A car is a problematic place for your dog to be. Having a pet inside a vehicle immediately increases the potential for danger for a variety of reasons, and it’s important to take the necessary procedures for dealing with dogs in cars so that everyone can remain safe at all times.
Dogs can be hugely unpredictable – especially when forced into claustrophobic environments for long periods of time – and it is important to restrain your pet canine in a safe, humane, and sensible fashion to allow for a distraction-free and safe environment whilst travelling on the road.
Listed below are three of the best kinds of car seats available for dogs; reviewed and evaluated so that you can deduce which one is best for you, your family, and your dog.
Solvit Tagalong Pet Booster Seat
The Solvit Tagalong Pet Booster is a particularly stylish dog car seat in terms of design, with a sheepskin-like liner decorating the inside. Not only does this removable interior lining keep your dog comfortable and warm, it also helps to prevent your own car seat from becoming stained or developing an unpleasant smell.
The Solvit Tagalong is also equipped with a safety leash, and is built to carry dogs weighing up to 12, 18, or 25 pounds depending on whether you select the medium, large, and largest option respectively.
Some customers have complained about a chemically smell when the seat is first opened, but that overall the Solvit Tagalong is a worthy investment, with dogs particularly enjoying the lack of invasive straps and room for maneuver whilst they’re in the seat.
The medium and large designs are available for around $30-50, whereas the largest size is more costly at $50-70.
Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster Seat
The Kurgo Skybox is a collapsible dog car seat that can hold up to 30 pounds; measuring 16x12x8 inches. The black exterior of this car seat gives it an appearance of a fashionable travel bag, with an orange rim lining the top. The soft interior is designed to keep dogs both warm and comfortable, and is also waterproof and washable – making it easy to keep clean. The Skybox also comes complete with an adjustable tether that buckles easily onto the dog’s harness.
Many customers have commented on how easy it is to install this dog booster seat, and more importantly how much their pets have enjoyed sitting in it. The only real complaint that has surfaced about the product is regarding a strange, chemically smell that’s apparent when the bag is initially removed from its original packaging. However, Kurgo manufacturers appear to have recently amended this issue.
Usually available for somewhere between $40-60.
Snoozer Lookout Car Seat
The Snoozer Lookout is a splendid-looking car seat that’s soft on both the inside and the outside – boasting a puffy layer of foam on the exterior, and snuggly lamb’s wool on the inside.
The Lookout is also incredibly safe, sporting an additional strap that connects the seat to the harness to keep everything locked in tightly. Another great thing about this car seat is how you’re able to customize its color and design when ordering.
The Lookout is generally considered a great purchase by customers, but there have however been a couple of complaints by people who found that their dogs got a little hot and bothered in particularly warm weather whilst in the furry seat.
Unsurprisingly, the high quality of the Snoozer Lookout means that you’ll have to fork out a little extra for it. The small model is available for around $70-80, and the medium from $80 up to $130.