Your dog, just like you, deserves to experience the world. You’ll need a high-quality dog carrier to ensure that your pet travels safely and comfortably. It’s challenging to decide with so many possibilities available. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. The type of trip you’ll be conducting and the carrier that will work best for you and your dog will determine the ideal option. Which ones are the best, though? Below, we list the top travel dog carriers you can buy and the best-used for them all.

Kurgo Dog Carrier Backpack (Hiking)
This portable dog carrier is ideal for individuals who enjoy trekking the trails. The Kurgo Dog Carrier Backpack measures 13" x 21" x 10" and is designed for pets weighing up to 25 pounds. It’s lightweight but rugged, with many zippered pockets for extra storage, including a laptop sleeve and two water bottle sleeves.
Key Features

  • Waterproof bottom
  • Rollup mesh window
  • Harness inside to keep the pet in place
  • Padded design
  • TSA Approved

EliteField Soft Sided Pet Carrier (All-around travel dog crate)
This beautiful canine tote is airline-approved and comes with a built-in leash for added security. The removable support board and fleece bed cover retain the bed’s structure while keeping your pet comfortable, whether your trips are short or long. Perfect for flying, car rides, or taking your furry one to the vet. The dog carrier comes in Large (19"L x 10"W x 13"H) or Medium (17"L x 9"W x 12"H).
Key Features

  • Made with waterproof material
  • Top and side venting for breathability
  • Removable fleece bed and support boards
  • Built-in leash to secure a pet in the carrier
  • Seat belt loop to buckle in your furry pal in the car.
  • Handheld and shoulder straps with adjustable shoulder padding for various carrying options
  • Airline approved

YUDODO Mesh Travel-Safe Sling Carrier (Running errands/ Travel)
Made with leather and mesh, this soft, breathable carrier is perfect for smaller dogs, like Pomeranians, toy poodles, chihuahuas, Yorkies, and other small breeds like it. Coming in three sizes: small (up to 5 lbs.), medium (up to 10lbs and large (up to 15lbs), this sling-style carrier allows your pet to stick its head out and let you be hand-free to do what needs to be done while keeping your pet close. Perfect for running errands, going on nature walks, biking, site seeing and more.

Key Features

  • Adjustable wide padded straps (38.6-46.5 inches)
  • Adjustable safety hook to secure your pet’s collar so your pet won’t slip out.
  • Portable pocket
  • Breathable mesh sides

The Sherpa Travel Original Deluxe Airline Approved Pet Carrier (Travel)
This pet carrier was created to provide a comfortable and safe travel experience; this travel dog crate features mesh windows, side and top entry with locking zippers, and an adjustable carrying strap. The lambskin lining is machine washable, and the carrier has a little accessory pocket too. It measures 18" L x 11" W x 10.5" H and works perfectly for pets up to 16 L x 10 H (or up to 16 lbs.)

Key Features

  • The patented spring wire structure allows the carrier’s rear end to be pulled down several inches to meet under-seat standards.
  •  Roll-down flaps for privacy
  • Mesh windows for ventilation
  • Top and side entry for easy in and out
  • Padded adjustable no-slip straps
  • Pull-out washable lambskin liner
  • Side pockets
  • Locking zippers
  • Guarantee On Board Approval seal

PetAmi Deluxe Pet Carrier Backpack (Hiking)
This dog car backpack comes in a whopping eleven colors, so doggy and fashion can go together. Your pet will be cozy in this sturdy polyester and sherpa-lined carrier backpack. Enforced with a reinforced framework, it allows for space and movement, so your pet is not caved in. It fits medium to small-sized pets easily as it measures 12.5" x 10.2" x 16.3" (L x W x H). Its ventilated design ensures adequate airflow and heating control. Additionally, it has a zip-up mesh window for added headroom and visibility. The various pockets can store personal items or pet accessories and include a collapsible water/food bowl.

Key Features

  • Safety leash and buckle to secure your pet inside.
  • Padded moisture wicking should strap
  • Hold pets up to 18lbs
  • Chest and waist buckle for a secure fit.
  • Two enter/out points for easy access to your animal.
  • ID name tag
  • Collapsible water/food bowl

Pet Carrier Bicycle Basket Bag Pet Carrier (Biking and more)
This little travel pet basket/carrier is well suited for those who love to take their pets on their bike rides with them. It is easy to install on your bike and removed just as quickly. Measuring 11 "L x 12 "W x 14.5", H can hold small pets up to 19lbs. Inside there is a tethered leash to secure your pooch in place, leaving you no worries about your dog flying out if you hit any rugged terrain. The sheepskin-lined bottom also helps soften any bumpy blows. The basket is made of mesh material for soothing ventilation for your pet, and its rollup mesh window gives your pet an optimum cooling system.

Key Features

  • It can be converted into a dog carrier, backpack, and pet car booster seat. Shoulder straps included.
  • Mesh storage pockets
  • Drawstring mesh lining for extra lock in security
  • When not using it, it collapses for easy storage.

Petmate Sky Kennel Pet Carrier
This hard-sided travel dog crate is the ideal airline dog carrier if your pet is riding as cargo and not in the cabin with you. Coming in hard plastic, it comes in six different lengths, ranging from 21 to 48 inches. A "live animal" sticker, clip-on bowl, and ID tag are added to it to make sure your pet’s journey is the safest it can be.

Key Features

  • A four-way vault door for added security (available in the 36-inch size and up)
  • 365-degree ventilation for total comfort for your animal.
  • Non-corrodible wingnuts
  • Meets most air travel compliance (Though they advise you to always check with your airline provider.)