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Puppy Reunited With Owner’s Family 2 Weeks After Car Crash

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  • September 2, 2016

MADISON, Maine — A 7-month-old puppy that was ejected from its owner’s car during a crash in Maine and survived more than two weeks in a wooded area has been reunited with the owner’s family. The Morning Sentinel newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2bP4atB ) the Labrador retriever puppy, Tucker, was found by volunteers from Maine Lost Dog […]

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How to Keep Your Dog Happy and Safe on a Road Trip!

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  • August 8, 2016

Bringing your dog on vacation with you just adds to the fun and alleviates the worry of not knowing what’s happening with your dog while you’re on vacation.  But, if you have never traveled with your dog before, there are many things to consider before embarking on your trip.  As with any vacation, it’s important […]

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The MIM Safe Variocage – The Safest Dog Cage on the Market for Travel!

  • casey
  • June 26, 2016

If you travel with your pets, which many of us do, you want to make sure that your pet is safe and secure while driving.  We know how many crazy drivers there are on the roads and as we put on our seat belts every time we drive, our pets need their own way to […]

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Finding a Safe Travel Crate: When Benevolence Goes Wrong Who Can You Trust

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  • June 9, 2016

Pet parents are more aware than ever before of safety issues related to traveling  with  their  pets.  Dog owners increasingly look to crates or “dog boxes” to secure their dog in the event of a crash and to also reduce driver distraction.  In this paper, I detail the search for a crate meeting my minimal […]

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What makes a Crash Test Good

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  • June 9, 2016

A number of readers have asked what I would do differently from Center for Pet Safety’s crash test. That is a fair question to ask given my critical evaluation of their methods. First and foremost I would begin with an evaluation of the environment in which a travel crate will be used. I really doubt […]

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Follow Up – How CPS and Subaru Failed Pet Parents (and hurt their own reputations)

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  • June 9, 2016

Neither CPS nor any of its associates returned our messages. CPS operates a very prolific marketing campaign directed at print, radio and tv outlets to ‘advocate’ with their test results. Yet, they are completely silent when legitimate questions arise concerning their ‘research’ methods. It is highly unusual for real scientist researchers not to respond to […]

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Subaru – CPS Pet Crash Study Fails the Test

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  • June 9, 2016

Pets have taken on an increasingly important role in our lives and their photos and exploits dominate the social media sites Facebook and Instagram. However, it is hard to imagine a $60 billion industry as lightly regulated as the pet product industry. From food to leashes to toys, little testing is done, yet alone made […]

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The MIM Safe Variocage – The Safest Dog Cage on the Market for Travel!

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  • May 30, 2016

If you travel with your pets, which many of us do, you want to make sure that your pet is safe and secure while driving.  We know how many crazy drivers there are on the roads and as we put on our seat belts every time we drive, our pets need their own way to […]

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My Variocage Saved My Dogs’ Lives

  • casey
  • November 10, 2015

It was around 9.00 pm on a Thursday evening and Janna LaBerge was on her way home from a dog training class in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her two American Eskimo dogs Scarlett and Beam’r were in their Variocage double crate in her SUV’s cargo area. At one point, LaBerge was forced to stop in order […]

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The dangers in all these pet travel

  • casey
  • November 10, 2015

According to the last pet survey done by the AAA in 2011, 83 per cent of the respondents acknowledged not restraining their pets in vehicles. We all remember the media frenzy and public uproar when Brittney Spears was photographed driving with her then infant son Sean Preston on her lap. Yet, few of us bat […]

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