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Safe Travel For Pets

Post by Jana & Greta the Reddo » Fri, 11 Jan 2002 00:50:21



This has probably been asked a dozen times in the past, but I'm fairly new
to this group:

Where is the safest place for a dog in a car?  Are dog seat belts really
safe?
Greta is always in my Jeep Cherokee with me and I am just about to buy a
rear seat cover from Orvis, but before spending all that money, maybe the
safest place is in the "trunk" with a cargo net??
HELP!

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Jana, owned by Greta The Wonderpup

 
 
 

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Post by Lone Hanse » Fri, 11 Jan 2002 01:13:04




Quote:
> This has probably been asked a dozen times in the past, but I'm fairly new
> to this group:

> Where is the safest place for a dog in a car?  Are dog seat belts really
> safe?
> Greta is always in my Jeep Cherokee with me and I am just about to buy a
> rear seat cover from Orvis, but before spending all that money, maybe the
> safest place is in the "trunk" with a cargo net??
> HELP!

     My humble opinion: The trunk is the safest place for a dog and you. In
case of a hard, sudden stop, you will not risk getting xxx pound dog
slamming into you back, or dog flying through the car. Also in case of an
accident you wont have an frightened freaked out dog right with you in the
cabin.

Lone

 
 
 

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Post by J1Bo » Fri, 11 Jan 2002 06:23:10


Quote:

>Where is the safest place for a dog in a car?  Are dog seat belts really
>safe?
>Greta is always in my Jeep Cherokee with me and I am just about to buy a
>rear seat cover from Orvis, but before spending all that money, maybe the
>safest place is in the "trunk" with a cargo net??
>HELP!

>--
>Jana, owned by Greta The Wonderpup


You've got a Jeep Cherokee?  Get Greta a crate for the rear portion and secure
it so it doesn't move.  The safest you can get.

Janet Boss
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"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
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Post by guitargir » Fri, 11 Jan 2002 12:08:41


All of the dog seat belts I've seen aren't really made to protect the dog in
an accident. They're made to restrain a scared and hurt dog from getting at
the rescue workers as they try to help the human involved. That bugged me a
little, so I didn't get any. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to
ride with my dog. Right now he just stays in the backseat, but tends to fall
off it if I stop short and he's not sitting with his ***on the seat. He's
so big that when he sits, his head is where a person's head would be in the
car--almost to the roof!



Quote:
> This has probably been asked a dozen times in the past, but I'm fairly new
> to this group:

> Where is the safest place for a dog in a car?  Are dog seat belts really
> safe?
> Greta is always in my Jeep Cherokee with me and I am just about to buy a
> rear seat cover from Orvis, but before spending all that money, maybe the
> safest place is in the "trunk" with a cargo net??
> HELP!

> --
> Jana, owned by Greta The Wonderpup


 
 
 

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Post by Darlene Hinto » Sun, 13 Jan 2002 13:50:33




Every Professional breeder, vet, etc. I've come across uses a crate securely
tied down in the rear of a SUV such as yours. I figure they must know the
best ways available. . . Darlene

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