Poll: Is This Living Dog Purse The Most Miserable Pup In All Of New York?

Pooch Pouch Dog Purse

You know what never fails to make me furiously irritated? People who treat animals like accessories. This isn’t a habit limited to “purse dogs,” tiny breeds of canines that fit into bags; it’s also people who seem to just see their pet as another fun little toy that they can just Instagram and post about and never have to clean up after.

Now, while Quvenzhané Wallis adorably wonderful red carpet style has included many a puppy purse, photographers spotted a woman in Manhattan yesterday with her dog strapped to her waist like it ain’t no thang.

Pooch Pouch Dog Purse

Obviously, this reminded me of this.

A questionable activity, though that dog looks like it’s both howling in grief and in triumph, so IDK on that one. But the little dog from yesterday looks less than pleased.

Pooch Pouch Dog Purse

Personally, I think this is a kind of terrible idea. First of all, it looks extremely uncomfortable; while I’m no doctor, I do know that dogs have delicate joints and this doesn’t appear too well-constructed regarding their comfort level. Secondly, it doesn’t appear all that secure with just those skinny hooks holding the pup up.

The woman is also wearing high heels which makes me super nervous because, though everyone can fall at any time, heels often make people more unstable. Plus, she’s on the phone and carrying something else and seemingly ignoring the dog, so if she were to bump into someone or possibly take a tumble, that dog is literally stuck with her and could get seriously hurt.

So, let’s be honest here…

Is Living Dog Purse Dog the most miserable puppy in all of Manhattan?

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Obviously, there are more unhappy dogs in New York, but I have seldom seen one that is quite so dejected.

Oh, and in the event you would like to don a dog that is not a living, breathing creature, perhaps try one of these adorable Quvenzhané-channelling alternatives.

dog wallet


Radley Shake A Leg Large Matinee Purse, $100.

ted baker bobbin

Ted Baker Bobbin, $180.


Dog & Bone Small PVC Bag, $23.

If those are not satisfactory to your tastes, perhaps try a lovely Shoulder Sheep instead.

[H/T: HuffPo, Photo: Alberto Reyes/WENN.com]

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    • http://helloalle.com/ Alle

      I love my dog. He would probably love to ride around in a bag with me all day, and by “bag” I mean “draped around my neck like a stumpy-legged fur stole, thus achieving maximum human-Oliver closeness.” But oh my god, I can think of about a billion things I would rather lug around than my dog.

      And I mean…that dog doesn’t look SUPER bummed? I just wonder why people get dogs and then don’t let them walk anywhere. That’s the best part of having a dog!

      • Samantha_Escobar

        I definitely bring my dog tons o’ places, but I don’t think she would feel pleased with being around my hip and kinda bouncing as I walk through a busy city :(

      • http://helloalle.com/ Alle

        Also, where would you keep your stuff? My bag would be competing with space with my weird danging dog acrobatic harness, and it would only be a matter of time before he started chewing on the handles.

    • Jenni

      I’ve asked you to stop posting photos of myself and my dog.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I love this trend, but how do you teach it to eat/regurgitate your wallet? I always have to go digging around in there.

    • Liz Grierson

      The nice thing about living breathing dogs is they have legs. And most of them are under-exercised. If you’re going to take your dog for a walk, you might as well let him walk!? If you need a dog purse, let him walk with little saddlebags to carry your sh&t. :D

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Now how did you get so many people to agree with you. That dog would rather be where it is than being bored alone in her apartment. It gets to look at everyone who is obviously noticing her and dogs like that. I bet many people said “hello puppy” to her and they love that too. If she didn’t like it she would let her mommy know pronto. That’s just the way dogs are, especially if they are spoiled and this one obviously is. Better this than chained in the back 24/7. Why don’t you do a real dog abuse article by going to dogs deserve better dot com where you could do some good instead of using this “accessory” for a celebrity sort of article.