The Latest in Dog Travel Essentials From Global Pet Expo

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Get up and go with the hottest dog travel essentials of 2013

At 2013 Global Pet Expo, we saw so many new and fashionable ways to travel with your pup. Of course Oscar, our Dog in Residence, prefers to be carried around in style, so he was all over the new bags and travel accessories featured at the show. Here are just a few of the options we spotted.

Bark n Bag: This year, Bark n Bag released its Postage Stamp Classic Carrier Collection. We love the colorful postage marks from around the globe that are stamped on this bag. The bags are made using sturdy patented construction. It features fur friendly mesh on three sides for ventilation, padded double tubular handle, adjustable shoulder strap, machine washable organic cotton quilted pad and two easy access zippered pockets. And when you’re not using it, the bag folds flat for easy storage. There are three sizes to choose from, so you’ll find the right fit for you pooch.

Egr Pod iLove: This carrier goes from your shoulder, to your bike, to your car, to your Quadro Stroller. It’s all about being versatile and it’s nice to know that you won’t have to buy a different carrier for every mode of transportation. There’s plenty of room for the lucky passenger and its heart shape contours to your body. It also comes with a pooper scooper enclosure.
Kurgo Sky Box Booster Seat: Your pooch can ride shotgun with this trendy car booster seat. We all know that driving with your dog in your lap can be dangerous, so the Sky Box lets your furry friend sit close to while staying safe. This luxe window seat is easily tethered to the car seat, holds up to 30 lbs and it features metal supports for structural integrity. As well, it comes with a washable padded liner and is collapsible for easy storage when not in use.

SturdiBag: Wild thing, you make our hearts sing. If you are wild about your pup, you should tote him around in the tiger print StudiBag. Made with durable 600 Denier Polyester, this bag is light, yet sturdy. It comes with an adjustable four-point padded shoulder strap and leather hand grip for your comfort, and retractable privacy flaps on all its mesh windows for your dog’s comfort. For road trips, the SturdiBag has seatbelt safety straps to keep your dog safe.

Petmate See & Extend: If you’re bringing your dog with you on flights, Petmate’s See & Extend Pet Carrier offers comfort and convenience. Your dog will see everything going on around him, thanks to a cool zip-out mesh vestibule that expands to create a larger resting space inside carrier. There’s even a side slip pocket that gives you storage for essentials like travel bowls and food.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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