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I would like to get a seat belt for Maddie ... I used to keep her crate permanently in the back of my SUV but I've stopped doing that recently. She needs to be restrained for her safety (and mine!). I would like to get one that attaches to one of the things in the cargo area of the SUV ... does anyone have any recommendations? I don't really know where to begin lol.
 

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This is the most unique harness that I've found. Instead of coming under the shoulder, around the leg, around the nose, etc. it goes under the stomach & gently squeezes the ribcage if they pull - no stress to the neck, shoulders, legs, etc. with other harnesses. It also duals as a great seatbelt harness/restraint in the vehicle. This is the only harness I'll ever buy again. I love it!

We have an extender thing that attaches to the back of the harness & then attaches to the cargo hook in the back of the SUV. It's hard to explain. I have a picture of this on my website to explain what this looks like but I cannot post it here because it's considered advertising for my website. Sorry....

http://tugnhug.com/
 

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I use these http://www.ruffrider.com/ My only complaint for when you have the dog on the backseat is that in my experience you also have to buy one of those big carabiner clip things (then buckle and lock the person-seatbelt and clip the dog-seatbelt to that). But I imagine you could rig something with a strap across the back of the SUV and attach the seatbelt to that in the same way. They're the sturdiest-looking and best tested ones I've encountered.
 

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We got the Champion seat belt for Cody http://usak9outfitters.com/CCSS.htm. It was recommended by Toyota for one as the preferred product. You want to make sure that it is safe in a crash condition, just as you would for a childs car seat.
 

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We got the Champion seat belt for Cody http://usak9outfitters.com/CCSS.htm. It was recommended by Toyota for one as the preferred product. You want to make sure that it is safe in a crash condition, just as you would for a childs car seat.
That's what I was concerned about. I feel like there are a ton of them but how do you know if they are really secure in an actual accident. Thanks, I think I'm going to order one right now! I like all the pictures and they show them being used in the back of an SUV.
 

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We got the Champion seat belt for Cody http://usak9outfitters.com/CCSS.htm....
Either last year or the year before, I tried contacting them FOR MONTHS, & their phone box was always full, so my call wouldn't even go through. And I think I sent them at least 10 e-mails & never heard from them. At that time, I was also interested because I heard about how great they are. But, I gave up. Oh well-I couldn't be happier with the Tug N' Hug. :wave:
 

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Either last year or the year before, I tried contacting them FOR MONTHS, & their phone box was always full, so my call wouldn't even go through. And I think I sent them at least 10 e-mails & never heard from them. At that time, I was also interested because I heard about how great they are. But, I gave up. Oh well-I couldn't be happier with the Tug N' Hug. :wave:

I guess in my case it was ignorance is bliss. I ordered from them online about a year ago before we took a road trip to Nashville and about 2 weeks later our order came. It had said at that time that it took 2-3 weeks for orders to be processed, and it came on the "soon" end.
 

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oh I'm glad I came across this...I had the same question. Noah needs something and I'm not sure what's best for him. All the links everyone supplied are very helpful.
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We got the Champion seat belt for Cody http://usak9outfitters.com/CCSS.htm. It was recommended by Toyota for one as the preferred product. You want to make sure that it is safe in a crash condition, just as you would for a childs car seat.
This is what we have and have used for a few years. My big guys are fine with them. My puppy is a houdini with it and can get himself out in 2 minutes.:doh:

I feel much safer with my dogs riding in them and have been thankful the couple of times I've had to step on the break harder than I like that they had them on.

Admittedly, they aren't the most responsive company as they were not good at communicating with me with either order I placed, but I did eventually get the harnesses.
 
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