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Nissan Rogue goes to the dogs (in the best possible way)
Nissan Rogue goes to the dogs (in the best possible way)

Dog-lovers from coast to coast lamented the loss of the Honda Element. To some, its boxy design might've felt awkward or too "early aughts", but the Element's relatively low stance (at least for a crossover) and easy-to-clean interior made traveling with Charley, Fido, and Fifi a breeze. As...Read More»

Unrestrained dog in car
6 tips for taking road trips with your dog

Putting a cat in a pet carrier is like playing a high-voltage game of Operation: it's not for the faint of heart. Some animals just don't travel well. Dogs are a different story. In our experience, dogs love to go for rides as much as their humans do. ALSO SEE: Utah takes toughest in nation stance...Read More»

Driving Dogs
Californians can now legally break into cars to rescue animals

By now, everyone knows that it's a terrible idea to leave pets in cars, especially during the warmer months. And yet, we've all seen pets trapped in cars. Sometimes, owners crack their car windows thinking that will help keep interior temperatures low, but in fact, it doesn't do much. Even on a...Read More»

Testing in-car pet restraints
Think Your Pet Is Properly Restrained In The Car? Think Again, Says Subaru

If you're a pet owner, you probably know the basic rules about road-tripping with your favorite pal. Bring plenty of food and water. Don't leave her in the car. And never put her in an open truck bed. It's also a good idea to restrain your pet while you're on the road. Whether you're dealing with a...Read More»

Subaru's 'Dog tested. Dog approved' blooper reel
Subaru’s ‘Dog Tested, Dog Approved’ Bloopers Reel (Video)

You don’t have to be a dog owner, or even a Subaru owner, to be tickled watching some of the outtakes from Subaru’s ‘Dog Tested. Dog Approved’ television commercial filming. The canines featured in the video posted on YouTube are a unique cast of characters, to be sure...Read More»

'Camping' ad from Subaru's 'Dog Tested, Dog Approved' campaign
Subaru Says: Skip The Super Bowl & Take Rover For A Romp

This Sunday, millions of folks around the world will huddle around the warm glow of their TVs to watch the biggest game of the year (or at least the commercials). But Subaru is encouraging dog owners to take a break from the Super Bowl shenanigans and walk their pooches to the park. It's all part...Read More»

Dogs in the car [photo by John d'Addario]
6 Tips For A Perfectly Pet-Friendly Vacation

Normally, the staff at High Gear Media write in the "royal we", but occasionally we offer suggestions from a very personal perspective. This is one of those times. A couple of months ago, as summer arrived, I put together a checklist of things to consider before taking a vacation with your pets. Of...Read More»

'Car Show' by Thomas Hawk on Flickr
Roadtripping With Rover: 9 Tips For A Pet-Friendly Vacation

If you live in the northern hemisphere, you probably started thinking about your summer vacation months ago. And if you have pets -- as over 71 million households in the U.S. do -- chances are fairly good that you've considered taking them along for the ride. Taking a pet on a trip can be fun, but...Read More»

Dog driving a car
Some Dogs Drive Better Than Humans [Video]

Have you ever seen the guy who just goes flying over speed bumps in the parking lots? Well this video goes to show that some dogs can drive better than some humans. Notice how the dog slows down for the speed bump? We also noticed it keeps its eyes on the road, except for when turning to look at...Read More»

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