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Old 02-12-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Your Subi and Your pets

Alright, this may seem like a strange post but I was wondering why kind of pets you have and how you get them from point A to B. I drive an 05 STi and was planning on getting mans best friend in the spring and was wondering how people dealt with issues pertaining to owning a sedan and traveling with pets.

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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I have a dog(lab/husky mix) and she rides in the back of my STi on long trips. I put a sheet on the seats to keep the dog hair off. Also, dont open the window on the highway if the dog is a shed machine. This will cause a hair tornado in the car. If you travel with them when they are a pup then they will be used to it and not get car sick.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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I have a vizsla. He rides in the back in a "pet tube". He seems to like it. The tube is a tight fit so I take it out when not using it so that it will not leave imprints in the seats. There are also hammocks available but I have not tried them.
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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How is this related to the 2.5L powertrain? I mean seriously....
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:13 PM   #5
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I've got a 7 lb chihuahua that I bring along in the passenger seat up front. They make a mini-leash that will attach to your seatbelt, then the other end to your dogs harness. I just put a small blanket down so he's not on the seat and it works great. Its alot easier then using the carrier I have, and he's happier too since he can see what's going on (though he usually just curls up and goes to sleep).

This isn't the exact one I have, but close enough:

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Old 02-12-2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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I have a black lab and a WRX sedan. Doggah usually sits in the back, I keep a beach towel in the car for her to lay on.
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:28 PM   #7
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I put my cat in a carrier, and usually cover the seats with a plastic dropcloth after the "urination incident".

If you are driving around with your dog, keep in mind that poochie becomes a projectile if you get in a wreck. If you are starting with a puppy you might want to look into a harness that clips into the seatbelt, if you google for "dog seat belt", there are a lot on the market.
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:29 PM   #8
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:34 PM   #9
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^^^^^ This thing looks awsome. I wish they made something like that for the back of my wagon. My dogs love to swim and they shed like nuts.
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:04 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by pigSTI04 View Post
+1 for doggie hammock, works great for my german sheperd.
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:18 PM   #11
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I have a pitbull that I usually take to the park or pet store. I just put down a blanket in the back seat and she is good to go. She also doesnt shed alot so that is a big plus. I own a wrx so the seats have little "holes" in them that are a pain to get the hair out of you have a dog who sheds alot.
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:48 PM   #12
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We have a 60lb lab-shepherd mix who rides in the back, either laying down or sniffing out the window(open only a few inches)
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:32 PM   #13
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Excellent Response!! Thanks for the ideas....That hammock is an excellent addition to the back of the car. I'm glad someone brought up the safety factor....I hate seeing people driving around with their dogs or cats just running around the car....that itself could cause an accident.

Now to find a reputable bull dog breeder

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Old 02-12-2007, 09:52 PM   #14
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My dog loves my wagon!

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Old 02-12-2007, 11:19 PM   #15
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+1 for old sheet on the back seat. cheap, effective and washer-ready
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:06 AM   #16
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I have two Labs, one black and one chocolate. They have never been in my STI they ride in the back of the Suburban. I used to let them ride in my WRX but they are just to big now so they have to ride in the SUV.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:18 AM   #17
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My pupis loves to ride on the sti

best dog ever
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:39 AM   #18
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I have a husky mix and he loves ridin in the wagon. double layer of blankets is required though. i also crack the window down just a little bit, so much rock getting kicked up on the roads, i'd hate to have my pooch injured. +1 on getting them used to the car early, my vet told me to take him on as many rides as possible as a pup, even a quick run to a store (i'd put him in a laudry basket and fasten the seat belt, hehe)... worked out great cause now he goes on cross country trips and rides like a champ
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:48 AM   #19
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:46 AM   #20
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I keep my GF's dog in the back seat with a beach towel. We adopted her and she just chills in the back. Hair does get everywhere, but its a good excuse to vacuum your car. And she is 47lbs lab+pit bull mix
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I've got Dogs, but I always take my truck if they're going somewhere.
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