Two weekends ago, my husband had to go to Blanding for work. We hadn’t seen him much for a few weeks, so we tagged along, all of us, including our 3.5-month Schweenie, Bailey Mae.
I know from experience with her, that she LOVES traveling. She is always the first to the car when it’s time for the school drop-offs and pick-ups. The problem is Bailey Mae is curious and she gets car sick–within the first mile, making traveling with pets a crazy adventure.
We packed mats and laid them out all over the car for our li’l four-legged, furry family member. She did relatively well until we hit the canyon heading into Price. It made for a very long trip trying to keep her resting and cleaning up puppy puke.
Thanks to Petmate, Bailey Mae can be the traveling Queen she dreams of being! Petmake recently expanded its line of plastic pet carriers and the newest one is a modern and versatile top-loading model. This state of the art two-door kennel gives options to owners, especially cat owners, the solution to insert and remove a pet from its carrier. Or in Bailey Mae’s case, gives us the option to reach in and offer her comfort during travel.
The new carrier is one of Dr. Marty Becker’s Top Picks at the 2012 Global Pet Expo.
Bailey Mae is a tiny thing at four pounds and the 19″ carrier works well for her. Petmate also offers a 24″ model. Between the two pets ranging from 5-20 pounds are comfortably accommodated. The kennels are even offered in four contemporary pearlescent colors: —Pearl Ashe Blue, Metallic Pearl Tan, Metallic Pearl White, and Pearl Honey Rose.
We weren’t sure how Bailey Mae was going to respond to the carrier, especially after Li’l Man announced to her it was her new “Puppy Prison”. We left the door open and allowed her to explore on her own terms. She had no issues going inside and when the front door was closed, she just sat patiently. Li’l Man carried her through the house without any complaints from her. The best news was when we loaded her into the car for the school drop off. She was stationary, rather than exploring and had no issues with car sickness. She just laid down on her mat inside the Petmate carrier and enjoyed the company.
Each carrier is made of plastic construction and steel wire creating a sturdy carry that assembles in less than five minutes and securely latches for safe carrying or auto travel.
This carrier, although new to the market, is quickly receiving recognition within the pet industry. It was chosen as a staffers’ pick for Stuff We Love in the Spring 2012 issue of Modern Dog Magazine alongside 14 other pet product favorites for the season. Most recently, Dr. Marty Becker—the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” resident veterinarian on “The Dr. Oz Show” and the pet expert for the American Association of Retired Persons—chose Petmate’s 2-Door Kennel from thousands showcased at the industry’s largest annual tradeshow, Global Pet Expo, for inclusion in his annual “Dr. Becker’s Best” list.
The 2-Door Kennel retails for $49.99 (19”) and $69.99 (24”), and is currently available at pet specialty retailers nationwide.
For a complete list of “Dr. Becker’s Best” list, visit vetstreet.com.
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