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traveling to florida off and on this winter. i put django in a shoulder bag and carry him where ever we go but he gets to be too heavy half way through the day. he's 10 lbs. can anyone recommend a good functional carring purse/shoulder bag?
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OH My goodness...

I was searching for you and me....

Look at this...

how cute!

http://www.feeltheflo.com/default2.asp

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they look cute but are they comfortable for the dog? the only negative is there is no place for a leash, treats, keys, etc.
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I just have to suggest a stroller! LOL, Those are the best "shoulder savers" around, and there is a place to put your drink and keys, as well as a bin underneath for your purse, jackets, etc.

I can't imagine travelling without it! tee hee.

If that is a "no way", then maybe look for backpack carriers, those are pretty comfy.

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they look cute but are they comfortable for the dog? the only negative is there is no place for a leash, treats, keys, etc.

Awww... we are just being too practical haha!! Don'tcha wanna feel the flo?

They are really really cute carriers, but I have to agree...there's alot more to carry than just the dog! What about the poo-poo bags for fast cleanup? I think I like the idea of a stroller too, Kara! 10# gets heavy pretty quickly no matter how you carry it!
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Oh, that is hilarious, Trish. The video is a riot. Very clever. I actually like that very simple sling type of thing, for quickie trips to the mall. This one looks easy to carry and lightweight. The only thing I don't like about it is how low-slung it looks, doesn't look like it could poss. be comfortable for me w/ a 15 lb dog. Would stress your lower back.

Gosh, I wish Biscuit were smaller, cause it's so much easier to shlep them around w/you. I had a camoflauge (sp? doesn't look right) sling that I loved, but Biscuit (15 #, yikes) has outgrown it. I need one that I can just whip out, for going into some stores, like Nordstrom, that no longer allow dogs. I do have a lot of upper body strength, I pick him up with one arm, so think it could work w/the right product. That lifting weights (and years of lifting kids) has really paid off, lol.



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These bags are very comfy and practical as they are like backpacks:

http://www.celltei.com/pakopet1.html

I don't have one, but have friends here in NY who do. It's definitely worth the buy! Here's their size guide:

http://www.celltei.com/petsize.html

As you can see, for those of you with bigger dogs, they do have backpacks for dogs up to 40lbs! I'm sure that would be incredibly heavy to walk around in, but the backpack construction definetely makes things easier to carry around!

Also, the straps do come off and you can use it as a regular carrier and it is airline regulated size. It also straps into the car to be used as a car seat. I think it's worth the $$ for what you get... I'm seriouisly thinking about replacing my sherpa that I use to take Kubrick on the subway with this backpack... that or the messenger bag, which I also think should be more comfortable to carry around.


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I may be an expert on this subject but not with my havanese! My maltese Isabelle came to us in January when she was 12 weeks and we lived in Michigan, so we got a bag and took her every where in it. Now to this day, she loves bags... she will get into a purse if you set it on the ground... it is too darn cute. As to Dora... that 6 more lbs is heavy (Belle's high weight was 5.1lbs)! It sounds silly but I would agree with Kara, you may want to think of the stroller. Otherwise, judge the bag at how you would have to carry it. Think of carrying a gallon of water on you shoulder with thin straps!

I did look at a bag at a dog store, that was a backpack and I liked the way it had a strap to go around your stomach and had pads on the shoulders, not fashion fun but it was suppose to hold up to 25lbs.

Otherwise, just pick the one you can have a shoulder strap rather than a hand bag!

This is Belle's latest choice, which she regrets.. cause I can zip up her head into the bag... she likes to put her head out!

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I agree with Lina,

My wife and I use the Celltei both as a shoulder bag and a backpack around town. We've received many compliments about both Hank and the bag. It's definitely a combination of form and function. And as I had stated in my previous post -- it doesn't scream "Man Purse" -- which is a definite bonus for your husband. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

My previous post: here ... at the risk of sounding like a commercial for them.

Oh and Lina, I actually use the shoulder strap like a bandolier across my chest -- carrying it like a messenger bag. Highly recommended for its versatility.

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I need one that I can just whip out, for going into some stores, like Nordstrom, that no longer allow dogs.
Has Nordstrom changed its policy on dogs? Scout went to Nordstrom many times with me this past summer and no one said a word....
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