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Hiking with Dogs (Small Ones) – How Do You Do It?

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My kids and hubby are outdoorsy. Not a whole lot like hiking through back country and climbing precipices, but way more than me. And even more so than our new puppy – Alpha Lady – who is a Shih Tzu, not exactly known to be the greatest canine athlete.

After a lot of begging for Alpha and me to join them on their nature walks, I folded. Although she is only around 12 pounds, if carried for a long time in the arms can truly make any walk miserable.

Which is what happened the first time. However, I did love getting outdoors with the family, and even with the doggy.

That’s when I needed a solution and, guess what, I found it in a doggy back pack!

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That’s right, a backpack to hold your small dog.  I had no idea these things existed.

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It’s freaking amazing!

When we first got it, I was concerned how will she stay in it. And will she even like it.

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She loved it!

How could she not, it’s so cozy on the inside, spacious and I carry her on my back. The bottom of the bag has a cushion making it feel like her bed.

There are plenty of different zippers for her head or her full body.

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I loved the amount of compartments and pockets that the backpack has. You don’t need to carry another one with for your own stuff, which fits comfortably inside.

I want one for me.

The EVA Backpack Pet Carrier is first class all the way.

There are so many places to hike in the world, I’m a huge fan of Orange County California. I lived in San Diego for a year and we used to go hiking in Crystal Cove, an experience to remember.

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Hiking with Dogs – Features for the EVA Backpack Pet Carrier

  • Zippered top mesh opening.
  • Adjustable security leash inside the bag.
  • The backpack’s versatile design allows you to carry it on your chest, on your back or across one shoulder.
  • Built-in rear compartment that allows you to put the EVA Backpack over the handle of a luggage trolley.
  • Made with sturdy but lightweight and flexible material.
  • Easy to fold when empty.
  • A to carry it.
  • Small size EVA Backpack fits under most airline seat.

It also was the winner of the best new product of the Western Pet Expo 2016.

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Info about One For Pets

One for Pets design and produce pet accessories that are stylish, high-quality, well crafted, reasonably priced, and eco-friendly. Their products range goes from carrier bags to food bowls, raincoats, and even bio-degradable waste bags.

The owner, Lynn Zhang, hand-picks select and trustworthy manufacturers that share their commitment to quality and the environment. She also supervises the product development and quality control.

They strive to produce products that have a minimal impact on the planet, throughout their lifecycle, from manufacture to use to disposal. Many of their products are produced using “green” materials – organic cotton, recycled plastics, biodegradable fabrics, natural vegetable dyes, AZO-free dyes.

For more in-the-know and up to date info about them you can check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

4 thoughts on “Hiking with Dogs (Small Ones) – How Do You Do It?

  1. What a ridiculously cute product! We are a keen outdoor family and in the process of choosing a small dog that could join us when hiking. We are investigating breeds that suit hiking but we may end up following our heart and getting a fluffy pooch. Then I guess I’ll be carrying the extra weight 🙂

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