Sling carriers are a convenient and fashionable way to keep small dogs close to our hearts as well when they join us on our jaunts.
With sling bags, the weight of your pet is centered on one shoulder. Similar to cross-body bags, you can move the center somewhat by shifting the bag toward your front or back.
The price range, depending on how many bells and whistles you want, is only about $20, and they are all reasonably priced on Amazon.
This real sturdy bag, shown above, measures 12.5" L x 6" W x 10.5"D. It is smartly designed with an adjustable shoulder strap that extends up to 27 inches. The bag features outside pockets for water, poop bags, and any other necessities you or your dog might need.
The inside of the Alfie x B.Duck - Hayden Pet Sling Carrier has a removable bottom and a clip to attach your dog's leash. The mesh top also ties closed if you want to keep your pup enclosed.
The Retro Pug Pet Sling Carrier is a very sturdy carrier with a few frills like pockets for your valuables as well as for your best friend's necessities. In navy blue and grey, the Retro Pug is stylish, waterproof, and adjustable, so you can lift it up above your hips if you life. My favorite part of this carrier is the shoulder pad, nice and thick so you can be as comfortable as your dog.
Study the dimensions carefully, so you can see if the size is appropriate for your puppy or dog.
Like the Alfie carrier above, the Retro Pug Pet Sling Carrier has both an internal clip to attach to your pet's collar and a mesh drawstring top, both preventing your pup from jumping out of the carrier impromptu.
Retro Pug states its Sling Carrier holds pets up to 20 pounds, but you have to consider 1) your dog's size, and 2) how much weight you can carry on your shoulder.
This handsome pet sling is made of machine-washable cotton (looks like sweatshirt material), is reversible, and comes in brown, grey, and red. The material, which is reportedly fleece-lined, is too hot for warm weather outings, so hang onto the Timetuu until it's cool outsider.
The brown version, below, has adjustable straps for your shoulders.
The Timetuu has an outer pocket for your stuff and your dog's... and it has a hefty security latch for your dog. The opening of the bag is about 25 inches wide. Though it may hold a heavier dog, I recommend that you stay with 12 pounds and under for the Timetuu BUY Hands-Free Dog Carrier Sling.
FurryFido is the most popular pet sling carrier on Amazon. It comes in grey pattern (above), blue, and solid grey and is reversible (see other side below). The material is said to be strong and the bag measures 22 1/2" x 18", according to customers. The FurryFido has a convenient breast pocket for you phone or puppy's bone. And, of course, it has an extra anchor for your dog.
The FurryFido Reversible Pet Sling Carrier is cotton blend and washable. I would stick to a weight below 10 pounds on this carrier for your own comfort.
The iPrimio is a very popular sling carrier without the bells and whistles of the ones above. Aside from coming in a nice soft cotton and polyester fabric, available in many reversible colors and prints, the iPrimio Dog and Cat Reversible Sling Carrier does have one important feature: a security clasp that keeps your pet from jumping out. Oh, yes, it does have a pocket too!
This is a great carrier for small dogs. The manufacturer says it holds up to 12 pounds, but I suspect you'd be more comfortable carrying a lighter-weight dog in this carrier. The heavier your pet, the more I would look at the top two sling carriers for your pooch. Dimensions of the iPrimio are 20" wide by 14" deep. The shoulder strap is 26" and is not adjustable.
These sling carriers will be a life-saver to dog owners who want to keep their cuties close. I wish I could take my dog around in a sling carrier, but he's too heavy!
That's the buzz for today!