When you think of Subaru cars and SUVs, dogs might not be the first thing that pops into your mind. (Unless, of course, you bring your furry quadruped children with you everywhere you go.) So it might surprise you to learn that Subaru and dogs go together like hotdogs and buns, or frisbees and chew toys. For several years now, Subaru has been happy to be the most preferred automobile manufacturer among dog owners. You might not be too keen on reading through a list, but we double-dog-dare you to check out these five reasons why Subaru is proud to be going to the dogs.

A couple walking their dog in the forest, heading away from the blue Subaru Outback

5. Dog Accessories

Yes, you read that right. Subaru makes a whole line of dog and pet accessories; most of which are aimed at keeping your pup safe and happily occupied while they're riding along on your adventures. How about a kennel that was made to fit your car, and collapse when you need more room? You've probably accepted stray hairs as a part of life, but our seat covers will help you keep them - as well as water and dirt - off your upholstery. We even have travel bowls! Browse our online pet accessory store for the whole scoop.

4. Famous For Safety

When you're hauling the kind of precious cargo that has a cold wet nose, you want to know that everyone is as safe as you can make them. That's why you should choose Subaru. Our 2022 lineup of vehicles has won six IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards. And over the years, Subaru has won more Top Safety Pick+ awards than Hyundai, Toyota, or Ford. With their passive safety systems such as airbags, and active safety systems such as Subaru Eyesight® Driver Assist Technology, and Subaru STARLINK® Safety and Security, your canine companions will be as safe as they can be.

3. All Shapes and Sizes

From massive Mastiffs to cuddly Corgis to Teacup Poodles, every dog will have their day. And what better way to spend that day than sticking their head out the window of a Subaru that's just right for them? If your dog is a tank-with-a-tongue, you probably want something with plenty of room, like the Subaru Ascent. For little lap dogs, the sporty WRX or the racy BRZ will have them feeling like the big dog on the block. Or, if your lap dog is an 80-pound retriever (oof!) the flat, open storage area of the Forester will give them room enough to look in every direction.

A dog sticking his out of the window during a ride in a Subaru.

2. A History of Caring

Subaru has a long-standing commitment to improving the world, and partnering with organizations operating in communities all across America. And we certainly want to include our four-legged-friends on the journey. In fact, Subaru sponsored two crash-test safety studies that were performed by The Center For Pet Safety. And we care about dogs even when they're not in our cars. We've donated over 30 million dollars to the ASPCA to help them in their many animal welfare-related endeavors, which includes rescuing over 74,000 animals throughout America.

1. Subaru Loves Pets

The Subaru Love Promise also includes the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, which exists solely to orchestrate all of our animal-related projects. In addition to sponsoring dog safety research and donating to the ASPCA, we actively participate in National Make a Dog's Day, and we sponsor the unfortunate underdogs who, for one reason or another, are difficult to adopt out into their "fur-ever" homes. Dogs make our families whole, and Subaru is devoted to the well-being of your whole family. That's what drives dog parents to choose Subaru time and time again.

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