Friday, July 10, 2015

psa: keep them safe. keep them inside.

does this picture make you smile or cringe?

it makes me cringe and i'll tell you why.
yes he looks cute and chances are he's loving it but it's more dangerous than you probably realize.

i'm sure you know that rocks kicked up by cars can dent your grill or shatter your windshield. just imagine the damage that little projectile could do to fido's face if it happens to hit him while he's hanging out of the window!

another concern is all the dust and pollen flying right into fido's face. this would cause havoc to a dog with allergies. not to mention the wind blowing into his ears that could bring on ear infections. and those little bugs that end up squished on your windshield? what if one ended up in fido's eye, ear or nose?

jumping or falling out of your car is another real possibility. even if he's tethered inside, if he jumps out, he could hang himself.

i don't want this post to go on too long but i have just one more thing to say. this person has the window half way up. there is a chance that this size of a dog could accidentally step on the power window switch, roll the window up and choke himself.

don't risk your dog's health, or life.
keep them safe.
keep them inside.

pass it on

until we meet again my friends-


  1. I agree with all the points you make hear. I always feel terrified for the dog when I see a wee one sitting on an owner's lap with the window wide open. It would only take a moment for something to happen. Thanks for educating the public about this. Take care.

  2. We don't like it at all
    Lily & Edward

  3. OMD, Ma thought this same thing the other day when she saw this in an SUV driving down our street! She said idiot. (not to the dog, to the driver) Just because she knows what can happen, and it's not at all pretty. So easy to avoid. It might be fun to watch, butts your doggies safety is just not worth it.
    Plus, I can sniff the smells just fine tethered to the seat with the window cracked! Oh, and plus, Ma says it cuts down of the slobber flung through the air.... I have no idea what she's talkin' abouts...☺
    Ruby ♥

  4. We so hate seeing this yet so many think it is wonderful and cute. It's so bad for the eyes, not to mention dangerous! Do people let their kids do that, NO!

  5. Yea, I also do not like to see dogs hanging out the window, but even worse is a dog walking, sitting or just floating around in the back of a pick up truck with no leach at all. I just cannot stand to see this.