At our house, seat belts for us dogs are as important as seat belts for the humans. Whether we are going a few blocks, or hundreds of miles, we always buckle up! There are a lot of dog restraint systems on the market, but we are firmly sold on the AllSafe Harness. Mom has been using this brand for almost fourteen years. Today I want to tell you why we are all for AllSafe seat belts for dogs! I posted about these seat belts back in 2013, but I felt it was time for an update as it is a topic we feel is very important.
Why do we recommend AllSafe seat belts for dogs?
The AllSafe harness is the number one crash tested pet safety harness in worldwide crash tests. The Allsafe Harness has been crashed tested with a dog dummy at speeds up to 30 mph, both in Germany and US. Tests met or exceeded prescribed child safety standards. The Allsafe harness is one of the only crash tested/crash-test certified dog restraint seat belts in the USA. Dogs need to be safe in a vehicle for their own safety as well as to prevent them from flying around and injuring any passengers. These seat belts are TÜV approved for Autobahn use in Germany. Having lived in Germany for ten years, Mom knows Germans are serious about vehicle safety, and if they approve AllSafe, they have to be good.
Easy to hook up and to move
The AllSafe harness comes with a tether that can easily be attached either to a seat belt in the car or a cargo hook in an SUV. The tethers are made of high quality nylon and stainless steel construction. Katie tested the safety years ago in Germany when she was riding in the convertible with Mom. She saw her friend and decided to jump out of the moving vehicle. Luckily, they were going slow, but nevertheless, her AllSafe seat belt attached to the seat belt like the one in the bottom right photo, held her firmly on the side of the car until Mom was able to stop.
Sturdy and long lasting
Katie had the first AllSafe seat belt which she wore for about thirteen years and we will keep as it is still in perfect condition. The AllSafe harnesses come in four sizes, we have three of them – small, medium, large. The small, Bailie and I used as puppies. Once you have one of these, you won’t need another unless you add more dogs to your family. True German Quality!
The harness is a multi purpose harness
The AllSafe harness is first and foremost a seat belt for dogs, but if you look you will see two rings on the back side. The lower ring is for hooking up the harness in the car as a seat belt.
If you want to use it as a harness with a leash, the top ring is to be used. Sometimes if we are just getting out of the car for a short time we will leave the harness on, and hook up a leash. Because it is very sturdy and padded, it is not ideal for long walks.
Just being a super strong harness is really not enough. The AllSafe harness has heavy padding about 1/2 inch thick around most of the interior areas of the belt. Should your dog be involved in a crash, the heavy padding will help to protect the harness itself from causing injuries.
Both the front and back of the harness have reflective striping. The reflective strips will help make your dog more visible in an emergency and will help to be seen if you are using it for walking. Note the puppy harness has barely been used, and Katie’s harness was heavily used or some thirteen years. The reflective strips are just as good on both harnesses.
You get what you pay for
I’m not going to lie, the AllSafe harness is not cheap! The small harness starts at around $100, with the extra large topping out at about $160. Is it a lot of money? Yes, but it will last for a lifetime and more. We figure if we are going to buckle up, we want the safest option out there. The AllSafe harness is, in our opinion, the very best, and well worth the money. If you have a crash and your dog is not restrained, just the initial vet visit will be $100 or more, so why not invest the money in safety?
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it looks like a fabulous protector … I like that the special load locus is padded so have no painful moment in case of a emergency braking….. we had this one by kleinmetall and the one by hunter. I liked allsafe more , because it looked stronger, but at the end for Easy’s deep chest the one by hunter was better.
We love the safety aspect and the padding is so important.
Sparkle the PBGV says
That looks super safe. The mom and Maggie were in a horrible wreck. They got hit in the rear by a bus which knocked them out of its way and then they got T-boned by a van. The mom was amazed Maggie survived with only broken ribs and many bruises. That is when the mom got all her back, neck, and shoulder problems. I think she needs to get one of those harnesses for me! XOXO, Sparkle
You should have one and be buckled in. As I say, they are not cheap, but we do trust them with our lives!
Those look really well built. I’m so glad to see all the harness makers doing safety tests, that’s so important.
So many of them out there seem so flimsy.
M. K. Clinton says
Thanks for this review! The boys ride in a kennel in our SUV but my son has been looking for a seatbelt for Paisley. I’ll share this with him. ❤️❤️
We love these, as you can tell, and they last forever.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Great review, my gang doesn’t wear seatbelts but they should. They do ride in a dog box when in the truck.
Many dogs don’t wear seat belts. As long as the dog box is properly secured that is a good thing.
Genevieve Petrillo says
My seatbelt is similar to the car strap. Mom uses it with my regular harness. Stay safe kids! xo
Love and licks,
The problem with a regular harness is they are not padded and many are not strong enough to withstand the force applied in an impact.
Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs says
We have seat straps but ours click straight into the buckle – mom always worry about the ones that go around a seat belt – that they can move to much
They work on the same principal as with humans, with a sudden jerk they stop and we have seen it work with ours. We learn as small pups not to move around, so in the back seat they are fine for us. In the back of the SUV they are not attached to seat belts so we can’t move much.
Golden Daily Scoop says
What a great review, I love the pics. The Goldens don’t wear seatbelts, we have a bar that go across to keep them in the back. It does seem a little pricey but you get what you pay for and our dogs’ safety is priceless! 🙂
They are super strong and reliable, and they last forever. We really love them.
Being safe is always the best plan and those look like good ones!
I bet you kitties just ride in your kennels but I doubt you travel around a lot 😉
We always buckle up for safety before going anywhere!!! Great review gals!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
You guys are awesome! Safety first!
Jan K says
It sounds like the company has thought of everything, and that really looks heavy duty. Definitely a worthwhile investment, especially lasting as long as it has for you.
They are kind of a multi lifetime investment being so sturdy. We totally trust them.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
First Emma, I’ve got to say you are a great model, love your backwards pose! Harnesses are a must here in Doodleville. They are lifesavers #punintended.
Thank you. I love to do modelling as you know. Glad the boys buckle up. It is so important.
JeanneP of bichonpawz says
Excellent PSA about seat belt awareness! We also agree that you are an AWESOME model!!
Thank you. We are adamant seat belt safe riders around here.
Tails Around the Ranch says
Safety first for our fur kids. Pawtastic review, Emma!
We just hate seeing unrestrained dogs in cars!
Dolly the Doxie says
That’s a very nice harness we weren’t familiar with. I have a good harness but it’s not crash test approved, not to mention mom gets lazy about me wearing it. I don’t see a problem with the price at all if it passes the crash test, the only other one we’ve heard of is by Kurgo but we haven’t been able to get our hands on one, not for lack of trying. Love Dolly
We love this brand. If it works on the Autobahn, what more could a dog need?
2 Brown Dawgs says
It is important to be safe in the car.
We are always buckled up.
Maxwell, Faraday & Allie says
You’re so right – you do get what you pay for, and safety is worth the expense!
Exactly, and they last forever too.