Most dogs love going with you for a ride in the car, whether it is a long trip or just a trip to the local drive-thru. Of course there are a few dogs that would prefer to walk rather than ride but majority jump in the driver’s seat when the door is opened. People prefer to travel with their dogs rather than leave them behind. Car safety is just as important for your dog as it is for everyone else in that vehicle. The staff at your local Rockford-area Petsmart or Petco as listed below or one closest to your home can help you to find the right safety device for your dog when traveling in a car.
Without proper restraints in the car, your dog can cause disruption as you are driving, creating unsafe conditions on the road. Allowing your dog to be loose in the car in this day and age of heavy traffic puts everyone in your vehicle and those around you in danger.
Many restraints and car seats are currently available to keep your dog safe in a moving vehicle. Many dogs that love the drive are very well-behaved in the car, but they can be faced with injuries and more in case of accidents and sudden stops.
When it comes to the small or medium-sized dog, car seats are the best option. They are available in various sizes and colors to meet the needs of your particular dog. Larger dogs do best in restraints that are then attached to the safety belts in the car.
There are more options for the smaller size dogs, including dog/pet carriers. These carriers are important when traveling by plane or car. The carriers can be safely strapped down in the car with the safety belts.
Dog carriers and crates are a multi-purpose accessory in caring for the smaller breeds. They not only protect little ones from being trampled on, but are many times used in housebreaking a pet. It is a fairly known fact that most dogs will not soil the area where they sleep, making the crate or carrier an essential tool in potty training your pet.
In addition to being an asset in traveling and training, many dogs find great comfort and security in their carriers. Left open when at home, this carrier is like a dog’s safe haven, his personal little bedroom provided with blankets, a cushy bed and favorite toys. Carriers come in many sizes, colors and styles to fit your needs.
For the safety of your dog when traveling in a car, be sure to provide safety devices for the comfort of all concerned in that vehicle, such as carriers that can also provide solace and comfort within the home.
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS Pharmacy
For the Chihuahua lovers in the Rockford area, you can check out – Chihuahua Land Rockford or Chihuahua Rescue. You can also find some beautiful, healthy Chihuahuas and other small puppies at – http://www.scottspuppypalace.com/teacuppuppies.htm.
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Take your dog to the doggy park; Rockford’s two locations are Dog Park USA – Rockford or check out this site – Rockford Dog Parks
Rockford area pet parents that are planning your pet-friendly vacation, much great useful information is available at this site – Pet Friendly Travel
If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.