We are delighted to introduce Sleepypod, recently available in the UK. Pets Owns Us is one of the exclusive online retailers stocking the Sleepypod product ranges. These pet carriers are innovative, the designs are as luxurious as they are practical and versatile. We love their story from humble beginnings to world wide success. Let's start by mentioning the dynamic duo Melony Lee and Michael Leung who co-founded the original Sleepypod with their adopted Bengal cat Rawl Rawl as their sidekick and inspiration.
Melony Lee recognised a gap in the market after searching for a suitable carrier for Rawl Rawl. The pair loved travelling and wanted to start taking Rawl Rawl with them as a kitten. Melony Lee has a graphic and visual design background and with Michael Leung as the lead product designer they created the original Sleepypod prototype. Rawl Rawl was delighted, in fact she thoroughly enjoys a road trip. The course was set to perfect their concept into the high end quality, innovative design and versatility the Sleepypod ranges offer pet owners today. The process took a year and a half by which time a fellow industrial designer Greg Mote had joined the duo and the first Sleepypod was officially a commercial product and Rawl Rawl no longer a kitten. Once they got it right it was a big hit in the industry.
Greg Mote says “The Sleepypod was our first entry into the pet market. At our first trade show (Backer Christmas 2006) we had a booth full of Sleepypod (Jet Black). Many people didn’t know what to think of it as it was so different than all the other beds and carriers. But it didn’t take long to explain the benefits and we soon had hundreds of stores and world wide distribution”.
The Sleepypod pod slogan is “Baby your pet” and their award winning designs certainly stay true to this ethos. Most recently from The Centre for Pet Safety which is an organisation dedicated to consumer and companion animal safety. Lindsey Wolko, Center for Pet Safety founder said “Sleepypod consistently outperforms other pet product manufacturers who struggle to even attempt to meet our rigorous testing and performance requirements. There is a level of commitment here that we simply don’t see from the rest of the industry.”
In 2010 the Sleepypod Air won two prestigious editors choice awards. The revolutionary pet carrier was deemed a best product of the year by Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazines. Sleepypod was also featured in the Metropolitan Home “Design 100” alongside iconic products like the iPhone and the Smartcar.
Each product has ingenious features, designed to be used for specific purposes for pet owners with on the go lifestyles. The Sleepypod range is ideally suited to small dogs and cats. Here are some key points to keep in mind if you are considering investing in a Sleepypod.
What makes the Sleepypod Original Mobile Pet Bed & Carrier unique is it's shape and versatility!
In the Car
- Crash-tested Sleepypod transforms into a cozy and safe car seat with velcro positioning points that secure a seat belt in place. Simply wrap the seat belt around the base of the Sleepypod and pull the shoulder belt through the top handle. Your furry friend can now remain safely in his or her own bed throughout the entire journey. Included is PPRS Handilock designed to augment the mobile pet bed. Tips for road trips with your Canine
The Dome : The secret is in the adjustable dome top. Removing the top altogether will give your pet the easy access of a standard pet bed with adjustable zips. The bed is designed so that your pet can spread out in the way that is most natural. The round shape will contour around your pet's body providing yet another layer of coziness in the ultra plush bedding.
The sleek design, easy to carry Sleepypod Atom fits comfortably under an aeroplane seat. The Atom is approved by most major airlines. Special provisions designed to snugly secure with seatbelts in the car. The atom like all Sleepypod's has been crash tested. It's the compact on the go choice.
Optimised design for the jet set pet
. The Air provides maximum comfort for your pet and is larger than the Atom. It is airline approved for in cabin travel and of course crash tested to be used with lap and shoulder belt securely whilst driving. Considering flying in the EU with your pet? Here are some tips.
The Clickit Sport harness is the result of a dedicated 2 year engineering project
. It features a patent pending infinity loop design that eliminates the need for strength-rated, steel hardware. The infinity loop webbing design, in combination with a padded vest, work together to distribute and reduce damaging forces that can cause injury. It can also be used as a walking harness to attach to a leash.
The Clickit Terrain recently released in the UK & EU is a high performance car safety harness. It's design features optimum enhanced safety, comfort and control features for everyday use. Over and above being crash tested what makes the Clickit Terrain worth the price tag is the new shock absorbing sleeves designed to work with a broad padded vest and patented Infinity Loop. The same patent pending shock absorbing sleeves make the Clickit Terrain comfortable for use as an everyday walking harness. It is light and easy to use, it also provides better control for the handler. Reflective patches on the harness shoulders can be interchanged with service patches for working dogs. Working dogs and active dogs will benefit from the Clickit Terrain design.
Clickit Terrain car crash test results & features.