It’s never been easier to bring your canine(s) along wherever you go thanks to a wide range of products.
With vacation season on the horizon, if you are like many owners, you will be making plans to take your dog(s) with you. And no matter where you will go or what you will do, there is a range of dog travel products that can help make your experiences easier and better. From in-car carriers and harnesses to airline-approved carriers to portable bowls and food containers, there is something for every well-traveled canine and their owners. The following are just a few of the myriad travel products available. (Note: All of the brands below offer a range of travel gear for dogs–and other pets, too.)
The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed: Apart from being used as a standard carrier, the circular dome-shaped Sleepypod also functions as a safe car seat (it has been certified crash tested by Center for Pet Safety). And, by unzipping the mesh lookout dome, it converts into a plush bed catering to pets who like to sleep in a curled-up position. The bedding is removable and machine-washable. The exterior is made from high quality luggage-grade, ballistic nylon and is easy to clean. Available in six fashion colors, the carrier comes in two sizes: medium for dogs weighing 15 lb. or less, and mini for tiny dogs who weight 7 lb. or less.
Sherpa Original Deluxe: This top- and side-loader is available in three sizes (8,- 16- and 22-lb. carrying capacity) and offers excellent ventilation on three sides as well as privacy flaps for nervous dogs who easily get stressed and anxious. High quality locking zippers make it easy to open and close, and it has a machine washable lambskin liner placed on top of a waterproof bottom and has a large zippered pocket for paperwork. The small size has the Guaranteed On Board airline approval from 10 national airlines and full reimbursement for the cost of the air ticket if passenger is denied boarding access because of the carrier.
Gen7 Commuter™ Carrier + Car Seat: With a 5-Star Crash Test rating from the Center of Pet Safety, the carrier + car seat’s is designed to provide security and comfort while on the road. The top- and side-loading carrier features, a machine-washable comfort pad, heavy-duty hardware. a padded shoulder strap for carrying ease and a seatbelt latch and shoulder strap to keep it in place during travel. Approved for airline use, too, it is suitable for small dogs up to 20 lb.
Sleepypod Clickit Terrain: Light and easy to use without sacrificing safety, this in-vehicle harness features shock-absorbing webbing sleeves that work in conjunction with a broad padded vest and Sleepypod’s unique infinity loop design for maximum protection. Its three-point secures a dog’s entire torso in rear passenger seat directly to the seatbelt system without a tether Crash tested to the company’s high-safety standards, the harness also features reflective rear patches and front logo for night visibility. Comfortable to wear as an everyday walking harness, it can also be used with an optional Terrain Pack. Designed for dogs approximately 18 lb. or more, it comes in four bright fashion colors and four sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large.
Kurgo Impact Dog Harness: Made from a single piece of high tensile (4,000 lb.) tubular webbing with all-steel nesting buckles and reinforced bar tacking, this crash-tested harness is purpose-built for car safety. It connects directly with the seatbelt system and has four adjustment points for a perfect fit on dogs of all shapes and sizes. The harness features a broad, padded chest plate for extra protection and comfort, is machine-washable, and comes in four sizes—small, medium, large and extra-large.
PetSafe Deluxe Car Safety Harness: Offering a smooth, safe, comfortable road trip for you and your dog, this totally new design has been crash-tested in a DOT-approved facility and stress-tested to 3,000+ lb. in accordance with leading industry standards. Featuring a fully-padded vest with breathable liner provides superior comfort and safety, the harness integrates with a vehicle’s seatbelt system. It comes in four sizes—small, medium, large and extra-large—and has a convenient connection point for leash walking. For maximum safety, an optional three-point attachment is available.
Sleepypod Yummy Travel Bowls: Designed for use on the go or at home, this bowl set is a must have for canine travelers. You can store and transport your dog’s food at the same time with this three-in-one prepack system. 1) spill-resistant water bowl that serves as a base; 2) food bowl slips into the water bowl, making it leak-free; and 3) lid doubles as an extra bowl that seals the entire system, making it entirely spill-proof. Made from baby-safe, FDA food-grade, BPA-free silicone that is microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. It comes in two sizes, medium and small, and five springtime colors.
Kurgo Kibble Carrier™ and Collaps A Bowl™: The Kibble Carrier, constructed of durable 400d hex-weave material, is perfect for any road trip. Modeled after river dry bags, its top rolls down and clips securely to keep up to 5 lb. of dry food fresh and contained, whether packing for a week or a weekend. The zippered side pocket is perfect for treats or any small extras your dog loves. The bottom of the bag features a convenient opening that fits a Collaps a Bowl. The bowl, which is just under an inch thick when not in use, can hold up to 24 fluid oz., is made of BPA-free food-grade silicone and is dishwasher friendly.
The Ruffwear Haul Bag™: keeps dog gear organized and accessible wherever you go: car camping, road tripping or visiting friends. You can store and easily access food, bowls, leashes, toys and pick-up bags in the wide-opening gate-mouth. Its interior and exterior zippered and mesh pockets keep gear organized, while an I.D. sleeve displays important information. A shoulder strap and side handles provide two carrying options; the bag is hand washable in a mild detergent.
Clickit Terrain Pack: Equip your dog for the day’s adventures with this handy pack. The ergonomically designed backpack integrates seamlessly with the Clickit Terrain safety harness by attaching to its four D-rings. Its two pouches allow for storage of essentials such as food, water and toys. Two removable, reflective Velcro patches can be interchanged with your dog’s own service patches or expressive badges. The water-repellent pack also has adjustable straps to prevent shifting a padded handle for better control or a helping hand over tough terrain.