Best Dog Backpack Carriers

Although not everyone is a fan of dog backpack carriers, they do have their place and when used correctly will allow both owner and pet to enjoy the great British countryside for longer hikes or to travel, especially on public transport, together in comfort. 

Why use a pet backpack carrier

Ideal for an older dog or a young puppy that loves to be out and about but doesn’t quite have the stamina needed to do the longer walks or for a small dog that may find it hard to handle the rougher terrain. This is when a pet backpack carrier comes into its own, allowing the dog some rest or helping them out if the going gets tough while letting you carry on with the walk.

You may fancy a visit to the park and you would dearly love to take your fur baby with you to enjoy as well, but it is a short bike ride to get there, again this is where a dog carrier backpack comes in handy.

Maybe your dog is nervous or anxious when using public transport, a pet carrier is a great way to give your pet the security of being close to you with a front dog carrier design. Such a convenient way to transport them, maybe for a visit to the vet or just to get out of town for a trek in the woods. 

Our top 5 picks for Best Dog Backpack Carriers

The most important thing is to ensure that accurate measuring and weighing of your pet is done before purchasing your dog backpack carrier. Suitable for medium or small dogs, you can also use a carrier backpack for transporting your cat, maybe for a visit to the vets or to the cattery before going off on your holidays, a quick and convenient way of getting them from A to B. 

 

1. Pawaboo Front or Back Adjustable Dog Pet Carrier Backpack

  • Easy to use with leg and tail holes
  • For use on your front or back
  • Fully adjustable with wide padded shoulder straps
  • Plenty of meshing for ventilation
  • Sponge padding for dog and carriers comfort

This option from Pawaboo is both sturdy and durable, along with being comfortable for both owner and dog. Made with a breathable mesh and polyester fibre material that is lightweight and portable. The extra-wide padded straps and covered elastic strap to hold your pet safe and secure makes this carrier backpack a wonderfully designed option and one that will carry a pet weighing up to 6-7 kilos (13-15lbs) with different sizes being available for small dogs. 

Pawaboo Pet Carrier Backpack, Adjustable Pet Front Cat Dog Carrier Backpack Travel Bag, Legs Out, Easy-Fit for Traveling Hiking Camping for Small Medium Dogs, Medium Size, BLACK
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Pawaboo Pet Carrier Backpack, Adjustable Pet Front Cat Dog Carrier Backpack Travel Bag, Legs Out, Easy-Fit for Traveling Hiking Camping for Small Medium Dogs, Medium Size, BLACK
  • 【Recommended for 5LB< Small Dog & Cat < 15LB 】: Pawaboo dog carrier backpack is designed for carrying small dogs/cats, we highly recommend for puppies less than to 15 LB (The larger dog may bring too much weight-bearing for the owner). Please DO measure your pets and choose according to the size chart (fig.2).
  • 【Considerate Detail-oriented Design】: Legs-out and tail-out design keep your pet safe and comfortable; Hook and loop, zipper and elastic openings allow you to fit your dog inside comfortably; Quick Release Buckles on the end of straps ensure quick installation with just one hand.
  • 【Customer Experience Comes First】: We always stand behind our customers and try best to meet your needs. We have made several upgraded improvements such as thickening shoulder pad sponge, using upgraded breathable mesh and polyester fiber material, which makes the carrier more durable and comfortable.

 

2. Woolala Lightweight Portable Dog Backpack Carrier

  • Inner waterproofing in case of accidents
  • Storage pockets for carrying essentials
  • Breathable mesh panels
  • Available in different sizes and colours
  • Collar clip for added safety

Unlike our first choice, this is a fully enclosed pet backpack carrier, appearing more like the traditional backpack that we all know,  featuring 5 different safety components to ensure your four-legged friend stays safe and secure. Made from high-quality material with the interior being waterproof, so should your pet have an accident you will not suffer the consequences. With one main and two side pockets that are handy for your essentials such as poop bags or treats etc.

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Woolala Light Weight Pet Carrier Backpack for Small and Medium Dogs, Veterinarian Approved Safe Bag for Travel - Easy Take Space Saving - Blue M
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Woolala Light Weight Pet Carrier Backpack for Small and Medium Dogs, Veterinarian Approved Safe Bag for Travel - Easy Take Space Saving - Blue M
  • 【PREMIUM MATERIAL】We consider the special characteristics of the dog backpack,the high-quality fabric with inner waterproofing is specially selected.In case your pet make a pee or poo poo accidentally,you won't be afraid to get dirty with your body. Also, The fabric is durable and washable without any irritation or side effects on your beloved dog.
  • 【DIVERSE FUCTIONS】The dog backpack is designed with a adjustable bag mouth,two mats(one soft and one hard),The dog will sit comfortably.Mesh breathable strap with reflective strip,and a whistle buckle.One main and two side pockets,you can put in some travel essentials.Each pocket has an elastic buckle to ensure that your things do not fall.
  • 【INTIMATE COTACT】Your dog's front paws can be extended to rest on your shoulders, and the head can be exposed from the pocket.Dog will be very comfortable while increasing communication with you, more secure.Perfect for shorter hikes,bike rides and any other quick trip or outing you can dream up.

 

3. Petcute Dog Carrier Travel Backpack

  • Zipper for top entry and ease of use
  • Can be worn on your back or chest
  • Fully adjustable straps 
  • Drawstring for adjusting front hole
  • Side pockets for storing treats, poop bags and lead etc

This high quality easy to use front or back pet carrier is a great design brought to you by Petcute. Made with strong mesh fabric that features a wonderfully soft and cosy lining while allowing your dog or cat to travel in a natural sitting position. Featuring an extendable waist strap and buckle that will keep the carrier stable while in use along with plenty of safety features so you can rest assured that your pet will travel not only in total comfort but in a safe and secure product. Ideal for all medium to small pets up to 6.8 kilos (a smidgen below 15).

PETCUTE Pet Carrier Backpack Dog Travel Backpack Pet Carrying Bag for Small Dogs Cats Head Out Design Airline Approved for Bike Hiking Black XL
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PETCUTE Pet Carrier Backpack Dog Travel Backpack Pet Carrying Bag for Small Dogs Cats Head Out Design Airline Approved for Bike Hiking Black XL
  • Material - Made of high quality sandwich mesh fabric and oxford fabric. Soft shoulder adjustable straps is good to reduce the burden.
  • Size XL: backpack total height--18.1",(your pets back length should be close to 18.1 inch, allow ±2.0 inch ); recommend weight from 4.5 to 6.8 kg (must measure your pets length and sitting position height together for accurate reference), more size information, please check our size chart photo. suitable for large cat, medium large dog, Chihuahua, Yorkshire, Pomeranian and etc
  • Safe - The buckle design inside the carrier can connect with pet's collar which will prevent pet get out, and protect the safe of pet. Extendable strap with buckle keeps the backpack stable.

 

4. Happy Hachi Dog or Cat Versatile 3 Way Pet Carrier Backpack

  • 3 Ways to carry, back, front or side
  • Double Zips for safety 
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Breathable back panel for the wearer’s comfort
  • Chest strap for stability and extra support

This design from Happy Hachi is a little different and the only one we feature that you can also carry on your side by using the shoulder strap, making it extremely versatile. This dog backpack carrier is made with high-quality 660D oxford fabric with plenty of breathable mesh for ventilation. This can be worn facing front on your chest, on your back as a traditional backpack would be, and as an extra bonus, the shoulder straps can be worn crossed giving better support, easing the weight from your shoulders. 

HAPPY HACHI Pet Carrier Backpack, New Upgrade Adjustable Safe Cat Dog Front Bags Lightweight Head Legs Tail Out Hands Free for Traveling Hiking Camping (X-Large,Red)
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HAPPY HACHI Pet Carrier Backpack, New Upgrade Adjustable Safe Cat Dog Front Bags Lightweight Head Legs Tail Out Hands Free for Traveling Hiking Camping (X-Large,Red)
  • The product is too small, please buy a larger size.♥Our SIZE CHART is in the 2nd Photo or in the DESCRIPTION, please measure your pet before your purchase(In between size:Choose the Bigger one,Dog weight is just a reference. It depends on the specific size of the dog)
  • ♥Material: made of high quality Canvas and Breathable Mesh, fully Machine washable, durable and comfortable. Two mesh side panels allow maximum air circulation
  • ♥Adjustable: The neck elastic of the lightweight Front Dog Backpack Carrier can adjust the size according to the dog's neck circumference, provide some flexilbile and gentle support to the pet

 

5. Ownpets Adjustable Front or Back Backpack Pet Carrier

  • Easy to use with flip-open design
  • Fully adjustable
  • Suitable for chest or back
  • Polyester fabric with mesh for ventilation
  • Lightweight 

This versatile dog backpack carrier from Ownpets is quick and easy to put on and is fully adjustable, keeping your furry friend in an upright position it can be worn on your chest or on the back. It features 2 buckle clasps replacing zips, all elastic is covered and ensures that your pet is fully secure and comfortable, with the front and back pads being breathable for the comfort of both owner and pet. 

OWNPETS Legs Out Front Dog Carrier, Hands-Free Adjustable Pet Carrier Backpack for Small Medium Cat Puppy Doggie,(Large, Black)
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OWNPETS Legs Out Front Dog Carrier, Hands-Free Adjustable Pet Carrier Backpack for Small Medium Cat Puppy Doggie,(Large, Black)
  • FLEXIBLE CARRIER FOR PET OWNERS: The front dog carrier has holes for your pet to get legs and tail out. You can wear it at front or at back for your convenienc, making it easier for you to take care of your pet during walking or even traveling.
  • EASY TO ADJUST & SUPER SAFE: We designed an adjustable webbing and two buckle clasps on both sides to replace the normal zipper, you can easily get your pet in or out of the carrier in seconds, adjust the fabric covered elastic for your pet’s perfect fit. Besides, you can attach your pet’s collar to the leash ring built in the carrier so that your pet will stay safe and comfortable.
  • BREATHABLE & COMFORTABLE: The back pad is reinforced with enhanced EVA material to strengthen the support of the strap to pet owners. Both the front and the back of the carrier are made of breathable mesh and polyester fabric, providing maximum accessibility and ventilation to your pet staying inside.

 

Summary

Dog backpack carriers come in many different forms and designs, it is therefore of the utmost importance that you select one that not only suits your needs but those of your beloved pet. 

Ensure that the measurements of your pet are precise, if you purchase the wrong size it can result in endangering the safety or health of your pet. Introduce your pet into using a pet carrier gradually and avoid making it a negative experience for them at all costs.