Bike Baskets for Smaller Dogs an Alternative to Pet Trailers

For bicycle fanatics with smaller dogs under 14 lbs such as Chihuahuas, Dachsies, Yorkies or Toy Poodles, you might want to consider a front pet basket as an alternative to a pet trailer. Adding a Bike Basket is a super way to hit the road with your canine companion. For the small dog, there are several advantages to using a bike basket. Most install easily to your bike handlebars and can be left on the bike when not in use. As opposed to a pet trailer, you can maintain eye contact with your pooch as she sniffs the fresh air as the two of you travel along.

And don’t forget the feline in your life! For those of us with cats that like traveling, all of these baskets will work with your kitty as long as she has a good harness to keep her from jumping out.


Some features to look for are a harness attachment so your dog will stay put on bumpy roads and compartments for treats and toys. In addition, it’s nice to have a rain cover in case the weather changes. A few of the dog bike baskets we recommend are easily removable and double as a carrier. This is a great feature when shopping via bike, lock your bike up, remove the basket and you and your pal can go anywhere on foot!

Three Great Bike Baskets for Pets:

Snoozer Buddy Bicycle Basket:

This is a cute pet carrier for taking your furry friend along while you go biking. The basket installs quickly onto the handle bars of your bicycle and features a durable easy to clean microfiber fabric which can be cleaned super easily. The Buddy comes in several colors, has a padded chin rest and removable inner cushion and plenty of mesh pockets for everything your little pooch needs. If you’re on the road and it starts to rain the basket comes with a convenient cover which secures onto the basket. The cover has a secure opening so your little pal can pop his head out and keep his eyes on the road. The Buddy is very sturdy and installs with no tools.

Solvit Tagalong Wicker Pet Bicycle Basket:

For those desiring a classy ride to the local farmer’s market with their pet, the Tagalong Wicker is the choice. This rattan basket has a traditional look and with the cute sunshade, your pup can ride in cool luxury. Inside the basket is a washable full sheepskin liner and adjustable safety leash. A inventive bracket design allows the basket to be removed with one hand and used as a carry basket. All being said, if I was a dog, I would love to take a ride in this one!

WeeRide Bicycle Pet Carrier

The WeeRide is the smallest of the three carriers featured in this article coming in at 14 x 14 x 10″. It has many of the features we’ve mentioned including safety strap and clip, extra pockets and easy attachment. The Wee Ride is easy to clean and very universal for most bikes. This would be a great choice for dogs under 10 lbs.