Friday, April 22, 2016

Travel in Comfort, Style, and Safety

Most of us kitties aren't happy when we're placed in a carrier to go for a ride because it usually means we're on the way to see a vet.  Mom Paula learned a couple of years ago to leave our carriers out so we could be more familiar with them before having to travel to the vet.  It never really worked for Truffle, but at least Mom Paula tried. She's searched for the pet carrier that would help Truffle feel comfortable traveling and finally found the purrfect bed/traveler for us - The Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed.
Truffle and her pink Sleepypod®
Truffle likes to sit in the top of her pink Sleepypod
FTC Disclosure:  We received a blossom pink Sleepypod® Mobile Pet Bed in exchange for our fair and honest review. We were not compensated for our review and all opinions are our own. Sleepypod is not responsible for the content of this post.

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 is safe and comfortable in her red Sleepypod
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.
Truffle and Brulee in the 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 in her pink Sleepypod bed
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 at the vet in the red Sleepypod
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.
Brulee's pink and Truffle's red Sleepypod
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. 




Giveaway

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.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

76 comments:

  1. Mom is really interested in the Sleepypod and we would LOVE to win one!

    The Florida Furkids

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  2. We'd love to win one! We'd pick the Blossom Pink and then da Robin Egg Blue.

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  3. So cool! Our kitties would love this! (Yes, I have rats AND cats:)

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  4. I've always wanted one of the round Sleepypods - I've already got the Atom and use it all the time!

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    1. You'd probably also like the Air as much as you travel! We received one of those two and will be hosting a giveaway for it in a few weeks.

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  5. These look awesome! I would love the Robin Egg Blue or the Strawberry Red.

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  6. We're long time fans of SleepyPod and could use a new one.

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  7. My Milly would absolutely love the Blossom Pink SleepyPod! She's always so stressed when we take her to the vet and meows the whole way there in her regular carrier.. I'm sure she would be more comfortable in this!

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  8. I love the design! I would like Jet Black or Strawberry Red.

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  9. Those SleepyPods look great and we bet they are less bother when visiting the vet.

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  10. I've loved the idea of these SleepyPods ever since I first learned of them. All of the colors are wonderful, but I think I love the Chocolate Brown the most, followed by the Robin Egg Blue. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win!

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  11. Huh...we didn't know if you left it out so it could be explored and used as a bed, that little kitties wouldn't mind getting in there when it comes time for a ride. Your mom is brilliant. I must say, you selected two great colors for your Sleepypods! They show off your furs purrfectly.

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  12. We would love to win this Sleepypod. Wally wants a red one. Our second choice would be brown.

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  13. TBT has tried leaving our "pet taxis" out for regular viewing but it never fools us. On the other paw, mebbe he should try a nicer carrier... A limousine instead of a taxi, right?

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  14. That looks like a really cool travel bed for cats! Love the color too!

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  15. Mom's niece & her cat travel long distances coming here from Mississippi State where she is in v-e-t school. Mom would like to get her one so that Birch could have the best safety while he rides.

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  16. Jet Black is my preferred color, with Dark Chocolate being the runners-up.

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  17. Oh MeOW girls ya'll look so cute. We really want one of those. Me luvs da chocolate bestest.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  18. Wow, what a great giveaway! This seems like such a great carrier. I really like the Robin Egg Blue and then the Strawberry Red.

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  19. What a great looking pet carrier. I love all the color choices too. Thanks for introducing this carrier. I would have never known about it.

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  20. Oops. Cyndi loves the pink. The guys voted for Sky Blue as the alternate.

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  21. Would love one as I carry Layla on public transport all the time and it would make life easier for long trips - would love the Jet Black or Strawberry Red

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  22. Since it would be mostly used for my daughter's cat, I'd go with Strawberry Red for my first choice and Sky Blue for my second choice. My daughter trades weekends at her boyfriend's house - one weekend here, and one weekend there. She wants to take her cat to meet his cats and this would provide a comfortable and very safe way for her to transport her cat there.

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  23. I love the robin egg blue. Mr. N has the Air but I think he would adore curling up in Sleepypod too.

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  24. So hard to choose a color...they're all great. I guess I'd have to go with the red with back-up being the black. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. These are pretty pawsome carriers. I'd really like to win one! Since there's no purple, I guess sky blue would be my first choice and dark chocolate my second choice.

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  26. All colors are great but jet black matches my car. This would be so great to use when travelling with one of my cats. I would love to know that they are safe & secure for our ride.

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  27. I know all about being poured out at the vet. Dr. D. just unscrews the top. I want one of these so badly in either Robin Egg Blue or Sky Blue. TW leaves my PTU out all the time but it doesn't help.

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  28. strawberry red is my favorite, but i like the jet black as 2nd choice. i love these sleepy pods, good for small dogs as well.

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  29. That looks like a very cool carrier. We like both of the blues - sky blue and robin egg blue. We have carriers that we used to travel back from Germany to Canada, but only two! We need a third for Devi for when we move again!

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  30. Would love the Robin Egg Blue and Sky Blue!

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  31. These are really neat! Would love to win one in strawberry red! My Felix wold love it!

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  32. I would love to win one in any color, especially blue or pink.

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  33. I'd pick the Red, or secondly the Robin Egg Blue.

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  34. first choice red, second choice robin egg blue

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  35. Robin Egg Blue and Blossom Pink are my favorites.

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  36. We love the Sleepypods. We could never afford to buy one, so we're hoping to win one. We would love the sky blue or the dark chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. It would be so exciting to win one. I would choose red for Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red.
    Thank you for having this give away!
    Maggie

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  38. We have wanted a Sleepypod for a very long time. If we win, we'd like one in Sky Blue. Our alternate color preference is Robin Egg Blue.

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  39. I so wish they made these in big dog sizes! I think they are incredibly cool and I love the color choices! Sharing with my friends with cats!

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  40. We love their products!!. They look great and are so functional and safe. Kilo the Pug will just fit into the carrier I believe as 16.5lbs and likes to curl up in a cat bed to sleep - then I am hoping to get harnesses for our road trip web series.

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  41. I saw these at a cat show and I would love a pink one for Rosie. : )

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  42. Let's see I like Blossom Pink or Jet Black.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  43. Just entered the Giveaway, Wish me luck, my Zoe loves Pink :)

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  44. The Sleepypods sure seem to be a big hit in your home!

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  45. Jacob would really like one of these too :) Maybe a red or black one!

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  46. I would absolutely love to have a SleepyPod for Cinco and Manna! Our favorite color is the sky blue, but I think the red is really nice too. I love how high-quality and safe these carriers are. The crash tests of some other carriers are really scary!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  47. The sleepy pod looks like a super cool car seat for cats or just a great carrier for vet visits. I've seen some crazy cat carriers that cats don't really enjoy and this is SUCH an improvement.

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  48. I would choose the Strawberry Red then their Dark Chocolate. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. Ooooooooh, that colour is GORGEOUS! We might be in need of another transport device (mom's the word for now but happy thoughts for us for Tuesday please).

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  50. This is just awesome! So cool. I love that it is seasonal - how great. Binx would love this! Would love Jet Black or Sky Blue! And your babies are beautiful! Love the model pics!

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  51. My top choice would be the Robin Egg Blue with Sky Blue being a close second choice.

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  52. Totally pawesome giveaway - and look how gorgeous you are!!! I love kitties even more, if that's possible, thanks to your blog!

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  53. What a great giveaway! I hope some well deserving cat owner wins it! Good Luck everyone!

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  54. Looks cute, comfy, and handy...great review!

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  55. I am a long time fan of this line. They put safety of the pets first.

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  56. I love this brand. Sleepypod has proven they really care about the quality and safe use of their products!

    Truffles and Brulee must look like the fanciest cats at the Vets ;)

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  57. My Fin would just love this. It's a wonderful design. He would love going to the vet or sleeping in it at home.

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  58. We have a Sleepypod and LOVE it! We need 5 more though, since there are 6 of us! We'd love to win one. We'd like Strawberry Red or Blossom pink if we win.

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  59. So many features! The top-down approach to putting a kitty inside is also a huge benefit, since cat carriers with front faces are not always successful!

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  60. It is always so difficult for my parents, and traumatic for me to have to go in a regular pet carrier - getting in and getting me out are a real struggle because I am scared. The sleepypod seems like it would be much better, especially being able to nap in it and put the top on by zipping it on. I would love to have a chance to win it.

    As far as colors go, my favorite it the Robin Egg Blue and second favorite is the Sky Blue.

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  61. You girls look so pretty in you pink and red Sleepypods! We think our choice would be red or the robin's egg blue.

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  62. This looks like a wonderful bed for a kitty as well as a way to transport them. We are partial to the sky blue or dark chocolate.

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  63. My cats - Leonardo, Doppelgänger and Tyler - would prefer the Strawberry Red or the Chocolate Brown SleepyPod.
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  64. Robin Egg Blue/Strawberry Red
    We love the SleepyPod we have, but with eight of us, we sure could use another one. Thanks for this opportunity. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  65. What a smart product! I'd love Robin Egg Blue or Sky Blue!

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  66. Meow would really like that in dark chocolate or strawberry red!

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  67. Those are the ultimate of luxury in carriers! We would like dark chocolate or black.

    You guys are so cute in the pods!

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  68. We have always admired the Sleepypods and gosh would we love to have one!

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  69. I have followed your blog since Sweet Praline. Am curious as to whether my kitties would like a SleepyPod bed / carrier.
    -Tarah

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  70. My first choice is dark chocolate. My second choice is strawberry red.

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