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    13 Dog Car Seats That'll Have Your Pup Paw-Sitively Jumping For A Joy Ride

    Expect your dog to tell you to skip the walk so you can hit the open road instead.

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    1. A folding dog booster car seat so you can easily store it away when your pup and you have completed your daily joy ride.

    Reviewer image of pug sitting inside paw patterned dog car seat with straps around head rest and front seat
    Reviewer image of dog inside product with mesh sides and zipper pockets in the front

    The framed bars help keep the shape of the seat while in use and it can hold pets under 15 pounds. 

    Promising review: "The assembly was very easy. The frame was sturdy and fit perfectly on the seat of my van. I added a square fluffy sofa pillow and my dog is very comfy with plenty of room lay down. I really like the built in safety belt harness attachment — it keeps her in her seat, but gives her room to move around in it." —Harrison Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four styles).

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    2. A padded dog car seat because if you plan on getting through your road trip seamlessly, your pooch definitely needs a soft spot to nap on.

    Gray rectangular dog car seat attached to seat with clipped straps around the headrest and dog laying inside of it

    Promising review: "My 7-month-old puppy was scared of the front seat, even with a leash tied to his halter to keep him from falling into the floorboard. This basket is wonderful because he calmed right down and put his head on the side, and just watched me. It appears he feels happy and secure in his enclosed space and he can see what’s going on around him. I was pleased that the liner is cotton and washable too. Highly recommend this basket." —Susiebell

    Get it from Chewy for $62.99.

    3. A dog car seat with a storage pocket paw-fect for storing poop bags, treats, a leash, and more since it's super stretchy and wide. 

    Reviewer image of gray plush dog car seat inside car with two thick straps attached to headrest and a harness clip inside of it
    Reviewer image of medium sized dog clipped in and laying inside of product attached to front seat

    The plush interior will keep you pup comfy and safe, especially with the harness clip that's attached.

    Promising review: "My dog used to get very anxious during car rides and I bought this for him prior to going on an eight-hour road trip. He loves it and falls asleep right away. It’s easy to clean and install!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    4. A tube-shaped dog car seat acting as a backpack for your backseat, with straps to secure it and mesh paneling so your pup can admire you from the back.

    Dog laying inside beige and black tube-shaped enclosed dog car seat in backseat, dog inside product on a white background

    Promising review: "I bought this Item to keep my two very small Chihuahuas in the back of my car. Before I bought this, my dogs were everywhere from my lap to under my seats to up in the back window, It was getting out of control. My only regret about this purchase is I did not buy it much sooner. My dogs actually jump into my car and get in their secured safe place on their own. It is wonderful." —PistolPete

    Get it from Chewy for $49.99.

    5. A waterproof dog car seat because accidents happen and when your pooch has gotta go, it's better if it's on this than your precious cloth or leather seats.
    Reviewer image of large dog laying across product in backseat of car

    It's also large enough to throw some chew toys for puppies in the back to keep them distracted.

    Promising review: "My Australian Shepherd is a very nervous car rider. Prior to purchasing this, I purchased a harness and seat belt, which was helpful but this product made things even better. She stays in the back seat and all the mud from the dog park stays in the cover. I either shake it out when the mud dries, or vacuum it out with a little cordless vacuum. It is easy to take out when I have human passengers, too. I have even taken my two grand dogs along with my dog for a ride and it worked great." —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A bucket booster car seat for dogs which will earn a tail wag from you pet baby for its ability to keep them comfy, safe, AND tall enough to stare out the window.

    Reviewer image of plush walled dog car seat with dog sitting inside staring out the window with a harness on
    Reviewer image of large dog sitting inside product on top of brown carpet

    Promising review: "This is the best investment I have made! I have two dachshunds and they each have their own car seat and they love them! They’re very soft and also provide height for them to see out window. They are very comfortable and secure with adjustable strap to connect to their harness." —Regina

    Get it from Amazon for $80.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

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    7. A quilted dog car seat to ~blanket~ your pooch in safety as it prevents them from falling onto the floor anytime you suddenly have to break.

    Dog sitting on top of black quilted car seat cover with front seat barrier, front seat view of product in a car with the dog

    Promising review: "Our dog is a service dog, However no matter how much training she still gets car sick. This is a GREAT product. It’s completely waterproof so she has never gotten the seats dirty with her vomit, and if we take her to a muddy park or to the water, it does not leak through. It’s easy to clean — we stick it in the washer and then line dry it, or we just spot clean it as needed. There are Velcro slots for clicking a seat belt in place which is great." —Clemmy

    Get it from Chewy for $30.95 (available in two sizes).

    8. A clip-on dog car seat small dogs can *finally* feel tall in while it securely hovers above the seat allowing your pupper to take in the view with you.

    Reviewer image of blue and white striped dog car seat attached to head rest with small dog sitting inside
    Reviewer image of dog inside product with sherpa lining and a harness clip

    Promising review: "The metal frame is PEEFECT! It's really strong. The zippers and pockets are great for treats, bowl, and food. I got the medium size for my almost-15-pounds beautiful girl. 100% recommended! Love it. Actually, I am getting another one for our other car." —Michy

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A foldable and portable dog car seat and carrier so you can carry Fido from the house to the car in. And thanks to its plush design you'll be able to hug your pooch's anxiety away.

    Cream plush dog car seat in backseat with two handles and a side stretchy storage pocket
    Model holding product by the handles in dog carrier form spinning it around
    Fur Room Pets/Etsy

    Fur Room Pets is a small shop on Etsy that specialized in providing dog car seats and pet accessories.

    Promising review: "This bed is a game changer. My pet insists on sitting in the passenger seat with me during long road trips. As of today, I no longer have to hold him. Neither of us have ever traveled so comfortably. It’s like he brought his own little lazy boy. Smart! Also, the quality is absolutely top notch. 10/10 would recommend to a friend." —Erika

    Get it from Fur Room Pets on Etsy for $115 (available in two colors).

    10. A reinforced small dog car seat that over 6,000 (!!!) reviewers are rating two paws up for its strong grip to prevent your fur baby from sliding all over the place.

    Reviewer image of white dog inside blue and black dog car seat attached to head rest with front pocket and side mesh panels
    Reviewer image of product in pink and gray and a small dog harnessed inside of it

    Can hold up to 30 pounds of pooch! 

    Promising review: "Easy to install, this is a must for every lap dog that takes a ride with you . My pet is secure and she no longer jumps to my lap while driving, no more pushing my driving stick to neutral on the road." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors).

    11. A four belted dog car seat spacious enough so your furry friend can still move around, but not enough for them wander up front and distract you while you're changing lanes.

    Reviewer image of black large dog car seat strapped onto the front and back headrest
    Reviewer image of interior view of product with quilted bottom and puppy sitting inside

    The four fastening straps keep it still, while the waterproof material makes messes easier to clean up.

    Promising review: "Everything we were looking for! We got a medium for our corgi baby to grow with. He loves it, even fell asleep majority of our car ride. He doesn’t slide around and there’s even a leash that buckles into your car so they can’t jump out or around. The walls are very sturdy, they didn’t budge when he held himself up to look out. It’s very safe and really great material. Absolutely recommend." —Caleb Foley

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    12. A small dog car seat you can fasten onto your armrest making precious puppy kisses just a slight head tilt away.

    Reviewer image of puppy sitting inside plaid dog car seat in the center console of front of car
    White small dog sitting inside of product with front plush closure unsnapped on top of a blue carpet

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this purchase. I have a little seven pound dog and this has made traveling so easy with her. She absolutely loves sitting in her seat and riding around. She stays calm the whole time, she can see out the window, and the air hits her to keep her cool. I also like that you can attach the seatbelt to the harness to help keep them in it. Seat is on the smaller side, so if you are looking to purchase for any dog over 10 pounds it might not work, but for mine, she has plenty of room to sit or lay down if she wants. Love this dog seat.." —Julie Bondi

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in six styles).

    13. A mesh dog car seat with three openings, making it easier to wrangle your pup into, so you can hit the road faster.

    Light gray and black mesh enclosed dog car seat with zipper closures on a white background

    Promising review: "This fits nicely in the backseat of my Subaru Crosstrek. The 50-pound pit bull who I'm fostering goes right into it, and then seems to think it is the perfect place to flip onto his back and work on a back rub. He has room to sit up, turn around, and lay down to nap. The three doors are perfect. Even with the soft sides and collapsible construction, it is holding up beautifully (even when the foster dog is thrashing around rubbing his back). I highly recommend this." —Bolt

    Get it from Chewy for $59.99+ (available in three sizes).

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