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NEW YORK (September 10, 2013) – Pawz is highly anticipating the launch of the Safespot Locking Leash at H.H. Backer Associates Inc.’s Total Pet Expo this fall in Chicago. You lock your bike, why not your Beagle? By some estimates, over two million dogs are stolen a year; don’t let your pooch become a statistic! Backer’s Total Pet Expo Fall 2013 Trade Show & Educational Conference will be held on September 20-22, 2013, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont (Chicago), Ill.

Unfortunately, there’s a black market for dogs.  Dogs are stolen for ransom, for resale, or to keep; used as bait in dog fights; for sale to product testing labs; even killed in cult rituals.  The horrible act of pet theft is becoming more common in our society and it’s crucial that pet owners become aware of this epidemic and take the necessary precautions to protect their beloved canines.

For some pet owners, running errands with their pups and leaving them in a vehicle or tied to a pole while making a quick purchase at a store may seem normal; this is when dogs are in most danger of becoming stolen. Dogs are stolen every day in every community from the car in the rural strip mall parking lot to the big city urban sidewalk café.

The steel cable reinforced Safespot Locking Leash is the perfect everyday leash that can be used unlocked.  And for those times when you’re dropping off the kids at school, sending a package at the Post Office, or a quick trip to the coffee shop or grocery store, you will have peace-of-mind. Safespot is the only leash with real security.

Safespot is an integrated handle, lead and fully adjustable collar in one elegant locking design; you don’t have to unleash your dog to lock. The patented design securely locks our canines to an immovable object. Learn more at

“We’re very excited to launch Safespot at this year’s Total Pet Expo,” Michael Friedland, President of Pawz expresses. “People need to become more aware of the pet theft epidemic in our society. Launching this innovative and life-changing product at Total Pet Expo trade show is a wonderful opportunity and great way to get the word out!”

About Pawz Dog Boots LLC
Pawz Dog Boots LLC creates innovative pet products including Pawz disposable and reusable, waterproof dog boots and the 1Z Coat with built-in harness and now the Safespot Locking Leash.

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About H.H. Backer Associates Inc.
For more than 40 years, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. has been at the forefront of the pet industry with its record-breaking trade shows and educational conferences. As a highly respected and progressive force in the constantly evolving pet industry, H.H. Backer Associates Inc. delivers quality buyers and quality results. H.H. Backer is proud to announce that its pet industry trade shows now have a new name: Total Pet Expos. With this and other exciting changes/additions, Backer welcomes in a new era of its outstanding legacy.

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Twitter: @TotalPetExpo


Media Contact:
Dana Humphrey

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