Most of our products are made of the following materials:
durable decorative fabric lining one side of the collar/leash. This fabric
is made of the same blend of fibers used in outdoor furniture. We know our
pets are more than capable of getting messy and so we made sure our
products can survive whatever our furry friends throw their way.
die cast metal hardware that has been plated for corrosion resistance
Currently all we offer is collars and
leashes. Our focus has been on doing a few things but doing them very
well. However we are working on expanding our product line! We want to make
sure that we have great products for every pet. If there is a specific type of
product you'd like us to start making, let us know down below in the "Contact us" section. We loving hearing from all of our current and potential Team members
They are a part of our family. We couldn't imagine what we’d do
However, if you are interested in getting a furry best friend of
your own then visit a shelter or rescue and consider adopting one. We recommend
checking out petfinder.com to see what pets are currently available for
BUT before you do that, you have some homework to do. Pet
adoption should be a well thought out decision and is a lifetime commitment.
There are few things worse for a dog then being abandoned to a shelter multiple
times. It becomes very difficult for these dogs to ever find permanent loving
homes, and it is quite traumatic for the dog.
If you're thinking about adopting a dog and this is your first
dog then I must warn you that getting a pet is a lot of work. Even if this isn't your first pet, it's worth reminding yourself of that simple fact.
However, i'm sure you know that it is
absolutely worth the effort.
We recommend that you think about finding a pet almost like you
would think about matchmaking. Even though you may have found a dog that you
think is the cutest thing on earth, you need to remember that some owner and
dog combinations just are not very compatible. Look at your lifestyle, and try to
find a pet that compliments your life. If you're a very laid back person who
enjoys lazy days and just hanging out, then maybe that cute high energy dog you found isn't the best match for you. But that doesn't mean that you won't be
able to find a pet that is equally as cute and perfectly fits your lifestyle.
Remember, just in the US 6.5 million
companion animals enter shelters each year. That's a lot of "fish in the
sea." Which means two things:
One these shelter pets really need your
help. There are too many of them in shelters and they rely on people like you
to provide them with homes.
Two, if you do your homework, you can
most definitely find one that will be a perfect fit for both you and your new
If you read and followed this advice then
post a picture of you and your new best friend on Instagram using the hashtag
#teamplovermatch to be featured on our Instagram page!
A pet in need, to us, is a pet who would benefit from being taken from
their current tough situation and brought to a rescue, sanctuary or loving
For the most part these are homeless pets. This would include pets in
shelters, often facing the immediate risk of being euthanized. This
would also include stray pets who have been left to survive the elements.
However we also define a class of pets in need that are not homeless.
These would be pets that are in abusive homes/settings.
The pets in need that we help are mostly dogs and cats however on occasion
we also help some bunnies in need!
One leg of transport is at least 40 km
We are capable of transporting pets in need hundreds of kilometers/miles.
This is made possible by adding multiple legs together.
For example, if a pet has 140 km to travel,
the trip would be defined by multiple legs, each of at least 40 km and would look something like this:
·The first leg will move that pet the first 40km
·The second leg will take that pet the next 40 km (80km traveled so far)
·The third leg would have taken the next pet the next 40 km (120 km traveled so far) however the pet would then require 20 additional kilometers to reach their
destination. Therefore the third and final leg ends up taking the pet 60km to
complete the trip at 140 km
It takes a lot to rescue a pet in need. However, when we
come together as a team, we can get these pets to their loving destinations! Each
purchase including yours, helps make the journey possible, for a pet in need.
For every product sold we commit to
transporting 1 pet in need on 1 leg (minimum 40 km) of their journey towards a
better life. We do this for as many products as you buy.
For example if you buy a collar and a matching
leash (2 products), then for your collar we will transport one pet in need on
one leg (at least 40 km) of their journey towards a better life. And for your
leash we will do the same. For the second product the "one pet" will
either be a new pet (if the pet from your previous purchase has completed their
journey) or the "one pet" will be the same pet on an additional 40 km (if that pet still
has remaining ground to cover).
See the question above titled “How far is
one leg of transport” for further details.
When we reconcile the number of legs of pets
transported on a quarterly basis (for verification purposes as well as
planning), we are able to address this issue. Therefore a pet will not be
transported for a returned item. However, in most cases, the item is later
re-purchased and then we do transport a pet in need for that product, on one
leg of their journey towards a better life!
There are a few ways we work to get pets in need of help, to the people who can care for them.
The first way is through our transport partners. We have a growing network of transport partners who we work with to provide rescue transport for pets in need of help. Our transport partners have been selected based off their ability to safely transport pets hundreds of miles, and for their track record of providing exceptional care for their passengers. We work with these partners solely for the purpose of transporting pets on their freedom rides. Our transport partners include:
California http://www.ridesfork9s.com/ - Rides for K9's is a pet transportation company based out of Southern, California. They provide reliable transportation in a climate controlled vehicle that allows for continuous visual observation of every animal on their trips.
The second way is through working with third party animal transporters. We aid various rescues in getting pets in need of help, one way tickets to a better life. We book trips with a variety of third party animal transporters who safely transport these pets to their loving destinations.
The third way, is the same way our founder originally helped to rescue pets - that being through participating in relay rescue transport chains. There are many networks of relay rescue transport groups all over North America. To this day, we still participate in relay transport.
*Our transport partners and third party animal transporters are all separate entities from Team Plover. All opinions shared by Team Plover, are the opinions of Team Plover and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any or all of these other organizations. Our transport partners and these third party animal transporters do not necessarily endorse Team Plover.