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Dogs in 500's

What are the best protection for rear seats..[mine are leather] when having a dog with you..was going to get one of those Hammocks that tie between the front & rear headrests, but being as the 500 only has 2 doors ,i dont think that will work.
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https://www.fiatforum.com/500/203070...eat-cover.html

Personally if I had a dog he'd be in a trailer behind it x
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We just fold down the rear seats and throw a blanket over the top.

Dog loves it as he can stick his head over my shoulder and out of the window!
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Re: Dogs in 500's

We have a dog crate, the soft sort not metal. Hes only small so its a smallish crate. I have a blanket on the seat, then the crate, which is fixed with bungees to the child seat attachment in the boot so it doesnt rock about. It you have spilt seats and a crate the other option is to put one seat down and the crate on the folded seat side.
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was going to get one of those Hammocks that tie between the front & rear headrests, but being as the 500 only has 2 doors ,i dont think that will work.
works in my punto 3 door....well did , dog chewed the straps before we got to the beach....spent afternoon cleaning car of hair, water and sand
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Re: Dogs in 500's

I use a travel blanket that i tuck in at the top and bottom of the seat. Ive cut some slots for the seat belts to go through and my dog wears an RAC body harness which has a seat belt hoop on the top. i slip the seatbelt through the hoop and click it into place. The little fella cant get anywhere while strapped in!

If you have friends around just bung the blanket in the boot and youre off!
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Re: Dogs in 500's

I also have leather seats and a medium size dog. He travels on the backseat a lot so needed a good cover. Have cut and pasted a reply I gave recently on another thread which you may not have seen - hope it helps.

Look at www.overthetop.co.uk - company in Yorkshire I think who make all kinds of protective covers etc for the car and the home to keep things from being ruined by dogs! Follow link to 'in the car' and the particular cover I have is from the 'bespoke' range. It is quilted and has a non-slip backing which you need with leather. The 500 is not listed as one of the makes they have a template for but when I rang the guy he did have a template (website hadn't been updated) and so he knew the dimensions etc already. It is SO easy to take on and off - basically there are two straps which hook over the headrests and the rest is all beautifully contoured to fit the seats and it doesn't move etc at all. It also has holes for the seat belt fittings which is great for me as the kids are often in the back.

They aren't cheap (hate to say mine was nearly 150) but are good quality and they do machine wash. I figured that replacement leather would be more expensive

The guy was very helpful and it arrived very quickly. Also lots of other options available on the website so worth a look.

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I haven't had anyone in my 500 yet, let alone any dogs!

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I haven't had anyone in my 500 yet, let alone any dogs!

Boss eyed school girls, but no dogs...
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Re: Dogs in 500's

I just throw the back seats down too (which is harder than it looks with the enormous Abarth seats!) blanket over the top to keep clean and off you go. Dog hair doesn't stick to leather anyway so you're laughing!
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We just fold down the rear seats and throw a blanket over the top.

Dog loves it as he can stick his head over my shoulder and out of the window!
oh that sounds so great!! and you can also watch him fly through the windscreen if you ever have to brake really hard or if you have an accident!! sounds really exciting!!
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oh that sounds so great!! and you can also watch him fly through the windscreen if you ever have to brake really hard or if you have an accident!! sounds really exciting!!
Yeah, dogs should always be restrained when carried anywhere other than in the footwell
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Ha around here you see 2 or 3 excitable sheep dogs balancing on a small platform attached to the back of a quad bike driven by an old farmer quite often! I'm sure a car is very safe, with or without seat belt in comparison!
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