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Subject: dog and a car
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: piggy4me-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 30 Mar 2005 10:52 PST
Expires: 29 Apr 2005 11:52 PDT
Question ID: 502747
hello...i have a 12 pound dog who loves to go in the car with
me...because she is small i worry about having 2 slam on the brakes
and having her be thrown all over the car...i want something that will
keep her in place but will also let her move and is comfortable...i am
kind off looking for a seat cover/harness...but not a huge dog seat
that will take up the whole seat...something small that is able to be
taken out quickly.....i have been looking on the internet but all i
can find is these huge bulky beds...i want this cover or harness to be
small because if somebody wanted 2 sit on the passenger seat they
could and would be able to hold her...i drive a ford expedition so
size isnt really a concern...but its just the fact that we are a big
family and i sometimes need all the seats in the car and tallulah (my
dog) doesnt need a whole seat to herself...i have seen the dog seats
that go in the center console but they are just to small for
her...unless u or something u know has one and finds it bigger than it
is shown in a picture...i am open to suggestions as well as looking
for an actual anything u can find or say would be much
appreciated...thankyou Hannah
Subject: Re: dog and a car
Answered By: adiloren-ga on 30 Mar 2005 12:36 PST
Thank you for the question. Luckily, you have a number of options.
First, you can purchase a small doggie car seat that fastents to the
seat belt in your car. If this option is too bulky, you can purchase a
harness that attaches to the seat belt, and to the dog, in order to
keep them secure in the car. Another option is to fasten a small
kennel to the seat using a special harness.

I have outlined these options below with links to the respective
products and provided some additional links that may prove useful.

As a dog lover myself, I know that this can be a trick situation, and
getting your dog to stay still in these restraints can be easier said
than done. However, the safety that it provides both the dog and the
driver are likely worth a few headaches.

Good luck!

If you need any further clarification of this response, please don't
hesitate to request it.  Now lets get to your answer...


Dog Car Seats:
"This practical car booster seat is the ultimate solution to safely
satisfy a dog's natural urge to look out the window while driving in
automobiles. Attaches in seconds to the passenger seat of most
automobiles for a safe and comfortable ride for small dogs. Adjustable
straps attach to car seat while adjustable safety harness attaches to
pet collar. Folds to 2.5" for easy storage."

Dog harnesses to seatbelt

Product Decription
"Researched and independently tested, Ruff Rider's Roadie Canine
Vehicle Safety/Training Harness keeps the dog you love safe while
riding, braking or turning and affords the best protection in extreme
situations. It easily attaches to any vehicle's seatbelt system. It
includes a built-in short walking lead for all-around use. Every Ruff
Rider Roadie is vet approved & exceeds S.A.E. tensile strength
standards for human seat belts."

Navy Pet Stow-Away Car Seat
"As a Car Seat, the seat belt holds the Stow-Away? secure, a safety
hook attaches to pet's harness, elevates pet 10" for content
traveling, handy storage access.
*	As a Suitcase, it serves as a roomy suitcase that lets you organize
pet's traveling gear, convenient access to stowed items while in car
seat mode, keeps essentials handy with side mesh pocket and elastic
loop and dividers keep gear organized.
*	As a Pet Bed, the seat converts to fold-out bed upon arrival, made
with soft, padded, snuggly fabric. The bed is twice the size of the
car seat. It stows away for shipping and storage and is easy to

The Lookout I & Lookout II:
Pet Car Seat
"Patented Pet Car Seat Lookout is a booster car seat for small pets
(up to 18 lbs.) for riding in cars. Pets are safe and comfortable and
driver can concentrate on the road not the whereabouts of the pet.
Dog car seat is formed foam with replaceable, washable cover. Travel
dog seat cover is absorbent, soft lambs wool inside and nylon quilted
To secure dog seat, slide seat belt across slots at rear of pet seat
and fasten. Tighten shoulder harness or belt. "

Cozy Go Carseat
"Secures to headrest or child safety loop 
*	Fits easily in front or rear seat 
*	Harness strap with safety hook 
*	Enables pet to see out while in seat 
*	Large front pocket with flap 
*	Side mesh pocket 
*	Plush back protects auto upholstery 
*	10? high front panel for added protection 
*	Mesh holder for leash or water bottle "

Monogrammed Car Pet Seat
"Car pet seats hold dogs securely in place, prevent motion sickness
and store gear. Seat fastens to the car rear seat with its seat belt,
and pet harness fastens to seat belt. Covered tray holds treats,
leashes and water."


Dog Seat Belts and Harnesses:
"The "Doggie Catcher" dog seat belt is a pet restraint device designed
to help protect you and your pet while traveling in an automobile.
This dog seat belt is just like a regular seatbelt, only it is for the
protection of your dog, cat or pet who could be seriously injured if
the driver had to suddenly slam on the brakes or if the vehicle was
involved in a car accident. It also protects the occupants of the car
because in an accident without a dog restraint your pet may become a
object that could hit and injure the passengers of the car. The dog
seat belt also prevents your pet from distracting or jumping on the
driver by allowing your pet to only move a specified distance,
designated by you, laterally closer or further from a window, in the
front or rear seat. With the dog seat belts patented plastic shield,
there is never a chance your dog could accidentally unhook the seat
belt by stepping on it. The doggie catcher attaches easily to your
pet's harness. For your pet's safety, Veterinarians recommend this
product to be used with a harness. "

Four Paws Safety Seat Support Harness
"The Four Paws Safety Seat Support Harness is fleece-lined and
available in red or black. It restrains your dog comfortably during
car trips. The harness attaches easily to a seatbelt and can be just
as easily adapted to the leash for walks."

Dog Seat Belt for Car
"The only Pet Restraint with an injection molded shield to protect the
release button on your seat belt from accidental release.
*	Anchors to seat using your existing seat belt hardware. 
*	Helps prevent your pet from jumping from the vehicle through an open
door or window.
*	Helps prevent your pet from becoming a projectile if the vehicle
comes to a sudden stop.
*	Attaches easily to your pet's harness. For your pet's safety,
Veterinarians recommend this product to be used with a harness.
*	Works with dogs, cats, raccoons, skunks, pot bellied pigs or any
animal that can wear a harness and ride inside a vehicle.
*	One size fits all...sturdy enough for the largest of breeds yet
light weight enough for the smallest of breeds.
*	Reduces driver distraction - prevents your pet from roaming,
distracting the driver or pestering the passengers.
*	Adjustable from 14" to 21". "


Kennel Belt
"Seat belt-quality belt secures kennel to provide protection to pets.
Fasten vehicle's seat belt(s) through both kennel strap loops, slide
kennel through strap loops. Pull strap ends to tighten Easy to use
system holds firmly, yet easily releases with a push of the adjuster


Additional Resources:

Do your pet a favor while out driving: Secure it safely to seat belt harness
John Mccormick

AAA- Pet Travel Tips and Hints - Travel Tips


Google Search Strategy:

"pet harness" car

"dog car seat"

pet travel tips

Thanks again!

-Anthony (adiloren-ga)
Subject: Re: dog and a car
From: graft-ga on 30 Mar 2005 14:47 PST
Try not to tailgate anymore

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