I’ve biked many miles with dogs along and, because of that, have high standards (and lots of opinions) about dog bike carriers. They need to be sturdy and well-made. They must attach securely to the bike and have some safety feature such as a wire top, to keep your dog from becoming airborne in an accident.
Below is the only wicker product that currently meets with my approval. Here’s why:
It has a cover. I know, I know – having your dog sitting up in front like Toto in the Wizard of Oz has charm but if you stop suddenly, tip over or your dog decides to leap at a squirrel the charm ends instantly. What you want is safety for your companion. A top gives you added that security.
Being a safety-conscious dog person, I harness/tether my dogs and use a cover.
Other promising products are not on this list because they have more than 10% low ratings. This is a red flag to me that causes me to read the low reviews. Inevitably, they point out serious safety issues: poor attachment to the bike or a flimsy basket. So here we are back at this handsome basket.
The lowest reviews often mention size-related issues. This basket is for a small dog – tiny toys around 6 pounds or under.
- Thickly woven using high quality, durable rattan
- Pet basket with fleece pad and wire lid to keep your pet comfortable and secure
- Attaches using NBBC Quick Release bracket (handlebar diameter up to 25.4mm)
- Pet Weight Limit: 8 pounds
- Dimensions: 13″ (L) x 12″ (W) x 16″ (H)
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Here are other Other Wicker Bike Baskets for Pets. Proceed with caution. Read all the reviews. Also, consider a dog bike trailer. They can be the safest option. Read our article here: http://dogcarriers-info.com/top-rated-dog-bike-trailer/