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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dogs & Cars


Welcome to Dogs on Thursday! Today's post was inspired by a very cool site I discovered a while back, but hadn't used a lot until the last few days. You see, I'm vehicle shopping, a few months ahead of schedule. Like most of you, my dogs play a significant role in my decision, so I'm glad I remembered Dogcars.com.


I'll leave you to explore it yourself, but three different reviewers cover a lot of makes and models, and a fourth reviewer handles pet travel products. There's a lot of focus on how crates fit in a cargo area, which isn't applicable to our situation. We need more space and yet because the fur-girls ride in the back seat (tethered in their harnesses), the information is still very helpful. (And yes, that photo is Mugsy and baby Sissy...)


One other site that I am turning to a lot is Motherproof.com. I don't have any human offspring, but there's a lot of information there for dog-mas too, and the fact that the reviewers are women not so far from my age makes them fun to read. They seem to value many of the same things in a vehicle I do.
Do your dogs travel with you? If so, how? Our dogs wear harnesses that have a special tether that attaches into the seatbelt receiver, just like our own seatbelts do. However, a week at the beach means a tub full of food, a large tote filled with favorite toys, another tote with treats, and the human towel tote includes at least four dog towels as well. Get the picture? We need a good deal of cargo room too.
If you happen to have a great dog car, feel free to let me know. Advice is always appreciated. Please let us know if you have great doggy resources we should all know about too.
Don't forget to visit your fellow Dogs on Thursday!


8 comments:

Vicki said...

Mine's Here

momsue84 said...

Excellent info! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy DOT!

Marjie said...

Well, you know that for Thor we have to have our 1989 Suburban. Nothing else is sized for a house pony, unless no one else is along for the ride!

Nichole said...

Great post!

My kids just reviewed some great treats...
http://www.lapdogcreations.com/2009/05/review-blue-dog-bakery.html

Kathy R said...

I had to buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee to tote around my big pup!

Firefly Nights said...

Although my Toyota Sienna van always gets great reviews, our boys have travelled more than 25,000 miles in their own personal area of several extended cab pickup trucks. We transform the area into their playroom/sleeping quarters. I worry about them not being restrained for safety, but other than that it works great.

Charli and me said...

Great post! I know she shouldn't but Charli travels on the passangers lap with a leash on.

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