I don't care for either type carrier they use to tote their pets around. I just carry her in my left arm with one of her gorgeous little sparkling collars and she also wears a secure pink harness that attaches to her leash. She is safe and if for some reason she would get free from my grasp she has a collar, harness, leash and she has been micro chipped. I don't make it a habit of taking her to really busy places, mostly we take rides to the grassy areas in the park on my bike, she loves the basket and is secured inside. She loves looking all around. We do go to the pool and since it's all fenced in she runs around and when other people are there they make over her. I take her for rides in her car seat in the car so she doesn't think she is going to the vet whenever she gets into a car. She loves barking at other dogs with their heads out the window, my windows are closed with the air on. She is so much company for me.