Canine Cab Etiquette
As I stood on the corner with one hand in the air and the other holding the leash of my well behaved pooch, I watched yellow cab after yellow cab start to pull off to the side of the road to pick me up and then like clockwork realize I have my four legged friend in tow and speed off. I have become incredibly frustrated with this situation, because I know that there are several pet owners who allow their dogs to behave in a less then respectful manor which has created a terrible reputation with the big apple cab crew. So, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my canine friendly cab secrets!
Most dogs see a window and instantly feel the urge to have the wind between their ears. In your own car it might be acceptable, however, in a cab its important to keep Fido’s head, ears, nose and paws inside the car at all times. If you need a bit of help to keep them sitting still, Ruffrider.com makes the perfect, easy to use car safety harness, which buckles directly into the seatbelt system. Retailing for just $24.95, the dog seatbelt is small enough for a quick toss in your handbag. Now if your pooch is not one of the smaller breeds, or your hesitant to take a yellow cab, The Pet Chauffeur offers reliable door to door transportation ranging from $30-$49 depending on the distance. With the choice of a clean and ventilated crate or a three-point dog seatbelt, you can breathe a sigh of relief as your pooch rides through the city safe and sound.-Lindsey
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