Safety Harnesses
   
 




























Have you been searching for car safety pet harnesses?

Take a look below at our selection of pet safety harnesses. Whether you are looking for safety harnesses for dogs, a pet vehicle restraint or pet car seat covers, you have come to the right place. We invite you to click on any of the links below to find the perfect pet car harness for your pet.
Pet Safety Harnesses and Pet Car Seat Covers
We're glad to offer a variety of Pet Safety Harnesses. They are available in a variety of sizes. In our review of travel solutions for pets, we have read many horror stories of pets, especially dogs, that were not secured, an accident happened, and a beloved pet was lost. Don't let this happen to you. For the smaller dogs or cats, please see our Car and Booster Seats.
 
The Car Riding Pet Safety Harness comes in 5 sizes. Please see the Pet Safey Harness for sizing information.
 
The NEW RUFF RIDER ROADIE CANINE VEHICLE RESTRAINT MODEL IS NOW HERE!!!!
The New Design protected by U.S. Patent Numbers 5,794,571 and 6,450,130 and 7,311,063. Roadie is NOT a converted leash. It was developed to provide a safe and secure way for your dog to travel in a vehicle with you.
 
We also offer a reversible colored Pet Seat Cover to protect your car's upholstery. It  has holes to allow the seat belt system to pull through, so you can attach the Safety Harnesses through a locked seat belt.
 
 
Pet Car Riding Safety Harness
5 sizes:  extra small, small, medium, large, extra large
 
A Pet Car Riding Safety Harness that combines safety with convenience. Only the best quality materials and hardware are used in the two-piece system. The step-in padded harness is easy to fasten to the pet and can also be used as a walking harness. The strap plugs into the car's seat belt buckle receptacle.  We recommend that for all pet travel you harness or safelty secure your pet while driving for the protection of passengers and the pet. We also offer a reversible colored Pet Seat Cover to protect your car's upholstery.
 
Sizing and Price Chart
56861 Extra Small - For Pets less than 15 Pounds $16
56862 Small - For Pets 15 to 30 Pounds $17
56863 Medium - For Pets 30 to 70 Pounds $19
56864 Large - For Pets 70 to 100 Pounds $20
56865 Extra Large - For Pets more than 100 Pounds $21
 
 
Protect your car's upholstery while your darling rides on a comfortable blanket. This is a win-win solution for you and your darling!
 
The soft, durable reversible Car Seat Cover will protect your leather or velour seats from pet hair, drool, dust and dirt while traveling. Installs easily - simply set on the seat, attach the Velcro enclosure around the headrest, pull thru the seat belts and tuck in the sides. It is easy in and out making the switch easy for you every time. Fits most vans, trucks, SUV's and cars with bench or fold-down seats.
 
The Pet Car Seat Cover's outer shell is 100% polyester with a layer of foam for cushion and comfort. One side is a tan, soft pile and reversible to a durable gray polyester weave. Easy to care for, simply hand wash with a mild detergent soap and line dry. Measures 48"x60".
 
These items are subject to a 15% Restocking Fee if they can be returned to our inventory.  Items displaying excessive wear are not eligible for a refund.
 
 

Dog Car Harness / Seat Belt
 
THE NEW MODEL IS NOW HERE and AVAILABLE!!!
 
The New Design protected by U.S. Patent Numbers 5,794,571 and 6,450,130 and 7,311,063. The New Roadie is NOT a converted leash. It was developed to provide a safe and secure way for your dog to travel in a vehicle with you.
 
Roadie features & benefits compared to others:
• Safety – stress is placed on the chest instead of the neck of your dog
• Comfort – the tether/leash is adjustable and allows for movement
• Strength – webbing exceeds S.A.E. standards for human seatbelts
• Convenience – easy to use, can be left on all day in and out of the car
• Vet Approved – designed with input from a veterinary orthopedic surgeon and design engineer
Researched and independently tested, Ruff Rider’s Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint keeps the dog you love safe and secure while riding, braking or turning, and affords the best protection in extreme situations.
 
It easily attaches to any vehicle's seatbelt system and the tether acts as a short walking leash for “pit-stops” and all around use.  When not in the car, the tether/leash can be rolled up and secured with the hook & loop closure.
 
Even a low speed collision creates tremendous force, keeping your pet properly restrained prevents injury to your animal friend plus the rest of your friends and family in your vehicle.
 
For the best protection Ruff Rider recommends that children and dogs be seated in the back seats and all passengers (including the family dog) be buckled into the seat belts securely. Ruff Rider also offers options to restrain dogs where there are no seat belts available.
 
Airbag Inflation Risk for Pets: Ruff Rider cites imminent danger for pets riding in the front seat.
 
(Boulder, CO - February 21, 2001) - Ruff Rider Products advises pet owners about the dangers of placing dog's in the front seat of vehicles with airbags. Ruff Rider states, "A dog's head is too low and may be as much as 15 inches closer to the dashboard than a human's when seated in the front passenger position. This is extremely dangerous because airbags deploy from the dashboard at approximately 200 mph." Edward Jetter, Safety Standards Engineer at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, agrees that if a passenger is hit by an airbag before it is fully inflated, the passenger may sustain serious injury or even death.
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that passengers' sit at least 12 inches away from the dashboard. National Statistics show that airbags may help prevent fatality by as much as 35% when used correctly. However, there were a significant amount of incidents in which some passengers were seriously or fatally injured after being seated in close proximity to a deploying airbag. Ruff Rider states, "Airbags were not designed for dogs or children. Airbags are designed for adult humans."
 
Toni Howell of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety agrees that airbags are not safe for pets riding in the front seat, but concludes that they do not have any information or statistics on pets in vehicles. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration also lacks statistics on how many pets are injured in car accidents each year.
Ruff Rider ROADIE CANINE VEHICLE RESTRAINT - Hooked Into Seatbelt
 
Why dogs and passengers are NOT safe when you have the dog in a crate:
A crash test done by a German insurance company shows debris flying freely in the test car after the dog crate exploded on impact. The crate was fastened securely in the vehicle with the seatbelt. The crate exploded because the "dummy dog" hit the inside of the crate with incredible force. Remember that any loose object in the car is a potential missile. The real question here should be "Is anyone safe in the car with a crate?"
 
Designed with the help of veternary orthopedic surgeon Joe Evans DVM, the Roadie is orthopedically sound, ergonomically correct, and warranteed for the life of your animal. Made in Denver, CO, USA
 
Researched and independently tested, Ruff Rider's Roadie Canine Vehicle Safety/Training Harness keeps the dog you love safe while riding, braking or turning and affords the best protection in extreme situations. It easily attaches to any vehicle's seatbelt system. It includes a built-in short walking lead for all-around use. Every Ruff Rider is vet approved & exceeds S.A.E. tensile strength standards for human seat belts.
 
How to Measure Circumference:
To get the RIB CAGE CIRCUMFERENCE measure your dog around the LARGEST part of his/her rib cage just behind the front legs while your dog is standing. Make this measurement SNUG, and be sure you can fit one finger under the measuring tape not two.
 
Your new roadie is not designed to fit skin-tight, like other harnesses. It should have several inches of play in order to be comfortable and function properly. The simple test for size is as follows:
 
1. Put the Roadie on your dog and adjust
2. With the dog standing, pull the leash/connector piece in the middle of your dog's back straight up until there is no more play
3. You should be able to insert between two and four fingers vertically between the bottom of the harness and the dog's back
4. If you can fit less than two fingers, the harness is too small and you need a bigger size.
 
Proper fit is essential. Puppies need to be sized just like full-grown dogs. We do not recommend that you buy a size larger for your puppy so that the puppy will "grow into it". If the harness is too big, he will come out of it.
 
Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint allows your dog to sit, stand, or lie down safely while tethered to the vehicle seatbelt system. Your pet can do anything on the seat while wearing the Roadie that he can do with it off….except fly through the vehicle in a accident or sudden stop.
 
 

 
You can also use the child safety seat anchor (also called ISO-LATCH or ISOFIX), which are metal U-shaped anchor points located at the top or rear of seatbacks or between the area where the seatback and seatbase meet.You MUST use a locking recreational climbing carabiner or something with similar strength to attach the Roadie to the anchor. Only qualified climbing carabiners have a minimum breaking strength of around 5,000 lbs, the SAE requirement for seat belt webbing.
 
You can use a Roadie in the Cargo Area but it must be securely attached using the child safety seat anchor (also called ISO-LATCH or ISOFIX), which are metal U-shaped anchor points located at the top or rear of seatbacks or between the area where the seatback and seatbase meet. Or you can use the removable seat-mounting brackets or floor mounted tie-downs in the cargo area. (You MUST use a locking recreational climbing carabiner or something with similar strength to attach the Roadie to the anchor. Only qualified climbing carabiners have a minimum breaking strength of around 5,000 lbs, the SAE requirement for seat belt webbing.)
 
Ruff Rider Products highly recommends that you put your dog(s) in the back seat. The safest seat is the seat in the middle. The two most important reasons for NOT putting your dog in the front seat are:  Air bags punch out of the dashboard at 140 miles per hour and, as with small children, airbags can be lethal for dogs.  Because of the short distance between your dog's nose and the windshield, the chance of him hitting the windshield is high in an accident or sudden stop.
NOTE: Chest adjustment strap shown above is used only on sizes MED, LG and XLG
 
New Sizing:
Size       Chest           Neck
XSm      13" to 18"     max 15"
Sm1      19" to 24"     max 19"
Sm2      25" to 28"     max 21"
Med1     28" to32"      20" to 22"
Med2     30" to 34"     22" to 24"
Lg          33" to 41"     25" to 29"
XLg        33" to 49"     33" to 36"
 
See Sizing Picture:
Chest: measure behind front legs
Neck: base of neck
NOTE: Dogs carry their weight differently (just like humans) and the measurements for the rib cage and neck circumference are the best way to gauge the proper size.  Roadie is not designed to fit skin-tight like other harnesses; a looser fit assures your dog stays comfortable and secure.
 
Keep in mind the "2-Finger Rule", as follows:
You should be able to insert between 2 and 4 fingers vertically between the bottom of the harness (where lead attaches to harness body) and the dog's back - less than 2 fingers - too small - more than 4 fingers, too big.

Ruff Rider - Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint
 
The short “walking leash” on the back of the restraint has two openings. Simply pass the vehicle seat belt through one of the openings and clip it into the vehicle seat belt buckle. The opening closer to the back of the dog will more limit the amount of movement – pick the one that works best for your pet.

Ruff Rider - Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint
Doggy can lay down comfortably.

Ruff Rider - Roadie Canine Vehicle Restraint
 
Doggy can sit up comfortably.
A Safety Note to Think About
We have tried to offer several ways to safety secure your pet in your car for travel.
 
If you prefer a Carrier to a Safety Harness, please keep in mind that your pet flying around inside a hard carrier is the same as you flying around in your car if you're hit or have a roll-over.
 
In addition to our Safety Harnesses offered, please consider the Kittywalk Cozy Cabin which is a soft-sided carseat. Any of the multi-purpose Kittywalk Strollers are also usable as carseats and are partially soft/padded.
Contact Information
Phone:  1-866-410-1938 or 903-818-4517