We just bought a grown-up car.
The Big Dodge Diesel Pickup is dog-proof.The oh so dog-friendly Honda Element might as well have been made for people for dogs.
But now, we’ve got a car with nice stuff.
And we have four large (and often messy) dogs. They shed. They drool. They eat frozen peanut butter Kongs.
What to do?
I don’t want to stress about them getting the car dirty. Enter…car seat covers! I love this infographic from Kurgo. It really spells out the choices and the benefits of buying a seat cover — and what to look for when you’re comparing seat covers!
Barbara Beeghly says
This post reminds me to ask about seat belts for dogs. I searched your website & read your previous post and am wondering if you are using restraints or harnesses in the new car.
Laurie Luck says
Hi Barbara, great question! We have four dogs, so unfortunately there aren’t enough seats for all the dogs to be belted in, nor is there enough room for crates. We will, however, likely buy a gate that sets up behind the front seats so the dogs aren’t projectiles in teh event of rear-end collision. The difficulty of having multiple dogs is finding ways to safely restrain them all…(without buying a van!).
I bought seat belt restraints that clip onto their harnesses, whichever ones we are using, preferably the ones with cushion in chest area, and then the restraint clips right into the seat belt lock, just as the regular people seat belt. It is made of the same material as people seat belts, too. I love the clip on it as it is like to ones for leashes, swivels, and is easy for me to manipulate, regardless of the position I have to access it from.
Laurie Luck says
I think ease of use is an important factor, too. If it’s too hard or difficult for us to use/get to, we’re less likely to use it. Thanks for stopping by!