Staying safe in the car...

Staying safe in the car...

A survey commissioned by Ford has revealed that 32 per cent of dog-owning drivers admit to not safely securing their pets whilst driving, thus putting themselves, passengers and other road users at high risk.

Restraining dogs in a car is a legal requirement in many countries, and is not only safer for the animals but also for drivers, passengers and other road users. Owners were surveyed and revealed the reasons behind not securing their pets. 32 per cent said it was because the animals did not like it, 31 per cent claimed there was no need when undertaking short journeys, and 14 per cent said they did not have room for a dog crate.

26 per cent of owners surveyed also admitted to letting their pet poke their head out of the moving car, some even said their dogs had previously jumped out of the window resulting in the pet being killed or injured. Owners also revealed that accidents had been caused by their pets being a distraction, and that they had turned on indicators, obscured views and bitten occupants.

Here at, we know how important pet safety is to both dogs and owners. That's why we chose to stock the most convenient travel accessories for your beloved pets.

This Kurgo pet seatbelt is perfect to keep your pet in place and keep them safe when travelling in the car. It's incredibly simple to use, and prevents distraction when driving. The seat belt attaches with a carabiner to your dog’s harness and then clicks into the female slot of any of your car’s seat belts. We stock it for just £9.49, and you can buy it by clicking here.


The Kurgo Heather Dog In Car Booster Seat gives your pup his own comfortable care seat where he can see out the window and enjoy the ride. This stylish, heathered fabric version of our award-winning booster seat gets your dog off your lap so he can't interfere with your driving and cause an accident. This is the ultimate safe solution for doggy travel, and it's currently on sale at the moment! You can buy it by clicking here.

Louise Penfold

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