national pet preparedness month
06-11-182 mins read
In observance of National Pet Preparedness Month, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is sharing tips and products from its members, including Gunner Kennels, on to help pet owners be ready and keep their pets safe in the event of an emergency. According to a study from Fritz Institute, 44 percent of non-evacuees during Hurricane Katrina did not want to evacuate due solely to their pets. Because pets are part of our family, preparedness is key.
Pet Safety

According to a study from Fritz Institute, 44 percent of non-evacuees during Hurricane Katrina did not want to evacuate due solely to their pets. Whether it be hurricanes, forest fires, mud slides, or another natural disaster, APPA has put together some tips to help encourage pet owners to be thinking about what quick evacuation with their pets might look like. Because pets are part of our family, preparedness is key. Take a look at some of the recommendations below:

Utilizing the pet lover network

Identification

An identification tag is an obvious way to help ensure lost pets find their way, but The Pawsitively Safe Pet Tag by Platinum Pets takes it one step further. This unique tag assigns a pet an exclusive code listed on their tag and if a pet is lost it will send the owner an alert via text or email if the pet is found. Because owners are not at their usual homes and may not have regular phone service during an evacuation, the digital component of these pet tags also allows for up-to-the-minute emergency contact updates. Owners can also automatically generate a Lost Pet Poster to share with friends and neighbors via social media. Price: $12.99 http://www.platinumpetsusa.com

Transportation

Having a kennel easily accessible and ready to go can be lifesaving in the event of an evacuation. Gunner Kennels dog crates are among the safest, most durable pet kennels available. The G1 dog crate received the Center For Pet Safety Five Star Crash Test Rating, and helps ensure that a quick getaway can be a safe one. In addition to protecting pets from seasonal elements, it also guards against outside force in the case of an accident. Price: $349.99 to $599.99 https://gunner.com

Food

Be prepared with healthy food that will not spoil quickly. Raw Naturals Freeze-Dried Food by Stewart Pet makes it easy to provide full quality meals with their convenient food pouches prepared with raw, single or limited-source protein, along with real fruits and vegetables. Each heart-shaped nugget is packed with optimum levels of nutrients to help dogs maintain their weight and fitness with a complete and balanced diet. Price: $39.99 http://www.stewartpet.com

Utilizing the pet lover network

A helpful resource for pet owners in the event of a disaster comes from the Kurgo Foundation, formed to support non-profits assisting animals in the wake of a disaster. Through their extensive network of animal lovers, they coordinate donations and provide much needed public information on how to help, ensuring resources get to the right organizations as quickly as possible. To learn more visit http://www.kurgostore.com/foundation. Additional information, product samples, images and interview opportunities available upon request.

About APPA

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,200 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

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G1™ KENNEL
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GUNNER strap sets are the only ones that we recommend, and have met each of the brand’s crash test standards. They are the straps that the Center For Pet Safety recommends using when anchoring your crate to your vehicle for 5 Star Crash Test certified safety.

Our new & improved tie-downs are made with an extra-thick custom cam buckle for additional break strength and a synthetic material that ensures you can leave these out 24/7: better guarding against fading and stretching, and perfect for high abrasion environments.

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This GUNNER tough-skin insert provides a 3/4” pad of cushion for the crate, as well as waterproof comfort for the sporting dog’s tired joints on the ride home.

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Your dog works hard for you – this fan works hard for your dog. The GUNNER Fan Kit is a high-powered device designed to mount easily to the crate, with a stainless steel mounting rod and custom tensions bolts. Built to provide significant ventilation, especially while kennel is stationary. A durable structure, just like our customers are accustomed to.

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07/05/2021
Brandon M.
United States United States
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
It’s like an insurance plan….

This is by far the best kennel made. I use mine daily and they take lots of abuse. They never even seem to wear at all. Hose them off with soap and water and they look brand new. I encourage all of my puppy buyers to get them as well. It’s like an insurance plan for your best friend!

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06/14/2021
Kris T.
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  • What's your primary use of the product? TravelHomeHome & Travel Equally
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
Wow, Just Wow

Wow, this kennel is the Yeti of dog kennels! everything about this kennel is first rate. Yes, there are cheaper, but none can compare to a Gunner kennel.

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05/31/2021
Alec L.
United States United States
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
Amazing travel kennel

This thing is built like a tank. I have no doubt this will protect our little guy if we are ever involved in an accident. We recently completed an 800 mile road trip with him in the crate. It was well worth the money. This was the first time he was calm in the car and not whining. He slept easily during the drive. We felt calm know he was secure and comfortable. Cannot recommend this crate enough!!

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05/08/2021
Angus O.
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  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
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Unlike any other crate I have seen

I purchased two Gunner kennels, a medium and a small, for my pups. Immediately, you understand this is a different level of product compared to what you’ve used before. The construction is fantastic and legitimately heavy duty. I feel so much better knowing I’ve done everything I can to keep my dogs safe in case of a worst case scenario.

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03/18/2021
Patrick K.
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  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
Best purchase for my best friends

I’ve been buying cheap kennels for the four years I’ve owned my dogs, none of them seemed to hold up. I’ve wanted a Gunner for a year now, and the more I read stories of how they have saved dogs lives, it made me think of how losing my best friends would damn near **** me. So I made the purchase and will never look back. It is one solid kennel and I will not let the kennel hold me back from traveling farther to hunt anymore. It’s well worth the investment. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for, and this will not let anyone down.