Part of our pet-loving experience is to take one for a road trip. Or, to the veterinarian when they are not feeling well.
No matter the circumstances, we have to find ways to transport them safely and comfortably.
You can go to the local pet store to get solutions to make sure your pet is comfortable, nourished, and safe when you are driving them across town or over state lines. You might even connect with pet friendly automotive manufacturers who can provide custom-designed and built solutions that fit your vehicle perfectly.
One of those pet friendly automakers just happen to be Stellantis – the producers of Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat, Chrysler, and Alfa Romeo – among other brands. Their Mopar division has been creating custom solutions for years to make our lives better. That also include accessories for your Stellantis vehicle made specifically for your pet.
It starts with solutions made for one of our long-running favorite brands – Jeep. Mopar offers pet kennels and mats to fit your Wrangler and other Jeep vehicles. The kennels themselves are designed to fit in the cargo hold of the two-door or four-door Wrangler. It is breathable to allow for airflow, which helps keep your pets comfortable back there.
In fact, the Jeep Wrangler was named one of the 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers by Autotrader. Not just for availability of pet accessories, but how a Wrangler exudes the feeling of ultimate freedom for you and your pets.
One of the company’s signature products is their minivan. The Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan gave us innovations, such as Stow ‘n Go seating for the second and third row. By folding down either or both rows of seats, you provide more roaming space for your pet. Also, Stow N’ Go seating can be configured quickly without removing any of the seats from the vehicle entirely.
Mopar takes advantage of this feature by providing a pet kennel that fts many sizes of dogs and cats. The kennel also folds down to be stowed out of the way when not in use. It is also spacious enough for water and food bowls, toys, and other items your pet needs to be comfortable.
There are a few additional features will help Pacifica owners with peace of mind when transporting their pets. For one, the FamCAM can give you a glimpse of the area behind the front seats to check on your precious cargo. A rear seat reminder sends an audible warning if the sliding rear doors are open before you take off with your pet. Also, you can clean up after your pet using the Stow ‘n Vac onboard vacuum found on select Pacifica models.
While Mopar provides high quality accessories for their vehicles, Subaru owners also are given a great choice on pet accessories for their lineup. These accessories include cargo area pads for specific Subaru models, padded seat protectors, pet carriers, harnesses, ramps, bowls, and so forth. Not only does Subaru Loves Pets, we also love Subarus.
Also, Volkswagen’s Driver’s Gear catalog has a few pet accessories to go along with your Volkswagen lifestyle. Plus, you can also get some pet accessories from Ford, too.
To order these accessories, you can either go online to their respective brand/manufacturer websites each for particular items and order accordingly. You do have the choice to have them shipped directly to you or pick them at your nearest dealer’s parts department. Otherwise, a trip to the pet store works just as well.
The major takeaway from this is simple: When you traveling with your pet in your automobile, please make sure they are safe, comfortable, nourished, and happy. That also includes keeping the windows open to ensure proper ventilation for your pet. All of this will help you find the best solution when traveling with your pet by automobile.