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Which Seat Cover Works Best With Pets?

Dogs just love riding in cars; it`s in their nature. However, expensive upholstery damage can result. We examine seat covers & hammocks that protect your vehicle and your dog.
Dog In A Car

If you have a dog, chances are you already know the joy that comes from bringing them along in your car or truck. Part best friend and part family, dogs appreciate every nuance that riding in a car brings – things we used to enjoy as children but have forgotten as adults. Watching the scenery, hanging a head out the window for a cool breeze, and observing other animals in passing are just some of what bring dogs a great amount of pleasure during the ride.

However, in their excitement, dogs simply don’t realize that sensitive upholstery can damage easily – leaving scars that can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to repair. And if you lack the time or funds to get such damage fixed promptly, you’ll spend a lot of time wincing as your eye repeatedly falls upon the damaged areas.

In this article, we’ll review seat covers especially designed for pets that will protect your vehicle’s interior from scratches, wetness, accidents, mud, drool, hair, and other things dogs drag along. With any of the pet seat covers from our selection fitted in your vehicle, you can give your dog(s) the happiness they deserve while YOU enjoy comfort from knowing a smart money purchase has been made that will effectively protect the sizeable investment known as your automobile. After all, dogs do a lot for us – so why not return a favor to them?

Pet Door Protectors

Door side interiors are an area often overlooked when it comes to pet-proofing your vehicle. But the fact is, sides of your doors are most prone to damage because dogs are constantly clawing their way up them to look out the window. That’s why we offer the Canine Covers Dog Door Shield with smooth polyester material front and the Classic Accessories DogAbout Vehicle Door Protector with imitation suede across its entire face should you prefer material that’s softer and more padded. Both offer quick installation and removal without tools thanks to retention tabs that slide easily between the window glass and door panel.

Canine Covers Dog Door Shield Tan
The Canine Covers Dog Door Shield

Hammock Style Seat Protectors For Bench Seats

If your dog is older and has trouble using their hind legs to climb stairs, chances are they will find it almost impossible to stay balanced on an automobile seat during braking. Worst-case, panic stops often cause injury when less agile pets fall on the floor and bump hard center consoles on the way down. Hammock-style seat covers not only provide full comfort and protection for the main seating area, they prevent falls by cradling your pet should they lean off a seat edge. All of the hammocks we offer install easily thanks to straps that slip around front and rear headrests.

Hammock Style Rear Seat Protector

We offer the Canine Covers Dog Rear Seat Hammock and Solvit Classic Green Waterproof Seat Cover made from machine-washable urethane-coated polyester fabric.

Hammock Style Seat Protector For Bench Seats
The Solvit Classic Green Waterproof Seat Cover.

Pet Seat Covers For Bucket Seats

If your dog rides along in the front seat or a rear captain’s chair, we’ve got universal-fitting covers designed specifically for individual bucket seats. The Canine Covers Semi-Custom Bucket Seat Protector features a skirt that drops down 7 inches over exposed seat edges, and features three elastic straps that keep it snug against the seatback no matter what the dimensions of your seat are. In the Product Options field, you’ll see this seat cover is offered with various materials such as polycotton, imitation suede, and polyester camouflage patterns – all of which are available in multiple color choices. We’ve also got WeatherTech polycotton 1st or 2nd Row Seat Protectors in tan, black, or gray. These wrap around the seat, and aren’t meant for seats with integrated side airbags.

Canine Covers Semi-Custom Bucket Seat Protector.
The WeatherTech 1st or 2nd Row Seat Protector

Custom-Fitting Pet Seat Covers For Bench Seats

Most pet seat covers are universal-fitting, meaning they come in one size to fit all vehicles. However, we do offer several custom-fit and semi-custom-fit designs that are tailored to fit the seat contours of your make and model like a glove. Either designation will be noted clearly near the top paragraph of any seat cover product description. If the Product Options box prompts you to enter vehicle make, model, and year, the pet seat cover you’re looking at is a custom- or semi-custom-fit, tailored design.

Perhaps the ultimate in pet protection for your vehicle interior is the Canine Covers Custom Rear Seat Protector – a completely custom-fit accessory that blankets every inch of the rear seating areas in your car or truck. Not only does it cover the entire rear seat, it wraps down and across the floor, then up the rear of the front seatbacks. Once vehicle specifics are entered (including whether front seats are bench or bucket, etc.), you’ll see a choice of solid, paw print, or wooded forest patterns in multiple colors.

Canine Covers Custom Rear Seat Protector
The Canine Covers Custom Rear Seat Protector, as shown in camouflage wooded forest pattern.

We also offer semi-custom-fit pet seat covers. This means while they’re not measured for a 100% fitment match, vehicle make and model is taken into account to offer a cover which closely approximates the seats and interior of your car or truck. For starters, there’s the machine-washable Canine Covers Semi-Custom Rear Seat Protector with a 7-inch wraparound skirt. It features a well-padded interior layer surrounded by a smooth and soft polycotton drill weave surface. In Product Options, you can select split bench or full bench 2nd row seats depending on your make and model.

Universal-Fitting Covers For Bench Seats

Because of lower production costs, universal-fitting pet seat covers are typically priced lower than custom-fitting ones. These also make excellent covers because they are designed to anchor firmly in place using adjustable straps and buckles for 2nd row headrests as well as anchor bars between seatbacks and seat cushions. For full comfort, we’ve got the with thick padding and a smooth, finely-textured top surface, and the imitation suede.

Coverking Universal Seat Pet Protector
The Coverking Seat Protector for Pets can cover a full-width bench seat, or fold up to occupy only half the seat.

If you only need half-seat coverage, the Canine Covers Back Seat Dog Bed offers a cozy setup with one-dog cover surrounded by a raised, padded wall. The Coverking Seat Protector for Pets is designed to unzip and unfold when you want to cover an entire bench seat. When you can’t spare the entire seat width, the cover zips up to form a smaller tub with low walls that surrounds your pet – taking up only one-half the seat width.

The Universal DogAbout Quick Fit Bench Seat Cover
The Canine Covers Back Seat Dog Bed.

Whether your vehicle is brand-new or decades old, there no longer is any excuse about inviting your furry best friend along for a ride. Select a pet seat cover best suited to your needs, and enjoy the best of all worlds: your precious puppy can accompany you while still protecting your vehicular investment.

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