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If You’re Going On a Car Trip With Your Dog, These Are the Things You Need

Summer is starting and the sun is shining, so you’re probably already planning your vacation. Perhaps you’re planning a road trip with your dog! If so, we have a few things for you that you need to travel safely.

Waterproof Seat Cover

If your dog travels in the back seat, this item is for you! Due to its premium heavy-duty materials and ultrasonic heat pressing technology, it’s pin and waterproof resistant. It’s also super easy to fit and clean. Unlike standard car seat covers, this Pecute Pet Cover protects not only the seat, but also car doors. The large size will fit most automobiles, trucks, cars and SUVs.


I spent a good while comparing the vast array of competing products on Amazon and can heartily recommend this cover.

The Pecute is an excellent product, intelligently designed and diligently constructed.

There is a real sense of the care that has gone into creating it, well demonstrated by the provision of a decent zipped fabric case for storage.

The materials are of excellent quality, it fits well and is easy to use. The base is has substantial quilting which promises good durability and will hopefully give protection from the inevitably of a wet, muddy dog.

Needing to gave a friend a lift I was relieved to see that there was a velcroed slot so the seat belt could pass through the base, by unzipping the mesh window the cradle section could be zipped down so the footwell was available to a passenger without affecting the side where the dog was sitting. He loved it too, with the sides zipped up he could curl up in the corners as if in his bed; you can probably tell I liked it!

says Mark Hudson

Seat Belt And Dog Harness

To make your dog’s car travel safe, you also need this harness. We recommend the SlowTon Dog Car Harness Seatbelt Set because it will keep your dog safe and comfortable.

The package includes a chest vest harness strap and an elastic seat belt. The harness strap is designed to be compatible with most standard vehicles and will keep your pet in place for safe travels. What’s more, this multi-functional harness belt also comes with a dog leash!

SlowTon is available in may colors and sizes. Now selling for only £19.99.


“This is the best harness I have bought for my JR – I bought size Small and it fits like a dream (he has 14″ neck and 19″ chest). It’s sturdy yet not heavy and stiff, easy on/easy off, chest/back strap sits well back and doesn’t rub under front legs, no threading of straps through padded parts and no struggling to get dog’s legs through any loops. I’ve only used for walking so far and it aids in pulling too. Best of all he actually likes wearing it so should be comfy in the car. Great purchase.”

says Lizadoodle

Car Dog Crate

If you have a combi or hatchback car your dog can travel in the trunk. If that’s the case, you need this dog crate!

This puppy cage is available in two sizes and is designed with your dog’s comfort and safety in mind. Features include a heavy duty latch on the doorway, a moveable carry handle, a sloped front to fit inside most cars and a steel non-chew removable tray. The cage is quickly and easily assembled without the need for any tools and can also be folded down flat for easy transportation and storage. Get it now for £36.33!


Good value. Easily fits in a Golf. Plenty big enough for a Springer. Good value.

says Steve K

Dog Guard

Another option for both your and your dog’s safety is this dog guard.

The Pet World Universal Dog Guard is a unique design that clamps to the adjustable head rest, creating a barrier that will keep the most enthusiastic dog from climbing over the seats and distracting the driver. This dog guard will also ensure that the driver is complying with highway code for traveling with animals. It’s made of a nice thick 6mm steel mesh.

It’s available in three sizes, so you can be sure that it will fit your car. Now available for £29.90.


Very happy with product. My 5 year old daughter and I fitted it in 20 minutes in our Kia C’eed estate. There were no instructions but the picture on Amazon was all that we needed to get the idea of how it worked. It is solid and you can adjust it so it all lines up. I can still use the backseat seatbelts providing I didn’t go tight up against the side (I have side or ‘wall’ mounted seatbelts). My slithering 6 month old Springer spaniel cannot squeeze past it as it is a nice fit and very solid. Very pleased, would recommend.

says HP

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