Not only human follow the fashion trends, our four legged friends also be part of it. A new carrier has been designed especially for pets and is being said to be the first hands-free of carrying our four-legged friends.
It was designed by dancer and dog lover Shannon Beach, who owns a shih tzu, Ted D. Shannon said: ‘It was created out of necessity. I couldn’t find a carrier that suited my active lifestyle and was fashionably appealing.
My vet told me the best way to carry a small dog is on your forearm with legs hanging on either side. I used this concept for the base of the product, which distributes their weight evenly. Then I added straps so I could free my arm, making it hands-free.
‘When I saw it made people laugh, it was obvious I had created a unique business opportunity.
‘It’s great for people who enjoy biking, hiking or rollerblading and want their little dogs with them, and for handicapped or older dogs that can’t walk long distances. And in extreme weather conditions, it keeps your pet off hot asphalt or out of the snow and rain.’
Shannon crocheted about 50 slings to experiment with different materials before finding a company in Hong Kong to manufacture the Puppoose. It costs £37 and comes in four sizes and a choice of colours. It can carry dogs weighing up to 22lb.
This design also get a lot of negative feedbacks from the public saying walking the dogs should allow the dogs to feel and touch the ground instead of swingging them around our waist.