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Results of the September 2002 Survey 

What kind of vehicle do you currently use for your road trips that include your dog?

SUV - 47%
Standard Car - 23%
Minivan - 17%
Station Wagon - 8%
Motorhome - 3%
Trailer -1%
I don't go on road trips with my dog - 1%

Are you satisfied with your current road trip vehicle?

Yes - 88%
No - 12%

What type of vehicle would you prefer for a road trip that includes your dog?

SUV -18%
Motorhome - 11%
Station Wagon - 6%
Minivan - 5%
Trailer -1%
Standard Car - 0%
I don't go on road trips with my dog - 0%



Some Comments Returned with the Survey

We received hundreds of Responses to our survey on air travel  with dogs. We are unable to print all of them, but here are a few. Thanks to all of you who responded. We apologize to owners of trucks and full size vans for not including your category in the survey. 


Actually, I liked my extended cab truck. Room for all 3 dogs

We travel a lot and at the present have a Class "B" it is great most of the time but we are looking at a Class "A" to have more space but it will have to be a small one. 22/23 feet would be a preference.. still able to get into the out of the way places but having more space and a Toad would then be more appropriate

You forgot to mention trucks as one of your vehicles. I actually drive a extended cab pick-up, not a car.


For short trip I definitely prefer my minivan (and am disappointed Nissan/Mercury stopped making it), but for longer trips where I could take all 4 dogs, I would like a motorhome.


Station wagons aren't just for kids anymore!

A Ford van converted into a camper by Sportsmobile--just got it so I could travel more comfortably with my dogs.

My AWD wagon allows travel anywhere, in any weather, which my dog enjoys! She goes everywhere with us. We have outfitted the back (cargo) area with a blanket and travel bed, as well as travel bowls, harness, toys, and all other equipment she needs. It is (literally) her "home away from home" - we have travelled across the country twice, and many, many day trips. We have even had to equip the car with a roof trunk (Yakima "SpaceCadet" - excellent piece) in order to allow her all the room she needs. (& deserves!!)

my next car will be a Subaru Outback, mainly for my golden retriever!


Would like to have options to add that support safe and convenient pet transportation including barriers, dog safety harnesses, air conditioning vents in the back of the car to increase airflow, storage, cushions, water container and dish, and exterior tie-out loops and short leashes.


My scottie LOVES her Subaru Forrester! Plenty of windows and room!


I would love to by a Roadtrek class b motorhome to go on road trips with my beautiful golden retriever/rottweiler mix.



We especially appreciate the Chevy-Venture minivan. We recently rented one for a 4,500 mile trip. It was extremely comfortable, and because we could remove one of the central seats (not a central bench), our 85 lb. dog was comfortable, as well. We would have liked a second power outlet for the Nintendo, though.

Our 25 ft. travel trailer is the perfect "mobile hotel room" for us and our 2 bulldogs! They love it!


Our dog is little, but we both have SUV's to carry all our "stuff".

Yeah, you left off TRUCKS as an option! I have a full size Dodge Ram pickup truck with a canopy on back. It's a 4x4, and I have even built a carpeted (for traction) ramp so he can get in and out of the bed of the truck. We're getting ready for a long road trip this weekend! The truck is actually my dog's. He just lets me drive it.

I have a full sized Dodge van and it is the only way to travel. Enough room










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