Regardless of whether a dog is having fun or is frightened, transporting one unsecured in the back of a pickup on public roads and highways is placing him in a very dangerous situation. And it not only endangers the dog, but also other motorists who could have an accident when they swerve to miss the dog if he falls out. Your pet trusts you so put its safety first.
On hot days, pickup truck beds (whether bare or lined) can reach temperatures that will scorch a dog’s paw pads.
According to data from the Humane Society of the United States, more than 100,000 dogs are killed each year while riding in the back of pickup trucks. Countless others are injured.
Safety first! If you want ’em with you, let ’em ride in the cab. That’s where they’d prefer to be anyway. ♥️🐾