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Do Dogs Need A Car Seat?
Yes, there are car seats for dogs. But they mostly look like a box or a carrier. Many car seats appear to be best suited for smaller dogs. I am much too big to fit in a box or booster seat. Our car does not have room for a carrier or crate that would be big enough to hold me. But, because I’m a little bit over-active in the car, I really need to be restrained so I don’t cause an accident or spill the fries.
I like car rides wearing my seat belt designed just for dogs.
Car Seat Laws For Dogs
There are some states like Rhode Island that have laws about keeping a dog restrained while riding in a car. Dog car seats are not like car seats for humans. For the most part, they are designed mostly to keep a pet from wandering all over the car while traveling. We live in a state where there are no specific laws about pet car restraints. Gmom thought it would be better for everyone if I was not able to jump around a lot. She did mention that I was much too young to be driving. If I was permitted to sit in the front seat with her, well, we’d be making a lot more right hand turns because I’d always be pawing at the steering wheel.
Seat Belt For Dogs
So, rather than have me bouncing all over the car, I wear a safety vest harness with a leash that attaches to the seat belt. I can sit, stand and move left and right but I can’t give Gmom sloppy kisses or swipe any of her French fries. I love French fries.
Gmom opens the two back windows just enough to circulate some fresh air so I don’t get car sick but not enough for me to stick my head out and catch the wind in my hair. Ah, the sweet smell of fries blowing in the wind!
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