We’re pretty much through the transitional from Summer into Autumn. We’ve officially seen the Autumn equinox and the climate is most certainly cooler and a little damper. But who doesn’t love a dewy morning dog walk? Or a wander through the woods as the leaves have changed from green to golden brown and red?! With the changing climate comes the change in weather and we’ve already got out our Wellington Boot’s and wax jackets hooked at the back door ready for Winter walks. But what other Autumn essentials might you need for canine adventures in the great outdoors at this time of year? We’ve talked about a few different accessories in our mini Designed for the Road Series, this week it’s Car Seat Covers.
Car seat covers are perfect at this time of year. When your four-legged friends jump back in the car, any wet or muddy paws will mark the cover and not your precious car furnishings. Not only this, but they double up as seat covers for any dirty jobs. So you’ll be prepared for everything such as a trip to the recycle yard or a day at the garden centre.
So, what are the options you may ask?
KONG 2-in-1 Seat Cover & Hammock
This handy seat cover acts as both a hammock or simple seat cover protecting your seats, keeping muddy, wet paws at bay. The cover is made from a durable waterproof quilted fabric and features two-way mesh window for visibility and air flow and two storage pockets where you can store some puppy wipes or other canine essentials. The car seat cover is 146cm wide and will fit over the seats of most cars; this will become a must-have item for any dog owner come winter.
Pet Rebellion Car Defender
If you have a larger dog or prefer to travel with your dog in the boot, the Car Defender might be more appropriate. This style covers both the boot for your dog to lay and folds down over the external of your car, so your car isn't marked whilst your dog jumps in. Made from absorbent and fully machine washable fabric, the defender mat is durable and non-slip; easy to install and remove. It comes in a handy universal size at 100 x 145cm.
Pet Rebellion Car Seat Carpet
If you prefer to travel with your dog in the back seat, then the Pet Rebellion Car Seat Carpet is the option for you. This sits over a single back seat to protect your car from your dog’s paws. Like the options above, the car seat carpet is also crafted from a durable, absorbent fabric. The design is ideal for putting in your front and back seat, whatever is yours or your pets preference. The car seat carpet is non slip, anti-bacterial and absorbent, everything you'll need post those winter walks!
Don’t forget that whichever you choose, you will still need to make sure your dog is secure in the car, either in a crate or with a doggy seatbelt or car harness. The law now requires that all dogs are travelled securely in the car for both their and your safety.
Once you have a car cover, you’ll wonder how you managed without! No more scrubbing paw prints from your car’s furnishings! You’ll be able to just pop these covers in the wash whilst your car stays spotless. And as mentioned before, the covers are practical for all sorts of other household chores; making that trip to the builder’s merchants or garden centre that little easier to clean up after.
If you have any questions about this blog, do get in touch. We’re always happy to help, no matter how big or small the query. If you’re looking for other travel items not mentioned in this blog, then do go back and catch up with the other articles in the series. We’ve covered everything from travel crates to drying coats…
Finally, we’d love to hear about your experiences travelling with your pet. Whether it’s about one of our products or just a random story about adventures with your four-legged family members. Message us on social media platforms, send us your pictures; we might even post your image on our own social channel (with your permission of course!)