PupSaver Dog Car Seat Safe For Use In Front Seats
Notice to all dog owners: It is not safe to drive with your dog in the front seat. Right. Now that you have that information, I will share news of a new car seat called the PupSaver that is made for pet owners who insist on keeping their dogs in their car's front seat anyway. The PupSaver Car Safety Seat for Dogs passed an independent agency's crash tests up to a 30 mile-per-hour crash!
The PupSaver is made for small dogs, those up to 30 pounds only, so big dogs should definitely be confined to the back seats and properly tethered there. (For large dogs, check out the Click-It, the Bergan, or the Kurgo Tru-Fit.) The PupSaver can be placed in the passenger seat or the back seat, with its giant catcher's mitt-like back facing the front of the car. That is what would protect your dog on impact.
This is a cute and quick look at how to install the PupSaver Safety Seat....
As the video shows, the PupSaver is tethered to the seat in five places. In a front impact crash, these tethers would draw the PupSaver towards the seat, the safest place for your dog to be, and the 'catcher's mitt' portion of the PupSaver would sustain the impact of the force coming from opposite the seat, protecting your dog. Crash tests on the PupSaver were performed by MGA Research Corporation. Results were similar to standards set by the federal government for child safety seats.
In addition to the crash safety aspects, I like the PupSaver design because, whether in the front or back seat, your dog is protected from falling off the seat onto the floor, which can happen even if you are just turning a corner too fast. I also like the way the PupSaver folds up for easy transport.
That's the buzz for today!