Sorry everyone for not doing a full post yesterday for Pet Travel Destination Tuesday. We have been redesigning our retail website, www.PetAutoSafety.com. Most of the major redesigning is done now, so take a look and tell us what you think. Does it look better? Is it easier to navigate? Are there things you don’t like? Are there things you would change or improve? Any feedback with constructive criticism would be most welcome!
The second thing I wanted to ramble about was the comments on the March contest giveaway posted on March 8th. One of the ways to enter the contest is to leave a comment under the post and click the Rafflecopter entry saying that you left a comment. Because spammers left over 500 comments the other day (yes over 500!!!), we accidentally deleted all comments made on that day. This means that legitimate comments were accidentally deleted along with the spam comments. However, if you indicated in the Rafflecopter that you left a comment, your entry was still saved in the Rafflecopter and it still counts! So please, if you don’t see your comment know that your contest entry is still there. If you left a comment asking a question, I’m so sorry that we didn’t see it. You can leave a comment again or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We sincerely apologize for this and thank you so much for stopping by!
One more thing to share… We had some great weather last week. It got into the 70s and even the 80s on March 14th and 15th so I took Maya to the dog park. She had a lot of fun!
Funny after this really nice weather, it got cold again. It even snowed yesterday. The weather is as crazy as my Maya!
Well, that’s all I have for now. See you later in the week for Pet Safety Saturday.
No pet auto safety theme today. I just want to share some cute photos of my pups. Maya & Pierson don’t just help me in promoting safety in the car, the also provide me with boundless entertainment.
Those are my pups. See how cute and entertaining they are? No wonder I make them buckle up when they are in the car.
For more adorable pet photos, visit the Wordless Wednesday blog hop.
We like to try to use our own photos instead of the manufacturer photos for our pet auto safety products. However, the photos for these pet travel products don’t always work out for various reasons. Here is a wonderful collection for the Wordless Wednesday blog hop:
For more pet photos from other great pet bloggers, check out the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Blog Paws.
Designed to fit on a small couch, this plush cover can also be used in the back of your SUV. It can also be used in the back seat of your car, however, it does not have straps to secure it to the seat. If used in the back seat of the car, it would work more like a blanket.
To enter to win this month’s contest is simple. Enter the Rafflecopter options below. Like us, follow us, comment, or all of the above! The more you do, the greater your chances of winning.
There will only be one winner as we just have one of these left. The contest ends November 30th and the winner will be chosen at random on December 1st. Please note that you must be a resident of the continental US to win. We will not be able to ship this item outside the continental US.
Good luck on this Pet Auto Safety giveaway!
Pet Auto Safety had a fantastic time this Sunday at the Dogtoberfest in Lawrence, Kansas. The event was huge and there were lots of activities. I tried to get as many photos as I could of the different events, but I was stuck at my own booth most of the time. So I asked Jim Sovanski with Sovanski Photography, who also had a booth at the event, to share some of his photos. As you can tell, his photos came out much better than mine.
For more Wordless Wednesday photos, join the blog hop below!
It is now the law in New Jersey to keep your pet restrained in your vehicle. They have passed this law for a number of reasons but the primary reason is for the safety of people. As important as it is to protect our pets, New Jersey was able to enact the law in order to protect people. How does restraining your dog in the car protect people?
1. Dogs can be a distraction in the car just as much, if not more, than a cell phone.
2. Too many drivers allow their little dogs to sit in their lap which is even more of a distraction.
3. An unrestrained dog in the car can cause a person serious injury in the event of a car accident because the dog becomes a dangerous projectile.
4. In the event of a car accident, an unrestrained dog in the car might be able to get out of the car and run into the road causing another accident.
5. A dog who hangs their head out the window could jump out or accidentally fall out of the car and cause an accident to other drivers on the road.
New Jersey didn’t just enact these laws to protect people, they felt compelled to enact these laws because too many people were not using common sense when traveling with their dog in the car. Too many people allowed their dog to sit in their lap when they drive, allowed their dog to hang out the window, or got into a car accident because their dog was a distraction.
If you think the new laws in New Jersey are too harsh, use common sense when you drive with your pet. If your dog won’t wear a dog car harness, at least consider a pet car barrier. Other pet travel safety products include the BreezeGuard window screens, car seats for dogs, pet car barriers, and pet travel crates. For a variety of pet travel safety products to choose from, click HERE to visit our pet car safety website.
Our source for the info on the New Jersey law is PetSide.com.
Kurgo makes great pet travel products such as the Wander Pet Car Hammock, the Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness, the Backseat Barrier, and the Backseat Bridge. They are well-made, very useful and safe, and best of all they have a lifetime guarantee. Since we like Kurgo so much, we have decided to expand from our pet auto safety base and have added the Kurgo Wander Back Pack for Dogs.
So what does a back pack for pets have to do with dog car safety?
Pet – This one speaks for itself.
Auto – Your dog has to ride in the car before he can get to his favorite hiking spot to use his new back pack.
Safety – This one is a stretch but the Kurgo Wander Back Pack for Dogs has four reflective strips (two on the top and one on either side) for just in case your dog is hiking in the woods at night.
So mostly the Wander Pack has to do with pet travel. Plus, we just wanted to order them so that our own dogs could use them! In fact, that is our dog Maya in the photo above wearing hers.
Like other Kurgo products, the Wander Back Pack for Dogs has a lifetime guarantee. So if you plan on going on a hiking trip with your dog to Colorado, Missouri, or other great hiking spots, consider a Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Car Harness and the Kurgo Wander Back Pack for Dogs.
Be sure to check us out next week for another new pet auto safety product. We are adding a bunch of new pet travel products in May.
We generally post an article on Saturdays and Tuesdays or Wednesdays. However, due to a family emergency we missed Saturday’s post. We will likely miss the Tuesday and Wednesday post as well.
Pet Auto Safety is a family owned business. So when my mother had a medical emergency which put her in ICU, we rushed off to St. Louis to be there for her. I am home now but will likely be heading back soon. Please forgive the lack of posts this week. We may not be posting much on our FaceBook or Twitter pages either, but feel free to check out our friend at All Things Dog Blog who is currently hosing a pet auto safety giveaway of our products. She is also on Twitter @AllThingsDog.
As a website owner, I am constantly bombarded with SEO marketers trying to get me to hire them. It is really annoying. But Visible.net took a different approach. They didn’t try to sell me services I didn’t need. They actually reviewed my website and pointed out a few issues. They even told me things I could do myself to fix them. But of course, they were hoping I’d hire them for something. Knowing my websites weaknesses, I gave in and hired them for things which I knew I could not do myself. One service I needed was a professional Pet Auto Safety.com video.
Here is the video they did and I must say I am extremely pleased. When I hired them I thought it would just be a slideshow with music and a bit of commentary. But the person who did my video took an extra step and filmed cars on the roadway. He even added a few other images which fit the theme. Every penny I paid Visible.net was worth it.
Watch and tell us what you think of our Pet Auto Safety.com commercial video.
We here at PetAutoSafety.com would like to wish you a happy and safe Easter. Remember, if you take your dogs with you when you visit family this Easter be sure your dog wears a dog seat belt or other pet travel safety device!