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Best Tips For Safe Pet Travel

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Meet Doe, our new Rat Terrier puppy that we just adopted from San Diego!  Doe is a 14 week old female pup that is cute as a button, but fiesty as a whip.

My husband and I owned two Rat Terriers before named Jumper and Tinker.  Tinker was the first dog to be featured as “Field Trip Dog” on  We loved Tinker’s personality so much, that we wanted to adopt another Rat Terrier when were able.  So now, the new dog journey begins with Doe!  

Doe is a very high energy puppy who loves to soak up the outdoors and enjoys walking, jogging and playing ball for hours on end.  She doesn’t hesitate to tell us what she’s thinking either.  She makes all sorts of funny noises when she wants our attention or is chasing after one of the kids.  

We also quickly discovered that Doe doesn’t like household chores, and would rather chase after the broom, than help pick up the leaves.  Oh, my!  We definitely have our hands full, but we can’t resist her sweet looking face!

Kars ‘n K9s at Lexus Carlsbad

That’s why on Sunday, November 4, Doe and I plan to attend Kars ‘n K9s, a Pet Safety Event hosted by A Girls Guide To Cars, at Lexus Carlsbad.  Pet owners and their canines are invited by Lexus, Sleepypod, and other Carlsbad-area pet businesses for a fun afternoon of learning about safe pet travel.

Sleepypod will be on hand to demonstrate how their favorite pet products work inside the 2019 Lexus ES, LS, and RX L.  Representatives from SPOT will be in attendance to talk about the different ways you can help local homeless pets by volunteering, fostering, or adopting.  Visitors are encouraged to bring donations for SPOT!

Here is a list of suggested items:

Gift cards (Petco, Petsmart, Visa) are huge and needed!


  • Small & X-small collars
  • Small & X-small harnesses
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Small Beds
  • Chew Toys & Bones- Kong, NylaBone
  • Bully sticks for large, medium and small dogs
  • Redbarn bones
  • Non-stuffed dog toys
  • Blue Adult and Puppy Kibble and Canned Food


  • Royal canin mama and babycat wet and dry food
  • Fancy Feast wet food
  • Friskies pate wet food
  • Clumping litter
  • Litter boxes
  • Toys
  • Nutri-cal

Local vendors like Carlsbad Pet & Feed, Pup in the Tub Mobile Grooming, Elinor & Rigby, John’s Natural Dog Training, Holiday Pet Hotel, & Caricature Artists of San Diego will be also displaying their products and chatting about their services.

A complimentary omelette station will be open for attendees from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by delicious sliders and sides from 12 noon to 2 pm.

Lexus Carlsbad is located 5444 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

To RSVP for Kars ‘n K9s at Lexus Carlsbad visit:

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To learn more about Kars ‘n K9s and enter to win a grand prize visit:

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Contest rules: 

Entries must be completed by 2PM Pacific November 4th, 2018. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents 18 years old or older and subject to the laws of the state of California. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from qualified entires and verified by A Girls Guide to Cars; winner will be notified by email no later than November 6th, 2018. Prize will be delivered to the winner by A Girls Guide to Cars representative in person on November 4th, 2018 or delivered by USPS to a valid US address; prizes cannot be shipped to a P.O. box. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize valued at $200, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Contest is administered by and prizes awarded by A Girls Guide to Cars, which assumes no liability for the administration of this contest. Lexus Carlsbad, Sleepypod, Lexus, SPOT, Carlsbad Pet & Feed and all other event partners assume no responsibility or liability for the administration of this contest. A total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.

Doe and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!