Bark Buckle UP is the recognized innovative leader and experts in pet auto travel safety. They evaluate pet products for safety functions, durability, quality, engineering, product design, and ease of use. Pet Auto Safety.com is proud to promote the same pet products as approved by Bark Buckle UP: the Pet Buckle Kennel Restraint System and the Pet Buckle Dog Seat Belt Harness. Both the Kennel Restraint System and the Dog Seat Belt Harness designed and manufactured by Pet Buckle have been crash tested. Due to the extreme cost of crash testing, this is a rare feature in manufacturers of the dog seat belt harness. Bark Buckle UP also has a stat-tracker program which collects statistics about pet auto safety. This information is then used in improving the laws for pet auto safety. Pet auto safety is important not just for your dog, but for you and others on the road as well.
With more people traveling long distances during the Holiday Season, it is not a surprise that many of these travelers take their pets with them. There are probably more people traveling with their pets this time of year than during any other time of year. And as a result, we have seen an increase in the number of articles written about dogs being involved in car accidents. In some of the articles, the dog survives. But in most of them, the dogs were killed.
A couple in Fostoria, Ohio were taken to the hospital after a car wreck on December 28, 2009. Last heard, the couple were in stable condition, but their dog had been killed in the car accident. To read more about this accident visit http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091231/NEWS16/912319988/0/SPORTS12.
Two of three dogs involved in a car accident in Rochester, New Hampshire were killed while one survived. One of the dogs killed was an 8-week-old puppy which had been a Christmas gift. To read more about this accident visit http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091231/GJNEWS_01/712319918/-1/FOSNEWS.
Near Pheonix, Oregon, we here of a dog who was ejected from the car during an accident. The dog survived the car accident but was tragically killed when it was struck by another car after fleeing the scene of the accident. To read more about this accident visit http://kdrv.com/news/local/157500.
In the UK, there was a car accident where the car was left balancing off a 6 foot drop. All occupants survived with only minor injuries, including the dog who was completely unharmed. The dog had been in its pet travel carrier when the accident occurred. To read more about this accident visit http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Dog-rescued-car-accident/article-1665648-detail/article.html.
Here is what we can learn from these stories: First, a dog seat belt harness can help to protect your pet during a car accident just like a car seat belt can help people and children during a car accident. Second, if a dog is wearing a dog seat belt harness during an accident, they can’t be ejected from or flee from the scene of an accident only to disappear or be struck by another car. And third, a dog seat belt harness is not the only way to keep your pet safe in the vehicle. Putting your dog in a pet travel carrier can help as well.
It has come to our attention that the extra-small Houndstooth Dog Seat Belt Harness is sometimes too small for extra small dogs. The next size up is the small-medium Houndstooth Dog Seat Belt Harness, but these are usually too big. We have notified Cruising Companion, which is the manufacturer of these products, and we hope to have the size correction made soon. It is a simple matter of lengthening the girth strap.
Before you buy an extra-small Houndstooth Dog Seat Belt Harness, be sure to measure your dog’s girth (chest) size. If your dog’s girth size is more than 15″, the extra-small Houndstooth Dog Seat Belt Harness won’t fit. And unless your dog is 20″ or more in girth, the small-medium size will be too big. So, in other words, don’t get the Houndstooth Dog Seat Belt Harness if your dog has a girth between 15″ and 20″.
If your dog is sitting in your lap when you drive, this is not only a danger to you, but also to your dog. Your dog may hold still and simply snuggle up in your lap, but what if you have to stop suddenly? Your dog will most likely get thrown onto the floor under the pedals.
If your dog looks out the window when you drive, your dog may fly out of the window if you stop too quickly. You don’t have to slam on the brakes for your small dog to get thrown.
A dog in your lap is a very real danger. So please keep your pet off your lap when you drive. If your dog insists on trying to sit in your lap, this can be a distraction too. Try putting your dog in a pet car seat or a dog seat belt harness. A pet car seat for a dog can be as safe as a baby seat is for a child. And a dog seat belt harness can be as safe for a dog as it is for a person.
Surely you have heard of a dog seat belt harness and a pet car seat. But what about a window bumper or door bib? Pet Auto Safety.com not only has a dog seat belt harness and pet car seat, but they also have some rather unusual pet travel products for your dog. Our unique pet travel products include:
1) Pet travel products like the Extend-A-Seat gives your dog more room in the back seat of your car. It also keeps your dog from getting thrown onto the floor should you have to make a sudden stop.
2) The vehicle door bibs protect your vehicle door panels from scratches, dirt, dog drool, and pet hair.
3) The automobile window bumper allows your dog to look out the car window with comfort. It is cushioned for comfort and clips easily to the car window.
4) Other unique pet travel products include a truck tether, portable water bowls, and pet ramps.
Pet Auto Safety.com offers a guarantee fit promise on the dog seat belt harness. If the size of the dog seat belt harness does not fit your dog, return it to them in its original condition and Pet Auto Safety will send you the correct size. They will only send one size up or down of the dog seat belt harness. If you need one size smaller of the dog seat belt harness, you will be refunded the difference in cost as well as the cost for you to return the product. If you need one size larger of the dog seat belt harness, you will not be charged the difference and your shipping cost will NOT be refunded.
Not only does Pet Auto Safety have a Guarantee Fit Promise, they also have a Satisfaction Guarantee Promise. If you are not satisfied with the dog seat belt harness you purchased from them, simply send it back and you will receive a refund of the product cost. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
I really love my dogs and I’m sure you love yours. And if you are anything like me, you like to take your dogs with you when you travel, whether it be to the dog park, the pet store, or to visit family or friends. Or maybe you want to take your dog with you but your dog just won’t behave in the car. Well, there is a great solution which not only helps to keep your dog from distracting you while you drive, but also helps to keep your dog safe should someone or something cause you to get into a car wreck.
Using a dog seat belt harness is becoming more and more common. You can get them at pet stores or online. Even regular department stores are starting to carry them. And the dog seat belt harness is relatively inexpensive. My eldest dog has always worn a dog seat belt harness and now I have a new puppy who is also learning to wear one. I absolutely love the dog seat belt harness. I feel so much safer on the road with all of us wearing a restraint. I not only feel better for them, but for myself as well.
Part II of this article will be posted tomorrow and the other parts will follow.
Part II will address the Pet Safety Reasons for Dogs to Wear a Dog Seat Belt Harness.
Part III will address the Driver Safety Reason for Dogs to Wear a Dog Seat Belt Harness.
Part IV will address Driver and Passenger Safety Reasons for Dogs to Wear a Dog Seat Belt Harness.
Part V will address Other Solutions to Keeping Your Pet Safe While Traveling in the Car.
We are currently in need of photos of pets wearing our dog seat belt harness. If you check out our main site, we currently only have a photo of our large dog, Maya, wearing the dog seat belt harness. We need a photo of a cat or tea-cup sized dog, an extra small dog, a small/medium dog, and an extra large dog wearing the dog seat belt harness.
If purchase a seat belt from us, submit a JPEG photo of your dog wearing the dog seat belt harness to email@example.com with “Seat Belt Photo” as the subject. Just by submitting the photo, you will receive a 20% refund. If we select your photo, you will receive a full refund, including shipping. See our web page for more details of the Win A Free Dog Seat Belt Harness Contest.