Archive for March, 2009
Most of the time, traveling with your best canine friends means lots of dirty windows, slobber, and perhaps a little bit of Dramamine. But as exciting as it is taking your dogs with you when you travel, it’s also important to ensure that they are safe. It’s not safe for dogs to just be walking around in the car; they should either be confined to one area via a wire dog barrier, buckled in with a dog seat belt, or for smaller dogs, held in the lap of a person (not the driver obviously). Taking these precautions will ensure that should the unthinkable happen, you and your pets are safe from harm.
When traveling with your dog, make sure to stop for bathroom breaks often; because they’re liable to be more nervous when traveling in the car, canines need more frequent bathroom breaks. You should also give them plenty of water especially if you’re in a hot car!
Pet Auto Safety.com offers a guarantee fit promise on the dog seat belt harness. If the size of the dog seat belt harness does not fit your dog, return it to them in its original condition and Pet Auto Safety will send you the correct size. They will only send one size up or down of the dog seat belt harness. If you need one size smaller of the dog seat belt harness, you will be refunded the difference in cost as well as the cost for you to return the product. If you need one size larger of the dog seat belt harness, you will not be charged the difference and your shipping cost will NOT be refunded.
Not only does Pet Auto Safety have a Guarantee Fit Promise, they also have a Satisfaction Guarantee Promise. If you are not satisfied with the dog seat belt harness you purchased from them, simply send it back and you will receive a refund of the product cost. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
Come to the Easter Egg Event for Dogs at Woof’s Play and Stay on Sunday, April 5th from 1:30 to 4:00. Woof’s Play and Stay is located at 1-35 and 67th St. in Merriam, Kansas. The exact street address is 6465 E. Frontage Rd.
Bring your dog for an afternoon of fun to benefit Animal Haven. They will have eggs with treats, gift cards, free treats and drinks for pets and pet owners, free professional pet photos, discount vaccines, pet adoptions, pet vendors (including Pet Auto Safety.com), and door prizes and givaways.
Join us for lots of doggy fun at Woof’s Play and Stay!
Watch out for Sephi and Maya! They are going to travel in our Pet Auto Safety car from Overland Park, KS to Austin, TX just before the big Easter weekend. They are going to go to visit their human grandparents, human aunts and uncles, and their doggy cousins. It is going to be quite a housefull of both dogs and humans. The doggy cousins include Fritz the Yellow Lab, Kalua the Toy Chihuahua, Killer the Lhasa Apso, Lucky the Chihuahua mix, Callie the Chocolate Lab, Tinkerbelle the Italian Greyhound mix, and Mocha the Toy Chihuahua.
Sephi and Maya will be sitting in the back seat of the car and they will each be wearing a dog car harness. The back seat of the car also has an Extend-A-Seat so that they have more room to move around and I don’t have to worry about them falling on the floor. We will stop at several rest stops along the way since it is a 12+ hour drive. This way the dogs can go potty and get a fresh drink of water from their portable dog travel bowls. Rest generally have pet areas just for those people who travel with their dogs. I won’t forget to pick up after Sephi and Maya and I won’t let them in the rest area bathrooms.
It should be a fun trip! Wish us luck as we travel in pet safety.
AnimalFigurineStore.com has a new page with collectible dog figurines of almost every AKC breed including collectible hunting dog figurines, dachshund dog figurines, great dane dog gifts, collectible chihuahua dog figurines, and more! And if they don’t have the breed or color of your dog, all you have to do is email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Collectible dog figurines make great inexpensive gifts for these difficult economic times. Check out all the collectible dog figurines at the Animal Figurine Store.
Have your Pets Use Safety Restraints
There are many pet auto safety products on the market that protect dogs and cats when they travel . Dog seat belts are comfortable and allow your dog to lay down or sit and still sniff through an open window. A pet car seat provides some form of restraint as well as cushioning. And dog or cat carriers keep pets in a secure enclosure.
Keep you, your family, and your pet safe when traveling. Seat belts and other safety restraints are a good idea for every passenger, so travel safe with your pet. Your dog will still love the ride in the car and you will have peace of mind knowing that your pet will have protection should the unexpected occur.
Driving Defensively and Keeping Your Dog Safe
Driving defensively means looking out for other drivers. You have probably had to swerve out of the way of another driver not paying attention or someone driving recklessly and cutting you off. You may be able to avoid such an accident, but what about your pet? What could happen if you had to make a sudden stop on the freeway and your dog was not harnessed in? A smaller pet could have been thrown onto the floor. A larger pet could have had his nose or head hit on the dash, breaking its nose or causing serious injury to the spine. Protect your pet by keeping them in a cat or dog carrier or by having them wear a pet car harness.
If you are considering getting a new dog but you are not sure what kind of dog to get, we have a wonderful solution. The absolute best way to get a dog which is right for your entire family is to go to your local animal shelter. Make it a family event and take your children with you. The staff generally know the dogs in their shelter very well and can assist you better.
If you want a purebred dog, shelters get purebred dogs too. Also, check out this great article by Jennifer Andrade called “Dog Breeds That Are Especially Good With Young Children”.
I absolutely adore my two Goldendoodles Jake and Josh, and whenever I leave the house, I always feel bad if I’m not able to take them along. But when I am able to travel with Jake and Josh, I want them to be safe, which is why I have dog seat belts for both of them. I think most people don’t realize that a car accident can be just as dangerous for an unrestrained animal as it can be for a person. When in an accident, wearing a seatbelt is essential, and because I take my Goldendoodles with me all the time, there’s a good chance that if I were to be in an accident, they would also be in the car. Whenever I travel I ensure that Jake and Josh are secured in their dog seat belts.
While I haven’t been in a car accident in almost fifteen years, it’s nice to know that me and my two best friends are safe even if it did happen!
Travel in quality and with ease using the Plastic Folding Dog Crate. Not only is it perfect for home or auto use, it is also airline travel approved. The Folding Dog Crate includes food and water bowls, two airline labels, tags, and instructions. It has the airline required cross ventilation and an easy-to-open yet secure latch. The Folding Dog Crate is fully collapsible and folds in less than 20 seconds. Not only that, the Folding Dog Crate is stain, water, rust and rot resistant.