Monday, October 22, 2012

Midwest Pet and Garden, Helping Rabbits in Need

Last February, we had a tornado bear down on our house at nine o'clock in the evening. We had no warning whatsoever, until the sirens went off. We struggled to change out of our pajamas, and into proper clothing. I gathered up my camera and laptop, stuffed a bag full of clothing and food, and some bottled water, and began to run to the cellar. The only problem? My rabbits didn't have pet carriers, so were were forced to carry their cages into the cellar. The wind was blowing about 80 mph, with straight-line winds, and heavy rain...pelting us at every step. The 100 feet from the door to the cellar was never longer.

We made it to the cellar, tired, wet, and cold. The cages were swamped with water, and my poor bunnies soaked to the bone. I did my best to dry them off, as the sirens wailed. The tornado passed, and we had only a few trees down, and some roof damage. One thing was abundantly clear though; the rabbit cages could easily cost us our lives if we had to keep carrying them down to the cellar in the middle of a storm like that. So I began looking for a good pet carrier that would be easy to use, light, and quick to load my often cantankerous bunnies into.

After almost a year of searching, I found the perfect carrier! Midwest Pet and Garden has an amazing carrier called the Petmate 2 Door Top Load Kennel, which is a must for any bunny parent looking for a simple way to load and carry your bun.


The Petmate 2 Door is an awesome pet carrier, due to one simple feature; a top loading door! Any pet parent who has a hard time getting their pet into a carrier should look into this amazing product. As I was looking for something that would be easy to use during both the day and night, I needed a kennel that would allow me to put her in without really looking or fussing with her.


There was plenty of room for her inside, and it was so simple to put together. There is even a small food dish that attaches to the front door, so she can have hay in there with her. I did a test run with the carrier, and I can have her loaded and into the cellar in 2 minutes! Not to mention how much lighter it is than her cage! It's a really sturdy carrier, with great longevity. I took Claudia outside to have a look at her carrier...




Midwest Pet and Garden was an absolute joy to work with, and has so many awesome products to choose from, for almost every animal. A couple of their best lines are the Pet Gear and Majestic Pet lines, which are chock full of great products for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, etc. If you have a pet need, be sure to check out their store!

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20 comments:

Liz (Woof Woof Mama) said...

So smart to do a test run and get Claudia familiar with her new carrier kennel before you need it in an emergency! And thanks for the tip about Midwest Pet and Garden...can't wait to check them out!

Mama Nibbles said...

That does sound nice. Sometimes it a rough situation trying to stuff a mad pet into a crate, especially a cat. Top loading is a very nice feature.

Danielle Simmons said...

I love the opening on top and bottom! It would come in handy for the chinchilla we're planning on adopting. Great for visits to the vet and travel!

Julia Potvin said...

First one I have ever seen with the top opening, love that! I have used the old style carrier for moving roosters, the top door would have been great!

Ninja Wifey said...

That is really cute. thanks for sharing!

Holly (Woman Tribune) said...

Your bunny is absolutely adorable. This carrier looks awesome, especially because of the top-loading door. I've never seen that in a pet carrier before, but now that I have, I'm wondering why they don't all have this feature.

Anita Anderson said...

Wow, happy you made it through the Tornado and the bunny too.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

That is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica said...

yikes that is scary! I like that the kennel opens from the top too!

Kimberly Cleven said...

What a great carrier! I hope you never have to deal with a storm like that again but if so, at least it shouldn't be as hard. Maybe keep a change of clothing and food down in the cellar to save some time?

Alyssa McVey said...

I'm glad you were able to get everyone to safety! I have never seen a carrier with an opening on the top. That's such a good idea.

Xtreme Qpon - Angela Christopher said...

I love the double openings! Great review!

Marieesbella said...

Love you bunny Isabella. Very cool Carrier.

Fun Reviews & Giveaways! said...

Aw cute bunny!! this looks pretty cool but we have no pets

Kelley Johnsen said...

Oh! What a cute little bunny! Thank you for sharing this.

Crystal said...

I love that carrier! I think that would work great for my cat.

Lesley - shoppingwithles said...

We need that carrier for our cats! Trying to get them in a front loading carrier is impossible!

Kimberly Cleven said...

Would love to see more photos of your bunny!

Savannah Cooper-Hughes said...

Your bunny is so cute! That carrier would be great for my cats. I only have the gigantic airplane carriers right now, so I have to use those every time we go to the vet :S

Jessi Timmermans said...

I love bunnies! Yours is adorable!