When you get your pet home, you want to make sure that they get a warm and comfortable bed, their own tiny food and water bowls and some space in your life. However, do car owners with pets like to make concessions for their dogs in their vehicles? A recent survey by national car leasing form AllCarLeasing found that 79% of 1216 pet owners like to take their dogs for a ride in their cars. This is of course much easier for those with bigger vehicles, unless owners don’t mind their pooch taking the front seat! It isn’t rare to see a dog riding in the back of a truck either, most people like to use truck bed covers to protect these compartments, but for a working dog like a farm dog, this is pride of place to look around during a drive!
The heartwarming relationship between dogs and their owners is well known- we look after our four-pawed furry friends, and they give us unconditional love and support in return. Having a dog at home is like having a kid and people who like to call themselves “dog parents” instead of dog owners take this phrase very seriously.
The survey suggests that only 21% of people don’t like their dogs to enter their cars because they leave their hair and smell behind. The rest don’t have any problems with dogs in the car. In fact, 69% survey respondents with small dog breeds like to make them enjoy the view from the front seat of their car. 57% of people with medium breed dogs like to give them more at the back seat. Larger breeds are usually confined to the boot, where 78% of people like to keep them.
According to the Highway Rules, traveling with an unrestrained dog could lead to criminal offense allegations on their owners. Only 1 in 3 people admitted to having driven their car with an unrestrained dog. Dog owners also like to splurge in some shopping for the comfort of their furry friends. The most popular accessories they buy include clip-in harnesses, mesh guards and seat & boot liners.
This is not all- 62% of dog owners also take their pets into account while shopping for a car. They usually prefer cars with a large boot, easy boot access, and quality seats so their dogs can sit comfortably. This is why hatchbacks and crossovers are the most popular types of cars among dog parents who want comfort, space, and quality for their pets.
We all have watched cute videos of pets with their owners riding in cars, listening to music and being their usual happy selves. It appears that dog owners don’t want to leave any stones unturned to ensure that their pets get the best. They want their cars to be -DOG APPROVED!
A happy dog is the sign of a caring and thoughtful owner. Given the time we spend with these barking beauties, it only makes sense to help them stay comfortable, even when we are on the move. The research only goes on to prove how much the relationship between people and their pets have matured over the years. It also highlights deeply engaging and loving bonds of love and friendship. If you are a dog owner and want to get a ride, make sure that you take all this information into consideration. Your baby needs the best!