Nearly 2 years ago, I was involved in an auto accident just a mile or so from my home. A van hit me from behind while I was sitting at a stop light, and the force pushed me into the car in front of me. In turn, that car was pushed into the car in front of it. In a split second, I was a part of a 4-car accident.
Luckily, everyone involved walked away with minimal injuries. But the impact this accident had on me has been long lasting. For starters, it totalled my car.
Second, the airbags in my car deployed and left massive bruising all over my chest and burns on my hands and arms. I was pretty sore for nearly a week, but I know it could’ve been so much worse.
The biggest toll this wreck took on me was how it made me terrified to drive. It’s a good thing I work from home because for several weeks, I was mentally unable to drive a car. I was just so terrified of being involved in another accident. Even now, the thought is never far away when I’m behind the wheel.
But I am beyond grateful that my dogs were not with me when this accident happened. Seeing how my trunk was basically pushed into my back seat, my dogs wouldn’t have been safe even if they’d been in the back, and I can’t even think about what would’ve happened if they’d been in the front seat.
This accident really soured me on traveling with my dogs. I decided that unless it was an absolute must, I didn’t want them in the car. It was just too risky. So for nearly 2 years, my dogs stayed home for the most part, and although I felt guilty, I told myself that it was for their own good.
When Georgie came to live with us a couple of months ago, I knew that I needed to find a safe way for her to travel in the car because I really wanted her to be able not just to go on vacations with me, but also to run my daily errands. I looked at many different options, and I was thrilled when I found the mobile pet bed from Sleepypod.
Sleepypod offers so many amazing options for pets of all sizes, to keep them safe and sound while traveling by auto and plane. After chatting with the helpful folks there, we determined that because Georgie is small and will only be about 8 or 9 pounds full grown, the Sleepypod mobile pet bed was the best option for her.
The mobile pet bed is 3 products rolled into one: an everyday pet bed, a stylish pet carrier, and a safe car seat. Use it at home without the mesh dome as a cozy bed for your pet (it’s perfect for cats, too!).
Crash-tested Sleepypod transforms into a comfortable and safe car seat when you zip the mesh dome into place. It can then be securely strapped into your back seat and now your pet has a secure, cozy spot in your car while traveling. Georgie seriously loves her mobile pet bed, and she’s always up for a bye-bye ride, and I feel so much better about her safety when she’s tucked into her Sleepypod.
Want to see the crash test Sleepypod did on the mobile pet bed?
Did I mention that the Sleepypod mobile pet bed can be used as a pet carriers, simply by attaching the adjustable strap?
The Sleepypod mobile pet bed comes in 2 sizes and a rainbow of beautiful colors. It’s veterinary approved and comes with plush washable bedding that any pet will love to get cozy in. I’m just so super thrilled with ours, and it’s totally changed my view of pet safety in cars.
In fact, I’m so crazy about Sleepypod and all the amazing pet beds and carriers, car harnesses, and travel accessories they have to offer, I want to give my readers a chance to experience it for themselves. That’s why I’m partnering with Sleepypod to give away the winner’s choice of ONE of the following items:
- Sleepypod carrier: Sleepypod Mobile pet bed, Sleepypod Air, or Sleepypod Atom (compare sizes here), or
- Sleepypod safety harness: Clickit Utility or Clickit Sport (compare here).
Amazing, right? You can choose the Sleepypod product that is the best fit for your pet, and I’m going to make it super simple for you to enter to win. Just follow the simple directions in the Rafflecopter widget below to get entered! There’s one MANDATORY ENTRY and 5 bonus entries; keep in mind that the more you enter, the better your chances of winning!
But don’t wait! This giveaway is open through next Tuesday, April 12 at 11:59pm EST. On Wednesday, we’ll randomly select a winner whose name will be announced on The Lazy Pit Bull Facebook page. Be sure you’re following us there so you don’t miss out! Good luck!
This giveaway is now closed.
About the product review: Sleepypod sent us the mobile pet bed free of charge in exchange for our unbiased review. The Lazy Pit Bull only promotes products and services we truly love and believe our readers and friends will also love. Sleepypod is not responsible for the content of this review post.