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    Hi all,

    So we are picking up Seamus in 3 week! I am so excited! We went out and spent way too much money and got everything we need (for right now) to make Seamus comfy in his new home. I have wicker basket full of toys and a nice bed for him.

    Quick question for the group. I am going to have to travel with Seamus by myself most likely to the vet and other places in the car. I am worried about letting him roam freely in the car while I am driving. What do you suggest I try and get? I would prefer to buy something once so what size should I get if I get a crate or a car seat?

    Thanks!

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    I drive a toyota fj, I have a crate that i secure in the back.

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    hee hee..watch that wicker basket...i came home to jameson with all his toys on the floor and his wicker basket shredded....BEST CHEW TOY EVER!

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    I personally had to get a small crate for him until he couldn't fit no-more.
    And At the moment I'm using a medium size cage.. But I do have a suv which fits perfectly in the rear..
    I tried the roaming freely twice. To no success because he peed both times. Smh....Luckily for me I have leather seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyerathrt View Post
    hee hee..watch that wicker basket...i came home to jameson with all his toys on the floor and his wicker basket shredded....BEST CHEW TOY EVER!
    Exactly!

    When Jake was just tiny..I brought him home and to the vets in a clothes basket. It worked like a charm! I did get one of those small collapsible zip up porta kennels..it was a piece of crapola! You'd be much better getting a small collapsible crates eventually. But if your like me..you will want him near you where you can watch him!

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    1. Wicker basket, wonderful chew toy. My boys now have a plastic bin that slides under the furniture (except it's too full of toys).
    2. I was always lucky with the free roaming. Never pee'd, but they like to sit as close to me as they can without being on my lap. I also have a crossover, so when all three of them are with me they go in the back hatch area and they are fine.
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    A good wire crate is the best and safest for travel, once he gets bigger you can use a harness that is attached to a hook or seat belt in the car if you wish. I still use a crate most of the time. Roaming free is dangerous for them if you are ever in an accident. They became flying objects, plus if they don't get hurt too badly and a door gets opened they can get out and get lost or run over at the accident scene. I have seen this too many times in my career as a firefighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    A good wire crate is the best and safest for travel, once he gets bigger you can use a harness that is attached to a hook or seat belt in the car if you wish. I still use a crate most of the time. Roaming free is dangerous for them if you are ever in an accident. They became flying objects, plus if they don't get hurt too badly and a door gets opened they can get out and get lost or run over at the accident scene. I have seen this too many times in my career as a firefighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyerathrt View Post
    hee hee..watch that wicker basket...i came home to jameson with all his toys on the floor and his wicker basket shredded....BEST CHEW TOY EVER!
    ABSOLUTELY! This basket didn't last long after Bo came home.
    -bo-likes-toys-march-2011-jpg

    I crate my dogs while traveling. I tried to get Bea to ride shotgun to the recycle bins with me the other day (just up the street) and she couldn't do it. She wanted in her travel crate for the ride! ha ha So, I stopped the truck and put her in there.

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    Thanks for the great advice! I am going to try and find a soft crate to put in the car for traveling. What size do you think I should get? Our pup is 10 just about 10 weeks old and around 15lbs. I am thinking that we will use the crate for a while and then switch to a harness that can be strapped in. We have a CRV.

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    A small to medium size crate worked for us, Hershey was big enough for harness and child seat anchor - we run a 14" horse lead (Made of metal) and we hook it to the anchor in the car, the other end clips to his harness - he can move around, but not have free run of the car. It works great for Gizmo also

    LOOK AT GARAGE SALES, you can ALWAYS find pet crates, Pet carriers REAL cheap there

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    So do you think a crate that is 24" long by 18" wide by 21" high will be big enough for him for a while? I am thinking that once he is fully potty trained and bigger we will try and go for a harness that can buckle into a seat buckle so he has some more room.

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