The Fido Pro Airlift (patent pending) is a highly functional, easy to use, hammock-style backpack that a single person can use to rescue their canine friend in an emergency. The Airlift is lightweight and packable, specifically designed to live in the bottom of your backpack alongside your personal emergency gear. No matter the season or the sport, the Fido Pro Airlift provides you peace of mind as you venture into the wild, knowing that you have a reliable method for saving your companion. We believe that anyone taking their dog into the backcountry bears the responsibility of caring for and being able to rescue their companion.  The Fido Pro Airlift is recommended and used by the National Association For Search And Rescue.

Having the confidence to safely and effectively immobilize your dog, and extract them from a remote location to seek medical attention is invaluable. The care and attention to canine anatomy is evident in the [ Airlift’s ] design, and the convenience is obvious in the weight of the product.
— Dr. Ben Mackin, Veterinarian, Carbondale Animal Hospital

airlift details & features

Airlift Hands Free

AIRLIFT Exterior

The Fido Pro Airlift (patent pending) is a lightweight, affordable, hammock-style rescue device that packs into a compact stuff sack, about the size of a burrito and weighing approximately 8 oz. The Airlift's patented design, featuring an 8-point contact system, distributes the dog's weight evenly amongst the frame, providing a comfortable ride for the injured animal and an easy carry for the person. 


Like all Fido Pro designs, the Airlift (patent pending) was designed and constructed with the dog's anatomy in mind. The body of the Airlift is made from a 200 denier nylon packcloth and is tapered- wider in the front or chest area of the dog and narrower in the back or hindquarters. The leg holes are also anatomically correct, smaller for front legs and larger/wider for rear haunch.

Easy-to-use labels

We've designed the Airlift (patent pending) to be easy to put on and adjust with the front leg holes specifically labeled. The interior of the Airlift is also marked. We understand from firsthand experience that there is a great deal of stress that accompanies rescuing your injured companion; we have built the Airlift with ease of use in mind.

webbing frame

The Airlift (patent pending) is constructed of high strength 1” webbing, quick release buckles, and 200 denier nylon packcloth. The 8 points of webbing contact are also reinforced with durable 1" box-stitching. Because the webbing frame is supporting the dog's weight, we were able to save some overall weight and bulkiness for the Airlift by using a lighter fabric for the body.

shoulder & chest straps

The shoulder strap design and its patented eight-points of contact provide additional weight distribution and secure fit across the shoulders. We have also included a chest strap and pull-down hand loops in order to custom fit the shoulder straps allowing for a wide range of body sizes to carry the Airlift (patent pending).


product specs

Dimensions: See image. In stuff sack: 7" x 4" 

Product Weight: Approximately 8 oz

Weight Capacity: The proprietary design, materials, and dimensions of the Airlift allow for a comfortable fit for a wide range of dog sizes, from 30-100lbs*. During our research, we have found that very large dogs are not found as frequently in the backcountry. We have also come to the conclusion that even a very large person with above average strength would have great difficulty carrying a dog that exceeded 100lbs in weight. For these reasons, we are currently designing the Airlift 2, a two person carry system for large dogs. If demand justifies production, we will quickly respond with the Airlift 2, a two person rescue option, based on our original Airlift, for very large dogs.

Fido Pro Airlift CAD

*The Fido Pro Airlift is designed to be used in emergency situations only. We have taken every measure to ensure that your dog will ride comfortably in the Airlift, although it is possible that your dog may sustain chaffing or rubbing in points of contact. If you are carrying the animal for a long period of time, check periodically for "hot spots" and add gauze or padding if needed. Fido Pro is not responsible for any misuse of or injury sustained while using any of its products.