Gadgets make travel pet friendly

May 31, 2010

Joseph Giannini, owner of Urban Out Sitters has found some products to make travel fun, safer and easier for your pets. And some of these will come in handy in your own backyard. All products are available at Urban Out Sitters, 729 W Randolph Street, Chicago. For more information, visit Urban Out Sitters website at or call 312. 651-PETS.

Breezy Bed - K&H Pet Products - Price $23-$38 Depending on Size

• Is similar to a hammock chair.
• Opens and closes in one easy motion
• Extra thick ballistic nylon cover with reinforced corners
• Cover is washable and easily slips-on and off of frame
• Sturdy tubular steel frame
• Durable resin feet
• Bed includes a matching storage carry bag
• Storage/carry bag features a shoulder strap and drawstring closure

Cool Bed - K&H Pet Products; $35 - $75 depending on Size
It can be put in the freezer or fridge to keep your dog cool

* No electricity required

. Unique Cool Core diverts liquid for ultimate cooling power
. Cool Cover Accessories available to match decor
. New exterior surface is tougher than ever
. Available in 3 sizes

The Cool Vest; about $50
Made with a special fabric that absorbs and retains water, the vest utilizes a simple scientific principle - cooling through evaporation! As water gradually evaporates, it takes the heat around it. Uses no toxic chemicals, or materials.

Pet Top;$7.95
The Pet Top portable drinking device for pets is a great accessory which comes in handy if you take your pet on long walks, to the park, or on trips. The Pet Top portable drinking device is a unique patented bottle top which fits most standard water bottles, so you'll always have a ready source of water nearby.

Kool Dogz Ice Maker Tray - $24.95
Entertains, hydrates, treats and cools your dog, even in the hottest weather. Just fill the reusable/freezable bucket with water, toys and treats and freeze. Place on the heavy duty steel base (included) in your yard and watch your dog having hours of fun while keeping cool.

Smoothies for Dogs-All Natural, No Freezer Needed, Non Dairy & Gluten Free, Made in FDA Approved Facility of Human Food Grade Ingredients

Metro Cage Fan - $9.99
Beat the heat with this ultra-quiet, 2-speed crate fan. Fits most wire and plastic crates. Powered by two D-cell batteries (not included) and will run for up to 100 hours.

Hydro Go - $19.99
Give your active dog fresh water anytime, anywhere with this cleverly designed canteen and dog bowl in one. Detachable bowl flips out for use and snaps in for storage. It's easy to conserve unused water - simply pour water from... See more » Give your active dog fresh water anytime, anywhere with this cleverly designed canteen and dog bowl in one. Detachable bowl flips out for use and snaps in for storage. It's easy to conserve unused water - simply pour water from the bowl back into the canteen. Extra wide spout fills quickly and is roomy enough to add ice cubes for cooler water. For feeding and watering, remove bowl from canteen and use underside of canteen as a food dish; use detached bowl for water. Wide carrying strap fits over shoulder or adjusts around waist for walking or hiking.

Bone Shaped and Paw Shaped Pool - Retails for $259.00
The Bone Pool is the first play pool designed for big and small dogs. Made with Heavy Duty HMWPE, the same material that truck bed liners are made with, the pool is made to withstand the toughest and biggest dogs out there. An indestructible dog toy, the material is chew resistant and has a special additive, which makes them UV resistant.

Pet At Work - Retails for about $149.00
The P@W (Pet At Work) is an ingenious solution for those of you who enjoy taking your small pet with you to work, traveling or visiting friends and family. Not only can your pet be carried safely in the back-pack carrier, but there is also room for your laptop and the portable dog house.


Pet Expert, Joseph Giannini, is the Founder and Owner of Urban Out Sitters, Chicago's premiere location for pet care offering luxury doggie daycare, dog walking, pet sitting and more. Joe has 10 years experience working in the pet industry and is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified by the American Red Cross. As an Animal Advocate and Emergency Pet First Aid Expert, Joe works with the Chicago Police Department and The Dog Advisory Work Group (D.A.W.G) to protect pets from abusive owners.

Urban Out Sitters has two locations across the city and provides Pet Hotel and Pet Taxi services for their Chicago clientele. It was voted Best Doggie Daycare & Pet Hotel by Chicago Magazine's "Best Of" and has been profiled in Crain's Chicago Business. Joe is also and is a Professional Groomer, trained through The Academy of Dog Grooming Arts. He has worked with The Anti-Cruelty Society and Chicago's Animal Control and is currently partnering with the Lakeshore Animal Shelter providing free no-kill boarding for lost, stray and unwanted pets throughout the Chicago city area.

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