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Posts tagged ‘backpack’

Reader’s report: Tough Traveler’s Dog Perch Backpack

Earlier this month I posted a picture on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page of a colleague of my husband’s carrying Winston, her Boston Terrier, on her shoulders after he’d signaled that he’d had enough of that particular day hike, thank you very much. Reader Tracy added a comment recommending the “Tough Traveler dog perch backpack,” and I spotted an opportunity: I’d heard about the Dog Perch, and I suspect I could get one sent to me for evaluation, but you’d be better off hearing  … Read more

Reader’s report: Custom Celltei carrier for Franny the Corgi

I have mentioned Celltei’s custom carriers in the past (they made a gigantic combination wheeled/backpack carrier for a 50 lb. dog, for travel on NYC’s subway system), but I have yet to check them out for myself. I was grateful, therefore, to hear from reader Courtney about the custom carrier she ordered from Celltei for Franny, her 19 lb. Cardigan Welsh Corgi — especially because I’ve just learned that the expandable carrier I typically recommend to folks with really large  … Read more

Backpack carrier for a larger small dog: PetEgo’s Pet At Work Travel System

I owe this post to reader Catie, who told me that PetEgo now offers its [email protected] backpack carrier in a large size — I’d admired it before, but the product back then (the current small size) was too small for Chloe. Long story short: The large Pet At Work carrier is a fine size for a larger small dog like Chloe, and with a couple of tweaks, it’s a wonderful addition to our carrier collection. Please note that I paid  … Read more

Dog jaunt: Riding Paris’s Vélib’ bicycles with a small dog

Paris’s citywide bike-on-demand system was just being installed the last time we visited, and we exclaimed in disbelief as impeccably dressed people (including women in skirts and heels —but not helmets, no, never helmets) launched themselves into the maelstrom of traffic on the Rue de Rivoli. More power to them, we thought, but join them? Non. Jamais.

Like this, but with fifteen times the traffic (Photo by KarlOnSea)

Jamais is a long time, though, and the last of our hesitation disappeared  … Read more

Canine Casual Ultimate Backpack Carrier winner

The giveaway for the Canine Casual Ultimate Backpack Carrier I reviewed back on June 17 ended last night, and today I get to announce that the randomly-chosen winner is Joan M. (I don’t think there are two Joans with a last name starting with “M” on the newsletter subscription list, but just in case, I’m sending a congratulatory e-mail to the right one).

Photo by Tops Pet Products

Yay, Joan! I hope you’ll be as pleased with the backpack as we  … Read more

We have liftoff: Dog Jaunt’s first newsletter launched today

Back on June 10, I announced that I’d decided to start writing a Dog Jaunt newsletter, and invited you to sign up. Today I mailed the first edition, and it’s packed with tasty clicks (including links to recipes for homemade doggy ice cream, locations of food trucks around the globe, and insights into dog-friendly destinations from Tuscany to Pembrokeshire to Durango) as well as the long-awaited giveaway of that dog backpack/lounge I reviewed a couple of weeks ago.

A sneak  … Read more

Backpack and pet lounge: Casual Canine Ultimate Backpack Carrier

As is so often the case, I owe this one to a reader. Heike wrote and asked if I’d seen a carrier on overstock.com that she was considering, and I told her no, and I likely wouldn’t pursue it because Chloe’s roughly twice as large as the Chihuahua pictured in the carrier’s photo. However, I liked how the side of her carrier expanded in the same way the Smart Space carrier does, and I was still gazing at it when  … Read more

Giveaway: RUNNUR’s cross-body pack, for dog walking (or not!)

Last Saturday, I posted a review of the RUNNUR cross-body pack, which is useful in a variety of contexts but which I considered as a dog-walking pack. It’s a nifty object, I decided — comfortable to wear and capacious.

At my request, RUNNUR sent me the medium-sized black pack with red stitching, which I think is the coolest of the available options. It costs $39, so under my rules I could keep it — and I was tempted to — but it’s  … Read more

Disaster, evacuation orders, and your pet: A 72-hour emergency kit, and an evacuation backpack

A new Dog Jaunt reader wrote to me last week and thanked me for the big packing list I’ve assembled (hover over the “Guides” tab, above, and you’ll find it too), saying it helped her and her family gather the gear they needed when they were told to stand by to evacuate — they live in New Mexico, and were near enough to the Little Bear Fire to be watching its progress closely. I was very glad to hear they  … Read more

Product review: Timbuk2’s Muttmover backpack dog carrier

My friend Jennie, a loyal reader, made my day when she wrote a post on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook wall asking me to take a look at the new backpack carrier from Timbuk2. We must own three or four different Timbuk2 messenger bags, and we’ve given a couple of others away as gifts — the company does good work, and I looked forward to seeing what they’d done with their first dog carrier. I paid for my own Muttmover, by the way.  … Read more