Originally meant for use with medical treatments at Munich University's animal clinic, SanWhirl is now present in Germany as a jacuzzi for dogs. The company claims it offers a great stress-relief and pampering treatment, in addition to getting pups extra clean!
I can only imagine when this product makes it stateside. If you could pamper your pet in a puppy whirlpool, would you do it?
Happy Birthday! New York City's first official subway system opened on October 27, 1904. Small dogs can cruise the Big Apple inside carriers on the subways, trains, and buses, while on the San Francisco MUNI buses and railways, dogs of any size are welcome as long as they are well-behaved, muzzled, and it's not during a major commute time.
Rules about pets (excluding service animals) and mass transit vary by city and state so, if you're thinking of traveling with a pet, check with your local transportation agency first. However, even by many animal lovers, pets on buses, trains, and subways can get the cold shoulder – how do you feel?
While certainly not the most economical way to “own” a dog, FLEXPETZ provides a novel option for a pet lover trying to determine if a full-time pet can fairly fit into her lifestyle. As its name implies, FLEXPETZ is a flexible pet ownership program providing rescue dogs with a carefree, loving environment and providing people with busy schedules or restrictive pet ownership rules the opportunity to spend QT with canine pals. Catering to high-end clients, this service rings in at a price of $299.90 for registration with a monthly membership fee of $49.95, plus $24.95 to $39.95 per daylong excursion. The program is currently offered in Los Angeles and San Diego and will expand to Manhattan, San Francisco, and London by the end of this year, and to Washington, DC and Boston by Spring 2008. While surely a creative alternative, you may be better off borrowing a friend’s dog for the day—both will appreciate it, and you may even make a buck doing so!