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Car trip safety question

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We use a plastic dog crate for car travel but I'm not comfortable with the safety aspect; usually the crate sits on the back seat and someone rides in the back gently holding onto it. Obviously if no one holds onto the crate it tends to slide all over and could potentially fall onto the floor. I don't see any way that this particular crate could be secured with a seat belt.

What's a safer option for car travel? Is there a different crate or soft sided carrier that can be secured?
Please suggest any products you've used and felt comfortable with.

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I use a Sleepy Pod Air in the car and on a plane. It looks a little small but at 12 lbs. Loki can turn around. He jumps in the car and gets right in, then never makes a sound. Sometimes I want him to make noise so I know he is ok. LOL! Also, I have considered getting a PupSaver car seat but I am afraid that he will try to get to me if he can see me better. As long as he is happy in the Sleepy Pod, I think I will stick with it.

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I use a Sleepy Pod Air in the car and on a plane. It looks a little small but at 12 lbs. Loki can turn around. He jumps in the car and gets right in, then never makes a sound. Sometimes I want him to make noise so I know he is ok. LOL! Also, I have considered getting a PupSaver car seat but I am afraid that he will try to get to me if he can see me better. As long as he is happy in the Sleepy Pod, I think I will stick with it.
I agree that a Sleepy Pod or other soft airline crate that is set up to accept a seatbelt is a good choice for riding on the seat. It is not possible for a human to hold a crate in place in a crash.

If your car is set up to properly tie down a crate, Ruff Tough Kennels are a very good option. One of the best options, though expensive, is the Variocage. But these ONLY can be used if they can be mounted behind a back seat, so in a hatch back or SUV.


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I use the Sleepypod Clickit Sport harness for the backseat.
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Penelope didn't like the sleepy pod, but she likes the Sherpa. It also buckles into the car so I feel good about that.

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Penelope didn't like the sleepy pod, but she likes the Sherpa. It also buckles into the car so I feel good about that.
Yes, a Sherpa is a good option too, especially in the back seat.


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I also use the Sherpa in the backseat. I leave it in the car so we are always ready to go.
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