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Backpacking with your dog is a wonderful way to share your travels and adventures with your best friend. Dog backpacks have become increasingly popular in recent years, but no model measures up to the Dog Perch Backpack for comfort for both you and your pup.  We’ve been designing and manufacturing them since 2001, based on our beloved child carrier line! 

What sets this line of dog carriers apart is:

  • A true hiking-quality backpack system, fine-tuned to fit your dog’s specific weight. The suspension system, supportive frame, load-control & sternum straps, and other features are designed to keep you comfortable. When you are carrying up to 35 lbs on your back for hours, you need more than a pair of backpack straps. The Dog Perch Backpack has the technical backpack features that will keep you comfortable.
  • A comfortable, natural-position seat for your dog. Many pet backpacks force the dog to cling to your back vertically or be stuffed into a shapeless sack. Our seat has a flat, bottom with a supportive foam pad. The shape is designed to allow the dog to sit in a natural sitting position with her front feet either in line with her bottom or resting on the carrier’s scooped sides (as if sitting on an armchair).
  • Made in USA since 1970. We design and manufacture with superior workmanship and quality materials for comfort, convenience, and durability.  When you shop with Tough Traveler, you are assured of a quality product that will last for decades and hold up to the toughest usage.
  • Comes in seven sizes for the best fit for you and your dog, so please review the individual models listed below to find the best option.  For personal assistance, please open up a chat at bottom right, email us at service@toughtraveler.com or call us at 1-800-468-6844.  We want to help you find the perfect fit!
  • Check out the comments and photos other customers have sent us to see the pack in action in the real world!  

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