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Best Devices for Pets in the Car

Best Devices for Pets in the Car

040_Deluxe_Medium_hero_72 This Solvit Car Harness goes for about $20 on Amazon. Whether or not your pet enjoys riding in the car, there are times when the two of you have to take a drive. Fortunately, a number of products are available to make the ride safer and  more enjoyable.

Solvit Deluxe Car Safety Harness

Of course, you can’t enjoy the trip unless you know your best friend is safe. That’s where the Deluxe Car Safety Harness from Solvit helps out. The harnesses are available for all sizes of dog and keep both you and your pet safer by reducing dangerous distractions that can take your attention from the road. Solvit rigorously crash tests each of its products in facilities approved by the Department of Transportation to be sure they meet or exceed safety standards set by the industry and stress test its products to more than 3,000 pounds. Visit Amazon for full details. You can’t enjoy a ride in the car unless your pet is safe so buckle up!

The Tru-Fit Smart Harness Seatbelt Loop from Kurgo


This seat belt extender is less than $10 but can anchor your pup in the car.

kurgo1 The loop attaches from the seat belt to your dog's harness (sold separately).   The fact is, a pet unrestrained in the car can be dangerous. Don’t take any chances—protect your pet, yourself, and others in the car by making sure everyone is securely buckled in.

This harness loops around all types of seat belts so you can drive without distraction. Here’s another product to make traveling with your pet more enjoyable...

This Solvit Booster SeaT gets great reviews, but mainly from owners of much smaller dogs than pictured.

Solvit Tagalong Pet Booster Seat

Now your furry friend can get a clear view of the road ahead. This booster seat fits over the headrest with no straps to block your pet’s view.  Although the product is advertised as suitable for pets up to 25 lbs., reviews indicate that it works best with smaller dogs around 10 pounds or so. The built in leash strap is also reported as very short, to keep the pup inside the basket. If you have a toy dog, this would be wonderful to give him a lift and premier view, as well as keep your car spotless. It retails for about $45 on Amazon.    
dog hammock

This particular Solvit Waterproof Hammock retails for $39.99 but can usually be found on Amazon for $29.

Waterproof Hammock Seat Cover

barrier There’s nothing better than catching a few zzz's in a hammock. Now your dog can travel while relaxing in a portable hammock.  The Waterproof Hammock Pet Seat Cover is machine washable and lets your pal get comfortable in the backseat as you head down the road. Pet hammocks are one of the best inventions for traveling with your pet yet, and many dog owners swear by them as they don't need exact fitting. Expect to pay between $15 on the low end and $50 on the high end for a full backseat hammock.   Looking to give your pet the run of the backseat without any trouble? This may be just the thing for you! For around $25, this could be a good safety investment. Just make sure your dog is not likely to go under the bottom.

Krunco Vehicle Pet Barrier

ramp This see-through netting barrier keeps pets in the back of the car and lets you concentrate on driving. Easy-to-see-through mesh lets your pet hear and see you without getting their claws caught. The barrier provides a large, blocked-off area and it's easy to install and remove so you won’t have to waste time. Read the reviews to decide if this is for you. Is your dog having trouble getting in and out of the car? This may be just what you need!
The company that makes this portable ramp, Hammacher Schlemmer, provides a life-time guarantee.

The Portable Pet Staircase or Ramp

This portable pet staircase converts to a ramp make it easier for older pets to get into a car so you don’t have to leave your old pal at home.  It's also ideal if your car or van is higher up, like many SUVs, and have a heavier dog or one suffering from joint pain or arthritis. The ramp rests securely on the car for stable footing and folds away easily for storage.
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