The Challenge: If folks carry their tiny pooches in purses, why not wear them baby-style in a doggy version of a Baby Bjorn? Pup To Go dog carriers are brilliant in theory (hands-free small dog hauling), but not so easy to get used to (Isabelle, my little American Hairless Terrier, seemed rather freaked out at first, and I struggled to get the straps adjusted comfortably).
The Road Test: Took Isabelle on a few errands around Boston's North End in the Pup To Go carrier.
Public Reaction: "Look at that!" "How CUUUUUTE." "Oh, she's like your baby."
Isabelle's Reaction: "Grrrrr."
The Takeaway: Hands-free pet carrying is a wonderful thing, especially for those of us who live in busy cities where you worry about your dog getting stepped on in crowds. Not every pet is going to like being carried around this way (the Pet To Go folks readily admit this), but plenty do (and they've got the adorable testimonials on their site to prove it). If your dog already enjoys being toted in different types of pet carriers, she's probably a good candidate. I can see it being especially great for older dogs or dogs who have a harder time getting around.
More: Check out leashes, collars, and other unique pet products on Daily Grommet.
Here is the Pup To Go in action. Plus, a chance for you to WIN one for yourself (and your pup of course).
What new adventures would be possible for you and your pup if you were the winner? Leave a comment and we'll give one reader a Pup To Go of their own!
General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U. S. resident, and at least 18 years of age and you must leave a comment sharing how/where you would use the Pup To Go. No purchase necessary. The winner will be randomly selected and will receive a Pup To Go carrier. Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of Daily Grommet, Inc. are not eligible to enter. You are not eligible to win if you have received a prize or giveaway from Daily Grommet in the last six months. Void where prohibited. Contest will run from 8am EST through 10pm EST May 3, 2010.