Best Ways To Protect Your Pet On The Road

Two adorable dogs

Two adorable dogs

Volvo

However, only 5% or pet-owners have a built in-vehicle safety solution for their pet. This is a major problem, not only for the direct safety of our best friends, but also because roaming pets pose a significant safety risk to everyone in the aftermath of a collision.  The last thing an already stressful situation needs is the addition of an injured or loose pet, which is why it's extremely important for pet owners to have some type of pet safety system in place. 

If you own a Volvo, there are already four different integrated products available to do just that:

  1. Dog Harness: A flexible harness that keeps your dog still in the rear seat, but can also be used outside for walking. 
  2. Load Compartment Divide: The load compartment divider allows you to separate it lengthwise to separate your pets and luggage for safer transport. 
  3. Dog Gate: Paired with the protective grille and load compartment divider, one or two separate dog compartments can be created within the vehicle’s luggage compartment. 
  4. Protective Steel Grille: Keep your pets safe in an easy to install protective grille.

However, not everyone owns a Volvo, but there are many 3rd party offerings available online for similar pet harnesses and steel grilles that are compatible with the interiors of most SUVs and Crossovers.  These safety solutions could make a world of difference in the unfortunate event of a crash, and might even make the difference between enjoying many more years with your pet or not. 

Final Thoughts 

We love our pets. We buy them organic pet food, nice beds, toys, treats, and some perhaps spend more on their furry companions than themselves, so why treat them to the safety they deserve?  Not having a pet safety solution is like not buying a child a car seat. 


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Our furry friends are just like family, and having grown up with dogs myself, I realize the significance they have on our lives.  So naturally, it is important to keep them safe in the car too. A majority of Americans (69%) see their pets as “family members”, while one in five (23%) see their pets as children. Compared to other generations, millennials view their pets as “starter children” as they delay having kids of their own (statistics and research from Volvo Car USA/Harris Poll).

However, only 5% or pet-owners have a built in-vehicle safety solution for their pet. This is a major problem, not only for the direct safety of our best friends, but also because roaming pets pose a significant safety risk to everyone in the aftermath of a collision.  The last thing an already stressful situation needs is the addition of an injured or loose pet, which is why it's extremely important for pet owners to have some type of pet safety system in place. 

If you own a Volvo, there are already four different integrated products available to do just that:

  1. Dog Harness: A flexible harness that keeps your dog still in the rear seat, but can also be used outside for walking. 
  2. Load Compartment Divide: The load compartment divider allows you to separate it lengthwise to separate your pets and luggage for safer transport. 
  3. Dog Gate: Paired with the protective grille and load compartment divider, one or two separate dog compartments can be created within the vehicle’s luggage compartment. 
  4. Protective Steel Grille: Keep your pets safe in an easy to install protective grille.

However, not everyone owns a Volvo, but there are many 3rd party offerings available online for similar pet harnesses and steel grilles that are compatible with the interiors of most SUVs and Crossovers.  These safety solutions could make a world of difference in the unfortunate event of a crash, and might even make the difference between enjoying many more years with your pet or not. 

Final Thoughts 

We love our pets. We buy them organic pet food, nice beds, toys, treats, and some perhaps spend more on their furry companions than themselves, so why treat them to the safety they deserve?  Not having a pet safety solution is like not buying a child a car seat. 


Having been born in the Detroit area, I grew up with motor oil running through my veins. Wanting to put my passion to good use, at age sixteen I co-founded and hosted an...