Buying Guide: Dog Travel Gear


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Car Seat Protection

kurgo-titleKurgo Cargo Cape
Buy: Amazon
We permanently keep the back seat of our Jeep down for the dogs; that area is protected with a Kurgo Cargo Capt. [Our review] Kurgo also makes bucket seat, bench seat, and other car protectors.


Dog Tag Clip

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Klippy – Pet Tag Quick Clip
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Living in the country, Irie and Tiki aren’t required to wear their rabies and other tags on a daily basis. We keep their tags on a Klippy and, when we travel, we clip this device to their collars.


GPS Tracker

tagg-irie2webWhistle  GPS Pet Tracker
Buy: Amazon
Both Irie and Tiki wear Whistle (previously Tagg) trackers so that we can always track them via smartphone if they should get separated from us.



tiki-kurgoKurgo Tru-Fit Harnesses
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Irie and Tiki always wear their Kurgo harnesses in the car to keep them safely buckled in place. Kurgo makes several models.


Lighted Collars and Leashes

Screen Shot 2014-12-24 at 8.53.28 PMThe Beacon™
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We love that this light is no more complicated than a dog tag. It clips to your dog’s collar or harness (or to you!) so that you can be seen on evening walks. The light has three settings–a constant glow and a fast or slow flash–so you can distinguish between your dogs if you’re walking multiples.


Screen Shot 2014-12-24 at 8.55.37 PMDog-e-Glow™
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Dog-e-Glow also produces collars but we especially love the LED leashes. They’re available in a wide variety of styles, from camo to an extensive collegiate football collection. Collars and leashes can be set to remain on throughout the walk or to blink to increase visibility.


Glowdoggie2Glowdoggie™ LED Collar
We’ve had these German-engineered LED collars for several years and they’ve been great. The collar, which slips over your dog’s head like a necklace, runs on AAA batteries.


ramp-parkSolvit Deluxe XL Telescoping Pet Ramp
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Extending up  to 87 inches, this ramp is excellent for dogs that need a gentle slope to get in the car (like our Irie after ACL surgery!)



Travel Bowls

irie-wanderpail-smileWander Pail
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Like the name suggests, it’s much like an old-fashioned lunchpail, complete with a handle to carry to your picnic table. [Our review]