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When we got the new car (a Subaru Forester) and had room for it, Dave and I discussed it and decided that aside from how much we LOVE our doggies, the investment we have in them, just talking about "replacement cost", to say NOTHING of the investment in time and money in their training, it makes no sense for them not to be as safe as possible in the car.
So, although it wasn't cheap, and was a BEAR to assemble (no instructions in English, just poor line drawings to follow along) we wanted to invest in a double Variocage that could fit all three dogs. This is one of only two car crates tested by CFPS that passed their crash testing. (though the problems with the Ruff Tough Kennel were, IMO, minor) There are things about CFPS testing that I don't like, and I don't always agree with their conclusions. But there is no doubt that Variocage is the Rolls Royce of car crates, AND fit all three of my dogs. With my RTK's, even though I felt very comfortable with them, safety-wise, I couldn't fit all three dogs in the car in crates at the same time.
In case you haven't seen them elsewhere, here it is, assembled and installed in the back of my Forester. You can even lock the doors separately, so that your dogs are secure, even if you leave the hatch open at a trial or whatever.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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