Driving Miss Doggie

By Connie Orcutt • Published: September 1st, 2016
Category: Animal Airwaves

When considering a new family car, you try to meet everyone’s needs. So make sure you think of Rover’s requirements too.

Hatchbacks have several dog-friendly features. There’s plenty of room to jump in back, and the large rear window is like a movie screen for dogs. Add in the extra space when back seats are folded down, and you have hound haven.

Climbing into a much taller SUV can be challenging for older dogs, those with mobility issues or very petite dogs. But you can’t beat the space — especially if you have several pooches to pack.

For ease of cleaning, leather seats win out. But they get hot in the summer. You might think about a car with a built-in vacuum if your mutt’s messy or sheds a lot.

You get the point. When you’re looking for a four-wheel find, be sure to consider the creature comforts for your four-legged friend.