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{CITYDOG LIVING} CELEBRATING LIFE WITH DOGS

HIT THE ROAD

WITH ROVER ONE CAN NEVER BE TOO PREPARED FOR A ROAD TRIP WITH ROVER, SO HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE FINDS FOR COMFORT, SAFETY AND OF COURSE, FUN.

WRITTEN BY BRANDIE AHLGREN PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE AUSTIN

With so many places to explore in the Pacific Northwest, planning your road trip takes careful consideration. And, if you’re planning to hit the road with Rover, figuring out the best places to sit, stay and play as well as what to pack for your pooch can be a challenge. Well, have no fear, CityDog is here, with some product recommendations to make your trip not only fun with Fido, but also safe. And, speaking of fun, we are joined by Liz Dueweke and Adam Mertz from Seattle’s Q13 Fox News and their two pomeranians, Wolfie and Diggy, who help us and a few of our other four-legged friends, test some our favorite travel items. SAFETY FIRST. Whether your canine travel companion is 10 pounds or 100 pounds, buckling up is a must. For petite pooches, we recommend the Skybox Rear Booster Seat from Kurgo. It’s padded with low walls so it’s comfy, cozy and gives just enough of a boost for little ones to peek into the front seat or see out the window. The seat folds out in seconds, with a place to attach to your car’s seatbelt and a tether to attach to your dog’s harness. Speaking of harnesses, the Tru-Fit Smart Harness by Kurgo is crash-tested and designed as a dog safety harness, not a converted walking harness, so while the all-steel buckle system may seem complicated at first, it’s based on the engineering for harnesses used by rock climbers. There’s even a carabiner to attach the harness to your car’s seatbelt. Furthermore, the chest pad reduces stress on the trachea and sternum while dispersing kinetic energy across the chest of the dog—this is important during those rare, but dangerous impact crashes.

Top left: Wolfie enjoys West Paw’s Montana Nap Dog Mat. Top right: Liz Dueweke and Adam Mertz hit the road with their two pomeranians, Wolfie and Diggy. Above: The Orvis Dog Traveler’s Kit is packed with the essentials including Addiction’s Grain-Free Meaty Bites, Insect Shield’s insect repelling blanket and Tall Tails’ Fish Squeaker Toy. 16 • CityDog Magazine

PACK YOUR BAGS. We are in love with Orvis’ new Dog Traveler’s Kit (pictured on the left and next page) that features a rugged nylon canvas bag designed to pack all of your pooch’s essentials. The smart design features three polypropylenelined compartments and comes with a separate bag to store kibble such as Addiction’s Viva La Venison as well as travel food and water bowls. Pockets in the lid are perfect for treats plus leashes, small towels, or other travel accessories and the mesh side pocket is a great place to stash a water bottle—we particularly like the Canine Canteen (also by Orvis). It features a patented twist-top lid with a large-capacity drinking trough built right in to quickly quench your dog’s thirst. We also love the Dog on the Go travel kit that is pre-packed with everything you need for a day out with your dog including a collar, leash, scented bags with

CityDog Magazine Summer 2017 Issue  

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