DOG PERCH BACKPACK

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DOG PERCH BACKPACK

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The Dog Perch Backpack is the original dog carrier backpack, and the best backpack to carry your dog hiking.  It is based on our famous Tough Traveler child carrier backpacks, and is a true hiking-quality backpack with room for your dog, up to 30 lb, to ride sitting in a natural position without being squeezed into a sack or forced to sit in an upright 'begging' posture.

Supportive internal/external frame pack that takes the weight off your shoulders and upper back just like a quality technical hiking backpack (we've been specialty pack-makers since 1970!). 

The only dog carrier that is proudly made in USA, we craft all our packs in small batches for superior quality materials and workmanship.

The Perch comes in six sizes for the best fit for you and your pup, so please check the specs and sizing below to find the best option.

And we encourage you to review the comments and photos from other customers to get a good idea of how using the pack works in real life!

"Our dogs are 11 and 12 years old, and need a little help on those long day hikes. We tried [the Dog Perch Backpack] out...at Grayson Highlands in SW VA. This worked perfect! The dogs loved it and one of them fell asleep while we were hiking." Erick Allen, Hendersonville, NC.

 


DOG PERCH BACKPACK (Standard Size)

SPECIFICATIONS:

Primary use: DOG CARRIER BACKPACK FOR LIGHT HIKING & WALKING
Adult fit range: 5' to 5'11"
Total Load Limit: 40 lbs.
Dog Size Limit:

Weight: 22 lbs
Sitting dimensions: 12" front paw to base of tail, 8" between front paws

Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz.
Maximum Waistbelt:

48"

FEATURES FOR YOUR DOG:
• Flat foam bottom allows your dog to sit in a natural position, similar to sitting on a firm arm-chair.
• Five-point safety harness holds the dog in the carrier securely, and clips to collar or dog's harness
• High padded sides with cut away front, allowing your dog to rest his feet on the edge, and see out fully

FEATURES FOR YOU:
• Adjustable torso height for a perfect fit: shoulder harness adjusts in seconds to provide a custom back length.
• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between your shoulders and hips.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.

• 1/2" thick padded shoulder straps & 4" wide hip belt have sturdy foam to cushion load and absorb shock.
• Mesh backband provides cool back support
• Detachable underseat storage duffel, big enough for sweater, dog dish, treats, and other useful items.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
Based on our Pal'Mino child carrier backpack


DOG PERCH BACKPACK (Medium)

SPECIFICATIONS:

Primary use: DOG CARRIER BACKPACK FOR HIKING & AROUND TOWN
Adult fit range: 5' to 6'
Total Load Limit: 50 lbs.
Dog Size Limit: Weight: 25 lbs. Sitting dimensions: 13" front paw to base of tail, 9.5" between front paws
Weight: 4 lbs 8 oz.
Maximum Waistbelt: 48"

FEATURES FOR YOUR DOG:
• Flat foam bottom allows your dog to sit in a natural position, similar to sitting on a firm arm-chair.
• Five-point safety harness holds the dog in the carrier securely, and clips to collar or dog's harness
• High padded sides with cut away front, allowing your dog to rest his feet on the edge, and see out fully

FEATURES FOR YOU:
• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between your shoulders and hips.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.
• 1/2" thick padded shoulder straps & 5" wide, 3/4" thick hip belt have sturdy foam to cushion load and absorb shock.
• Mesh backband provides cool back support
• 'Trampoline'-mounted, contoured belt enhances freedom of movement, allowing normal hip rotation while you walk.
• Detachable underseat storage duffel, big enough for sweater, dog dish, treats, and other useful items.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
Based on our Kid Carrier child carrier backpack

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"Basil is enjoying trouble free travel now. Thanks Tough Traveler!" - Michael Carter, UK
Photo courtesy Michael Carter

"I recently purchased the Kid Carrier...and Dog Perch. I absolutely love the entire set. (And so does my dog.).... Thanks for making such a great product!"- Marge Tretter


DOG PERCH (Medium)(Extra-Padded)

SPECIFICATIONS:

Primary use: DOG CARRIER BACKPACK FOR ALL-DAY HIKING, TRAVEL, OR CITY USE
Adult fit range: 5' to 5'10"
Total Load Limit 60 lbs.
Dog Size Limit: Weight: 28 lbs. Sitting dimensions: 13" front paw to base of tail, 9.5" between front paws
Weight: 5 lbs 2 oz.
Maximum Waistbelt: 50"

FEATURES FOR YOUR DOG:
• Flat foam bottom allows your dog to sit in a natural position, similar to sitting on a firm arm-chair.
• Five-point safety harness holds the dog in the carrier securely, and clips to collar or dog's harness
• High padded sides with cut away front, allowing your dog to rest his feet on the edge, and see out fully

FEATURES FOR YOU:
• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between your shoulders and hips.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.
• 3/4" thick padded shoulder straps & 5" wide, 1" thick hip belt have sturdy foam to cushion load and absorb shock.
• Mesh backband provides cool back support, with breathable reticulated foam padding for extra back comfort
• 'Trampoline'-mounted, contoured belt enhances freedom of movement, allowing normal hip rotation while you walk.
• Detachable underseat storage duffel, big enough for sweater, dog dish, treats, and other useful items.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
Based on our Filly child carrier backpack

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Courtesy Customer Terri Cervi

DOG PERCH (Extra-Large)

SPECIFICATIONS:

Primary use: DOG CARRIER BACKPACK FOR ALL-DAY HIKING, TRAVEL, OR CITY USE
Adult fit range: 5'5" to 6'6"
Total Load Limit: 60 lbs
Dog Size  Limit: Weight: 30 lbs. Sitting dimensions: 16" front paw to base of tail, 9.5" between front paws
Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz.

FEATURES FOR YOUR DOG:
• Flat foam bottom allows your dog to sit in a natural position, similar to sitting on a firm arm-chair.
• Five-point safety harness holds the dog in the carrier securely, and clips to collar or dog's harness
• High padded sides with cut away front, allowing your dog to rest his feet on the edge, and see out fully

FEATURES FOR YOU:
• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between your shoulders and hips.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.
• 3/4" thick padded shoulder straps & 5" wide, 1" thick hip belt have sturdy foam to cushion load and absorb shock.
• Mesh backband provides cool back support, with breathable reticulated foam padding for extra back comfort
• 'Trampoline'-mounted, contoured belt enhances freedom of movement, allowing normal hip rotation while you walk.
• Detachable underseat storage duffel, big enough for sweater, dog dish, treats, and other useful items.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
Based on our Stallion child carrier backpackTough Traveler Dog Perch Backpack Extra Large for big dogs

 

 



DOG PERCH BACKPACK (Small)
Lightweight and compact, this size Dog Perch backpack is based on our Montana backpack. Fits smaller dogs up to about 15 lbs, who can sit on a base 8" x 11" (for best fit, measure your dog sitting on a rectangle of this size!)

• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between shoulders and hips, allowing you to ease weight on your back.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.
• Five-point safety harness holds dog in carrier securely, and clips to collar
• Water-resistant underseat pocket.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
• Weighs less than 4 lbs

 

 

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DOG PERCH BACKPACK (Extra-Small)
Our smallest open-topped dog backpack carrier. Best for very little dogs up to 10 lbs, who can sit on a base 5.5" x 9" (for best fit, measure your dog sitting on a rectangle of this size!)

• Simple and lightweight, to provide a good fit for people 5' to 6', without a lot of adjustment required
• Five-point safety harness holds dog in securely, and clips to collar
• Foam-padded seat provides flat surface for dog to sit on
• Detachable underseat storage duffel
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
• Weight: 2.5 lbs.