For those looking for a pet bike trailer, we’ve put together this PetSafe HoundAbout II Bicycle Trailer Review & Buyer’s Guide.
The PetSafe HoundAbout II comes in two sizes, with the medium size being for pets up to 50lbs, and the large size being for pets up to 110lbs (that can fit in a 33 in. x 22 in. x 26 in. compartment – although the ceiling is detachable so your dog can be taller and stick their head out the top) .
In this review we go over the other main features, pros and cons of this dog bike trailer so you can get a good idea of whether it might be for you or not.
Let’s take a closer look!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
PetSafe HoundAbout II Bicycle Trailer Review & Buyer’s Guide
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- You can convert the trailer to a stroller with the PetSafe HoundAbout Strolling Kit Conversion Kit (on Amazon)
- You can get an extra hitch for the trailer – PetSafe HoundAbout Bike Trailer Hitch (on Amazon)
PetSafe HoundAbout II Bicycle Trailer: Review
- A bike trailer that you hitch to the back wheel of your bike
- Comes in a medium size with either an aluminum or steel frame. Compartment dimensions are 26 in. x 17 in. x 20 in. and the overall dimensions are 46 in. x 23 in. x 28 inches. Medium is suitable for dogs up to 50lbs
- Comes in a large size with either an aluminum or steel frame. Compartment dimensions are 33 in. x 22 in. x 26 in. and the overall dimensions are 55 in. x 33 in. x 33 inches. Large is suitable for dogs up to 110lbs (but need to be able to fit in the compartment
- Medium has 16 inch tires, while large has 20 inch tires
- Has a low profile design to make it easier for pets to get in and out of the trailer
- Has a waterproof floor/base, with a washable cushion
- Has a front door with waterproof layer and mesh screen layer, a rear door with mesh screen; plus a sunroof
- Has storage pockets for pet items and other items
- Has a safety leash to keep pets locked in while riding
- Universal trailer hitch fits most bikes
- Assembles quickly, and folds down quickly
- Dogs can stick their head out while riding
- The base of the trailer could be harder and firmer underneath the cushion
- You need to purchase an additional kit if you want to use this trailer as a stroller
- The large size almost certainly won’t fit a 110lbs dog even though is says it will. The issue is that the trailer is longer than it is wide, so larger dogs will have troubles turning around in it. Measure off the dimensions of the trailer compartment and not the weight capacity when picking a size
- Overall, the dog bike trailer is good value. It would be good though if the base was a bit firmer under the cushion, and the sizing was a bit more accurate to reflect the size and weight of dogs. Pick a size larger than what you think you need.
PetSafe HoundAbout II Bicycle Trailer: Buyer’s Guide
What Might The PetSafe HoundAbout II Bike Trailer Be For?
Light riding with dogs that can fit in a trailer compartment up to 33 in. x 22 in. x 26 inches. Note though that the ceiling is detachable so your dog can be taller and stick their head out the top .
What Might The PetSafe HoundAbout II Bike Trailer NOT Be For?
- Intense or fast riding
- Rough or sharp surfaces
- Dogs who need a bigger compartment that the dimensions of the large size trailer
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