|Truffle likes to sit in the top of her pink Sleepypod|
We've seen a few of our blogging friend with Sleepypods around the blogosphere and always wanted one. We were more intrigued in our desires when a recent study by the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), a non-profit organization, and Subaru of America teamed up to with with a NASA engineer to create crash test dog dummies - sized and weighted to fit different carriers. The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with the PPRS Handilock was one of only three to earn CPS top performance status. According to the results from CPS, "at the end of the crash testing the product was removed from the test bench with no evidence of any damage, it looked brand new."
|Truffle safely secured in her red Sleepypod|
It's important for pet owners using a carrier or safety harness of any brand to know a few important rules. Most of our cat friends are under 18 pounds and they would need a carrier. If you are new to using a carrier, you should watch the Pet Travel Safety Begins with Training video.
One of the recommendations is to leave a carrier out in familiar surroundings in the house so a pet can get used to the smells and possibly use it as a bed. The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed is perfect for this because the top will zip completely off and the bottom is a comfortable round bed. Mom Paula leaves our Sleepypods out all the time. Truffle loves to sleep in the net top (where it's cool), but also sleeps in the comfortable bed. Before we received our blossom pink Sleepypod, we had to share our strawberry red Sleepypod.
|Brulee and Truffle sharing the strawberry red Sleepypod|
The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed is a pet bed, carrier and crash tested car seat - all in one! The medium size is designed to fit cats up to 15 pounds and dogs up to 12 pounds. The medium comes in Jet Black, Strawberry Red, Arctic White, Dark Chocolate, Sky Blue, Blossom Pink, and Robin Egg Blue.
|Color swatches courtesy Sleepypod®|
The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed can reduce the stress of traveling by allowing us to travel safely in the comfort and familiarity of our own bed. While at home, the ultra plush padded based can be placed in a favorite corner, table top with a view, or even a dark closet providing us with a comfortable space to call our own. Currently our Sleepypods are on the living room floor, but Mom Paula is going to clean off the space on our fireplace hearth so we can both enjoy them at home where we're off the ground and can see Mom Paula at the same time. Mom Paula leaves the mesh carrier on our Sleepypods, but it can be completed removed for a comfortable bed. To transition into a safe and stylish carrier, just zip on the mesh top.
|Truffle loves using her pink Sleepypod as a bed|
We can't say enough about the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed. Our vets love the Sleepypod because it's easier to get Truffle out of the bed and put her back in. Prior to the Sleepypod, Mom Paula had to turn the carrier upside down to get Truffle out. We know this isn't how you're supposed to remove her, but it was the only way to get Truffle out of the former carrier without the danger of getting bit. The Sleepypod makes it so much easier at the vet. All Mom Paula needs to do is unzip the mesh top and she can lift Truffle out without any problem. Truffle is so comfortable in the Sleepypod that she'll stay in it while Brulee is being examined. If you have a pet that's really stressed at the vet, you can keep them in the Sleepypod and the vet can examine her where she's more comfortable with the top removed.
|Truffle likes the openness of the mesh top (red Sleepypod)|
Truffle and Brulee also love the ability to see the world around them when they are enclosed in their Sleepypod because of the mesh enclosure of the top. Truffle gets really stressed when traveling and has been known to work her way out of other carriers. She's a little more comfortable in the Sleepypod. Brulee just curls up in the Sleepypod and takes a nap when traveling. We already had our strawberry red Sleepypod, which Brulee has claimed since she had to travel in it so frequently last year. Truffle is excited to have the blossom pink Sleepypod to call her own. Mom Paula is relieved to have two Sleepypods to take both of us to the vet at the same time. She knows we'll be comfortable and safe and that the vet office will easily remember us because we are traveling in style.
|Traveling in style, comfort, and safety|
The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed can be accessorized with a four seasons system that includes an Air Mesh hammock to keep us cool in the warmer weather and a plug-in Warmer pad to keep up warm when it's cold. The liner can be removed for cleaning and to change from the warm padded bed to the cool air mesh hammock. You can see more information about using the Sleepypod by viewing this video.
The wonderful people at Sleepypod have graciously offered to let us host a giveaway for one of our lucky readers to win a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. No purchase necessary. The Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18+ years old. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from April 22 and will end April 29 at 11:59 pm ET. One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified via email and have 48 hours to claim his/her prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize.