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March 7, 2011


Pet Auto has recently introduced new pet seat covers by Cruising Companion.  You may be familiar with our brown paw prints design pet seat covers.  This same style now comes in camel and black.  The camel colored pet seat covers and black pet seat covers are for bench seats only at this time.  We hope to have these colors as pet seat covers for bucket seats soon.

Keep your car clean of muddy paw prints by putting paw print designed pet seat covers in your car.  Camel pet seat covers go great with a light interior while brown and black pet seat covers go great with a dark interior.  Or consider the color of pet seat covers as based on the color of your dog.  Black dog hair on the black pet seat covers won’t show up as much!

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Dog Blog Hop

Author: MayaAndPierson
March 5, 2011

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March 4, 2011


Although the measurements of the dog car seatbelt brands are given on the website, it can still be a challenge to determine the proper size for your dog.  That is why we have a Guarantee Fit Promise on our dog car seatbelt brands.  What does that promise mean?  It means that if you get a dog car seatbelt which is a little too big or a little too small, then just send it back to us and we will send you another dog car seatbelt at no additional cost to you.

Certain conditions and limitations apply.  First, the exchanged dog car seatbelt must be no more than one size difference.  So if you purchase a medium dog car seatbelt, you can only exchange for a small or large.  You cannot exchange a medium dog car seatbelt for an extra-large.

Another condition is in regards to the padded dog car seatbelts – Houndstooth pattern, Ride Right, and Plaid pattern.  We have indicated on our site in many places that these brands will not fit dogs with a girth size between 15 and 20 inches.  So if you get an extra-small dog car seatbelt and it is too small, you can’t exchange for a medium.  A medium will not fit.  Likewise, if you purchase a medium dog car seatbelt and it is too big, chances are that the extra-small will be too small.  You can return them for a refund (excluding shipping), but an exchange is not available.

Also, the dog car seatbelt must be returned within 30 days in new condition.  We’d prefer the dog car seatbelt packaging be returned as well, but are willing to make exceptions.

And a final condition is that your dog car seatbelt must have been purchased from Pet Auto  Even if the dog car seatbelt brand is the same, we cannot except exchanges from purchases made through other vendors.

If your dog fits right at the edges of the measurements indicated on our website, feel secure in knowing that you don’t have to worry about being stuck with a size that doesn’t fit.  With our Guarantee Fit Promise on the dog car seatbelt, you can make an exchange for the right size.

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March 1, 2011


If your dog rides in the car without a restraint of some kind, what do you think will happen to him if you get in a car accident?  Depending on the severity of the wreck, he could be seriously injured or even killed.  But that is not the only danger.  Here is a list of some other things which could happen:

  • Your dog could become a flying projectile and hit other passengers in the car.  Again, depending on the seriousness of the accident, this could lead to anything form minor injuries to death.  If a box of Kleenex turned projectile can kill a person, imagine what a dog could do.
  • Your dog could fly through windshield of the car.  If this doesn’t seriously injure or kill him, he will be so traumatized by the accident that he will try to run.  He could run into traffic and get hit by a car, or he could run for miles and miles and get lost.
  • Your dog could escape out of a broken window.  After a car accident, your dog’s most likely instinct will be to run.  And if there is a broken window, he may try to get out.  Like above, he could then get killed by getting hit by a car or by running away and getting lost.
  • At the very least, your dog could develop a fear for riding in the car.  Your dog may have once loved riding in the car but after a traumatic incident in the car, he may never want to ride again.

So keep your dog safe when he rides in the car with some sort of pet auto safety device.  Have him wear a dog seat belt or put him in a crate and strap the crate into the car.  Another restraint method, which isn’t quite as effective but is better than nothing, is a pet car barrier.

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