It’s 4 AM, your gear is cleaned and packed like Tetris in the gooseneck, the horses are wrapped and loaded in the trailer, and your dog is already warming your seat in the truck. It’s horse show time and everyone seems to know it. On the way out of the driveway you go over your mental checklist; safety pins, hair nets and…oh no! Did anyone grab the dog food? With all your energy poured into mane pulling, muzzle clipping, and tack cleaning, it’s easy to overlook your dog’s luggage. Read on to see what some of our employees wouldn’t leave home without when traveling with their dogs!
“When I am headed to a horse show, many times, my little Yorkie/Jack Russell comes with me! Not only do I love PortionPaks because they are premeasured meals for my pup, but when I am traveling to a horse show, clinic or even just to the barn the PortionPaks are just as portable as my pooch! I just grab a couple bags and pack with his toys, treats and water bowl. I know that if my day goes longer than planned, I have a meal for the little guy. It’s all about convenience and making sure my canine friend stays happy and healthy!”—Kristina, Creative
“My dog Bailey comes to work with me every day. We both have long days because when we leave the office we head straight to the barn, and normally don’t get home until 9:00pm. Using PortionPaks makes it really easy for me to keep dog food fresh and handy every place I need it – at home, in my desk drawer at work, and a few in the car. This ensures that Bailey can stay on a regular feeding schedule, no matter where we are during our hectic days. If you travel with your dog, board your dog, or just lead a busy life, I really hope you’ll give PortionPaks a try. Some people may think it’s weird to keep a little pouch of dog food in their purse, but I think it’s brilliant. :)” —Jessica, Marketing
Collaps-a-Bowl: A perfect addition to your travel gear, this little bowl can fit just about anywhere.
“In the warm summer months when I’m on the go, I am always searching around for a way to offer water to my dog. I usually find myself letting him drink from my water bottle, which ends with more water on the ground than in his mouth. The Collaps-a-Bowl has been a lifesaver! It folds down flat and fits in my glove compartment or even in my back pocket, so that I’m never without a bowl for him. Whether we’re at the barn, on the trail, or just running errands-I never have to worry about how he’ll stay hydrated!”
SmartPak Personalized Nylon Collar: When you are traveling, it’s important to have proper identification for your dog in case he gets lost. This collar is personalized with your information, so you never have to worry about tags falling off, and your dog can be returned to you as quickly as possible!
“I bought this collar because my dog has a habit of losing her tags and I also wanted a way for her to wear identification without the constant jingling all of the time. This collar fits great and looks very nice. My favorite part about this collar is that she always has her name and phone number on her when we go out to the barn, the beach, the park, a horse show…everywhere! I feel safer knowing that if she got lost, we would have a better chance of being reunited with this collar.”
Sof-Krate: This crate pops up in seconds and offers wobble-free stability wherever you are. Strong mesh walls keep the breeze flowing and gives your dog a comfortable space to call his own.
“The Sof-Krate is really easy to transport. I typically set it up as a shelter inside of the Exercise Pen. It offers shade and has nice ventilation. Because it folds down flat it is easy to pack up.”—Renee, Merchandising
Wander Bed: This high quality, stylish, and easy to transport dog bed has it all! Roll it up, grab the handles and you are ready to go! The hidden feature is the corner pocket where you can store small items that remind him of home!
“The Wander Bed is perfect for weekend trips and overnights, in the car or really anywhere you want to offer your dog the comfort of a bed with the convenience of a sleeping bag. Simply roll it up and go! I love that the bottom is waterproof so I can toss it on the ground at the barn or while camping or just so my dog has a comfy place to lie on the porch.
Best of all, toss it in the wash and it is as good as new!”
When you hit the road, what products make traveling with your dog more fun and less fuss?
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