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Barks and Bytes #5

Author: MayaAndPierson
March 13, 2014

Barks and Bytes Blog Hop

Welcome to Pet Auto’s blog page where you can find a ton of information on pet car travel products and safety information. The Barks and Bytes theme is our recap of the past couple of weeks and it is a weekly blog hop hosted by Jodi with Heart Like a Dog and Linda with 2 Brown Dawgs.


We had some great comments from the February 27th post:

Stacey with Crazy Dog Life said, “I have two large dogs and recently went from a large SUV to a mid-size car. We like to travel with our dogs and so I’m very excited to see the Back Seat Bridge. I have bookmarked you and will be back before our next trip. Thanks because we thought we would have to rent a car for our next trip but I think with this, we won’t have to.”

Thank you, Stacey! The Backseat Bride is definitely cheaper than renting a vehicle. 😉 To make it cost even less, be sure to use the discount code, petsafeblogger, for 10% off. By the way, this code will work for anyone who reads this post! And it will work on every product except the Breeze Guard car window screens. The reason we can’t give the discount on the window screens is because they are already being sold at near cost. They are made right here in the USA through our good friend and entrepreneur, Sue with Mutt Managers, LLC.

Maya Breeze Guard Window Screens

If your dog doesn’t like to be buckled up or restrained in the car, one safety feature you can add is the Breeze Guard car window screens so that your dog can’t hang out the window, yet still get a breeze.

Ann with My Pawsitively Pets said, “Interesting questions with some great answers! I guess we have to be as smart as our dogs to keep them from squeezing out of their harnesses.”

LOL! 😀  I sometimes jokingly tell Maya and Pierson, “You’re pretty smart for stupid dogs.”  Jokingly and lovingly, of course! They’re actually pretty smart for smart dogs. Their breeds are at the top of the list for intelligence and yet I am so thankful that they generally don’t do things to outsmart me.

Callie, Shadow, and Ducky’s mom, Sue, with Golden Life said, “I like the idea of the hammocks. For a car like my Impala, with a fairly wide back seat, the hammock works perfectly. But Golden Retriever hair is so wispy that it lands everywhere — including the dashboard! When the current one wears out, I’ll buy a new one from you.”

Thanks, Sue! When you do, that discount code I gave above should always work. I keep it active all the time and have no plans to let it expire. And I agree about the dog hair!!! Despite all the protection in my car, there are still places that collect dog hair.


Kimberly with Keep the Tail Wagging said, “I would love something like this, but with four dogs, it won’t work in our car, but when we get a new car, I’m going to be checking to make sure there is enough room to harness everyone up comfortably and safely.”

I know exactly what you mean, Kimberly. Long before I knew there was such a thing as a dog seat belt and back in the day when I worked at an animal shelter before no-kill really caught on, I had six dogs. As much as I loved them all, there was no way I could travel with them all at once easily or even safely.

By the way, all. I am working on creating dog seat belt reviews pages for the other brands of harnesses I sell. This project may take a little longer than originally planned due to personal family circumstances:


You may have seen on my American Dog Blog that my mom has been diagnosed with brain cancer. She’s doing very well right now. However, the doctors say the cancer is very aggressive and that the treatment is only likely to slow things down a bit. There is no cure and they give her anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. As such, I will be cutting back on some of my work so that I can spend more time with my mom. I will still be doing a lot of things such as filling orders, handling customer service, and some social media. But blogging and reading and commenting on other blogs will be limited for a time.

By the way, when you visit my American Dog Blog and read the post about my mom’s health, be sure to click the link about my mom’s dog rescue history. I get my love for dogs from her since no one loves animals as much as she does. She really is an awesome woman and I am so blessed to have her as my mother.

My mom and Dog Rocky on Her Shoulders

This is my mom with her dog Rocky standing on the back of her chair.

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by today. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at I am always happy to help and please don’t feel like you would be intruding under the circumstances with my mom. All is going well at the moment and my mom wouldn’t want me to stop doing what I love.

Dawn with Maya and Pierson

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7 Responses to “Barks and Bytes #5”

  1. Ann Staub:

    Haha… Shiner doesn’t usually outsmart me either. Or maybe she does but I’m just to dumb to realize it! In regards to Kimberly’s comment, I so need a new car too. Shiner doesn’t get to travel with us much anymore because we can’t all fit. I have a mustang, which only seats 4 people. And there are 4 of us humans, so poor Shiner doesn’t usually get to ride along.

  2. 2 brown dawgs:

    Thanks so much for joining the hop. 🙂 I am just so sad to hear of your mom’s diagnosis. I am sending prayers your way.

  3. Sue:

    My heart goes out to you and please know you, your mom, and your family will be in my prayers. I lost a dear friend to brain cancer. Heartbreaking.

  4. Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom:

    Dawn, you, your Mom, and your whole family are in my prayers. Both of my parents were cancer victims so I understand what you’re going through. I’ll send you my phone # in an email so you can call if you just want to talk.

  5. Jodi:

    Hey Dawn, thanks so much for joining the blog hop. Somehow I missed the window screens which i think are definitely in my future as both my dogs love to have their heads out the window and IMO hubby rolls the window down too far. 🙂

    I read about your mom and I’m super sorry. I am adding you all to my prayer list (if you believe in that) and if you need anything, please let me know.

  6. Lindsay:

    Thinking of you and your mom and continuing to send your family my positive thoughts.

  7. MayaAndPierson:

    Thank you so much everyone! Things are going well so far. My mom finished her radiation treatment which seems to have slowed things down. She’s regained her mobility, at least. The cancer is still terminal, but I believe her quality if life has been extended, perhaps for a few months or more.

    She and my stepdad are working on selling their property in Missouri. She will come stay with me this weekend, then fly out to Oregon where the majority of her friends and family are a few days after that. I will help my stepdad wrap things up with the property, then we will follow her up to Missouri by car in the beginning of April.