Fundle Ultimate Pet Sling

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier, stealth transport
Also works for:
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★★

Longer ago than I’d like to admit, a reader wrote to me and asked what I thought of the Fundle pet carrier. She wanted a stealth bag for her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, but thought that the PetEgo messenger bag I’ve recommended would be too big for her (she’s petite, and she has some neck/back problems). I’m on it, I told her, and I sent away for a large Fundle carrier (the carrier is available…

Kwigy-Bo “Michael” messenger bag

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier
Also works for: Stealth transport, people avoiding puppy bling
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

I’ve been hearing good things about Kwigy-Bo bags, but I’ve been having a hard time finding some to look at in Seattle. Today I came across this messenger bag at Scraps, a local high-end dog store, and I liked what I saw. This is a solidly-constructed, good-quality carrier. At 18Lx6Wx11H, it’s large enough to hold most small dogs (though it’s too small for Chloe). It has three good-sized pockets

Sherpa “Tote Around Town”

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier, stealth transport
Also works for: In-cabin airplane carrier (with warning, see below)
Quality: ★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This is one of the better Sherpa bags I’ve seen. I still don’t love the fabric or the fake leather, but the overall effect is attractive and practical. It comes in two sizes: Small (10Hx15Lx7.5W) and Medium (13Hx17Lx8W). I saw it in black; it also comes in pink and brown, and a couple of tweed patterns. It has a nice faux sheepskin pad inside — I…

Doggles “Hemp Dog Carrier”

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier
Also works for: Stealth transport, people avoiding puppy bling
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This carrier is made of hemp, which will please the environmentalist in you, and it’s well-constructed. The entire top is a mesh panel (with UV protection), and there are mesh panels on each end. The bottom has some rigidity and a fleece pad, so your dog has something stable (and comfortable) to rest on. There are a couple of useful pockets, a water-bottle pocket on one end, and a…

PetEgo “Contour Messenger Bag”

Best suited for: Stealth transport
Also works for: People avoiding puppy bling
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

Chloe’s messenger bag, the PetEgo Contour Messenger Black Label Bag, is a great stealth carrier. It comes in two sizes: Small (10.5Hx14Lx8W) and Large (13Hx20Lx10W). It also comes in a sporty orange-and-grey color combination, but I think the all-black option looks more like an computer bag and doesn’t highlight the mesh ventilation panels.

It has many good features, but the ones I care most about are the mesh “tower” and a small, zipped hatch in the top…