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June 30, 2012

This is a question we get asked all the time. But the truth is that we don’t know. Why don’t we know? Because there is no standardization for testing a dog car restraint. As a result, manufacturers hire different companies which may or may not use the same testing protocol. And each manufacturer only publishes the results of their own product.

So, with all the differences, how can you determine which product is safest for your pet? The truth is that the average consumer can’t. And the average retailer (such as ourselves) currently has to rely on the limited information provided by the manufacturers.

However, a non-profit organization called the Center for Pet Safety seeks to change all that by standardizing pet travel safety. They are in the process of testing various dog car restraint brands but have not yet publicized their testing results. We will gladly share it with you when they do, even if it means disclosing unfavorable information. As far as we know, the Center for Pet Safety is the only organization which has independently tested and compared various brands and do not endorse or represent any specific company.

We are hoping that the Center for Pet Safety will soon be able to publish their testing results in detail. Although for legal reasons they probably still won’t be able to tell you which brand is best, the testing results will speak for themselves. Check out an article about them by clicking HERE. And check out their website by clicking HERE. We will follow up with you as soon as they publish their findings.

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