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Posts tagged ‘car’

Honda Element: The dog-friendly version

This will appeal to owners of bigger dogs than Chloe, but I can’t resist telling you about Honda’s dog-friendly Element. It was shown to reporters at the New York Auto Show, and includes a built-in ramp for access to the trunk, a fitted dog bed in the trunk area (complete with safety restraints, a fan and a spill-proof water bowl), washable seat covers, and an adorable paw logo on the side of the vehicle. Honda has not yet set a  … Read more

Traveling by car with a small dog: Ready, set…

Photo by ♡Blackangelツ

You’ve seen it, of course: an adorable, small dog either standing on her owner’s lap while her owner drives or with her front paws on the passenger-side door panel, nose blissfully out the open window and ears flapping in the wind. She loves it! She’s in heaven! She’s also really, really unsafe!!

If I’m describing you and your dog, believe me, I know you’re a terrific driver. Hey, I am too. But remember all those crazy drivers you  … Read more

Collapsible travel crates for a small dog

Even those of you who share a bed with your dog will care about this, because a crate is a godsend for a traveling dog. There will be times when you have to leave the dog behind while you go to a museum that checks bags, or to dinner in a place with short tablecloths or strong lighting. A pet-friendly hotel may not require a crate for dogs (though some do!), but you’ll feel more secure about housekeeping coming in  … Read more