As the van is my most important work tool which helps enormously in keeping my business running smoothly I decided to dedicate a page to it, it was chosen and designed by myself and my husband Chris with a lot thought to the comfort and well being of the dogs who would be travelling in it.
The colour is white chosen on purpose as this is the best colour to reflect heat dark colours draw the heat in, we put two ventilators on the roof providing extra ventilation also reducing any condensation .
We removed the bulk head which was a solid metal partition separating the driver from the rear of the van completely, obviously this isn't acceptable for pets as the driver has no way of seeing them nor the dogs the driver also if the bulk head was left in the dogs would be in complete darkness, with the bulk head being removed the dogs can see me at all times and likewise I can see them it also creates lots of light and a sense of space , we also put in a tinted side window to enable the dogs to watch the world go by but being tinted it also keeps the sunlight out.
The van is also fully air conditioned.
Inside are seven large and airy crates all of which have double escape doors and are fitted with soft composite mats with bedding on top , each crate also has its own non spill water bowl.
On board the van is a shower which has proved invaluable in helping me to return the dogs back to their homes presentable after their adventures. There are plenty of towels all neatly assembled on shelves, fresh water and shampoo (just in case).
Also there is a magic bag which is filled with walk goodies floating balls/toys etc and treats it is always very exciting when the magic bag is opened.
There are two storage boxes on the back doors filled with little essentials we might need along the way.
We also have an extensive first aid kid hopefully it will never be needed but it is there just in case.
We are very passionate not only about animals and wildlife but also about the world we live in therefore all the products we use wipes/poo bags/anti-bac etc are cruelty free and environmentally friendly this also includes the laundry liquid we use to wash the bedding and towels. Any products used on the dogs shampoo/ doggy anti-bac etc are made entirely with essential oils and contain absolutely no chemicals and again they are all cruelty free.
I am very proud of our van I constantly receive compliments saying how well equipped and organised it is but most importantly the dogs who travel in it are happy, safe and comfortable.