Taking a road trip with your dog is one of the greatest experiences a dog mom can have! It’s so special to create new memories together and show your dog cool places around the country. I love taking Lucy and Burt on road trips, especially in the Summer. We recently took a beach trip where Lucy and I got to take Burt to the ocean for the first time. We were all pretty excited about that!

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

After thousands of miles on the road together I’ve discovered some qualities that make a car super dog friendly. So, when I saw that Autotrader is celebrating National Dog Day by making it really easy to find a dog lover approved car, I knew I had to check out what they have to say.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Autotrader. The opinions and text are all my own. At Wear Wag Repeat I only write about products and brands we truly love.

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

On the Autotrader website they recommend a few key features that would definitely get four paws up from your dog! They include:

  • Tinted glass to keep your dog cool 
  • A flat cargo floor for easy entry or to hold a dog crate
  • A panoramic sunroof to let in air and light
  • Cargo-area tie downs to secure crates, beds or bags
  • Rear-seat A/C vents to keeping your pet cool especially when you can’t have the windows down

I was so happy to read this list because my car checks off all the boxes! I totally agree with all those features, especially the rear seat A/C vents. According to Autotrader, some SUVs and vans even have third-row vents. That’s something to aspire to!

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

Car Shopping With My Dog

When I was shopping for a new car about 2 years ago, there were some features I looked for specifically with Lucy in mind. I knew I wanted a hatchback or small SUV so she could easily get in and out. And I wanted a cargo area that was big enough for Lucy to be comfortable in. 

In my old car there was dog hair and dirt everywhere from the rear window to the dahsboard, so I was really excited about having a “way back” designated for the dog.

When it came time to make a final decision, I took Lucy to the dealership with me and tested that she could jump in and out of the back. I even climbed in the way back with her and had the saleswoman shut the trunk just to make sure it was comfortable enough for my fur baby! They might have thought I was crazy. And they’d be right, because I’m crazy for my dog! You’d do the same thing, right?

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

Finding Your Furever Friend on Adopt-a-Pet.com

In honor of National Dog Day on August 26th, Autotrader is teaming up with Adopt-a-Pet.com to shine a light on pet adoption through Dogtrader.com. They even have limited edition “doggles” available this year. For each pair given away, a donation will be made to Adopt-a-Pet.com

Just like finding the perfect car to fit your needs, it’s important to find a dog that fits into your lifestyle, too. If you’re looking to go off-roading, camping and exploring then you can find the perfect car and the perfect pup to do all that with you.

If you’d prefer driving up to the valet stand and enjoying a sunset meal with your best furry friend by your side… you can find the perfect car and dog for that, too!

Discover Dog Friendly Cars

Just go to Autotrader.com where you’ll find all the tips, tricks, and tools you’ll need to find your next canine-approved chariot. The site is really easy to navigate, and even if you’re not in the market for a car right now, it’s fun to day dream about where you and your pup could go in the pawfect ride!

Already have the pawfect car, but need a co-pilot? Dogtrader.com is the place to go to find your new best friend. 

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Autotrader. The opinions and text are all my own. At Wear Wag Repeat I only write about products and brands we truly love.

Finding a Dog Friendly Car on Autotrader

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