I’ll admit that I used to be one of those people who scoffed at dog owners who pushed their dogs around in a stroller or carried them in their purse. “Let them walk!” I’d think, and I’d laugh thinking about how it would go down if I tried to contain one of my dogs in a stroller or bag — because it wouldn’t be pretty.
But you know what? I was wrong (and, TBH, kind of a jerk). Not only can small dogs not always walk as far or as fast as their humans, but in an area with a lot of foot traffic, like the farmer’s marker, it’s actually dangerous for a little pup to be down there on the ground among all those feet. There’s no point in risking injury, and I totally understand wanting to take your dog with you wherever you go. So, basically, I’m a convert. In fact, I kind of wish I could convince my dogs to ride in a backpack … although at 40 and 65 pounds, I guess I might not get all that far with them.
However, if you’ve got a small dog who you’d like to take along on an adventure, you’re in luck! We’re working with the awesome folks at K9 Sport Sack to give away a K9 Sport Sack AIR in the size and color of your choice — which means you can take your portable pup anywhere you go (where dogs are allowed, that is). Hiking, biking, walking around town, you name it — your pooch’s short little legs don’t have to keep him at home!
Bonus: it’s not only veterinarian-approved, but also doubles as an airline-friendly dog carrier for small and medium dogs (although, of course, always check restrictions with your airline before showing up, dog in tow). The AIR is particularly exciting as we go into summer, as it has mesh sides for plenty of ventilation.
Oh! And did we mention that this giveaway is open to our U.S. and Canadian readers? Pup. Yeah.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling us about the place you’re most excited to take your pup if you win. (Sharing a few details about your best furry friend won’t earn you any extra entries, but we sure wouldn’t mind hearing all about him or her!)
The giveaway will remain open for a week, at which point we’ll contact the winner via email — so keep an eye out. And stay tuned, as we’ll have a review on the K9 Sport Sack AIR coming up soon. Happy Fit Bottomed Pets Week!
What’s my favorite place I’ve ever gone with my dogs, you ask? We took the pups on a hike in the mountains of Asheville and saw some waterfalls a couple of years ago — that’s a tough one to top! —Kristen