One of the things that has been on our wish list for quite awhile is new seatbelts for the pooches. We had originally purchased two cheap harnesses from one of the big box pet stores. They worked great for keeping the dogs in place during drives.
However, after an accident on a back road (thankfully minor!), we wanted something more than just keeping them in place. We stumbled on a study done by the Center of Pet Safety, which completed the first crash testing on pet safety harnesses.
Beyond the impact protection, seat belts can be critical if in an accident. As we unfortunately know, a car accident is a scary thing for both the humans and pooches. We have heard stories of dogs running away during the aftermath, sometimes injured themselves. With even our cheap harnesses at the time, both our pooches stayed in place while we waited for the police and firemen.
The clear winner and our next purchase was the Sleepypod Clickit. Our first stop was our favorite website for well-researched items for barrel-chested dogs -- Fit for a Pit. While they are an investment, we have been extremely happy with the 3-point tether, keeping the dogs in place. It also does a great job keeping the dogs from becoming tangled in the seatbelt (although Tess has figured our how to unhook the tethers!). Not only are they comfy with plenty of padding and a wide vest, they are stylish!
A few months ago we bought one of our new favorite items: Woo Woo Workshop tags!
I had the same tags on Tess's collar since I brought her home 5 years ago. I recently decided that it was time to upgrade in style.
What better way to do so than with a locally made, high-quality tag from Woo Woo Workshop?! We settled on the Basil tag for Tess and the Krane tag for Edison. We couldn't have been more pleased with how they turned out!!
We'll definitely be adding Woo Woo items to our inventory in the future! Check them out!
Whew, what a crazy few months! We have our toes dipped into a lot of pools, which has left the Eriesistibull household stretched pretty thin. Luckily, we have still had our weekly pack walks.
The challenge has been keeping up with the pack and its growth! We have had so many inquiries about the group and new members join (hello Cora Belle!). We are so happy that the word is spreading about our (not so) little group and that we have had such a positive response from our community.
Anyone else have a pack? How do you keep up with new members?