Just what we were looking for… just when we needed it. Our Bella Roma dog travel bowl (affiliate link) duo from Loving Pets saved the day. Well, weekend.
After travel with my dog Victor for years, including several trips to Rochester Hills, Michigan (check out our dog-shopping guide next), I made a rookie mistake: I forgot to pack Victor’s food dishes during our stay at the pet-friendly Red Roof Inn. (affiliate)
Clearly, I didn’t follow my own packing check list.
Nonetheless, the situation had me digging through the car looking for a solution and planning an emergency trip to PetSmart. Then I found it: the box Loving Pets sent me recently after meeting the company at SuperZoo 2019 last summer (in exchange for an honest review).
Loving Pets (makers of the classic Bella Bowl) sent dogtrotting.net a Bella Roma (affiliate link) – a flexible BPA-free food-grade silicone dual bowl that opens like a clam shell, unfolds and turns into a food and water bowl that sits comfortably on the hotel room floor.
Unlike other collapsible bowls, the Bella Roma stays open because locking legs at the hinge prevent everything from folding to the floor when Fido puts his face in.
Unlike the kitchen bowls, the silicone bowls accordion fold flat, and a lack clips, keeping it closed in the car. A small carabineer lets you clip it to a backpack while hiking or stores flat in a carry-on.
If your dog doesn’t eat all its food, you can collapse one bowl then use it as a lid to clip the other bowl shut and keep trucking along.
So, we had our new travel bowls taking up a lot less room than the plastic bowls I usually throw into the travel bag but work like real bowls thanks to added support. Clearly, I didn’t feed Victor on bed as we spent the weekend at the Red Roof Inn in Rochester Hills, Michigan. We’re here to attend the Rochester Writer’s Conference as we do every year.
Well, I do. Victor stays one afternoon at the All American Pet Resort where they give him a kennel for the day, and me access to a video monitor to check on him online while I’m separated from him for six hours. The Bella Roma, however, stayed with him and proved remarkable useful on this trip.
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