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Old 12-11-2012, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So this Saturday I volunteered to help transport two dogs. One is a bloodhound for the Ontario Bloodhound Rescue and one is a mix puppy for another rescue. The puppy needs a crate to travel. The only crates I have will be in use because my dogs will be in them.
Now, I'm planning on volunteering again if the opportunity arises. I was wanting opinions on purchasing a crate or just a barrier so the puppy and any other dogs no matter what size, would fit and be safe in the trunk of the SUV. Obviously because it is an SUV the trunk space is open, for any one not versed in these cars I'm not just shoving the dog in the trunk and closing the lid and hoping he's ok for an hour. He will just be the very back of the car. Does any one know whether it will be a better investment to buy a crate or a barrier? The thought on the barrier was that any size of dog can fit back there and I don't have to worry about size of crate. The worry about a barrier instead of a crate is them knocking it down or something. My dogs are just normally strapped in with a zip line on their harness from pet valu, so I don't have too much knowledge of all the other stuff.
Thanks for the help. I'm looking forward to finally getting to help a rescue out.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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from a safety point of view a crate that is strapped in would provide more protection for the dog than a barrier in the event of an accident.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, I can't offer any constructive advice. I have a small SUV (jeep liberty) and just have a "net barrier" between the front seats and the back, mostly to keep the two from "helping" me drive. Most all of our trips are short errands.

Does the rescue have a crate you can borrow and return (or maybe your vet, local shelter, other rescue)? Explain to them what a good cause it is for and you may get lucky and they will let you borrow one. Personally, I would loan one (if I had one!) for such a good cause.

Have a good & safe trip!

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure what would be best, we buckle the harnesses into the seat belt in the back seat as well. We have two large dog crates, pm me if you want for free!

Good for you on the trips! We must be competing, I keep trying to volunteer for OBR trips but my legs are already covered lol

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