11 Best Cars for Dogs of 2017

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Finding the Best Ride for Fido

When you’re car shopping, don’t forget your four-legged family members. A happy dog makes for a happy owner, so there are some things you should consider when buying a dog-friendly ride.

First, you'll want a vehicle that's big enough to carry your pooch. That's easy if you have a Chihuahua, but a bit more difficult if your furriest family member is a Great Dane.

“The larger the dog you have, the bigger the car you need,” says David Lytle, a spokesperson for the Oregon Humane Society (which is not affiliated with any other Humane Society). “You want to be able to get them into and out of the car easily.”

On the next couple of slides, we'll look at some of the other things you should consider when buying a dog-friendly car; then we'll look at 11 of the best vehicles available for you and your pet.