates it. That one I think I could work on with lots of treats and time, but the bulkiness really bothers me. I haven't used this bag even once yet.
I think I might sell it and get a sling type carrier. I got to try on a fundle sling while at a dog show a couple of months ago, but I'm hesitant to spend that much money on a dog carrier without having Milo there to try it out.