Protect your car interior with a car seat cover, especially if you have a Joe…
Joe is a Cocker Spaniel, and if you know anything about Cockers the rest is not new.
Most dogs like to get dirty, but Cockers seem to take this to the extreme.
On the other hand, most people like leather car seats and muddy/wet/smelly dogs are not a good mix with nice upholstery. Hence this post!
Above is Joe. Joe is, as you can see, a fine-looking animal.
Above is also Joe. Joe can be a dick sometimes…
Mind my leather seats!!
Joe loves mud and water. The leather seats in my Mazda CX5 hate mud and water, so I turned to the interweb.
Looking through the options there were three main criteria:
Joe had to be safe
My seats had to be protected
Sometimes it would be nice to carry people in the back, rather than just Joe
Looking around for inspiration it soon became clear that the answer was a hammock-style car seat cover.
Simple seat anchor
Fitting seat anchor
Seat cover installed
Opening for seatbelt
Ready for Joe
With a Joe installed
The usual research into materials, features and, of course, user reviews led me to this one:
Either end of the seat cover can fold-down to protect the seat base when a muddy Joe is getting in and out. It can then be zipped up to protect the door linings, and a strap (supplied) threads around the rear seat grab handles and holds the end panel up.
The mesh section between the front seats can also be unzipped to access the Joes in the back.
If there was one thing that was disappointing, it was the lack of seatbelts. Fortunately, I had two already. These pass through velcro closures and clip into the seat belts. The other end has a dog clip for connecting to a harness.
This is the second hammock-type cover I’ve had and seems to be standing up to use significantly better than the previous one.
So far it has had beach-sodden dogs (sand, seaweed and very wet (plus whatever that disgusting thing was that was in Joe’s mouth). It has also had several muddy trips to the woods but, so far, nothing has gotten on to the seat-leather or the door cards.
If you have one or more mud machines in your life you might be interested in our article about treating your dog. You can find the article here: Man’s Best Friend – on 22PlusY.com
Luxury pet car seat cover for cars, trucks, and SUVs.
Multi-layer fabric with Oxford 600D waterproof upper layer
Snap buckles on adjustable straps make fitting easy
Seat anchors to hold the cover in place
Mesh netting allows your dog to see you and you to see them.
The hammock design removes the risk of your dog falling behind the front seats when braking
Flaps at either end turn the hammock into a box to protect your door linings
Built-in a Pocket for easy storing of personal items such as toys, leads, and water bottles. etc.
Just snap the buckle straps around your car’s headrests and insert the seat anchors.
Easy to clean with a damp cloth or vacuum
Should be supplied with seat belt anchors
Some universal car seat covers protect the door panels, and some don’t
Some pet car seat covers have built-in seat anchors, and some don’t
This is the one used for Joe: Dog Car Seat Cover – Amazon
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