The Pitbull-Mobile Rides Again
I never even had a car when I first adopted Miss M. We were lucky enough to be able to walk where we needed to go and find large dog food delivery. Though once we adopted Mr. B, we ended up buying a car with the pups in mind (a 4-door car makes a huge difference!).
Though just like many of our home details, we've learned some things to help keep our pups, and our fosters, safe and happy in the car.
Dog Seat Belts:
heard stories like this, we've made sure that even our dogs are buckled up when we're in the car. This has also been helpful when driving our fosters making sure they stay in the back seat and don't wander into our laps while we're driving. We wrote more about the seatbelt system we use, here.
Cars and Seat Covers:
We have learned how easy it is to take preventative measures than to try to clean up later. We found this Duragear Semi-Custom Rear Seat Cover at Petsmart, and we like that it looks nice enough that it actually blends in with our car. Plus, it's really easy to just lift up the bottom and tuck it around the back if we have human guests riding in our car.
We never really thought about it before, but since Miss M is prone to this (do you see the eyelid flapping along with the jowls?) we realized it is actually safer for the pups to wear protective eye gear when they hang their heads out the window. Plus, you wouldn't believe how seeing a pup driving by in pink goggles makes the roads a much happier place.
Though despite having all of our precautions in place, Miss M will spend the moment she gets in the car she spends the entire car-ride singing this (yes...it is a Homer Simpson/Usher Mash-up).
And what are some other things you've done to make your car pooch-friendly?
Our favorite in-car dog activity...complete with 'Crazy Eyes'
In case you missed it the first time.