There are many products out there that claim to make traveling with pets easier. But, every once in a while, we come across a gem like the SturdiProducts Car-Go Pet Carrier – a product that serves multiple functions and makes life on the road more enjoyable.
No one wants to schlep more stuff than they have to, and that’s why we immediately liked the looks of the Car-Go. After giving it a quick once over at the SturdiProducts booth at Meet the Breeds, we contacted the company and they happily sent us one so that we could check it out and tell you about it!
Arriving in it’s handy carrying case, we received the Car-Go Double, which measures 21 inches deep, 18 inches high and 36 inches long. As you can see, it covers the entire back seat of our RAV4. This model has a zippered divider that would give two pets separate space, or could be unzipped to provide more room for one larger pet.
The Car-Go is light at just over five pounds, appears durable, and (for those of us not mechanically inclined) requires no assembly. Simply pull the carrier out of the case, give it a shake, and watch it unfold. The case and the carrier both have several pockets to hold your pet’s essentials – there’s not enough room to pack for a week, but you can certainly find a place for the necessities like treats, water, and pet waste bags.
Frequent readers of this blog know that we are adamant about pets being safely secured inside a vehicle. By threading the seat belt though the straps on the back of the pet carrier and buckling it in you give your pet a safe place to enjoy the ride. The other great thing is that your back seat (or the back seat of a rental car) is saved from being covered in fur after your pet’s adventure – no seat cover required!
Upon arrival, simply unclip the seat belts, give the Car-Go a twist, and it will collapse for easy storage back in the case. If you’re staying in a hotel, bringing the Car-Go inside will give your pet a familiar place to stay if you have to leave them alone for a short time.
Ty thinks this size provides plenty of room for a dog his stature. (The fact is, he sleeps when we’re driving anyway, and would fit just fine in the Single version.) I liked the fact that I could keep an eye on him though the mesh windows in the front, and that the zippered openings in the front and end provide easy access.
The Car-Go Double retails at $159, comes in a variety of colors, and is available on the SturdiProducts website and other online retailers.
And, now for the really good news … We’re giving this Car-Go to one of you!
Enter to Win a Car-Go
To enter, leave a comment below and tell us about a product you’ve found that makes traveling with your pets easier or more enjoyable. For an additional entry, share a link to this post on Facebook with a tag to GoPetFriendly.com so we can find your link. (To tag GoPetFriendly.com on Facebook, first be sure you have “liked” our Facebook Page.)
The contest runs from one minute after midnight EST January 5, 2011 to 11:59 pm EST January 11, 2010. This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents over the age of 18. All contest entries will be assigned a number and the winning number will be picked by www.randomizer.org. We will contact the winner by email (so be sure you provide one) on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011. The decision of the judges is final. The winner has 3 days to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed by the winner within 3 days, an alternate winner will be chosen from the pool of entries. The winner of the prize is responsible for any and all applicable taxes on the prize. Employees and relatives of GoPetFriendly.com are ineligible to enter the contest.
Disclosure: We were sent a free Car-Go from SturdiProducts. We did not receive payment for this review, and the opinions expressed here are my honest assessment of the product based on my personal experience using it.
Don’t forget the Pet Blogger Challenge on January 10, 2011!
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