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Wordless Wednesday – Dogs & Kurgo

Author: MayaAndPierson
August 29, 2012

Maya & Pierson get to try most of our pet travel products. I say most because they are both too big to try out the pet car seats.

Here is Maya trying out the red Kurgo dog car harness (only the black harness is available on our site).

You can also see the Kurgo Backseat Bridge in the photo below. I love this product because it covers the floor of the car and gives Maya & Pierson more room to move around.

Pierson is wearing the Bergan dog seat belt. Both the Kurgo brand and the Bergan brand pet car harnesses have been tested for safety.

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August 25, 2012

A pet crate that is strapped in with kennel restraints is a very safe way for your dog or cat to travel.

Is it safe for your dog to travel in a plastic pet carrier? There is no formal testing. But think about this, if you are in a car accident would you rather your dog get tossed around the entire car and possibly escape the wreck and get lost or hit? Or would you rather he get tossed around in a smaller enclosure, such as his pet crate?

If the pet carrier is strapped in, there is likely to be less tossing about. And he is prevented from flying forward and injuring the people passengers or from flying through the windshield. Kennel restraints made from the same webbing as the seat belts of cars is a very good way to secure your dog’s carrier in the car. Riding in a dog crate secured with kennel restraints also helps to prevent your dog from being a distraction to the driver.

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Young’s Pool in Overland Park, Kansas had a day for dogs on August 18th. Maya went last year and loved it so I thought I would take her again. (Pierson didn’t get to go because he doesn’t get along well with other dogs.)

Maya, bottom right, waiting for me to throw the tennis ball. Lots of other dogs in the background having a good time.

Maya loves fetching tennis balls from the pool.

Maya’s coming back with her ball while another dog is going in to get a toy.

Lots of dogs having a good time at Young’s Pool.

Some public pools have a day for dogs at the end of the season just before the drain the pool. Check with the parks & recreation in your neighborhood to see if there are any such events in your area. Remember, wherever you go, travel safe.

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We read this great article recently at Fidos of called “The Truth About Pet Friendly Travel“. This article talked about the number of hidden annoyances at accommodations claiming to be pet friendly hotels. A few of those annoyances are restrictions on size, species or breed, and number of pets. Another annoyance is the hotels which charge extra fees for pets.

We found another great article at I Love Dog called “4 Hotel Chains Where Dogs Stay for Free“. Some of these hotels still have size restrictions or other restrictions. But our favorite is the Red Roof Inn. We drive from Kansas to Texas at least once a year and take our two dogs. And we always look for a Red Roof Inn. Both my dogs are big, Maya is 65 pounds. We’ve never been turned away from a Red Roof Inn because of our dogs and we have never been charged an extra fee because of them.

Of course, your dogs should behave themselves when staying at a pet friendly hotel. No barking, no getting on furniture, no chewing on furniture, and please don’t poop or pee on the floor! And be sure to give dog owner’s a good reputation by picking up after your dog and leaving him in a crate if you decide to leave the hotel without him for a bit. Some employees are terrified of dogs and some dogs, despite their normal friendliness, may not let an employee inside to clean.

Enjoy traveling with your pet! I know I do. 🙂

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Sorry, no Saturday Post this Week

Author: MayaAndPierson
August 11, 2012


See you next week!

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Patty in Ohio shared a photo of her dog Baskum Allen Preston in his Fairfield dog car harness. Thanks for keeping your dog safe in the car Patty! And thanks for sharing this adorable photo of Baskum. He has such a sweet face. :0)

Baskum Allen Preston

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August 4, 2012

Barks & Crafts at Canine Camp Getaway

Barks and crafts, water games, yappy hour, horseback riding – just a few of the exciting things you can do at Canine Camp Getaway. Nothing makes a vacation like spending it with your entire family. Take your kids and your pets to this great pet friendly resort located in the scenic Adirondack Mountains.

Lots of beautiful areas to take your dog.

I first heard about this place on Dogster. Now I have to take my family here too. I love nature and the Canine Camp Getaway has nearly 300 acres of open space and trails. We can go hiking, swimming, play flyball, or just lounge around and enjoy food and drinks for both people and pets.

Lounge by the pool side.

Go swimming in the pool.

Did I also mention that there are agility games, dog bingo, dog training classes, scent detection, and spa services? The list goes on and on. There will never be a bored moment at the Canine Camp Getaway! Check out their website HERE. And check out these great photos of pets having a tail-wagging time.

Fun agility equipment for your dog to use.

Agility training can be such fun!

We haven’t been there yet but we’re saving up to go! It will be a long drive for us, from Lawrence, KS to Lake George, NY – almost 23 hours in fact! But everyone in the car, including my dogs Maya and Pierson will be wearing a seat belt. And we will make lots of stops. Maybe we will stop and visit Lake Erie along the way. There might be some fun things for us to do in Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, OH too. But not as fun as our ultimate pet travel destination, the Canine Camp Getaway!

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August 1, 2012

Pierson is wistfully looking out the car window through the BreezeGuard Window Screens.

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