Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ed & Tess's Favorite Things: Sleepypod Clickit Safety Harness

One of the things that has been on our wish list for quite awhile is new seatbelts for the pooches.  We had originally purchased two cheap harnesses from one of the big box pet stores.  They worked great for keeping the dogs in place during drives.

However, after an accident on a back road (thankfully minor!), we wanted something more than just keeping them in place.  We stumbled on a study done by the Center of Pet Safety, which completed the first crash testing on pet safety harnesses.


Beyond the impact protection, seat belts can be critical if in an accident.  As we unfortunately know, a car accident is a scary thing for both the humans and pooches.  We have heard stories of dogs running away during the aftermath, sometimes injured themselves.  With even our cheap harnesses at the time, both our pooches stayed in place while we waited for the police and firemen.

The clear winner and our next purchase was the Sleepypod Clickit.  Our first stop was our favorite website for well-researched items for barrel-chested dogs -- Fit for a Pit.  While they are an investment, we have been extremely happy with the 3-point tether, keeping the dogs in place.  It also does a great job keeping the dogs from becoming tangled in the seatbelt (although Tess has figured our how to unhook the tethers!).  Not only are they comfy with plenty of padding and a wide vest, they are stylish!



Do you use a seat belt for your pooch in the car?

7 comments:

  1. Love this! Safety in the car is SOOOOOO important! Everyone needs to buckle up!

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  2. Thank you SO much for posting this! I have a seat belt that I didn't have a lot of faith in, and had seen some videos where they crash tested some belts and the results were horrific. I have been blindly looking for a new one and will def. check into this!!

    We do use seat belts..speaking with a potential adopter who had just lost her dog in a car accident when he went through the windshield is what prompted me to get one.

    thanks again!

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  3. P.s. did you get the Utility or Sport? I am wondering if the Ulitity is "safer" since it has latches as well as using the seat belt...yet they say the Sport is just as safe?! Hmm.

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    1. Wee are so thankful that we've never really needed them but the one time, but it was enough to prompt more thorough research leading us to the Sleepypod.

      We have the Utility belt with the three-point attachment. While it does seem like it would be the safer option, we really like it because it keeps our pooches from getting themselves tangled up!

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    2. thanks! While the "sport" seemed soooo much easier with as much as we are in/out of the car, I felt better with the Utility clicking in.

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  4. تعددت شركات نقل الاثاث بالمملكة العربية السعودية ولكن يبقى للأوائل اسم كبير بين تلك الشركات فالاوائل تعتمد على افضل العمالة المدربة والفنيون المتخصصون فى اعمال الفك والتركيب والتغليف
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