Crinkit Dog Toy

Here’s another cool toy to keep your dog entertained.  The Crinkit is lightweight, packable, and it floats – and you can even rinse off the doggy slobber in the sink – so PetravelR™ thinks it’s a great travel toy.  Just insert an empty water bottle and the fun begins.


  • Made of ZIGFLEX thermoplastic elastomer
  • Material is free of BPAs or Phthalates, and contains FDA approved ingredients.
  • Made in the USA
  • Available in two sizes: 16.9 oz and 8 oz
  • Unique design and material allows your dog to safely play with a water bottle
  • Helps reduce boredom and anxiety
  • Softer material is easy on the mouth making it perfect for senior dogs
  • Easy to clean; just place it in a dishwasher without the dry cycle


Zigoo, the maker of Crinkit, deliberately made the fit snug so that dogs cannot get the water bottle out.  They recommend securing the cap tightly onto the empty bottle to allow the bottle to slide in easier.  Remove the label, then put a little dish soap and water on the empty water bottle to help with inserting or removing it.  The cap end of the water bottle goes into the Crinkit first.  Once the bottle is inside, rinse off any excess soap.

Crinkets collection

Available for about $11 to $20, plus shipping, direct from Zigoo and from numerous retailers, including,, and In The Company Of Dogs.

Blessing of the Animals – Mercer County, NJ

NorthStar VETS in Robbinsville, New Jersey is hosting a Blessing of the Animals on Thursday October 1, 2015.

NJ Blessing of the Animals

Blessings will be given to all pets that come out to the NorthStar VETS garden on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. NorthStar VETS is located at 315 Robbinsville-Allentown Rd., Robbinsville, NJ, 08691. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP.

There will also be a pet food collection for NJ AniMeals, helping pets in need. PetravelR™ asks that you please bring a donation as your way of sharing the blessing.


The Florida Humane Society on Adopt a Friend!

This week the Florida Humane Society is featured on PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend!

FL HS volunteer The Florida Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill organization that rescues companion animals from animal control and owner surrenders in Broward and Palm Beach Counties and all of South Florida.  The Florida Humane Society cares for about 2,800 animals each year, providing them with shelter, compassion, veterinary care, and spays/neuters, and then finds them good, adoptive homes.

The Florida Humane Society is a volunteer based organization that receives no funding from any local, state or federal agencies and is dependent entirely upon donations and the good will of the community.

FL HS volunteer with dog

Please visit Adopt a Friend to learn more about how you can help the homeless animals at the Florida Humane Society by adopting a dog or cat, making a monetary donation, or volunteering your time.

Dublin Ohio Pet Fair

The 2015 Dublin Pet Fair, a celebration of all pets, takes place Sunday September 27, 2015 in Dublin, Ohio.

Dublin Pet Fair

PetravelR™ encourages you to come out to see many of the pet rescues and vendors of Central Ohio.  Enjoy demonstrations and contests, such as the Dublin K9 Unit, agility and fly ball. Rascal Animal Hospital will be doing microchips and Wags and Whiskers Grooming Salon will do nail trims in their van.  Admission to the event is free.

Location: Coffman Park Pavilion, 5568 Coffman Park Drive, Dublin, Ohio, 43017
Time: September 27, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

The Dublin Pet Fair is jam-packed with activities and – the best part – all money raised from the raffles and refreshments will be donated to the participating animal rescue groups!

Rockin’ For Rescues Fundraiser

Rockin’ For Rescues, a benefit for Coming Home Rescue, will be held on Sunday September 27, 2015 in Lake Hiawatha/Parsippany, New Jersey.

The day of live music runs from noon to 6:00 pm at the Mount Holleran Towne Tavern, 450 N. Beverwyck Road.


The band line-up includes:

4pm – CRASH NY

PetravelR™ thinks this sounds like a rockin’ good time!   There is no cover charge, but a monetary donation for the rescue’s collection jar would be greatly appreciated!

Coming Home Rescue logo

Coming Home Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dog rescue based in Rockaway, NJ.  Towne Tavern will donate 10% of all bar and food sales for this event to the rescue.


Every Dog Lover Needs This!

Okay, so it’s technically not pet gear, but PetravelR™ could not resist sharing this wonderful item. Res ipsa loquitur.



Speaking of which, we’re also disgusted with people who dump their rabbits because they just got a puppy.  (Hey ladies, if your guy thinks it’s cool to “trade up” from a small pet to a dog, don’t be surprised when he decides to trade up to a new trophy wife.)

As for people who dump their pets because they just had a baby, we would like to ask them which orphanage they plan to send the kid to if they get preggers a second time.

Tote and women’s t-shirt are both available from Dog is Good for $24-$30, plus shipping.

ASPCA Autumn Pet Safety Tips

Tomorrow is the first day of autumn, so we thought this would be a good time to share some important seasonal safety tips from the ASPCA.

Shenandoah leaves

It’s a lovely time of year to get outside with your pets and enjoy the cooler, comfortable weather.  But beware of these potential hazards:

  • Be on the lookout for snakes who are preparing for hibernation season.  Learn what kinds of snakes are found in your region and where they are most likely to be found in your local area, so that you can avoid them.  Also learn how to identify the poisonous ones, just in case your pet gets bitten.
  • Fall and spring and are mushroom seasons. While 99% of mushrooms have little or no toxicity, the 1% that are highly toxic can cause life-threatening problems in pets. Unfortunately, most of the highly toxic mushrooms are difficult to distinguish from the nontoxic ones, so the best thing you can do is to keep your pets away from all areas with wild mushrooms.  Contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center immediately if you witness your pet eating a wild mushroom.
  • The use of rodenticides increases in the fall as rodents seek shelter from the cooler temperatures by attempting to move indoors. Rodenticides are highly toxic to pets—if ingested, the results could be fatal.
  • When the temperature drops, many people change their car’s engine coolant (aka antifreeze).  Ethylene glycol-based coolants are highly toxic, so spills should be cleaned up immediately. Consider switching to propylene glycol-based coolants—though they aren’t completely nontoxic, they are much less toxic than other engine coolants.
  • Although children’s school supplies, like crayons, markers, and glue are considered “low toxicity,” they can still cause gastrointestinal upset and blockages if ingested.  So be sure to keep those supplies out of the reach of pets who might want think they’re new chew toys.
  • If your pet has been pretty sedentary during the hot summer months, enjoy the outdoors but don’t overdo (good advice for you, as well as for your pet!).  Ease back into an exercise routine with long walks before trying anything too ambitious!

Shenandoah Couple Hiking w:Dogs

For more information on keeping your pet safe this autumn, read the entire ASPCA article.

PetravelR™ wishes you a happy autumnal equinox!

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA Adoptables!

Time to meet some of the wonderful animals at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, this week’s featuredshelter on PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend!  Do you have space in your home and in your heart for one of them?



Isabelle (A385047) is a sweet two-year-old spayed female, black and white Chihuahua. She is very affectionate and loves to sit in your lap. Isabelle walks well on leash and has been friendly with everyone she has met, including children. Isabelle is already spayed which means she can go home with you today! Isabelle’s adoption fee is $125 which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and a free follow-up health check at a participating vet.




Petunia (A382565) is a spayed female, tortie Shorthaired Rabbit. Petunia is a really sweet girl and very friendly. She is a calm rabbit who loves to be held and will sometimes hop into your lap for a snuggle. Petunia’s adoption fee is currently $15, including the neuter surgery and microchip.




Greyson (A384119) is a stunning four-year-old, affectionate gray domestic shorthaired cat who always wants attention and will talk you into picking him up. Greyson enjoys being carried and will nuzzle into your neck. He previously lived in the shelter’s communal room so we know he gets along with other cats. His favorite past time is cuddling; all he wants is someone to hold him. Greyson would love to find a home where he will receive a lot of attention. He seems to get along with men, women, children, cats, and even small dogs.



Charlie (A384921) is a 10-year-old, male, tan and white Chihuahua. He is a super sweet and mellow senior who loves to snuggle. If you are looking for a best friend who will relax on the couch with you, you should meet Charlie! Even though he is a senior and likes to relax, he also enjoys a good walk. Charlie is already neutered which means he can go home with you today!

You can view many other animals in need of forever homes on the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA adoption pages. Read the PHS Adoption FAQs to learn more about adopting a new pet!

If you’re not ready to adopt, please consider helping these homeless animals by making a donation to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA today!

PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!

New Skete Blessing of the Animals

Take your pets to the New Skete Monasteries’ Annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday September 26, 2015, in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis. New Skete is located approximately 45 miles northeast of Albany, NY, and approximately 20 miles northwest of Bennington, VT in the gentle and lovely Taconic Mountains, which geologically sideswipe the Green Mountains of Vermont, just north of the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

New Skete Blessing

Take the autumn beauty of Two Top Mountain, the holy splendor of a gold domed church, add the heartfelt spiritual connection between human beings and God’s creatures, and you have an unspoiled setting for the Animal Blessing in celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Arrival begins at 2:00 pm, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the grounds, have a photo taken with one of the brothers and learn about New Skete.  Blessing of the Animals Service is at 3:30 pm. Light refreshments of the season to follow.

New Skete blessing 2

The event is free and open to the public.  All and the animals they love are welcome!  All animals must be on a leash or in a secure pen at all times for the safety of participants and other animals.  If you are unable to bring an animal to the Service, please bring a photo of the animal or of an endangered species in the wild.

“O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brethren the animals to whom you have given the earth as their home in common with us. May we realize that they live, not for us alone, but for themselves and for You, and that they love the sweetness of life.”  – The Liturgy of St. Basil

Your friends at PetravelR™