After 20 years of living out of suitcases and writing travel guidebooks, it’s safe to say that we like to travel…a lot. For us, today that travel usually means car travel and, as often as we can, includes our dogs Irie and Tiki.
We love travel gear and so when we saw the Kurgo Airstream at this year’s Global Pet Expo, we had to go visit. We’ve long used Kurgo’s harnesses with Irie and Tiki on our car trips as well as many of their other products…but we were amazed to learn what an extensive product line they offer for dog travelers.
Just recently, Kurgo became a sponsor of our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show so we’re looking forward to learning more about the company with an upcoming interview with Gordie Spater. Gordie and his brother, Kitter, founded the company over a decade ago when they were looking for ways to make dog travel easier and safer. Here’s a photo of Gordie and Kitter with Kitter’s dog Rocket! (Doesn’t Rocket look a lot like our Tiki?!!)
The company was first inspired by Kitter’s dog Zelda, an energetic Plott Hound who loved to be on the go with the family but kept nudging her way into the front seat on car trips. Zelda inspired Kurgo to invent solutions like the Backseat Barrier to reduce distracted driving:
…and to improve existing products like bench seat covers. Today Kurgo is especially busy working on dog travel safety products, such as the development of crash-tested harnesses and seat belt products that keep dogs safe while traveling in cars.
We’ll be bringing you more on Kurgo in the coming weeks, including our interview with Gordie Spader. Stay tuned and, in the meantime, please be sure to take advantage of this special limited-time offer to save 40 percent on Kurgo products:
Save 40% off product only. Does not apply to taxes or shipping. Expires 9/8/13. Visit Kurgostore.com and use coupon code TRAVEL40 at checkout!
Disclosure: Kurgo is a sponsor of our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show; we only work with those companies whose products we use personally with our own pets!