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10 Best Dog Car Carriers

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Do you use a dog car seat for your Chihuahua? We all know we need to keep our Chihuahuas secure in the car. For their safety and ours. They could easily cause us to have an accident. And if, God forbid, and accident did occur, we wouldn’t want them flying through the windshield, right?

10 Best Dog Car Carriers

Below are the top 10 (in my opinion) dog car seats on Amazon. There are different price ranges, different colors and styles but what they all do is keep your fur baby safe and comfortable when in a car.

I personally plan on buying one of these because with my new grand baby here, I don’t want my dog jumping on the baby in the car.

One note about dog car seats. Most of them come with clips to attach to your dog’s harness to keep them in the car seat. Please make sure you have your dog wear a harness and attach it to the harness and not your dog’s collar as attaching it to the collar can cause the dog to be strangled if he tries to jump out or is thrown out in a car crash.

Click the photo or the name of the seat to find out more about it and to order. Oh and just to let you know these are affiliate links. That means if you buy something by clicking on them and going over to Amazon, I get a very small amount of whatever you paid but it won’t cost you anymore than if you went to Amazon directly.

Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster Seat

The Kurgo Skybox is one of my favorite car seats (my other favorite is the last one at the end of this post) of the 10 I’m featuring. It’s affordable and comes in different colors.

You can find it here: Kurgo Skybox car seat

It comes with a clip strap that allows you to attach it to the seat belt and to your dog’s harness or collar. This prevents the dog from jumping out of the seat and it’s long enough to allow the dog to turn and lay down.

This seat is just the right size for a Chihuahua. I like that it sits high so your Chi can look out the window.

The liner is washable and it might be a good idea to wash it as soon as you get it as some said they noticed a chemical smell when they first bought it. Only a few noticed the smell so if you do notice it and it bothers you, just wash the liner first and let the seat air out a day or two before putting it in the car.

It says it fits dogs up to 30 pounds but most people said they didn’t think it would be comfortable for a dog over 20 pounds. It is collapsible for easy storage. It also has a zippered side pocket.


Frontpet Dog and Cat Car Booster Seat, Travel Car Seat Skybox


This one has zippered pockets on both sides of the carrier and supports dogs up to 30 pounds. It’s collapsible, has a washable liner and a harness clip. The exterior is waterproof. The seat is high enough so the pupster can look outside. Buyers of this carrier said that the quality of the seat is excellent.

Find it here: Frontpet Car Booster Seat


Solvit Tagalong Pet Booster Seat, Deluxe

I love the styling on the dog car seat, don’t you? So cute. Although they say the size for this is large, it only fits dogs up to 18 pounds, so it’s obviously not that large. It includes the safety leash, and has a removable, washable liner.

Check it out here: Solvit Tagalong Booster Seat


Folding Washable Hammock Dog Cat Pet Car Mat Seat Cover Bag Crate Storage Pocket Waterproof Mat (Red)

This car seat fits dogs up to 10kg which is about 22 pounds. It folds easily for storage and comes in red, black, grey and blue. It includes a safety tether.

Check this one out here: Hammock Dog Car Seat


Etna Pet Booster Seat

Here is a nice low cost choice. The biggest complaint about it is it says it’s for dogs up to 20 pounds but folks said it really is for dogs 10 pounds and under.
It has a zippered storage compartment and sheepskin lining.
If you’d like to know more about this seat, go here: Etna Pet Booster Seat


Snoozer Lookout I Pet Car Seat, Small, Black

Available in 9 colors this car seat is a great option! It’s washable, but don’t put it in the dryer, just hang dry. It’s very padded and soft and comfy for your fur kid too. Also comes with a harness strap and what they call a “Lookout Travel Rack” which allows your pet to have food and water while on the go.

Customers say it comfortably fits dogs up to 15 pounds. Read more about it here: Snoozer Lookout Car Seat


Snoozer Luxury Console Pet Car Seat, Small Luxury, Anthracite/Black

I love the padded look of this car seat. This one is better for smaller dogs 8 pounds and under. They do have a larger version for bigger dogs though.

It comes with a safety strap for securing your dog’s harness and the pad insert is washable.

See more here: Snoozer Luxury Car Seat


American Kennel Club Pet Booster Seat

American Kennel Club car seatOne of the nicer dog car carriers for the price, this one comes with a memory foam cushion and a built in leash. It has adjustable straps and a zipper compartment. It folds up for easy storage and fits dogs up to 20 pounds.
Find out more about it here: AKC Pet Booster Seat


Pet Gear Signature Pet Car Seat & Carrier for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Aqua

I love this pet carrier because you can zip it up. That’s great if you have an excitable dog that you are afraid is going to try and jump out. Good for traveling. It’s also great for cats.

The cover is washable and comes with a tether to keep your dog secure.

It fits dogs up to 20 pounds.

Check it out here: Pet Gear Signature Car Seat


Devoted Doggy Deluxe Pet Booster Seat – Black/grey – High Quality Metal Frame Construction – Clip on Safety Leash – Zipper Storage Pocket

Last but not least we this great find. It has excellent reviews on Amazon.

The exterior can be wiped clean with a wet cloth and the interior lining can be washed.

It collapses for easy storage and  has a strap to hook to your dog’s harness.
It has a zippered pocket to store things.

Best of all it has a 100% Lifetime Guarantee!

Read more about it here: Devoted Doggy Pet Booster Seat


So, do you have a car seat for your dog? If so, what kind do you have and would you recommend it?

If not, why not (just curious). Leave a comment and let us know.

And if you want to read more about the pros and cons of using a car seat for your Chihuahua, check out this article: https://ilovemychi.com/does-you-chihuahua-need-a-car-seat/

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JAN

Monday 20th of January 2020

I am curious about putting in front seat with airbag also. Looking forward to your answer.

Chi Lover

Thursday 24th of January 2019

I’m surprised you didn’t list “Sleepy Pod!” It’s rated number one for safety. My Chihuahuas love to travel in them. They can curl up and be cozy. They can also unzip in half and be a bed. Pricey but well made and worth it. Check them out at their website for details but you can find lower prices on Amazon.

Cathy

Thursday 24th of January 2019

I'll have to check it out. It looks like a nice carrier.

Isa

Saturday 21st of April 2018

Is that safe to use a baby seat for my little dog?

Cathy

Saturday 21st of April 2018

Do you mean one made for human babies? No, they won't really work correctly for dogs.

Matthew

Saturday 9th of December 2017

Thank you, for shear a great information. It's really helpful.

Cathy

Saturday 9th of December 2017

You're welcome Matthew.

Carolyn

Friday 17th of November 2017

Do you have anything that would fit in a shopping cart ?

Cathy

Friday 17th of November 2017

The only thing I could find is this one: http://amzn.to/2isW4In