Dogs like the comfortable seat, with most adapting to it quickly. Restraint system holds pets in place and is adjustable. Washable cover is a big plus.
Takes up a lot of space on the back seat. Side walls and seat belt connector strap seem flimsy. Harness tether connects to seat belt but not the car seat, so the dog isn’t well secured into the seat.
Fits most dogs cozily, owners report, with pets adapting easily to its high sides. Easy to install and remove. Liner is simple to remove and wash.
Retaining clasps may break after a few weeks of use. Harness connector clip is in an awkward spot. Hooking up tether and harness is confusing for some owners.
Can be folded up and stored easily when not in use. Dogs love being able to see out the car windows, owners report. Metal frame won’t bend when leaned on.
Bottom of car seat is unsupported, making some dogs uncomfortable. A few reports of frayed straps and broken tether clips after a few uses.
Well-made and sturdy, owners report that dogs are safely secured in this booster seat. Large clip secures dog’s chest harness well.
Can be time-consuming to put together and install. Harness system too loose for some dogs. Harness clip is too big to handle comfortably for some owners.
Easy to install and remove. Owners like the double-use convenience as both an open-top car seat and a closed-top carrier. Side storage pockets are a nice plus.
Tether strap too short for dogs to comfortably lie down when hooked in. Owners want more padding and reinforcement of the bottom panel. Reports of tether clip breaking after a few uses, and handle fraying at attachment points.
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As safe as you feel on the road, the unexpected may happen and that could mean your unsecured dog could be injured. A dog car seat can protect your dog in the event of an accident, and also make it feel secure while you’re on the road. Depending on the size of your dog and its comfortability in your car, you can find a car seat that suits everyone’s needs. It’s up to you to determine what best suits your dog and his safety. Several options secure into existing seat belts, while other provide more freedom of movement. You know your dog best and what his custom car-safety options are available.
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