OUTWARD HOUND PoochPouch Dog Carrier Backpack, Gray - Chewy.com

Outward Hound PoochPouch Dog Carrier Backpack, Gray

By Outward Hound
Rated 3.9479 out of 5 stars
$29.99Chewy Price
$60.49Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Padded air mesh straps and back for comfort while carrying your pooch.
  • Bottom pouch pad is removable and can be easily cleaned.
  • Water resistant nylon fabric is soft and sturdy.
  • Safety harness attachment and zippered top for added durability.
  • The perfect way to take your pup on all of your outdoor adventures.

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Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

Is it Possible to wear this bag on the front of my body?
Answer by ChewyDec 08, 2019
This carrier is designed for use as a backpack. It securely buckles around your chest and mid section, reducing bouncing and swaying while your dog is inside.

Is this safe and comfortable for a dachshund? their backs make sitting straight up a little painful - is there a backpack you’d recommend for a dachshund?
Answer by ChewyMar 14, 2018
This backpack can be used with any dog weighing up to 15 pounds.

Could I wear this with a 13 pound shipoo while riding my bike?
Answer by ChewyMar 18, 2019
This backpack is designed for pets weighing up to 15 pounds. To determine if your pet will fit, we recommend measuring their length from their front shoulders to hind quarters to see if they will fit inside. The backpack measures 13 inches tall by 11 inches wide by 7.5 inches deep.

Is the bottom hard and sturdy it will it droop when i put my dog in there
Answer by ChewyDec 08, 2019
This backpack features a removable bottom pouch pad, which makes the bottom solid and comfortable for your pet.

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Rated 3.9479 out of 5 stars
96 Ratings
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96 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Bunnie on Feb 27, 2023

Almost good

Zipper at the top is kind of weird. It would be better to have an adjustable string. Side pocket is almost to small for 12oz water bottle for dog.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kenzie on Feb 20, 2023

Lil man went everywhere

I used this with my yorkie for years. He did fit In there better than the picture shows, he just really liked having one leg out.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Shoppinaddiction on Oct 5, 2021

Not comfortable for even tiny dogs

This just doesn't let the dog sit right and not comfortable. And too much netting, dog claws get stuck on both sides and top. He just doesn't like it, the bags are better that he has more room. 4 lb Chihuahua and he's not comfortable. If you lay it down, its okay, but this is a backpack and should be used as a backpack. What a waste of $30+ as a glorified toyholder. Iits 8-1/4 to 10-1/4 at widest (tapers, kidney shapped) x 7-3/4 deep. Height is 12"

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Small on Jul 29, 2021

Too small!

Bought this for a 12 pound dachshund. She would fit, if I fold her in half. Good quality, might hold an 8 pound dog.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By DDNC on Apr 11, 2021

Good but missing water bottle pouch

My 7 lb dog can lay down and loves the pouch. She ends up laying on the front side if it is unzipped. My 12 lb dog can sit and look around and also loves it. The backpack seems to fit better on a person with the 12 pound dog because she fills up the bottom and the pack sits correctly even when unzipped. Nicely made and good design. Only request would be an external pouch for a water bottle.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Devon on Jun 19, 2021

Size discrepancies

Too small for my 11 pound yorkie. Does not hold up to 20 pound dog as advertised.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Debs on Jan 10, 2021

Great Dog Carrier

This backpack is perfect for my 12 year old 12lb dog. We go on hikes with our dogs and sometimes she just can't go the whole way. This was she can join! It is comfy for her, lots of room still and comfy to wear and carry her. I've tried other backpacks that didn't have the cushioned straps or a waist band. It also has three pockets to carry all their stuff! The only thing that would be better if it had a water bottle holder on the side instead of one of the pockets.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on Jan 16, 2021


I have a 10 lb chihuahua and he cannot fit comfortably in this. He is too short for his head to stick out of the top but too big to be comfortable inside. It seems well-made but not very practical in application. the picture on the box has a Jack Russell in the back- yeah right! Ain't no way a dog that size fits in this thing.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Shayla on Aug 1, 2020

Does not fit my 15 pound dog

These are advertised to fit dogs up to 20 pounds. It works fine for my littler dog (12 pounds) ONLY with the top off, but my other 15 pound girl absolutely cannot fit no matter what - and she looks highly uncomfortable and unsafe the way she hangs halfway out of it. These are very small and should be described as being able to fit dogs no more than 12 pounds. I am trying to return one pack for a refund, if it goes smoothly I will update to three stars. The good thing I do have to say is that with my littler dog, she seems pretty secure in it, and the thick straps and additional chest strap distributes her weight so that it is very comfortable to carry her. If your dog is on the litter side, go for it, because it IS comfortable! If your dog is a taller breed or weighs more than 12 pounds then this is NOT a good investment.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By BusterBBB on Apr 8, 2020

Needs a stiffer bottom

All in all it feels like a good bag. We've not had to put our little buddy in it yet, though did to test it out. He seems relaxed in it however the bottom is rather soft. Husband is going to retrofit the bottom with something to help support our little boy.