Best Pet Car Protectors and Barriers

Last update March 16, 2017
Can't imagine driving without your doggie? If so, you definitely know how important is to ensure safety both for you and your pet during trips. We have reviewed tons of different car restraints and chosen 5 best models. Read our best dog car protector and barriers review and make your choice! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
INSTALLATION
CONSTRUCTION
SIZE
MATERIAL
BEST FOR
 
PROS
Adjustable vertical/horizontal bars and a rectangular guide bar provide a tight fit.
CONS
The seats can't be folded down when the barrier is installed.
OUR VERDICT
This barrier can be attached both to front seats and back seats. So, this is a perfect model for transportation of large dogs or even several dogs at a time.
detailed parameters
INSTALLATION
Mounted to the front or rear headrests
CONSTRUCTION
Telescopic bars
SIZE
Adjusts from 12 x 34 inches to 18 x 56 inches
MATERIAL
Powdered coated steel
BEST FOR
Universal, Hatchback, SUV, Minivan
PROS
This waterproof plush back seat cover is very soft and comfy. It is usually used as a hammock.
CONS
Covers all rear seat area.
OUR VERDICT
This "hammock" is ideal for mid-sized dogs. It will keep your dog from falling during fast stops and keep your seats protected from hair, mud, dirt, and scratches.
detailed parameters
INSTALLATION
Attached to the front and rear headrests to make a hammock
CONSTRUCTION
Hammock seat cover
SIZE
64 x 60 inches
MATERIAL
Waterproof microfiber fabric
BEST FOR
Sedan, Hatchback, SUV, VAN
PROS
It blocks off the front seat without blocking the view. So dogs can always keep an eye on their owners.
CONS
This barrier is not very high, so large dogs may hop over the barrier.
OUR VERDICT
If your doggie loves to crowd too far into the front, this barrier will be a perfect solution. It doesn't block dog's view, and yet, keeps it well secured.
detailed parameters
INSTALLATION
Installed between front seats with 4 adjustable straps
CONSTRUCTION
Barrier between front seats
SIZE
27.5 x 24 inches
MATERIAL
Nylon, Polyester mesh
BEST FOR
Wagon, SUV, Sedan, Coupe, Hatchback, Minivan
PROS
This pet car barrier can be attached both to headrests and ceiling grab handles. It doesn't block the visibility out the back window.
CONS
It may be a bit difficult to get the straps onto the headrests.
OUR VERDICT
The net barrier is perfect for obedient pets who like keeping an eye on the road. It is best for medium and big breeds of dogs.
detailed parameters
INSTALLATION
Mounted between front seats with an adjustable suspension system
CONSTRUCTION
See-through net barrier
SIZE
38 х 36 inches
MATERIAL
Polyester mesh
BEST FOR
Wagon, SUV, Sedan, Coupe, Hatchback, Minivan
PROS
Highland Universal pet car protector can be used to separate the luggage compartment from the passenger cabin of your vehicle. It is fully adjustable.
CONS
Some customers claim that it may not suit cars with a very soft ceiling.
OUR VERDICT
Featuring easy visibility, this expandable barrier can perfectly keep pets safe in the rear part of a vehicle. It is ideal for medium and large dogs.
detailed parameters
INSTALLATION
Installed behind rear seats in a cargo area
CONSTRUCTION
Barrier for a cargo area
SIZE
Adjusts to 45 x 65 inches
MATERIAL
Powdered coated steel
BEST FOR
SUV, Minivan, Station wagon

What is a Pet Car Protector And Barrier

If you are transporting your four-legged pet in the vehicle, make sure that he/she is safe and comfortable during the trip, otherwise, it may result in serious consequences both for you and for your dog. Taking a doggie traveling in your car can be a real nightmare. For example, small dogs can jump between the front and rear seats, distracting the driver. Unfortunately, this often leads to road accidents. You should also take into account that even the calmest and the most disciplined dogs (who are used to sitting on the rear seats) may get hurt during sudden braking. This is where pet car protectors and barriers come in handy! They are inexpensive and very useful systems that will definitely prevent your furry friend from licking your neck while you are driving, confining your dog to the place he/she is supposed to be. And it is definitely not the gear box, console or your lap.

If you have an old or pregnant dog, we suggest using pet ramp and stairs that can help him/her get into a vehicle. For safe transportation of other animals like rabbits or cats, consider pet cages and crates.

What To Look For

Design/Use

Pet barriers have different designs that should be selected according to the size of a dog and the type of your car. If you are a lucky owner of a big pet or your doggie is used to transportation in a trunk, you should choose adjustable barriers, made especially for cargo areas. Such protectors may be extended in height/width and can be easily installed in large cars like SUVs, minivans or station wagons. A sturdy construction will help limit the space in the car cargo area as it is the safest place for animals in the vehicle. Moreover, some customers even use "trunk" barriers to separate large boxes, suitcases, and some other stuff inside a car. But if you have a small or mid-sized car and a large dog, we propose you to consider hammock seat covers. They will not only prevent your small devil from climbing up front but also keep the rear seats clean and neat. Additionally, such seat covers will not let dirt, hair, and moisture. They also protect the seat from scratches and cuts. Still, the main aim of hammocks is to restrict pet movements, enhancing the driving safety. And don't worry about pet's convenience as he/she will be provided with plenty of space to take a nap. For obedient dogs who are already used to riding in the back seat, you can set up a mesh barrier. The protective mesh does not allow dogs to get on the front seats and distract a driver. We would like to stress that a mesh barrier is extremely useful for short trips. It can be installed literally in any type of car but it is especially great for sedans and hatchbacks.

Material

When choosing a pet car barrier, pay particular attention to the material since it affects the quality and durability. For example, if you've made your decision upon a cargo barrier, check its stiffness in order it doesn't bend and wobble in the future. Note that the finish coating should not peel or rust. If you've set on purchasing a hammock cover, focus your attention on the fabric it is made of. The hammock should not let moisture in or ride on seats; it has to be soft and pleasant to the touch. Concerning a mesh protector, it must have reliable straps since their main task is to securely hold the whole construction.

Conveniences

Pet car protectors and barriers can be used both for short- and long-distance trips, so conveniences play an important role too. For everyday use, it is advisable to choose a cargo barrier as it is very convenient in use and doesn't block the visibility. Even if you need to fold the rear seats, you can easily dismount such barrier and once disassembled, it does not take up much space. The next type, a hammock cover, is attached to the front and rear headrests and completely occupies the rear seat. It is perfect for small cars and is suitable for both long and short trips. As for a mesh pet car protector, you can easily tighten and fix it to the headrests and seat bases. We would like to emphasize that being folded, this protector has a compact size and can be even loaded in a car's glove compartment. By the way, using this barrier, one or even two passengers can seat next to the dog.

Now the main features are covered! Hopefully, you will choose a safe and comfortable barrier for your four-legged friend.

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Review of Walky Guard Adjustable Car Barrier for Pet

Walky Guard Adjustable Car Barrier for Pet

Walky Guard Adjustable Car Barrier for Pet

Design/Use

A great thing about Walky Guard pet barrier is that it fits most cars. It can be mounted both to the front and rear headrests. As customers claim, the barrier is especially great for SUVs, wagons, minivans. But it is perfect not only for large cars but for large dogs as well (Doberman, Rottweiler, Labrador, etc.). And note that fast fitting attachments provide easy and quick headrest fixation. Consequently, you can move it from vehicle to vehicle effortlessly. And it doesn't matter if your spouse has a larger/smaller car as the barrier is adjustable in height and width. Its minimum size is 12" high x 34" wide and the maximum extension is 18" high x 56" wide.

Material

Walky Guard Adjustable Car Barrier for Pet Automotive Safety is made of high-quality powder coated steel. Durable and sturdy telescopic bars provide a very tight fit. What's more, the barrier is mounted to headrest posts with robust metal fasteners that hold the construction firmly, even if your active dog wants to ruin it. Concerning the assembly, it is very easy and requires no additional tools. No rattles, easy to install, secure. Sums it up!

Conveniences

Speaking about safety, we can assure you that this pet car barrier really works! And its capabilities are not limited to safe transportation of just one pet. For example, if you have an opportunity to fold the rear seats to increase car interior space, you can mount this protective barrier to the front headrests. This way, you will be able to transport several large dogs without any discomfort. Additionally, we would like to stress that some people even use this pet protector as a convenient parcel shelf.


VIDEO
Walky guard dog guard - HOW TO FIT
Walky Guard Adjustable Car Barrier for Pet
Walky Guard Adjustable Car Barrier for Pet
 
Review of Lanyar Microfiber Waterproof Dog Seat Covers

Lanyar Microfiber Waterproof Dog Seat Covers

Lanyar Microfiber Waterproof Dog Seat Covers

Design/Use

Are you tired of cleaning up after each trip with your doggie? This heavy-duty dog protector means no more pet hair, mud and dirt in your car. It is mounted to the front and rear headrests to make a hammock, completely covering the back seat. Its generous size of 64" length x 60" width will fit almost any vehicle (of course, a sporty coupe without a back seat doesn't count). As for dog breeds, this hammock is perfect for medium and large dogs such as Shepherd, Terrier Stuff, etc.

Material

Looking for something cozy? Don't look any further! This pet car protector is made of microfiber fabric that is tightly woven and very durable. Dogs will definitely enjoy themselves as this hammock is very soft and pleasant to the touch. Furthermore, the protective cover is fitted with non-slip silicon underneath that perfectly holds the hammock in place. Concerning clean-ups, every owner will be happy as it is easy-breezy! All you have to do is load dirty seat cover into a washing machine. Finally, owing to the waterproof capabilities, you can be sure that muddy paws will no way damage your car interior.

Conveniences

Lanyar Microfiber Waterproof Dog Seat Cover is widely used both for short and long trips. Its adjustable straps provide secure fit and prevent dogs from slipping on-the-go. It is self-evident that such way of installation is very easy and takes just several minutes. If necessary, it can be quickly dismounted and folded for easy storage. By the way, you can also use it as a cover for the cargo area in order to carry large dogs in SUVs or wagons.


Lanyar Microfiber Waterproof Dog Seat Covers
Lanyar Microfiber Waterproof Dog Seat Covers
 
Review of Bergan Travel Automobile Protectors and Barriers

Bergan Travel Automobile Protectors and Barriers

Bergan Travel Automobile Protectors and Barriers

Design/Use

This simple mesh barrier is suitable for short-distance trips and for those dogs who are accustomed to traveling. It can be used in all types of passenger cars with the rear row of seats as well as for off-road vehicles. This restrictive barrier is installed between the front seats, limiting dog's access to the driver. It has a small overview mesh window, thus, your small friend will always be able to keep an eye on you!

Material

This extra-light barrier is perfect for people who don't want one of those big screens and just need something that will discourage their doggies from visiting them on the front seats. Bergan Travel Automobile Protector/Barrier is made of nylon that is quite easy to clean. Moreover, this pet car protector is water-repellent and breathable as upper and lower venting meshes promote air circulation. Note that it can be a bit "smelly" at first but after a while, this odor evaporates.

Conveniences

Probably, this pet car protector is a great (and inexpensive!) way to keep your furry friend from standing on the console box. The barrier is easy to install and easy to remove. And being folded, it does not take up much space. As we have already mentioned, this model is not suitable for long trips because it does not restrict the dog's movement while driving. Still, it will be very useful for short distances at a moderate speed.


VIDEO
Bergan Pet Barrier Install.MP4
Bergan Travel Automobile Protectors and Barriers
Bergan Travel Automobile Protectors and Barriers
 
Review of ColorPet Deluxe Car Pet Barrier

ColorPet Deluxe Car Pet Barrier

ColorPet Deluxe Car Pet Barrier

Design/Use

If you want to solve the problem of dog's injuries during rides, ponder on purchasing ColorPet Deluxe Car Pet Barrier. It is mainly used for restriction of dog's movements during short-distance journeys. Such a barrier is suitable for owners of obedient dogs who are used to traveling in a car. Its adjustable strap system is suitable for all vehicles, but as given by the statistics, it is best for sedans and hatchbacks. It uninstalls really easily and comes with a handy storage pouch.

Material

This net provides good visibility both for dogs and drivers. This micro-mesh is made of weather-proof polyester to protect the interior of a car from dog spills, water, and other mess. We would like to emphasize that this see-through net is totally claw-proof. So, it leaves no chance for your doggie to disturb you while you are driving. In addition, this net barrier can be washed in a washing machine (no color bleeding!).

Conveniences

First of all, using ColorPet Deluxe Car Pet Barrier, you can accommodate one or two passengers next to your pet on the back seat. So, if your little children can't imagine journeys without hugging their furry friends, consider getting this very model. As for installation, it is very easy since it is mounted between the front seats with an adjustable suspension system that provides snug fit and prevents sagging of the net.


ColorPet Deluxe Car Pet Barrier
ColorPet Deluxe Car Pet Barrier
 
Review of Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier

Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier

Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier

Design/Use

Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier is designed for installation in cargo areas of SUVs and station wagons. It can be adjusted up to 45" high and 65" wide and requires no harmful drilling at all. Many customers report that it is ideal for transportation of their large dogs such as Shepherds, Rottweilers, etc. Since this model is a "trunk" barrier, it goes without saying this pet car protector provides accommodation for back-seat passengers and a dog (or dogs if you have a couple of them). So, if you are a happy owner of a big dog, a big car, and a big family, Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier is definitely what you need.

Material

This dog barrier for car is extremely durable and high-quality, so even hyperactive gigantic dogs will not be able to ruin it. The pet car barrier is made of heavy-gauge steel tubes covered with high-quality powder paint that emits no unpleasant odors. As the manufacturer claims, its modern and sleek design doesn't look "cage", so your doggie will no way look like a "prisoner" or have some problems with seeing around while being in the car.

Conveniences

Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier has a simple and robust design that is easy to assemble, and if necessary, also easy to disassemble. It can be used both for long- and short-distance trips. Besides, you can also use this versatile barrier for business trips without your doggie. It is really useful for separating luggage and passenger compartment inside a vehicle. Enjoy high speeds but tired of "flying" suitcases? Just buy it!


Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier
Highland Black Universal Pet Barrier