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Planes, Trains or Automobiles: Hitting the Road with Pets

Summer is just around the corner, and many of us are looking forward to the warmer, sunny months. What a great time to hit the road to discover new and fun places!


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Though travelling with a pet can be stressful, in this day and age, there are many ways to safely include our four-legged family members in the fun. The utmost goal is to make sure our pets are safe, secure, comfortable and happy, and fashion does not have to be left out of the equation. Consider these fashionable, easy options for your store assortments.

For the ultimate in glamorous style, check out Dogs of Glamour for fashionable purse totes for pups and their humans. My little one loves to snuggle in the Fab Messenger, a soft-sided, lightweight quilted bag in fun colors. As soon as I take it out, my dog jumps right in it.

For those who want something a little sturdier or prefer a bag that looks more like a purse, Dogs of Glamour delivers. There are faux leather; quilted classic totes with Chanel styling and even a briefcase-style messenger with a pouch for your laptop. For the colder winter months, be sure to offer the plush insert blanket for extra snuggling.

“Designed in the USA for glamorous dogs around the world,” these bags are the ultimate fashion statement, according to the company. And don’t forget to check out Dogs of Glamour’s fashion-diva clothing line with designer knock offs that will turn heads and give your customers the ultimate, well-rounded couture styling for their furry friends. Visit dogsofglamour.com to check out all their fun items, or call 310-853-7071.

For those who really want to get around in ease and style, pet strollers are the answer. I love my Gen7Pets stroller; to me, this is the Rolls Royce of strollers. The user-friendly Smart-Features make it super functional yet so stylish. It is the perfect size to stroll my two girls in comfort and small enough to easily store and transport.

Gen7Pets’ goal is to keep pets feeling secure and comfy while looking stylish wherever they travel, and they do a great job of holding to their mission. Typically, when a pet stroller is left unzipped, the net hangs down in the pet’s face, obstructing vision. Gen7Pets’ Smart-Canopy eliminates this; simply push the net up until it pops up into the canopy hood where it is stored out of the pet’s way. The Smart Basket underneath the stroller has a rear-entry zip for easier access and safer transport for personal belongings to prevent them from falling out if the person hits a bump. Folding is an effortless snap with Smart-Fold; push the button on the stroller’s handle and, like magic, the stroller folds up. Smart-Reach thoughtfully positions the handle in a way that provides more kick space for users when pushing the stroller while walking or jogging. And loved by all pets and their owners are the super soft, easy-to-clean Smart–Comfort pads and the extra-durable foam treads of the Smart-Wheel for smoother rides and bigger smiles.

Gen7Pets offers the strollers in a variety of colors and patterns, from simple basics to bold leopard with hot pink trim—many options to chose from. And it’s not just for tiny pups and cats; the Promenade can hold pets up to 50 pounds. Other products include the Roller-Carrier rolling backpacks that multi-task as a den, a backpack and a car restraint. And the Carry-Me Deluxe pet carrier line comes in patterns matching the strollers for traveling by plane, car or walking around town.

 

For those taking off via plane, Quaker Pet Group’s (QPG) Sherpa Bags have been around for more than 25 years and are a staple for many air-traveling pets. As a pioneer in the travel bag business, QPG has many years of development and refinement behind their products.

“Widely recognized as the premier producer of soft-sided carrier, Sherpa is the innovator of function and style for pet travel,” according to the company. Developed by a former flight attendant so pets could travel safely in-cabin, these functional bags are ideal for all your customers’ traveling needs by car, foot, train or plane.

These airline-approved soft-sided carriers easily fit under the seat due to a patented spring-wire frame that allows the bag to be pushed under the seat while maintaining its form. Seat belt safety straps dual-function as a luggage strap. Not leaving anything out, the carriers have comfy, washable faux lambskin liners, locking zippers, lots of mesh windows for air, roll-down flaps for privacy and hand and shoulder straps.

Today’s updated versions of the basic bag feature multiple colors, prints, wheels and even fashion purse-like bags. Visit quakerpetgroup.com, or call 973-625-5900 to learn more.

Beware: This summer you might have some pretty fancy runway pups around every corner you turn. And because there are so many excellent products in this category, stay tuned for more next month. Until next time, cheers!

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