Kickstarter’s PAWD Is The Prettiest Crate You’ll Ever See
For most dogs, especially those that have been successfully trained, a crate is a place of refuge: essentially, it’s their little personal nook where they can feel snug and safe when they need some me-time. Even if you’re past the point you need the crate for training; the chances are that it’s still in your living room where your pooch can kick back and, well, burrow a bit. But, unluckily for pawrents who pay attention to interior design, crates are… incredibly ugly. Personally, I think the prison-cell look of the crate is what prompts people to believe that crating is cruel in the first place (when animal behaviorists have proved it’s not).
That’s where PAWD comes into play. This lightweight, modern day version of outdated crates is not only very pretty to look at, but it’s also suuuuper comfy and appealing to dogs. I mean, just look at this smug and stylish snout!
As the people behind this pawesome project have said themselves, PAWD is designed to be a “nesting space” for your dog, which means it’s shouldn’t be perceived as merely a crate. The innovative design allows you to leave the doors permanently open to transform this nifty pet product into a tiny lounge where your four-legged baby can chill throughout the day. Instead of metal, the designers used tough and durable polypropylene that’s completely safe for pets- in fact; it’s the same material that is used to make baby bottles.
But, if we’re honest, the fugly crates we have now can also be comfy to dogs, provided you add a pillow or two and an old blankie- I mean, it’s not like dogs are super picky. The fact that this futuristic-looking crate is pet safe and pet approved is not its main selling point (although it is the most important one!), because that’s something most similar product have. It’s the contemporary appearance that makes pawrents flock to PAWD, as its honeycomb-like design makes it a perfect addition to your meticulously designed living room- on top of being a favorite with pooches and easy to maintain.
PAWD is currently being funded on Kickstarter, and, as it’s already surpassed its goal, it’s safe to assume that these pawesome crates will be available to the general public sometime next year. But, if you want to be among the first pet parents to own this stylish “nesting space,” make sure to hurry and make your pledge on time!
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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