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ZuGo Pet: A pet carrier that's a car safety seat, airline compliant, designer bag, hands free leash & dog bed all in one.
109 backers pledged $11,440 to help bring this project to life.

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ZuGo Pet: More Than A Pet Carrier

  • The first fashionable safety bag for pets available in pink, black and white
  • Matching harness protects pet against auto injuries 
  • Plush matching blanket provides additional support and comfort 
  • ZuGo Pet poop bag dispenser :)

Why Kickstart ZuGo Pet?

Did you know that many pets, particularly small dogs, experience severe anxiety when traveling? My little dog, Russell, was no exception. There was nothing on the market that could safely transport him in the car without taking up a passenger seat or helping to alleviate his motion sickness and anxiety. To solve this problem, I designed a carrier bag that was safe, effective and easy to use. It eliminates distractions for drivers so you and your pet can travel safely and stress free. Plus, unlike your typical, unsightly dog bag or plastic pet container; it's fashionable, handbag design allows you to discretely bring your pet virtually anywhere.

The ZuGo Pet is a patented multi functional carrier that is:

  • A car seat, airplane compliant carrier & designer handbag
  • Easily adjustable with detachable carrying straps
  • Convertible into a detachable hands free walking leash
  •  A Comfortable pet bed with removable foam insert.
  • Two inserts made for heating or cooling pads 

 Because of the double ended clips you're able to attach the leash to:

  • Fences 
  • Chairs 
  •  Any stationary objects with no hassle.

5 Ways You Can You Use ZuGo Pet

1) Clip it in-between car seats to suspend your pet. This technique has been shown to help with motion sickness and anxiety. 

2) Using the double ended clips to attach the leash to fences, chairs or any stationary object with no hassle. 

 3) Remove one of the bags carrying straps, extend to full length, wrap it around your body and use the belt as a hands free walking leash. Extend the other strap through the strap rings to secure and you’re still able to carry a pet in the bag. 

 4) Take it on a plane - it's airline compliant and fits perfectly under airplane seats. 

 5) Easily adjust the straps for over the shoulder carrying options. 

Safety First!

There are no strict safety regulations for enforcing pet restraints in the car. As shown in the statistics below, it's time to get serious about pet safety, your safety and its effect on everyone.

  • 29% of people have heard stories of car crashes where unrestrained dogs riding in the car were injured or caused injury to people in the car. These people who have heard these stories, 39% said this impacted their decision about using a pet restraint. 
  •  84% of people bring their dogs on car trips but do not use a restraint. 
  • 56% people have driven with their dog in a vehicle at least once a month over the past year. 29% admit to being distracted by their dog while driving. 
  • 65% of dog owners admit to engaging in at least 1 potentially distracting activity while driving with their dog. 

ZuGo Pet Harnesses

The harness are high quality, quilted and cushioned. They match the bags perfectly in design and color. The inner lining has a breathable mesh that is used to strap your pet into the bag to secure them in the car seat.

 ZuGo Pet Blanket.

 Kickstarter is an amazing platform with a strong community that helps passionate people bring their dreams to life. I need the help of backers and pet lovers to spread the word about an amazing product that cares about you and your pets safety. This innovative, high quality product is so versatile and well constructed that it will blow you away the instant you see it. We also donate to non-profits that rescue animals out of kill shelters. For every handbag carrier that's purchased here, and throughout the life of ZuGo Pet, a minimum of $1 will go directly to non-profit animal rescue programs.

 As a dedicated and compassionate advocate of animal welfare, Juls created the slogan, “Buy a bag, save a life”. Any 501(c)(3) that sells a ZuGoPet bag will get 100% of the profits. Also, we will designate no less than $1 of each ZuGoPet product purchased to saving the lives of shelter animals. When launched, every bag purchased will help an animal in need. 

We just opened a $30 reward offering our backers to receive Bark Box's four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!

ZuGoPet was designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. Sourced from high quality vegan friendly material, this product has undergone rigorous safety and quality testing to ensure lasting, dependable performance.

Why Do We Need Funding?

With your support, we will be able to produce the highest quality multi-functional pet bag available. Our mission is to keep you safe while you drive, your pet comfortable, safe and secure - all while providing convenience, fashion and confidence in your pet bag every time you use it. By kicking off a month long Kickstarter campaign on April Fools' Day, I'm encouraging people not to be foolish about the safety and well being of our pets

 Juls grew up around animals on her grandma’s ranch in Salinas, California. After moving to Southern California to pursue her higher education, she settled in Los Angeles where she founded several successful businesses that embraced a broad holistic healthcare philosophy.

 In 2011, she founded Awake and Living, a non- profit blog about healthy living and self-awareness. She continues to volunteer and support many charitable organizations. 

Juls Bindi developed ZuGo Pet products in 2009 when she began traveling with her dog, Russell. Like many small dogs, Russell suffered from severe travel anxiety, which made air travel and even short trips in the car a stressful experience. After an extensive search, Juls found that there were no products on the market to alleviate his travel anxiety. Juls subsequently began the mission to create innovative pet products to significantly decrease pet and owner anxiety while traveling. In 2012, after four years of dedicated research, safety tests, design and prototype development, ZuGo Pet launched their first pet bag product. ZuGo Pet provides comfortable and secure travel conditions for pets by emphasizing safety and convenience in one airplane-compliant, but highly fashionable handbag carrier.

ZuGo Pet is dedicated to developing innovative products that help pets and pet owners.



Risks and challenges

I have been building relationships in the pet industry for the past 5 years. Pet boutiques around the US are very excited to receive the innovatory and market ZuGo Pet products in their stores. ZuGo Pet brand is a winner and is geared for success. By backing this product, it will be your success story as well! Please join our team to help the ZuGo Pet Co. be the go to pet brand that you and your pet can rely on.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Thank you! ZuGoPet bag dispenser! You'll have no excuses not to pick up your dogs droppings. :) Also receive product updates to keep up on all the great things happening with ZuGoPet.

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    Bark Box for 1 Month! You will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!

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    Pet Harness: Chest Size 11"-32""
    High quality, quilted harness with a soft interior padding. $15 off retail value. Please leave a comment on our campaign with what color and size you would like. 5 sizes XS, S, M, L, XL

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    Soft, plush ZuGoPet Blanket: Matches ZuGo Pet bag bottom pillow insert. Make your pet feel extra comfy and warm in or out of the ZuGo Pet bag. $10 off retail value!

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    Blanket and Harness: High quality, quilted harness with a soft interior padding. Soft, plush blanket that matches the ZuGo Pet bag pillow insert. $30 off retail value. Please leave a comment on our campaign with what size you would like. 5 sizes XS, S, M, L, XL

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: ZuGo Pet bag: Comes with bottom pillow insert. Save $50 off retail! Please leave a comment on our campaign with what color you would like.

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    Any ZuGoPet bag: Comes with bottom pillow insert. Save $30 off retail. Please leave a comment on our campaign with what color you would like.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! ZuGoPet Collection: ZuGo Pet Bag, Harness and Blanket Collection: Save $101 off the retail! Please leave a comment on our campaign with what color and size you would like.

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    ZuGo Pet 2 pack. Any two colors of your choice. Save $140 off retail. Please leave a comment on our campaign with what colors you would like.

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    ZuGo Pet 3 Pack: Any or all three colors. Save $210 off retail. Equivalent to one FREE bag and $10 off the other. Please leave a comment on our campaign with what colors you would like.

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    Animal philanthropist! Full ZuGo Pet Collection and pick any animal rescue non-profit of your choosing for our "Buy a Bag, Save a Life" program.

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