Road Trips With Dogs: Make Them Safer With These 10 Products

Dog on a Road Trip

I know we all want to do whatever we can to make road trips with dogs as safe and stress free as possible.8I wonder if we give enough thought to keeping our pets safe in the car. With these products listed below, I hope that changes!

Okay then, let’s get started.

 Etekcity 2-Pack Pet Car Seat Belt

You strap yourself and your kids into the car, why not your dog? Now you can with this pet seat belt! It clips on to a harness or leash, supports pets up to 110 lbs, and is adjustable (16″-26″). You pet can sit, stand or lie down while securely fastened, and no distracting the driver. 

Sleepypod Crash-Tested Car Safety Dog Harness

This harness is made of automotive grade materials, and has been crash tested for safety. The three points of contact reduces forward and lateral movement in the event of a crash or sudden stop. Easy to connect and easy to release, it has reflective strips for night visibility, and can be used as a regular harness for walking. Available in S, M, L and XL there should be size to fit your dog. 

Midwest iCrate Pet Crates

Known for their quality products, this single door crate has a slide bolt latch, and comes with a divider panel to adjust the size of the interior. It sets up and folds down in seconds, no tools required! Plastic pan on the bottom is removable and washable, so clean up is a snap. With a one year limited warranty it is available in seven sizes.


Sherpa Delta Deluxe Pet Carrier

I have this bag and I love it!! I have used it many times in the car, and when flying with my senior dog Red. For car use it has a strap to fit a seatbelt through, and for flying with me in the cabin, it easily fits under the seat in front. Convenient top and side entry, machine washable faux lambskin liner, detachable shoulder strap, 2 large pockets and plenty of mesh panels for ventilation makes this a favourite!



Only Sherpa® carriers are Guaranteed On Board® – meets an airline’s specific rules and regulations and will be allowed on board.



Snoozer Lookout Car Seat

  • Sherpa lining for warmth in winter and cool in summer
  • Quilted nylon cover repels hair
  • Removable washable/dryable cover
  • Security strap included
  • Comfortable foam form
  • Connection strap included for the seat belt to join the harness
  • Available in a variety of fabric options
  • Measurement: 17”H x 22”W x 19”D
  • Safe for pets up to 25 lbs

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster Seat for Cars with Built-In Seat Belt Tether

  • Stylish booster seat
  • For dogs up to 30 lbs
  • Attach adjustable seat belt tether to any dog harness
  • Use in in front or rear seats
  • Collapsible for easy storage when not in use
  • Machine washable liner and reversible pad
  • Measures 16”W x 12”D x 8”H
  • Black/Orange model includes zippered side storage pocket
  • No hassle Lifetime Warranty

PupSaver Crash-Tested Car Safety Seat for Small Dogs

  • Crash-tested
  • For small dogs up to 30 lbs
  • Endorsed by veterinarians
  • Doubles as a pet bed when traveling
  • Fits all vehicles and can be used front seat or back
  • Attaches to front or backseat seatbelt system using a 5 point attachment system
  • Weighs 4 lbs
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Warranty information available from seller


 Highland Universal Pet Barrier

  • Safely keeps your pet in the cargo area
  • Installs in minutes, no drilling
  • Sleek and modern styling doesn’t look like a cage
  • Durable
  • Adjusts up to 45”H x 65”W
  • 90 day Limited Warranty


Pet Gear Travel-Lite Tri-Fold Pet Ramp

  • Slip resistant surface
  • Folds quickly and easily
  • Built in molded handle for portability
  • Rubber grippers on bottom help keep ramp steady
  • Raised edges help prevent slipping off the side
  • Measures 71” x 16” x 4” and weighs 14 lbs
  • For pets up to 200 lbs
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested


Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs

  • Safety side rails let your pet climb with confidence
  • Ideal for small or medium size dogs, although it supports over 120 lbs
  • No assembly required
  • Dimensions – 24” x 16” x 20”
  • Weight – 5 lbs


  1. Damien

    What a great list of pet travel products!

    I especially like the Sherpa Delta Deluxe pet carrier for the simple fact you can carry your pet with you on a plane. Transporting pets on a plane the way they do is horrible. Well worth the investment for sure!

    Originally, I was looking for a new seat belt. My current one must have got hooked somehow and these are cheaper than what I can find locally. Thanks!

    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Thank you Damien. The Sherpa bag is great. Not only did I use it to put one of my dogs in when in the car, but I used it for the plane as well – fits right underneath the seat in front of you. It’s sturdy, lots of mesh for the dog to see out, and even a compartment to store supplies. Love it!

  2. Ashley

    This is great information! I never knew that there were car safety seats for your pet! Our Bichon Frise and Shitzu mix teddy bear dog, goes with us on all our vacations! I will definately look into one of these when we get ready to go again! Great informative information! 🙂

    1. Hindy Pearson (Post author)

      Thank you Ashley, I’m glad you found the information helpful. Nice to hear your dog travels with you, it’s incredible how much stuff they need isn’t it? I use the Sherpa bag quite a bit, and I love it. Very well made, and sturdy it’s been around the block a few times. Either I use it for flying and put my dog in it under the seat, or put her in it in the car because she’s a nightmare, jumping around.


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