Wag N Go Dog Travel Kit - Pack easier, happier and faster
Wag N Go Dog Travel Kit - Pack easier, happier and faster
The perfect dog travel bag is easy to pack, carry & use – and keeps your dog's essentials. It's a paw bag – for dogs on the go!.
The perfect dog travel bag is easy to pack, carry & use – and keeps your dog's essentials. It's a paw bag – for dogs on the go!. Read more
About this project
Wag N Go provide an elegant and durable solution to your dog's essential needs while away from home. Wag N Go was designed by a pet traveller and dog lover, just like you and wanted a solution that was easy to use but gave everything a dog needs while on the road.
The Wag N Go bag carries all your doggies essentials.
- Two Fresh-Seal containers - Can hold up to 7 cups of kibble each or use one for treats & toys. Dishwasher Safe
- Silicone Travel bowl Perfect for meals, easy to store, easy to clean
- Roomy zip pockets for your entire dog’s gear or even your own stuff. Integrated poo-bag dispenser.
- Large double fleece sleeping blanket, an important factor to make your dog feel like home. Round & Washable!
- All packed up in a slim line bag that you just pop over your shoulder.
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Our Wag N Go dog travel bag is our debut product, named after exactly what my dog does when she knows we're off to somewhere new.
The Wag N Go bag is designed for use by the larger dog that just can't fit into a dog carrier bag. It's for dogs that use their own paws while out and about. They need bigger containers for their food, and a good size blanket to snuggle down with. There all dog!
- A Vacation
- Off to the pet-sitter
- Sleep overs at family or friends
- A day at the office
- Or even trying to check in at the airport or boarding a train.
The bags that I found on the market, just didn't do the trick, I still needed good containers for food, that I could freeze, and something that Maggie could sleep on and feel content. I wanted pockets for her paper work; I wanted it light and packed smartly. It should be a bag that's packed up and ready to go.
- Provides your dog with a place to sleep and large fresh seal containers for food and treats.
- Makes your life easier.
- Looks good and a breeze to carry.
Dragging a big fat dog bag up stairs, across the garden or trying to fit it in the car...it drove me crazy! Poor-quality bags that spilled my dog's food made my head spin, regardless how much my dog wanted to help clean up the mess. I felt like I was always digging around the bottom of that bag to find that treat that Maggie was craving (it's always on the bottom).
When I started all this, my quest for the perfect travel bag for dogs, I have to admit I knew nothing about birthing a bag. So I sat down over the last couple of years discussing, sketching, investing & prototyping. I talked to real cool people in the industry and worked out a plan to have a bag that would be affordable, with form & function. I have a bag I'm so proud of; and more importantly, that other dog travellers told me they need!
In the fall of 2007, I decided to travel to up-state New York for the Labour Day week-end. Like many of us, I wanted my new puppy to come with me for the long week-end. Little did I know as a first time traveller with pets that my new pup would require a bag of her own with all the essentials that she would need while away.
I was hoping to travel light, however once I started packing everything Maggie needed while away from home, I noticed that I had a slim bag for myself and a massive bulky bag for my dog.
And reading, talking to vets and dog trainers and professional animal behaviorists.
I started a blog called Wag The Dog UK, to help other happy travelling dogs and connect with the dog loving community. Through Wag the Dog UK, I met such wonderful people with true hearts who are just packed full of information on all things pets!
Once I understood what people were looking for in a dog travel bag, I started making drawings and finding images that I wanted my bag to look like. I have to admit my first drawings were a little meek and I knew if I wanted to make my dream a reality I had to find real good people to help me make Wag N Go a reality.
I found a great group of people at China 2 West a western owned and managed manufacturing management, quality control and product development company based in mainland China.
And boy they are simply amazing! I had a team who could draw, design and most important, source an ethical manufacturing company that would make a paw-some dog bag.
And this is where Wag N Go was truly born! We took my old designs and went back to the drawing board. My first initial drawings had the function, but we just didn't have the form. I was wondering into the bulky bag situation again. Andre had a great suggestion, why not scrap the square and go round. He liked to call it Wag N' Go 2.0
- We skyped
- Endless emails
- Up in the wee hours trying to explain how a dog blanket should feel
- Texting while walking Maggie
- Discussing the perfect zip, making sure the mesh had the right stretch
- Many debates over the ideal size of the bag; and many sleepless nights musing over what people really need in a traveling dog bag.
I really did my homework and tested the prototypes - with Maggie, and via others - all over the place, at the beach, in pet friendly hotels and when Maggie had a sleepover, I sent along the Wag N Go bag so that she had everything that she needed.
It's been such an exciting journey and each step got us closer to a bag that made sense. I remember falling asleep each night hearing the words details, details and detail! Seeing your dream come to shape is an amazing experience and being apart of each step really got me to understand how important details are when your out to make a quality product.
If it wasn’t for the hard work of Andrew and Mark, I wouldn’t be here today asking for your support.
When I started Wag N Go I didn't want to make just one bag. I want to build a long-term business that truly cares about the travel experience with your dog - and you, the dog lover who knows how amazing it is with a dog in tow.
- Think about that time you wanted to keep your dog happy with his own blanket, food and treats. It’s a fact that dogs are more content away from home when they have things that are familiar to them.
- Think how much of easier it will be with your dog’s personal paw-bag ready to go when you are.
- Have containers that hold a good deal of food which I can take from freezer to bag and even use them as bowls.
The Wag N Go dog bag makes taking your dog out easy and breezy, without frustration. You’re packed up and ready to go!
Trina Cooper – I’m the founder of Wag N Go and started with a blog called Wag the Dog UK, from there I started Wag N Go and began working on making my first product The Wag N Go dog travel bag. While working on the Wag N Go bag, I started the website Wag N Go and started to offer doggie gift sets packed with great products that are fun and dogs just love them, and yes Maggie approved!
But I wasn’t always working in the pet industry in fact with over 20 years of experience in starting projects and having success, always based on my creative steak and fueled by passion, I always take on projects that are close to my heart.
I’ve been very lucky as an entrepreneur and have successfully sold a bath and body company, had a long term career working in the fashion industry as a professional make-up artist and was also a vice president in the luxury real estate market in New York City.
While my background gives me the drive to effectively design, develop and market Wag N Go, my true motivation in this venture lies in Maggie and making life easy for all dog lovers to travel with their dog in style. As any dog lover knows, when those perfect little puppy paws walk thru your door and into your home and heart, your whole world changes.
Mark Jacobs – Besides keeping my sanity intact, he was a real help in moving my design forward. He talked to his friends with dogs and we decided that the bag had to be easy to carry and ready to go. Sourcing out the best solutions and finding a quality manufacturer was his main concern. Best of all he keep us all on track.
Mark is a talented engineer and has been an awesome project manager. He has worked with mulit-nationals to small start-ups just like me. His experience of bringing numerous product concepts through to mass production reality and has made sure that Western quality would be applied to my bag.
Andre Dettler – My design guru and visionary. After many months of working out the best materials, best features and visual beauty of the Wag N Go bag we finally got here. If it wasn’t for Andre’s intense interest in detail and design I would never see my dream become an actual product.
Andre lead the i2design international design team .He walks the fine line between focusing on the details while making sure the big goals are still taken care of. Something that was truly important to me.
Maggie Cooper - Our most important member of the team, and the namesake for Wag N Go. As any pet lover who travels with their pet knows, the world becomes a magical place, you see different things and meet new people with your best furry mate by your side. She was the ultimate tester and if it wasn't for her travelling needs, I would have never started thinking what would make life easier for pet lovers who travel with their dog.
The road to Kickstarter began with research to establish an initial dog travel bag design based on market research of current dog owners who traveled with their pets and learned what was essential in a dog travel bag. We also bought every dog bag available on the market and tried them out and saw what worked, what didn't, and what was essential.
After that I identified the most efficient process available to make my bag a reality. But most importantly I wanted to make a good quality bag and at a reasonable price. Having Mark and Andre on board was really important to make sure the price and quality would both be reflected in Wag N Go.
Through Mark and Andre they were able to discover an ethical manufacturer to partner with and produce our bag. Our partner has been a collaborative force and tested ally throughout our journey.
We started working with our manufacturer months ago to ensure that Wag N Go was designed and ready to produce, and more importantly that we can actually deliver on our promise to you. Working with any overseas manufacturer can be challenging. To ensure the process goes smoothly Mark will be checking every step of the production. Mark visits the factory, perform quality control, and ensure that we are getting the best possible product within our promised time frame.
With all our partners in place, we finalized design details, created CAD drawings and tested prototypes.
We recently produced a first run for The Wag N Go dog travel bag and it is sitting in our manufacturer's warehouse. We intend to proceed with final assembly and shipment upon successfully reaching our Kickstarter goal. It is ready for immediate release once funding is complete with manufacturing and the products can be packed and released.Our prototypes have had an amazing response and pet industry magazines are already taking notice.
1. Our prototypes have had an amazing response and pet industry magazines are already taking notice.
2. To manufacture a practical and sensible travel bag alternative for dogs that need to be away from home does not currently exist.
3. To maintain active control over product quality through our team.
To achieve the minimum order quantity at the ethical factory we're working with, we're asking you to get on board.
We are launching Wag N Go on Kickstarter to raise a minimum of £7000 because we have received amazing feedback from our wagging community of dog lovers. Dog lovers just like you who know how travelling with a dog is an amazing way to see the world!
You = crucial funds for first production run!
- pay for the first run order of Wag N Go
- pay for shipment to the UK.
- pay for Vat and duty charges.
We stand behind the stuff we make: Our Pledge We have completed final production for the Wag N Go bag and it is ready for immediate release.
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My primary consideration for the Wag N Go bag and the entire Wag N Go product line was to ensure our products would be sturdy, with quality and that our customers could use with confidence over and over again! I wanted a bag with form and function!
Happy dog and Happy dog lover. The outer bag of Wag N Go is made with Nylon and when it comes to strength, nothing beats it durability! Nylon is also well known for its ability to stretch without breaking and return to its original shape, so if your Wag N Go bag end up in the paws of rough and tumble types, our bag should stand up to the challenge. UV resistant, mildew resistant and dries quickly, which makes for a great material for a travelling dog.
- Our fresh seal bowls are dishwasher safe and if treated with reasonable care, should last a lifetime.
- Our sleeping blanket is made with double fleece nap with a spandex trim and machine washable.
Every Wag N Go bag will carry a 2 year warranty against breakage. If your bag should rip, tear, or break, we will gladly replace it at no cost to you.
Thank you very much for taking the time to learn about us and Wag N Go. If you're able to back us, we appreciate every gesture, small or large.
If you find our product compelling, we'd be so grateful if you could share our campaign. We know your busy and that you value your connections, but we'd be wagging happy if you could share our campaign with your network!
Spreading the word and building awareness about our Kickstarter campaign helps us tremendously!
We'd love to hear from you! So give us a howl, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Wags and Hugs Trina & Maggie
Also, a big wagging thank you who've taken an interest already in Wag N Go:
Risks and challenges
I'm very excited to get our first manufactured bags off the ground and to the UK as soon as possible, in fact I'm just a phone call away! I predict very few bumps in the road after Kickstarter funding closes. Our Wag N go bag after over a year and a half of research, development and testing is complete and ready for immediate production and shipment.
.I've sourced our supplies, worked out transportation and we're ready to distribute. I'll make every reasonable effort to exceed current delivery expectations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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