Noah and his sons, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock…every creature that moves along the ground and every bird.  Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. All the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.


Knowing The Pet Safety Crusader, you might think I was leading you in the direction of disaster preparedness after sharing that passage.  Well, I am in a way.  Today I’d like to introduce you to Gen7 Pet Product.  Like the ark preserved animal life after the flood, Gen7Pets™ mission is to care for our animal friends through product innovation, superior manufacturing and customer centered service.
Their commitment and investment in product innovation has resulted in industry breakthroughs from comfort for pets, to ease of operation and convenience for us pet parents. I must mention here that the products my husband and I tested out for Haiku were lightweight and oh so easy to assemble, fold and stow.

Gen7Pets™ products include pet strollers, carriers, ramps, steps, cots, travel beds and pet containments for the yard. Their products are all about keeping your pet comfortable and feeling secure while giving us pet parents portable convenience.

It’s the little things that make their products different – and make our lives easier as caring pet owners. Whether it’s a stronger zipper that doesn’t snag or wider, more durable wheels on a pet stroller making for a smoother ride, attention to detail is PAWSome!

I found the fit and finish to be excellent on the products we tested.  The products are attractive and their functionality didn’t trump décor.  Keeping Haiku safe, as you all know, is of utmost importance to me, but I also want him, especially going on his 14th year, comfortable!


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but The Cool-Air Cot® Pet Bed arrived flat, nicely packaged and in excellent condition.  It was super easy to assemble.  No tools needed.  I read reviews and one mentioned the back latch being difficult.  I disagree as the directions pointed the way and mission accomplished with ease!  All other parts slipped nicely together and the frame is covered to make it not only visually appealing to humans, but I feel alleviates pet fears by making it look continuous, no gaps or edges where your dog might fall off.  The fit & finish gets four paws up, and I’m a big fan of the powder coated steel frame.   I despise rust and particularly dislike picking up an item (whether it be human lawn chair or pet bed) that has gotten wet from rain or sprinklers only to have rusty water run out of the tubing and down my leg and shoes.  Definitely a pet peeve but one I won’t encounter with the Cool-Air Cot!

Made of furniture-grade mesh, it stays cool allowing air to circulate under my best buddy and allowing drainage if left outside in the rain.  Since it breathes and stays dry, it reduces the potential for itchy hot spots making me not have to dash for the pet first aid kit.

Pieces easily snap together to create the curved raised back which makes Haiku feel secure.


Other raised beds I’ve seen are flat and give the illusion (actually the potential) of falling off the back.  Not with Gen7’s model and it’s ideal for raising him off our hard flagstone patio in his golden years.  On a camping trip, your pooch will be able to lay out of the muddy, bug-infested, hot or wet surfaces if he’s resting on a Gen7Pets™ Cool-Air Cot™ Pet Bed, and the blue in particular, would look awesome poolside!   

The 30” wide medium cot holds up to 60 lbs. (which can be two smaller pups).  Haiku tested out the 36” wide large cot which amply held his 74 lbs. frame but can hold up to 90 lbs.

The cots come in Trailblazer Blue and Pathfinder Red.

If I had to offer a suggestion, the only thing would be to make a still larger cot and offer it in a more neutral green or khaki color for humans who want it to blend into their outdoor space. Otherwise, it rocks!

Price:  $60 – $75 depending on size

It did take a little bit of encouragement to get Haiku to step on it the first time since it was raised and springy, but all new things can be a challenge to overcome, so patience, perseverance and high value treats can help you and your dog succeed! We practiced and the second day, not only did Haiku stand on the cot, be he then did a “sit” and “down.”  Success in three easy steps with three yummy treats!

This was also the case with the Indoor-Carpet Mini Ramp.  Haiku was in fact hesitant, even with treats, so a little deli meat and mission accomplished!  Anytime you are teaching your dog something new in which his “four on the floor” is disrupted, it can be disconcerting.  Take new things slowly with your best pal and don’t lose your patience.  Train in short increments and always end on a good note!  I started practicing with him on our guest bed, which is lower than mommy & daddy’s bed in the Master Suite.


The first session, Haiku got three paws on the ramp but wouldn’t get that last paw up, but by the end of our second trial the next day, he made it up on the bed.  I continued to work with him a little each day, and now feel confident that this ramp will make his life better.  Now that he understands, it’s easy to walk up the carpeted no-slip ramp to get in bed and snuggle and also…to get in the back side door of the car where he has his bed and bolsters keeping hi, comfy on car rides which he loves.  No more jump ups or downs with his older bones.  Haiku has had surgery on both ACLs and is doing great, but as he embarks on his 14th year of life, his back and other joints are grateful to not be used as shock absorbers all the time.

The ramp is lightweight and easy to open, and holds up to 200 lbs. It’s best use if for heights up to 2 feet while its 42” length folds to 21” to store under the bed or in the back of the car. Gen7 makes other versions to help dogs get into the back of SUVs and even beautifully appointed wooden steps that look like furniture and double as toy bins.  Just make sure when using any type of ramp that you have it secured so that it won’t collapse as your canine buddy walks the plank. Argh!

Price:  $75.00 and well worth saving my boy’s joints and discs!


Gen7 has strollers, outdoor pens, carriers and commuter bags which have received the Center for Pet Safety’s Seal of Approval!  Like the genesis of the company name demonstrates, Gen7Pets™ is about saving pet lives and enhancing that life on this planet!

Find these and other Gen7Pets™ products at: 

and look for my blog/vlog that showcases the Gen7  Commuter Bag on Pet Safety Day, October 15th and receive a 10% discount via this special link!

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For 20 years Denise Fleck’s Sunny-dog Ink motto has been “Helping people to help their pets,” and she has…teaching more than 15,000 pet lovers animal life-saving skills and millions more on “The Doctors,” CNN, “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life,” Animal Planet and other TV shows.  Denise is a frequent conference speaker, developed a line of pet first aid kits and now offers classes online.