Moving can be very disruptive for Fido. Check out Kristin Wong’s very thorough article on how to prepare your pets for when you decide to move.
By E&D. Smithon April 8, 2016
As soon as you master the ‘wrist scoop’ movement it works fantastic. My husband was skeptical at first, but now, completes the ‘scooping’ job in no time at all! We love how we can use regular shopping bags instead of spending money on buying bags. Easy to empty and store. He plans on taking it with him on walks, once he starts walking the dogs.
Pets on trains a hit for Amtrak and riders
Amtrak had recently started a pilot allowing small cats and dogs on Acela for weekend rides. The cost of bringing a pet is $25, in addition to the human’s ticket. Tucker, all three pounds of him, was among the first passengers, and Moche was delighted. After the success of a 2014 pilot program in Illinois and a much larger pilot along the Northeast Corridor this past fall and winter, Amtrak announced in February that its pet program on the Northeast Regional and Downeaster routes (from Norfolk, Va., to Brunswick, Maine) would become permanent. They also added the service for longer trips, for which all of the legs (pun intended) do not exceed seven hours. The longer Auto Train from Virginia to Florida, for instance, is not included. At the same time, they announced the Acela Express pilot, which runs into June.
We at Pooch Approved Products, USA announced the new and improved GoGo Stik at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando March 16, 17 & 18. The new GoGo Stik offers in addition to the total yard cleanup features, a high quality aluminum telescopic handle with a comfort grip that will make it very mobile. This handle opens up to a total length just over 35 inches. It can close down to a total length of 25 inches for ease of portability. It also includes a stylish and rugged blister package for easier shipping. The 10 free dootie bags are also included.
List price is $38.99. The Amazon and gogostik.com retail price is be $29.99. Amazon will begin listing this new tool on April 21st.
on March 1, 2016 Verified Purchase
My german shorthaired pointer lives with me at an assisted living facility. Using traditional tools to pick-up after her was not an option, since there wasn’t a place to wash the soiled tools off outside. And I surely did not want those stinky things in my apartment. I had been using the old baggy-over-the-hand method of picking up, but found myself fearful of losing my balance as I bent over the pile. A nose dive would not be pretty!
GO-GO STIK TO THE RESCUE!
It took me two days to master the wrist/twist motion necessary to scoop. Once a 9 day stretch of snow & ice prevented me from picking up. The courtyard was an unsightly mess. Armed with my Go-Go Stik, I picked it ALL up in ONE BAG. And the tool was CLEAN!!!
Effective this past weekend, Amtrak is allowing travelers to bring their pets aboard regular trains on the Northeast Corridor, and aboard Acela trains on weekends. Trips from Lorton, VA, to Sanford, FL, aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, however, will remain animal-free.
Bringing your four-legged friend costs $25, and the dog plus carrier bag must weigh a total of no more than 20 pounds. (Service animals continue to have no restrictions and travel free.)
The program comes thanks to legislation proposed by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) in 2015, when his pup Lily was denied transit on an Amtrak train.
Amtrak ran a trial period to test the idea from September 28, 2015 to February 15, 2016, during which 2,700 animals rode the trains without a single incident.