On The Road In Style

by Houndstooth on

When I got the new car a year and a half ago, I knew that I wanted to be able to take the dogs places with me, but that I didn’t want it to look like a car that has had dogs in it all the time.  I also started trying to find a way to keep them safe while they ride in the car.  Now that summer is here, I want to take the girls places with me as often as I can.  Fortunately, I’ve found a system with Kurgo that allows me to keep the car nice as well as keeping the dogs safe and comfortable, as well as on the road in style.

The Princess Has Arrived -- Tales and Tails

The Princess Has Arrived

I mentioned before that we got a Wander Hammock from Kurgo to help keep the back seat clean as well as safer for the dogs and for us.  The hammock helps to keep them in the back seat so they can’t try to be nosy and get into the front seat.  If we have to stop more suddenly than we’d like, it keeps them from falling into the floor, which was one of my big concerns.  I couple that with their Zip Line and their crash-tested Tru- Fit Harness.  I sincerely hope that we are never in an accident, but it makes me feel a lot better on our summer road trips to know that the girls are more secure in the car.

Kurgo Harness and Seatbelt -- Tales and Tails

Kurgo Harness and Seatbelt

However, I wanted the cargo bay to be as nice and well-protected as the back seat.  I have had my eye on the Kurgo Cargo Cape for a long time, and I just recently got one.  I am beyond thrilled with it.  It far exceeds my expectations and hopes.  Not only does it keep the back bay covered, it is waterproof and washable.  If someone has muddy paws, we don’t have to worry.  We can just toss it in the wash later and the car is still clean as a whistle.  It also has velcro on the back to help hold it in place as well as straps that hold it over the back of the seat.  If we want to fold one half of the seat down but not the other, we can simply unzip it in the middle and leave it in place.

Kurgo Cargo Cape -- Tales and Tails

Kurgo Cargo Cape

It also has a flap that folds out to cover the back bumper area, so we don’t have to worry about scratches on the paint and it gives the dogs more traction to jump up.  I’ve seen Flattery gain a bit more confidence in jumping up since we got it, and I think it’s because she’s realized she doesn’t have to worry about slipping backwards if she doesn’t jump far enough.  It also has reflective edging, which is nice for night time, although we haven’t tested that part out yet.  It folds up and lays right inside the back once the dog is in or out of the car, too.

There are also two handy mesh storage pockets on the sides.  You can store extra leashes or gear in there, which is nice because now I don’t have to store it way up under the second compartment and dig the dog bed out to get to it.  We’ve always carried a spare leash with us, along with a few other necessities and this allows us quick and easy access to them, as well as being able to see exactly where they are. I love the easy access and not having to reach way into the car to get to the storage space.

Cargo Pocket -- Tales and Tails

Cargo Pocket

I am thrilled with our latest addition to the car, and I am really happy that it seems to have made the experience of going somewhere in the car a little better for our cargo bay passenger.  I would recommend this to anybody who has a dog who rides in the cargo bay, or even someone who just wants to keep the back of their car clean.

Her Chariot Awaits -- Tales and Tails

Her Chariot Awaits

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