Solvit Pet Car Safety Harness
Decent, but could be much better
We were looking for a harness to keep our 90 lb dog safe during a road trip. We found the best one, but the cost was three times the amount of this. We just didn't have the funds for that one. We settled for this one. It has padding on the chest piece, which is nice. It keeps it from rubbing on his underarms. The plastic buckles are very low quality. I would like to see something that might actually keep my dog safe in case of an accident. I know this product doesn't claim to do that, but a simple change in the buckles would make a huge difference. We used this both to keep our dog on the seat and to walk him during potty breaks. The metal rings don't seem to work very well. I had to tighten them every time we got out of the car. I simply don't understand why better buckles weren't used in either place. (There are two plastic easy release buckles of the type you would see on the child seat of a shopping cart. These could be much better quality. There are also two sets of two metal rings to loop the neck part of the harness together with. These don't work well.) It is extremely easy to put on and take off, and my dog seems comfortable while wearing this harness. I am happy with these two qualities, but the rest are lacking. I will continue to use it, but I hope to eventually replace it with something that will keep my dog safe in the case of an accident.
March 15, 2014
I had to take my Rottweiler on a 5 hour trip for surgery. It kept him safe both ways
March 14, 2014
I ordered an extra-large because my dog is 90 lbs and has a 36" chest. I usually expect products to run small, but this ran fairly true-to-size. I probably could have even ordered a large. I was able to tighten everything down so that it fits him properly. The chest is nice and padded, and washable, which is important. The seat belt attachment will not work if you use a car seat cover. I already had a restraining leash that buckles into a car seat buckle. I used that buckle with the harness. It fits well and is padded, and I like that it sort of keeps my dog safe. The only downside is purely related to my dog - he has no idea how to deal with the restraints and typically gets himself tangled up or stresses out and paces in the backseat. I was hoping this harness would help, but unfortunately, if this is how your dog acts in the car, the harness can only do so much. Great product though.
March 14, 2014
Great for keeping my puppy contained in backseat
I love that this harness is comfortable for my 18 week old Lab puppy. She is able to lay down or sit in the back seat and I know she is safe. I did not want her wandering around the car. She knows that when she gets her harness on, we are going for a ride in the car.
February 19, 2014