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5 Eco-Friendly Dog Carriers: Dependable Totes, Crates and Kennels for Your Dog

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our very first DOG article. Yes, Green Little Cat will now feature articles for green little dogs—and green big dogs too! Many of our readers have both cats and dogs, so we felt Planet Earth would benefit from a broader focus for our blog. We’ll be making a few other changes in the upcoming months to reflect our new direction of greener living for people, pets, and the planet.

For dog owners who love their pets and the environment, what are your best options for eco-friendly dog carriers? If you’re traveling with your dog or you need a dog crate, you may be wondering if there are any green options that are sturdy, dependable, lightweight and comfortable for your pet. Here are five eco-friendly options that cover the gamut from functional to first class travel.

1) Petmate Kennels Made from Recycled Plastic

Petmate is a U.S. based company that has been making pet carriers from pre-consumer recycled plastic for a number of years now. Over 50 percent of Petmate’s products are made in the USA from pre-consumer recycled plastic content—and you’ll find them widely available at PetSmart stores and online.

eco-friendly dog crate kennel carrierPetmate is dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint, creating green collar jobs through innovation, and contributing to their local community. The Petmate Sky Kennel is a heavy duty kennel designed for traveling with you pet. It comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 15 to 30” high, and the largest size can support a dog up to 125lbs in weight. Click here to find the right size for your pup.

2) New Age Pet ecoFLEX Crate and End Table

Eco-flex eco-friendly dog crate furnitureIf you’re looking for an attractive and eco-friendly alternative to a metal crate, the New Age Pet ecoFLEX Crate and End Table combines function and form. It’s made from ecoFLEX, which is a blend of recycled polymers and wood byproducts. This blend of recycled materials resists staining and warping, and is easy to wipe clean. It comes in three colors to blend seamlessly with your home décor. And you can choose from four sizes from small to extra large.

3) Doggles Hemp Messenger Dog Carrier

hemp dog carrier, hemp dog travel bagFor a sportier bag to carry your dog, look no further than the Doggles Hemp Messenger Dog Carrier. This highly functional bag is made from durable hemp canvas, and comes with a soft pillow, cuddly blanket and portable water bowl. And there’s more! The bag also has UV mesh panels to protect your pup from ultraviolet rays, and there’s an exterior water bottle pocket, and a pocket for your cell phone and keys, too. You’ll find all sorts of traveling gear at the Doggles website.

4) Organic Denim Outback Messenger

Organic Denim Dog Messenger Carrier bagHere’s a stylish option from Bark N Bag, creators of eco-friendly pet travel bags and accessories. Their Outback Messenger is a trendy black denim made from organic cotton. Even though this bag looks like a standard messenger bag, Bark N Bag really considered dog lovers in its design, and this is evident with smart details such as a removable tether, magnetic snap closure, three fur friendly mesh panels for ventilation, and three zippered pockets to fill with doggy treats and travel essentials.

5) Barn N Bag Weekender Traveler Bag

Barn N Bag Weekender Traveler BagIf you need a mid-sized pet carrier, there’s the Bark N Bag’s Weekender Travel Bag. It comes in three sizes to accommodate dogs from 8 to 22lbs in size. It’s clever design lets you open the bag from the top, front, and side so that you can place your pet in the carrier in the way that is most comfortable for them. The Traveler Weekender also puts a new eco-friendly spin to old world charm. The bag is made from 100{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} certified recycled plastic PET bottles, has an organic cotton absorbent liner, and uses bamboo rafters to provide structure and support.


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