You may think packing to take your pet on vacation involves throwing some food, bowls, and a toy or two in the car. Well, it’s not that easy! There’s a lot stuff your pet needs when you’re on the road … just ask Ty. Getting it all together and keeping it organized can be quite a challenge!
A while back we met Debra of @doggybaggage on Twitter. She runs a family owned business – you guessed it, Doggy Baggage – that designs and produces a line of dog luggage. It seemed like a no-brainer that we should road test it since Ty and Buster are always on the go!
Both pieces of luggage are made from a sturdy cotton canvas that feels like they would hold up really well to ruff travel wear and tear. They come in several classy color schemes and look really sharp – our pieces were bright red with a gray dog bone print. I would not be ashamed to walk into a Ritz Carlton carrying this luggage – in fact, it looks a little nicer than my own!
But the real test is: Will our dogs’ stuff fit? So I pulled out the duffel bag we use to hold their things and tested the capacity of the Doggy Baggage. Here’s what we typically keep in our boys’ (somewhat ratty-looking) bag:
Much to my delight, everything fit in the Large Tote! The expanding pockets on the sides are very convenient and hold pawlenty. The Pooch Pouch is great for those “absolutely must not lose” items that always seem to end up on the bottom of the bag, like vaccination records and medication.
Overall, we like the baggage and can see how pups concerned with their image would drool over it! My only issue with the Large Tote is that it has one snap at the top rather than a zipper. On our adventures, our dog bag gets tipped, dropped, and tossed on a regular basis. Having a secure closure is important to prevent the contents from spilling out.
If we were in the market for dog luggage at this price point, we would likely opt for the slightly larger Duffel Bag for $10 more.
And now for the really exciting news! We’ve filled the Doggy Baggage with our winnings from the scavenger hunt in Saratoga Springs, NY and a few other goodies. And we are giving it all away – RIGHT NOW – on our Facebook page.
To enter, post a picture of your pet(s) and tell us what he or she will be packing in the Doggy Baggage if they win. The winner will be randomly drawn from all entries received by 11 pm EST Sunday, August 22.
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