Comparison Chart: Vehicle Pet Restraint - Doctors Foster and Smith
What makes the Load Up Harness different from other vehicle restraint harnesses for dogs?
Additional tools for maximizing your car safety and pleasure are those that restrict your dog’s movement about the cabin. Many dog owners choose crating as a relatively safe car restraint option. This can be an excellent choice, and it does have drawbacks. To be super-safe, the crate needs to be fastened securely in the back of the vehicle.
As much as we love our dogs and want them with us all the time, we have an incontrovertible obligation to transport them safely, for their own welfare as well as ours, and that of other drivers on the roads. All dogs, large and small, should learn to ride politely in their cars. There’s a long list of safety hazards concomitant with having an unrestrained obstreperous canine in a moving vehicle. Here are some:
Dog Travel: Car Harnesses & Booster Seats - Drs. Foster and Smith
Dog Travel: Car Harnesses & Booster Seats
(LEONIA) – A cadre of cute canines stood tall today with motor vehicle officials and state Humane Law Enforcement Officers in urging motorists to not let their driving habits "go to the dogs" by properly restraining their pets in moving cars or face stiff fines, penalties and danger.RESTRAINING YOUR PET Restraints are one of the most important ways to keep pets safe while traveling by car. In the event of an accident, restraints will protect animals from being thrown around or ejected from the vehicle. In addition, they also protect the driver and other passengers from the impact of an unrestrained pet during a collision. Accident prevention is another important reason for restraining pets. In an attempt at showing affection, pets may become a distraction that prevents drivers from safely operating their car. For example, a dog may want to sit in the driver’s lap while the vehicle is in motion. This may interfere with the driver’s ability to see clearly or steer properly."You wouldn't put your child in the car unrestrained so you shouldn't put your pet in the car unrestrained either," said Col. Rizzo. "What people come to realize only too late is that animals act like flying missiles in an impact and can not only hurt themselves but hurt their human family members too." During the summer months in particular, the NJSPCA Officers will be checking for vehicles traveling to and from the shore areas to look for animals hanging out of windows or unleashed dogs traveling in the open back of pick-up trucks. Hawaii openly prohibits drivers from having any unrestrained animal in their car. In the "Aloha" State, you can be fined $97 dollars for driving with a dog in your lap and $57 if the animal is unrestrained in a moving vehicle.