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Whether it’s a road trip or just a quick ride to the dog park, your pup should always be buckled up when you’re taking them out for a spin.
An addition to protecting your doggo in the event of an accident, having a restrained pup means that you don’t have to worry about being distracted by your furry BFF jumping around your vehicle or in your line of sight while you’re driving. (In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 injured because of distracted driving.)
Enter: the Vastar adjustable seat belt for pets, which clips onto any harness, has over 2,400 five-star reviews on Amazon, and is just $7.99.
Available in six colors, this seat belt “is designed to protect your pet, keeping him/her on the back seat, and away from the center console when you drive,” according to the product description, allowing your pupper to safely sit, stand, or lie down comfortably.
“On 2/8/17 my service dog and I were in a terrible accident. We spun on black ice into a concrete median, into a semi, and back into the concrete again. I was wearing my seat belt and walked away with just minor scrapes and bruises. Thanks to this device my service dog was not thrown from the vehicle and walked away with only a bruised paw. I almost lost my best friend and lifeline but thanks to this purchase and a safety harness I’m happy to say we’re both here today!” —TeagenQueen613
The seat belt is compatible with most vehicles, with exceptions listed here. Here’s another promising review:
“One belt for each car — great product. For zipping around town when I don’t want the hassle of loading the kennel, this is a fabulous product. The buckle is a universal buckle; works great in my Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Corolla. Also, as a puppy, I have to keep an eye on her chewing. She rather likes the belt, and as the slack often ends up right by her face when she’s lying down, the temptation is too much for a puppy. I keep a chew toy handy — the belt is made of sturdy stuff, but it’s not designed as a chew toy. :-)” —Dr.
And some more happy customers (and their pups), because you know you want to look at more pictures of dogs wearing seat belts.
“These work out great! And are super durable even with puppies chewing on them.” —Tarayn McMillan
“Excellent product. Quality materials. The straps are durable as well as the harness attachment. The straps extend quite long and they snap right into your car seat buckle!” —Michelle
“This is not only a great deal but they work great too. Not only does my puppy feel safe and stable, but I feel more comfortable if I have to slam on breaks my puppy is secure.” —E Stamper
“It works. My daughter’s Jack Russell can no longer roam around in my back seat. He was always trying to get up front with me or trying to look out the window and I was afraid of him falling out. Now he is safe and I don’t have to worry about him when he is traveling with me.” —Michelle N
“I’m so excited for this seat belt for my puppy — he climbs all over the car. I don’t think he is too excited for this leash but I am 🙂 He buckled in just fine into my 2007 Honda Civic. I got the two-pack just in case he somehow bites through one, it’s good quality for the great price. So stoked!” —Amazon Customer
It even works for cats!
“Great product. Perfect size for my Pippin. Clips into the seat belt. Definitely worth the price.” —Maimai
“I bought the two-pack so I can use them for my car and bike. My dog loves being able to look out the window and these are very sturdy feeling so I feel safe letting him.” —Stephanie