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08/15/2010: NEW Hair Repelling Slipcovers - AKC Gear Guide Pick [PRESS RELEASE]

AKC Summer Gear Guide

Fabulous Fur Fighting Air Beds for Fido and Felines!
Gertie Gear™, an American Kennel Club Summer Gear Guide Pick, Now Available with NEW Hair and Dirt Repelling Slipcovers.


Aug 15, 2010 – Westland, Mich. — Michigan based Gertie Gear™ continues to impress the canine/business industry and anticipate the needs of customers with especially furry (shedding) friends. The American Kennel Club (AKC) is the nation’s largest, oldest and most prominent organization for canines and breeders. After the splash Gertie Gear made in the AKC’s 2009 Holiday Gift Guide, the stylish, yet rugged pet air beds became a FIDO Friendly magazine’s 2010 “Best Pet Products” Winner, a “Made in Michigan” special feature on Fox 2 local morning news, and was again chosen by the AKC for its Spring/Summer Gear Guide seen in the AKC Gazette and AKC Family Dog magazines (May 2010).FIDO magazine: March-April 2010 coverFIDO 100 Best Seal

The three-piece pet air bed system consists of an inflatable ring, a claw/nail proof canvas undercover and choice of slipcover. The latest choice in slipcovers is a durable, water and mildew resistant nylon that practically repels dirt and hair. “All Gertie Gear pet air beds are portable, easy to use and maintain, but these are especially great for dogs and cats that shed a lot,” says Julie King, creator and owner of the Gertie Gear brand. “The new nylon covers are fantastic for outdoors and camping too. Best of all, both covers are washable. They don’t hold odor nor allergens and they never compress, so they outlast traditional stuffing beds, including more expensive orthopedic foam, several times over.”Fox 2 segment 

King designed the first pet air bed for her senior beagle, “Gertie” in 2007. Gertie, her “sister” (a heavy shedding mix breed) and household felines have been enjoying the cozy air beds ever since. The vet recommended, orthopedic solution has a natural nesting area which conforms to the body providing complete support and comfort while raising the animal off of the hard, sometimes cold or wet ground. Gertie Gear air beds are especially beneficial for older pets and larger breeds that often suffer from hip problems and/or arthritis.

Affordable in three sizes, with choice of slipcovers from fun cotton and flannel prints to embellished microsuedes and cozy fleece, Gertie Gear has a pet bed to fit any style, decor or even season. The new nylon fabric is currently available in burgundy and a neutral beige tone, but a variety of other colors, including camouflage, can be special ordered upon request.

Gertie on stacked 30 and 36 inch  airbeds with nylon slipcovers

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CONTACT: Julie King • P: 734.326.2661 • E:

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WARNING: Air beds are NOT recommended for teething puppies nor highly destructive "chewers"! Though inflatable is protected by industrial, claw/nail-proof canvas, NOTHING is completely chew proof. Air beds are NOT toys and are NOT for human children!
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