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"Your back pack has been a life saver. My service dog, a 30 lb. Jack Russell Mix dog, Jackie Chan, has acquired megaesophagus, thereby requiring he eat sitting up for 25 minutes four times a day. He goes everywhere with me, so I cannot bring his large Bailey chair everywhere. The backpack holds him up for eating on the ground or on my back of we have things to do. It also has enough zippered storage space that I can pack what I need for him and myself. Thank you for this quality pack. You may use photos and testimonial for advertising. You can see more photos on instagram jackiechanbakerdog."
Denise Emmerling-Baker (artcompassioneducation.com)

"I am so grateful that someone came up with such a clever idea that has given me the ability to enjoy so much more time with Basil in his senior years. I have added side carriers and an extra bag at the back as well as a water bladder and rain hood so it is quite an impressive rig now! We have raised over $5,000 so far for a UK charity called Dogs Trust who do wonderful work re homing dogs who havent had a great start in life, giving them loving homes and bright futures.... We set off on Tuesday by train to the north-west of England then start walking on Wednesday and just have to keep putting one foot (or paw) in front of the other for the next 16 days."
Michael and Basil Carter (www.basilsadventure.com)

"We are ready for new adventures!!!!!!"
Julie LaFlamme

"Thank you so much for your Dog Perch Backpack! My two chihuahuas did it to the summit of Mount Lafayette but were too much tired to go down so I put them in the bag and we did it to the trailhead without problem!!! Love it!"
Kiki Jay

Plus this review:
"I bough the Dog Perch Backpack in large size to bringing my 2 chihuahuas when they get too tired in trails. I really love all of it, with the pockets, and the ability to attach things around the bag with a snap hook like my hiking sticks, water bowl... I wasn't sure about the confort of the shoulder straps (the clavicles hurts the first time) but after some use, I feel comfortable and it wasn't a problem on a 7hrs trail. The dogs seems pretty confident and comfortable too, they slept many times in it! Because of the price, hope that it will last!! Highly recommend!"
Kiki Jay

"We love walking, but have an ageing, ailing dog that's now unable to enjoy walks under her own steam. We were unable to find a suitable carrier in the UK, so looked further afield and found the Tough Traveler site. Our Kid Carrier with 'Dog Perch' arrived yesterday, and we're very pleased with it; more importantly our 'Old Girl' seems to feel very comfortable in it. We're yet to test it outdoors, but if the trial runs (indoors) are anything to go by, it's going to prove to be a great buy! Great product Tough Traveler!!!"
Alison Lynch

"Just thought Id send a wee photo of your dog backpack in action :). My pup luvs it and it means she can still come on longer walks despite having a bit of arthritis.Thank you,"


"We adopted our terrier mix, Moppit, about 6 years ago and at the time our vet guessed he was probably about 6-8 years old. In his prime, this little guy (who is also completely blind in one eye!) did a 12 mile round-trip camping adventure and loved every second! Now, at 12-14 years old, he has the heart for the adventure but the traveling is tough. Last year we bought him his very own dog carrier from Tough Traveler and we couldn't love it more! Here he is on one of his favorite "hikes" near Carbondale, Colorado. Thank you!!"
Molly and Greg Sustad

"We received our custom Penthouser today and WE LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you soooo much for making such an AMAZING dog bag!! We've just tried it on and it fits my 7 lb. Maltese perfectly!! AND the Ranger color makes it look like legitimate hiking equipment instead of a cutesy fashion piece. I love it! I'll sing praises of Tough Traveler to anyone who ask about our new bag! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
-Angie Morgan

"Hi, We recently went on a trip to Yellowstone, the Tetons, Glacier and Banff. We were concerned about our 15 year-old Westie Gabby not being able to do much walking. Last year my husband ended up carrying her on a hike in the desert and we knew that she wouldn't be able to handle anything more than a short distance. We did some research and found your Tough Traveler with a dog insert and ordered it. Thanks to the Tough Traveler, we were able to all hike together in several parks and as you can see, Gabby enjoyed her trip as much as we did!
Terry Cervi"

"Zucci from the beautiful Schoharie Valley in upstate NY is a Tough Traveler! Thanks for all your help!"
Kevin, Beth, & Zucci

"Hey guys. I absolutely love the backpack and so does my dog!"
Jason Allen

"When we bought this I promised I would send images of my dog in the backpack if it worked for her. She is a miniature Dachshund and we bought the large for her length. This is brilliant. I have attached two images. Cheers"

"After a long search for just the right backpack to carry my 14 lb 11 year old Cairn terrier, I found exactly what I was looking for at Tough Traveler. Now, we can continue to explore the Rocky Mountains without a care in the world. Whether she gets tired, hot, cold, stuck in snow, or simply refuses to budge, I can scoop her up and plop her in the lookout. We both love it. We hike several times a week in all weather conditions and it has held perfectly. It's lightweight, sturdy, comfortable, and I can even carry my water bladder in the lower compartment. Chilly and I can't thank you enough. Happy Trails"
--Jacky K & Chilly

"Were all so happy with your dog-carrier for our handicapped 10 years old Estelle. Thank you so much for making such a perfect product."
Marcel and Helene Muller, Switzerland

"Hi Tough Traveler "Bosco" from Washington state here chillin in my new carrier with my papa! Just wanted to say thanks for such a great product. I enjoyed an all day adventure through the Pacific Northwest greeting people and finally I get to go into all the stores! You all are the bestest! Thank you again "Bosco" the mini Schnauz!
Paula Kelly"

"Just thought you would like this photo. This is Charlie's 2nd trip in his backpack. We were visiting Holy Island in Northumberland and he had walked about four miles on quite a hot day. I was amazed to see him fall asleep in the backpack even before we could lift him up onto my husbands back. He must be so comfortable. Thank you for solving a real worry for us. We have a very active Cairn Terrier too so now we can make them both happy on walks!!
Best wishes Norma Innes"


<>"Basil is enjoying trouble free travel now. Thanks Tough Traveler!"

Photo Courtesy Michael Carter, UK

"My husband recently ordered me a doggie pack from you for my birthday. As you can see, Charlie thinks it's his. He snuggled in as soon as he was put in, totally comfortable. Charlie goes everywhere with me: hiking, antiquing, flea markets. At 46 with arthritis setting in, my arms get tired holding him. Now he can be with me, the weight is distributed safely on my body, and I have two hands back to be able to drink a latte, pay for purchases, etc. Thanx so much for providing a logical, functional product for pet owner's vs the cutsie, look at me fad products that are so popular. I carry your company contact info with me and pass it on every time I'm asked 'Where'd you get that?'.

Thanx again,
Stephanie Johnson & Charlie
Ravensdale, WA"

"What a great product the Dog Perch Backpack is. We have been able to start doing some longer walks now we have this backpack which is something we never thought we would be able to do again with our dog Binky. The only problem is that he would rather sit in the backpack then do any walking now.
Many Thanks
Sally Handscombe"

"Dear Tough Traveler,
Last summer, we purchased your Dog Perch so that our 14 year old Jack Russell terrier could accompany us on our annual hiking trip to Acadia National Park. This was the first time that Connor could not blaze the trail (he lost his sight last year), but we were still able to bring him along. The pack was extremely comfortable, both for husband and dog. We were stopped by so many dog lovers who appreciated our efforts to include our elderly dog in our outdoor adventure.
Connor passed away this November and we are so grateful to your company for designing a pack that allowed us all to enjoy a last vacation with him!
Thank you from
Elaine and Jerry Saunders"

"We love our puppy pack!"
- Robert Turner

"We bought your carrier for our little beagle, Ruby, because she's getting on in years, but still likes to go...and we like to have her with us.... [She] was more than happy to get into the carrier once we got to Berkeley Springs, WV, for a quick walk around town - whole other perspective from having your nose to the ground the whole time and seeing nothing.... We even got to go into a couple of shops that didn't allow pets. Good for her. Good for us.
We all love the new carrier and the possibilities it affords.
Here's a couple of shots.... [shown below!]
Thanks for making such a wonderful product and for obviously understanding dogs and what they need to be comfortable and happy."
-kelly, steve, and, especially, ruby

"[M]y dog will be 15 this summer. He likes being out with us, but can no longer walk as far. We walk him as far as he can go, and then he rides the rest of the way. Your backpack has been amazing - not bulky like a stroller and we can hike easily with it. He is 22lbs and I can carry him for hours with your pack even though he is 1/5 of my weight! I am never sore the next day. Thank you so much for helping my buddy Misha enjoy his senior years! Here is a photo of us at the White House:" -Vanessa

Just to let you know that my dog pack arrived just in time for last weekend's hill walking and that it proved to be all that I had hoped for. My six month old West Highland terrier took to the experience of being carried up the hills like royalty and seemed to really enjoy herself, while at the same time I was more than pleased at my own ability...to carry her for several hours up what at times were quite steep hills on our first outing.... So thanks a million to tough traveler for a lovely experience and for what so far been a great product.
Best Regards.
Margaret Whelan

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