The past couple of years, I've been hearing a lot about dog car safety (or lack of safety). Small dogs like me are as fragile as human infants. Mom wants me to be as safe as a human infant when we travel.
Let me tell you about why I am so happy that I met the people from PupSaver while I was at Global Pet Expo.
Most of the available dog car safety systems are designed mainly to restrain the dog. I want something that will protect me from serious injury. I also want to be comfortable and be able to turn around during long road trips to pet conferences. Like many small breed dogs, I have a very fragile throat. I do not want a crash to put any pressure on my delicate windpipe.
Now that I've explained what I want and the reasons why I need something really special, I am excited to bark that I have finally found a crash tested product that meets all of my needs - the PupSaver! The PupSaver is a special padded seat designed specifically to meet the safety needs of small dogs (under 30 pounds).
The PupSaver is designed to work in both the front and rear seats. This way your human can put you in the spot they prefer. The PupSaver uses your car's seat belt to hold it in place. It comes with a special clip to prevent the seat belt from retracting during normal driving conditions.
To install the PupSaver, the first thing your human needs to do is to pull the seat belt all the way out, and attach the clip. Then, your human closes the seat belt latch like they usually do. Now for the fun part! Attach the 3 buckles on the PupSaver bottom around the lap part of the seat belt.
Next, your human hooks the front 2 loops around the shoulder part of the seat belt. Then your human lets the seat belt slide through the clip until it is tight enough to hold the PupSaver in place, but loose enough not to fold the PupSaver closed. The PupSaver works on both sides of the car, but Mom thinks it fits passenger side seat-belts the best.
|Passenger's front seat - Driver's side rear seat|
The above video and the note below are from the PupSaver website:
"The PupSaver small dog car safety seat has undergone a series of tests and has successfully contained a 25-pound occupant in a 30 mph frontal crash test similar to that of FMVSS 213 for child safety seat testing"
- MGA Research Corporation, USA
*MGA does not endorse any product
|In stock black & white houndstooth with ballistic nylon backing PupSaver.|
|Special order pink & black faux tiger fur with pleather backing PupSaver.|
The PupSaver is available in several ready to ship fabrics, or you can request to special order a custom one like my furry pink & black zebra PupSaver. Note: If you want a custom one, you will have to wait a while because they aren't made until they are ordered.