DUST AND DANDER-FREE AT 25,000 FEET, DYSON VACUUMS TAKES TO THE SKIES WITH PET AIRWAYS
San Jose, California, August 16, 2011 - The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. (OTCQB:PAWS) (OTCPK:PAWS) or “the Company,” the innovative pet services company, announced today that its Pet Airways division, the only airline designed specifically for the comfortable and safe transportation of pets, is working with Dyson, the maker of vacuums engineered for powerful pet hair pick-up. Dyson is now the exclusive provider of vacuums to help ensure the comfort and care of pets during their travels.
Pet Airways is the pet-only airline, where pets fly in the main cabin – not in cargo. Pawsengers™ fly in the specially equipped and climate controlled main cabin and are continuously monitored by the In-Flight Pet Attendant. The Company's mission is to provide safe and comfortable transportation of pets. The airline launched in 2009, and currently serves nine coast-to-coast destinations across the United States, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Omaha, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, with Dallas, Houston, Austin, St. Louis, and Orlando opening later this year.
“From the home to the hangar, Dyson vacuums and the new Groom tool are ideal for pet owners. Pet Airways is pleased to announce this partnership with Dyson, providing a cleaner experience for all pawsengers,” stated The PAWS Pet Company Chairman and CEO, Dan Wiesel.
From the start, Pet Airways has used Dyson vacuums in its lounges and aircraft, helping to keep pawsengers and their pet parents in clean environments – dust and dander-free. Dyson Root Cyclone™ technology provides powerful, constant suction. Additional tools and accessories on Dyson’s Animal vacuums are designed to remove dirt and pet hair from the home, car, and now planes. Dyson upright vacuums are certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Dyson’s new Groom tool is designed to capture a dog’s hair before it spreads around the home or the Pet Airways pet lounge. The self-cleaning and mess-free vacuum accessory has stainless steel bristles to remove loose hair and dead skin from medium to long haired dogs.
Veterinarian, Dr. Marc Morrone from the Hallmark Channel’s “Pet-keeping with Marc Morrone” says, “The Dyson Groom is the ultimate mess-free accessory – I am able to vacuum up loose hair as I groom so hair doesn’t end up on me or my floor. Not only does it allow me to keep my dog’s coat healthy and my house clean, but it is also the perfect excuse to bond with my dog.”
Research, Design and Development is at the core of Dyson. One third of people at Dyson are engineers and scientists. Their expertise in fluid, mechanical, electrical, EMC, thermal, chemical, acoustic and software engineering allows them to design new products as well as challenge and improve existing technologies. Dyson has over 1,300 patents and patent applications for over 300 different inventions (March 2010). Dyson’s RDD investment has quadrupled over the last 5 years with plans to double engineers to continue to grow and invent stand out products. For more information, visit www.dyson.com/pets, or like Dyson on Facebook, www.facebook.com/dyson.
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About The PAWS Pet Company
The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. provides innovative pet services. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Pet Airways, is the only airline specifically designed for the safe and comfortable transportation of pets. Pet Airways' Pawsengers™ travel in the specially equipped main cabin of its planes - where pets are continuously monitored by an In-Flight Pet Attendant and the climate is controlled for maximum pet comfort. With Pet Airways, pet parents can be assured their pets will be treated with tender, loving care by pet professionals throughout the journey. The airline launched flight operations in 2009 and currently serves coast-to-coast destinations across the United States, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Omaha, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale. The Company has also announced its upcoming expansion to Orlando, Dallas, Austin, Houston and St. Louis. For more information on Pet Airways, go to www.petairways.com.
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