When you think of vehicles, your mind probably doesn't drift to furry friends. Even avid dog lovers don't marry the two ideas together, but Subaru is working more and more towards becoming man's best friend's ride of choice. Suabru is a dog-savvy brand, choosing to make adaptations within their outstanding lineup to keep your four-legged friends happier and safer along the chaotic roadways. It's important to ensure every passenger inside your ride is traveling safely, even if they do a little more barking than talking. Take a look here at the pet-friendly advancements Subaru is making towards turning your pet into one of the regular passengers inside your ride.

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

5. Dog Accessories

Accessories can be more than shiny collars and bright leashes. Subaru specifically made accessories to help keep your pup safe along the road, with ingenious ideas like a kennel made to fit to your car so there's no shifting around, and it's even collapsible for when you need more room and your pet is safely at home. Our seat covers are made to help with the wayward pet hairs that cling to every surface you own, and not only do our covers help with pet hair, but water and dirt are also protected against. There's even a collection of travel pet bowls so you're never without on the road. Browse our complete online pet accessory store to see it all.

4. Famous For Safety

Pets might not be the first thing that comes to mind with Subaru, but safety is. Subaru is a frontrunner year after year for nominations and awards commending their outstanding dedication to making your travel safer and safer and in 2022 our lineup of vehicles won six IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards. And Subaru holds the title of more Top Safety Pick+ awards than Hyundai, Toyota or Ford. Safety-savvy advancements like the renowned Subaru EyeSight®  Driver Assist Technology and the STARLINK®  Safety and Security are just some of the perks of choosing Subaru to keep your furry friends safe.

3. All Shapes and Sizes

From cuddly Corgis to Pomeranians and massive Mastiffs, every dog will have their day. So let your fluffy pal have their best adventure yet with their head hanging out the window and their joy sky high. For middle-sized fluffs, you'll want a ride with plenty of room to spare like the Subaru Ascent. You can get away with a more compact ride if you have a smaller lap-sized dog (or at least, a dog that believes they fit on your lap like a Corgi). The WRX and the zippy BRZ are two exceptional options for your smaller four-legged friends. If you're commuting with a heavier breed like a Husky then the open storage area offered by the Forester is a great vantage point for them to look out in every direction.

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

2. A History of Caring

Subaru partners with many organizations throughout our communities to better the areas we live in as well as work to reduce our carbon footprint and eliminate waste from the production of our vehicles. And we've made pet-savvy partnerships as well, working with the Center For Pet Safety, sponsoring two crash-test safety studies specifically for your four-legged friends. We've also donated over 30 million dollars to the ASPCA to help with animal welfare-related endeavors, including rescuing 74,000 animals across America.

1. Subaru Loves Pets

Including the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, which exists solely to help orchestrate all our animal-related projects, the Subaru Love Promise is one of our biggest achievements. We sponsor dog-friendly research and of course donate to the ASPCA, while actively participating in National Make a Dog's Day by sponsoring unfortunate underdogs. These underdogs have yet to locate their "fur-ever" homes for one reason or another. Dogs and furry friends help make our families whole, and Subaru is devoted to the overall wellbeing and care of your family. That;s why dog families choose Subaru time and again.

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