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Re: Cat-venturing

Although I love dogs, living alone in an apartment (these days being an exception) doesn't lend itself to being a good caretaker for a dog.  So my current furry companion is a cat named Amelia.  

I've seen YouTube videos before of "adventure cats."  I know it sounds out-there, but I'd just just love to take my cat out on a walk & perhaps a mild hike during the summer months.  Two reasons: (1) because why not?, and (2) I think she deserves some fun in the sun too.  I don't want a pet stroller to be my only option for this . . . 

Has anybody tried to do this before?  Any suggestions on *good* harnesses?  Gear?  Tips/tricks?  Thank you in advance!!!

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@chip88angel @I haven’t done any hiking with cat but I do love camping with my cats!

They love spending time outside and smelling the sweet mountain air! I love the warmth they provide. This photo three years old but I’m loving reliving the memories!

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At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Nice! Dave, do you/have you used any particular harnesses with the cats?

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@chip88angel No, we don’t. We limit them to our tent and the car.

I would love to know some suggestions!

Adventure cats unite!

 

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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@chip88angel 

I don't know if you're on Instagram or not, but if you are you should check out Henry + Baloo, a adventure dog and adventure cat duo out of Colorado. Baloo, the cat, has a harness that he wears while they're out on their adventures. They don't specify which model it is, but it will certainly give you some inspiration!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

If you haven't already, I would suggest exploring the Adventure Cats website (https://www.adventurecats.org/). They have a lot of great information on gear, safety, stories, and other areas you might want to explore before taking your cat on adventures.