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.
Recent article from the (NY Times)
Pet Food Pantries Offer Relief to Animal Owners Struggling With Bills
Across the country, the pet food pantry is the latest addition to the food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters that serve as a lifeline for people living paycheck to paycheck, if they are employed at all. A small but growing number of dedicated pantries have sprung up, often in response to pleas from people who see their pets as family and spend their last dollar on a can of Purina, even if it means going hungry themselves.
Animal Care Centers of NYC, a nonprofit that runs the city’s animal shelters, opened this pet food pantry in December, and in the first month alone, the pantry gave out more than 2,000 pounds of food for 71 dogs and 50 cats.
(Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles-based startup Bark’N’Borrow has a smartphone application to connect people who want to take care of a dog for a few hours. Users can set up a profile and then sift through pictures and descriptions of nearby dogs. These sorts of meetups are free, but the company also helps owners find professional sitters. Business Insider (1/18)
Walk Your Pet Month
January is National Walk Your Pet Month. Regular walking has tremendous health benefits for both you and your dog including preventing obesity, increasing flexibility and improved mental health. Make it part of your New Year today!
I use one in my right hand to scoop into the one in my left hand, then after that one is full I am free to load the right hand stick, not having to go back to base to get more bags. Since I am tall, I would like one just a little longer, but I highly recommend this product. The customer service is wonderful too! Looking forward to future products. Thanks!!!