Having the right gear will ensure travelers are ready
for any adventure. Some of the latest products in this
category will help dog owners take their companion
along for the trip.
Max Wax paw wax, new from Pawz Dog Boots, is a
wax product designed to protect paws against snow and
ice buildup, chemicals, hot pavement and sand. It also
can help moisturize dry and cracked pads, said Michael
Friedland, president of the New York-based company.
Ruffwear in Bend, Ore., recently introduced a sleep system designed for
camping and backpacking, said Susan
Strible, director of marketing. The Highlands Sleeping System includes sleeping options to meet a variety of needs.
At the foundation of the system is the
new Highlands Pad, a low-profile sleeping pad that easily folds for transport. It
can be used on its own, with the redesigned Highlands Bed or with the new
Highlands Sleeping Bag, Strible said.
San Francisco-based P.L.A. Y. (Pet Lifestyle And
You) introduced its Scout and About Outdoor Collection this spring. The line features outdoor and trav-el-friendly products for the active human and dog
including rope toys, training pouches, travel bowls,
tents, beds and mats.
“This collection offers active humans and dogs
all the go-to accessories to pack for your pup in one
place and is perfectly suited for any day of backyard
fun, training and events, weekend trips to the beach or
lake, and even backcountry hiking and camping,” said
sales manager Bill Parsons.
Retailers can play a big role in
encouraging pet owners to bring
their companions along on vacation.
Caroline Gunther, owner of Wag! A
Unique Pet Boutique in Hendersonville, N.C., makes it a point to provide
tourists with a lot of information
about things they can do in the area
with their pet.
Whether they’re located in a
tourist spot or not, retailers can
suggest travel websites that will help
their customers plan their next trip.
Here are some to start with:
BRINGFIDO.COM: This website
can help travelers find pet-friendly
destinations worldwide and includes
information on lodging, air travel,
attractions, restaurants and more.
GOPETFRIENDLY.COM: Search more
than 60,000 pet-friendly locations
and find helpful tips on what might
be involved with pet travel.
PETSWELCOME.COM: Search for
pet-friendly hotels by city with this
easy-to-use site. Or, if you don’t
know where you’ll be stopping
along the way, you can search for
hotels by route.
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• Parent tray with covered lid and water bottle holders
• Single rear brake system for extra safety
• Interior compartment includes 2 adjustable tethers
• Black Geometric
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• Dress Blues
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