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Subaru says the Current Crop of Pet Harnesses are for the Dogs

Julija Sapic/Shutterstock Subaru is taking strides to ensure that passengers with two and four legs are as safe as possible in a crash. The automaker recently partnered with the Center for Pet Safety, a non-profit organization committed to companion animal and consumer safety, to provide funding to test the harnesses that dog and cat owners use to secure their pets in cars. “The Center for Pet Safety conducted a pilot study which showed that the majority of pet safety restraints currently on ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Crash Tests, Subaru, Dogs

The Mini Countryman Goes to the Dogs

Thirty-nine percent of households in the U.S. own at least one dog. Like 24 percent of dog owners, I own two. Given that so many Americans own dogs, when I’m testing a car I like to evaluate how well that car works for dog owners. Many car makers expressly prohibit reviewers from putting dogs in their test cars. But, when I recently tested the Mini Countryman, there was nothing in the loan paperwork that said my dogs couldn ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Mini Countryman, Dogs