Traveling With Your Pet

Jan 26, 2018 - 2 minute read

a brown and white dog sticking its head out the window of a silver car with its head out the window

We love pets of all types at our Ford dealer serving the Baltimore area, so we are here to share with you the best tips and advice for taking your furry friend on a road trip. No matter what your destination, there are ways you’ve never thought about to make sure your pet has a safe, stress-free ride.

Harnessing Your Pet

While it might seem cruel, we promise your dog won’t hate you if you buy a proper car restraint. Most of these allow you to connect the restraint directly into the seatbelt and still allows your dog room to move around. A safe pup is a happy pup!

Roaming Free In The Cabin Can Be Dangerous

While your pet might enjoy exploring every inch of your car, it might be worth consideration to restrict them to the back seat. Road hazards can be unpredictable, and in the event of a sudden stop or swerve, the last thing a driver needs is their pet walking around in the front seat. If you want to make your pet feel like it is living like a king, Baltimore area drivers should consider the Ford F-150 with a SuperCrew Cab to provide all the space your dog needs and more.

Watch Your Windows

Windows might be fun for your pooch, but not many people know that allowing your pet to hang its head out of the window isn’t the healthiest thing for them. The same applies to the bed of a truck--their respiratory system isn’t suited to handle the rush of air, and over time can damage it. Long term damage isn’t the only concern; debris can fly by and hit your pet right in the face.

Apple Ford has a variety of options to choose from in its lineup to suit drivers and pets of all sizes. Contact us with any questions you might have or to schedule a test drive.

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