For any boob tube or fashion fanatic, you've seen Paris Hilton along with her friend Nicole Ritchie carry a Chihuahua around in a purse. It looked cute from a pet lover's perspective, but nowadays it's all the rage. It is fast starting to become a need rather than a trend, and thus the dog carriers were made for the pet lover. This is most needed by pet owners who leave in the urban areas and need to take their pets around for a walk to the park or wherever during vacation or on weekends, since it would seem very unlikely for you to leave them at home, all alone. You can almost imagine the mess they'll make when they're bored, so it would definitely be a better choice to tag them along for a ride. For the fashion-inclined, good news as there are various trendy and chic designs available for your use.
There are tote bags, which are very similar to shoulder bags. These come in several materials, such as denim, crocodile skin or pure leather, for the fashion diva in you. They also come in several designs like polka dots, stripes, and very attractive patterns, resembling a brand name
in modern fashion. Tote bags are appropriate for small dogs like Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus, otherwise if you try to fit a German shepherd, or a Saint Bernard even, in it you'd be surprised to
find upon arriving home, one shoulder abnormally lower than the other.
Back carriers are also available in the market. These help you carry your dog on your back and give them a sense of security and safety, as well as you, since you'll be having eyes on your back. This helps your dog as well, if they happen to have posture problems, since sometimes tote bags make your pet feel uncomfortable.
If you're not happy with the thought of carrying
something on your back, you can always opt for the sling bag, since there is a possibility that your dog may jump out of the back pack, or get stolen. Sling bags enable you, the owner, to keep an eye on your pet by placing him in front of you, and just like any best friend of yours, you can engage in conversation with them, ignoring the fact that they'll talk back with a drool-filled bark or licking.
For those who want to treat their dogs like babies, you have wheel carriers at your disposal. This can be very convenient for times when your dog gets tired after tagging him along for a trip to the mall, or any long distance trip. It would be very advantageous if your dog is heavy, so all you'd need to do is take him/her on a stroll while you watch your dog rest comfortably like a baby on its back. There are several wheeled dog carriers available in different colors and designs which may provide your dog a good, luxurious spoiling.