Gayle’s new book ‘IT’S IN THE BAG’ now available at Amazon!

Traveling With Your Best Friend Is The Only Way To Go

gayle martzGayle Martz poses with two of the wonderful canines who have accompanied her on her journey as she successfully continues to build the global revolution in Pet Travel she began in 1989. KARTU, in front, her beloved Shih Tzu. Next to Gayle’s heart is KIMBA, a Mi-Ki: a rare breed that shares common ancestors with the Papillon, the Maltese, and the Japanese Chin. The Best Big Girl, KARTU, my loving, Jet Setter, Shih Tzu is now 14 years old.

My very Best, Little Girl, KIMBA, had to leave us for Heaven on July 20, 2018. She was the JOY of my life and her Devotion and Love was a gift from God. I am so grateful for every second KIMBA and I shared together. The heartache and the pain of loving and losing her still makes me cry but I am so very, Very grateful to have had this 3lb Gift from God that was Everything I needed to help me do what I was meant To Do. Life is not easy, and nothing will ever replace the total unconditional love she gave to me. Now I know she is in heaven with SHERPA & SuNae, the dogs that helped me through the worse period of my life, and inspired a revolution in Pet Travel.

Anyone who lives with a dog and/or cat understands how they make us better humans. Someone once said “I want to be the person my dog thinks I am.” My new book, IT’S IN THE BAG, How to Turn a Passion Into a New Business, will take you through my darkest days when I was an out-of-work flight attendant grieving over the recent death of my fiancé, one month before our wedding.  Days after his death I was forced to vacate our home.  After the tragedy I had the comforting unconditional love of the little Lhasa Apso, SHERPA.

I knew the difficulties in traveling with a pet. It was then I found my true purpose in life.

Being an experienced flight attendant, I knew the obstacles of taking your beloved animal companion with you in planes, trains and automobiles.  With that realization the Sherpa Pet Trading Company was born. My commitment to accelerating the comfort and ease of travelling with pets took flight.

This book is about navigating the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship no matter what life throws at you.  Having a loving dog or cat in your world can inspire you as profoundly as it did for me.

Her Work Is Far From Done!

A tireless advocate for facilitating the ability of people everywhere to take their pets with them, SAFELY with ease and in comfort, Gayle globe-trots continuously, meeting with legislators and leaders of brand name companies as well as heads of airlines, hotels, resorts, restaurant owners, fashion icons, media gurus and of course key influencers throughout the dog and cat world.

As Gayle notes, “My goal has always been to ensure that one day all of us everywhere who love and live with a dog or cat or another type of fur or feathered companion will be able to take our pets wherever we go. We have come a long way but must do much more to educate people and increase awareness on the evolution of Pet Travel and caring for our beloved pets.

I have had the pleasure of SHERPA bags for my precious pups for decades. I was so delighted to see Gayle’s book, “In The Bag” to share the unique journey both Gayle and SHERPA have experienced. This is a wonderful read covering the many ups and downs of a brave entrepreneur, but most distinctly, a female entrepreneur who created her own Future. A woman not afraid to take risks, strengthened by her personal network, and not ashamed to tell the tale of dire mis-steps and lessons learned along the way. “In The Bag” is a beautiful success story, but even more, a guide to those searching for their next chapter. Brava.

—Faith Popcorn

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TWA Hostess Graduation 5/19/1971

TWA Hostess Graduation 5/19/1971
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TWA reunion October 2019

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