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 Post subject: Backback-style carrier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:50 am 
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Just in case anyone is interested...

I had been looking for a backpack-style carrier for my senior Cocker and came across the Ruffit carrier (www.ruffitusa.com). I wasn't sure if my girl was too big or not but ended up taking the chance and ordering it. I would highly recommend it if you have a smaller-sized Cocker. Louise just met the size limit (on length) for the XL but it has been so much fun having a way to get her out and about on the buses and subways here in Korea.


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 Post subject: Re: Backback-style carrier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:31 am 
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How cool is that? What a great way to bring your pretty girl with you.

She has such a sweet face! :hp

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 Post subject: Re: Backback-style carrier
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:41 am 
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That looks great! I wish I could do it. At 28-29 lbs, Cici would cause me some major back issues!

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 Post subject: Re: Backback-style carrier
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Thanks! Of course I think she's pretty cute. :chk

Thankfully she's only about 22lbs so it's manageable for carrying her. We've got a real test this weekend going camping-- it'll take a bus ride to the subway station, and a 90 minute subway ride (plus 2 transfer) and a cab ride to the campground. haha Can't wait for my international license to arrive.


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 Post subject: Re: Backback-style carrier
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That is awesome! She looks so comfortable!

How is she secured? Is it easy to get the dog in and out? How hard is it to get it on and off you?

Keep us posted on how it works out!

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 Post subject: Re: Backback-style carrier
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:01 pm 
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There's a loop at the top (like a handle), I hook a carabiner to that which is also clipped to her collar-- just for my own peace of mind. The straps criss-cross over her back and are adjustable. We've only used it twice so far so she's still getting used to it. She is more relaxed when I carry her on my front than on my back, so we're still working on it. Basically, I get her to sit on it and then lay down. Then I just slide her butt into the back and cross the straps across her back and tighten them.

Since she's 10kg, she's a bit to heavy to just sling around onto my back, so I just usually sit on the bed to put her on my back. On my back it's comfortable. I don't notice too much strain or anything. When she's on my chest, it's a bit harder since her weight is pulling me down.


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