Pet Peeve Loose Dogs in Cars
Plus a Chance to Win $$500 in Visa Gift Cards
For those of you who have been long time readers you know that my biggest pet peeve when it comes to cars is seeing loose dogs. While I think that all dogs should be secured in some way I am not talking about big dogs sitting on the back seat with their head out the window. It might not be great for their eyes getting all that wind and dirt in them but they are clearly happy and somewhat safe where they are (as long as the window isn’t rolled down too far so there is the possibility of escape). Here is a low cost option to at least keep your dog secure in the back seat and unable to distract you Kurgo Backseat Pet Barrier for Small Cars and SUVs I am talking about the little dogs that are climbing all over the car and literally in the drivers lap. I know car safety devices are often difficult to find for big dogs and expensive when you do finally local the right size but for little dogs they come in all shapes, types, and sizes. From the Kurgo 00044 Skybox Pet Booster Seat to the Petmate Kennel Cab Intm Moss Bank Coffee Grnds S and the Clix Car Safe Dog Harness Size: Medium (23-29.5″ G). There are so many great solutions that to see a dog in the drivers lap makes me crazy. Not only is it extremely unsafe for the dog to be riding in the car between your body and the steering wheel with an airbag but have you noticed how distracted those drivers are? And the driver with their pet on their lap always seem to have this look on their face like what a great dog owner I am my dog is having so much fun in the car. How about the dogs who can put 1/2 their body out the car window looking like they might jump. Well guess what sometimes they do jump because they see something interesting. A little fresh air can be a good thing especially if you have a big dog with dog breath in a small car but keep them safe.
As someone who has traveled a lot with the dogs in the car I can tell you they are safer and can have as great a trip secured in place. Unless your dog rarely goes in the car (and by rarely I mean once a year or o to visit the vet) they will probably want o look around for a little at the other cars and things going by and then fall fast asleep especially if you are driving on the highway kind of like a baby. I drove the girls to my parents house yesterday and within 5 minutes of getting in their crate and on the road they were fast asleep until I rolled the window down to say hello to guard. Since it was a nice day I left the windows open as we drive through their community which is something the girls love but they were secure in their crate sniffing the air. The girls love car trips whether we are going 5 minutes down the road or driving from NYC to Miami and back. Yeah you might say we have a little experience. We even have our tried and tested solutions to My dog gets car sick.
So now that you know my pet peeve when it comes to dogs in cars I am going to shift the focus to a car company that wants to help cater to your canine Family members – Subaru. If you haven’t yet checked out their Dog Tested, Dog Approved campaign video make sure you do. It is really cute. They also have a fun interactive app on Facebook where you can do all sorts of things including figuring out what kind of car your dog would like to drive around town in. As you can see from the picture above the app chose the Subaru Legacy for Indiana. It is called the Subaru Dog Matchmaker You can also use the Canine Driver’s License Division to create a fun license for your dog.
Because Subaru really wants you to check out the app and share it with your friends they have decided that a giveaway is in order to the tune of $500 in Visa Gift Cards up for grabs! I know I could certainly use that money and I am sure you could too! That is a lot of canine spoiling! Lots of good food and treats and maybe you will even have enough left over to purchase a car restraint for them too
This post is sponsored by Subaru because they love dogs and believe that Dogs are family. All ideas and opinions are my own.