Living on Colorado's Western Slope, she founded the Animal Humane Society of Ouray County due to a severe need for animals in trouble. Now known as Second Chance Humane Society, it continues to help stray, injured and abandoned pets in a rural area that once had no resources for unclaimed pets.
"Dogs confined in fenced areas can be seriously injured because of their curiosity to see out," explains Best
, developing an affordable solution to help dog owners out with containing their pets in a positive manner.
However, Best's Peek window is not limited to dogs and wood fences, but also can apply to indoor room dividers, daycare centers, and countless other sites. The Smithsonian Museum uses a Peek in a display about the moon and the North Easton Children's Museum in Massachusetts ordered four Pet Peeks for indoor use in their rocket ship.
"Pet Peeks work indoors as well as out, and aren't necessarily only for dogs," said inventor Carolin Best. "We've known owners to decorate them like a submarine portal, and now a rocket. Imagination makes it fun and charming!"
The PetPeek fence window prevents dogs from jumping over fences, digging under fences and chewing holes in fences. As a former Humane Officer of Fairfax County, Va, Carolin Best has had numerous pets in her life, leading to a lifetime of concern over animal welfare. That helped pave the way to the Pet Peek dog window for fences.
The Pet Peek dome window is made of a clear yet durable 3/16 inch acrylic with a 1 ¼ inch flange with a 9.5 inch diameter. It has a dressy black-trim ring around the dome in addition to all the necessary hardware for an easy installation. For long fences that can use four or more of the see-out dog windows, they can be shipped free of charge.
Pet Peep Awards
(1.) 2007 Pet Exposition, Best New Product for Dogs - PIAA - Pet Industry Association of Australia
(2.) 2007 Best Canine Accessory, Best in Denver Award - Westword, Denver, Colorado
(3.) 2006 Silver Medal Award for Best New Pet Product - Retailer Select - HH Backer Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show