Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Time to Buckle Up - The Dog, That Is

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When's the last time you took the dog for a ride in your car? And when's the last time you buckled up - the dog that is?

With more pets traveling in cars, some animal advocates and law enforcement agencies—as part of their campaign against distracted driving—are pushing seat-belt harnesses, car seats and other restraints for dogs. We write about it here in WSJ. Most of the gear still gives dogs some freedom of movement and a view out the window.

About 89% of pets traveling in cars last year weren't secured properly, says Christina Selter, founder of advocacy group Bark Buckle Up who collects national data from police and fire agencies.

Fido can still ride in style though. Check out your options in the video here on Good Morning America. My dog Dolly makes a cameo - and doesn't fall down!