Dog Carrier Backpack | K9 Sport Sack™ Review
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Angel Nutter
Dexter The Dog and I love exploring and traveling. There are so many fun sights to see and mountains to climb. Dexter’s heart and soul loves a good adventure, but unfortunately, his body isn’t always up for the challenge.
Why Use A Dog Carrier Backpack?
Dexter is a 9-year-young, large Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who also has Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. This disease affects Dexter’s mobility and stamina. When Dexter and I travel, I always take his dog stroller for times when he needs a rest. This works exceptionally well when we have smooth terrain. Sadly, we have had to forgo some great adventures because they were not accessible.
For years, I have been on the lookout for a dog carrier backpack that would safely and comfortably hold my almost 30 pound BFF. I realize, 30 pounds is a lot to carry, but having the option to check out some of these spots, even for short bursts is worth my challenge.
Then I saw it, the K9 Sport Sack™ AIR PLUS. This pet carrier stated it would hold 40 pounds! And the K9 Sport Sack™ looked solid and long enough to hold my incredibly tall dog. After reading all the specs and watching their videos, I had high hopes that the K9 Sport Sack™ would be the perfect solution for Dexter.
K9 Sport Sack™ AIR PLUS Review
When I opened up the AIR PLUS, I was impressed by the quality of the dog backpack. The design offers plenty of ventilation for Dexter and padding for me. The sides are fully ventilated and also double as side pockets. The shoulder straps are thick and large enough to take the brunt of Dexter’s weight. There is also a padded back side, to buffer my back from Dexter’s body. The backpack also comes with a detachable storage bag to hold your dog’s gear.
Looking at the K9 Sport Sack™ I decided to lay it out on the ground, feet side down. The zipper runs across one entire side, allowing plenty of open space for me to place Dexter inside. I then positioned Dexter inside the backpack by luring him with a treat and asking him to sit. I picked up one of Dexter’s front feet and placed it inside the neoprene lined front leg holes, then did the same with his second front foot. After his feet were in, I asked him to down. When he was in the down position, I zipped him in.
The K9 Sport Sack™ AIR PLUS has a lot of adjustable straps to cinch Dexter inside so that he doesn’t fall out. These straps also help keep Dexter from sliding or moving too much inside, adding to Dexter’s comfort and overall security. Once he was all cinched in, it was time to maneuver him onto my back.
My mom helped me get the backpack with Dexter inside on my back. I wanted to make sure during this process Dexter was safe and didn’t try to do anything silly. Up he went. My mom and I both talked to Dexter while he was in the K9 Sport Sack™. He seemed totally happy and secure, so I started to go for a walk with my mom by my side.
Everything went well. Dexter was happy inside, looking around. He wasn’t wiggling or trying to get out. He actually felt a lot lighter than I had expected. I thought it was going to be a big physical struggle on my part, since I’m not a hiker, but I was pleasantly surprised at how natural it felt.
I am so happy that I found the K9 Sport Sack™ AIR PLUS and Dexter fits inside! I intend to take the dog backpack on all of our dog-friendly trips. Whenever Dexter and I find ourselves in a location that is too tough for him to explore, I will use our K9 Sport Sack™ with confidence.
If you’re looking for a dog carrier backpack that is designed for safety and comfort, check out the K9 Sport Sack™ AIR PLUS. Use promo code Dexter (case sensitive) for 15% off your first order. Offer is valid for other K9 Sport Sack products.
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