Car Seats and Kids: Both the 2-legged and 4-legged kind

My Little being silly
My Little being silly. Oh how she loves her Gatsby!

Injury prevention in cars is a big deal. Seat belts really do safe lives. People on the roadways are especially meshuggeneh (nuts) and have too many reasons to take their eyes off the road. They are texting, shaving, applying make-up, taking conference calls, checking their noses for schmutz (dirt, like bears in the cave) and managing to find the teeny, tiny toy the kinder (children) have dropped to the floor with the one free arm that isn’t holding a scalding hot, freshly brewed latte. It’s a nightmare, or day-mare, depending on your driving routine.

By law, kids today will be in rear facing car seats until we take them for their driver’s permit. Then, and only then, will they be front facing and in a belt-positioning booster. As we drop them off at college or university, they will hopefully meet the height and weight criteria to be properly belted in as an adult. Oy!

I have a pretty good view here
I have a pretty good view here

Thinking further about car safety for Fido (or in my case, Gatsby), this Yiddisher Momma believes that kinder (sweet children) of all kinds need protection too. Enter the K9CarFence.

A hunt iz a mol getrei’er fun a kind. A dog is sometimes more faithful than a child. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Ira Stahl, owner and inventor of this harness-free, crash-tested, made in the USA, pooch protection when he was making a service call as an electrician at my work. Who knew this mild-mannered mensch (good guy) was electrician by day, and K9 superhero by night! We all got to schmoozing (talking) as people do, and this electrical maven (expert) mentioned his groundbreaking invention to help the doggies of the world travel safely in cars. My eyes lit-up! Gutinue (OMG)! I must have one for my Gatsby! After much nachas (joy and pleasure) shared over my 4-legged boychik (little boy) and Ira’s two little loves, it was agreed Ira would give my Gatsby the safety and security of his own K9CarFence TLC-2X in return for a product review.

What the, what the???
What the, what the???

I said, Ira, “I gotta be honest to my readers.” He was confident, and came within the next few days to install a brand new K9 CarFence in my car. Five minutes, he was done! He explained every step of the easy installation, and off he went.

We have now had this gem for some 3+ weeks and I have only great things to say. In fact, I’m kvelling (bursting with pride) over this safety fence. The first time in my car, Gatsby was not a happy camper and tried desperately to escape. He was used to laptop sitting (dangerous!) and snuggling. By the second ride in his enclosure, he was much more at ease. He could see us through the mesh and look out the window. By the third time, it was his throne! He owned it and walked in with pride. I lowered the window a bissel (bit) — he happily sniffed outside, and then settled into his ‘circle pose’ of rest. Canine shavasana! I added a blanket that he nuzzles, settles and snuggles, safe and sound. My Gatsby hound.

Look at that sun!
Look at that sun! I wouldn’t have noticed that before on Momma’s lap

Canine babies need their own place in the car too. Who would dare let their tiny human flop about in the back seat like I did as a kid? My Big and Little, shana maidelahs (beautiful girls) that they are, have been restrained by the very best. Now, they are bubbellahs (sweeties) in boosters. We strap in and click. What, the Gatsby’s of the world don’t need such protection? Of course they do! Dogs are good people!

The benefits of enclosing your pooch in the car with a K9 CarFence is very much like that of your kinder (children) in their car seats:

  • Holds them in one secure place as you drive
  • Confining comfortably protects them from acting as a projectile in case of a collision
  • Prevents them from climbing into your lap and stealing your sanity nudjing (pestering) you
  • One less thing to be distracted about while driving
  • Safeguards them from the impact of sudden or unexpected stops
  • In the case of an accident, kaynahorah, pthui, pthui, pthui (it shouldn’t happen), they stay confined, preventing further catastrophic incidents like running into traffic and possibly causing another crash pthui, pthui, pthui
  • Traffic violations for driving with a dog that is not properly restrained/confined range in price from $25 to $1000. Ouch!

The K9 CarFence is like a comfy den for your dog. Have a bigger dog? They have options my lovers of furry friends. The TLC-2X fits both front and back seat. As an added bonus, its durable and lightweight construction protects your car interior as it comforts your fur-baby.

I heartily recommend the K9 CarFence for the safe ride and peace of mind you have while driving alongside everyone’s best friend. My Gatsby, he gives a hearty 4 paws up! And the Mrs. and the kinder, they love it too! In dog we trust.

Please know, as in all of my writing, all opinions are my own. If you should agree with me, we are all the better! Either way, I’d love to hear read your comments! Nu? I can take it!

Ven dos mazel kumt, shtel im a shtul. If fortune calls, offer him a seat.







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52 thoughts on “Car Seats and Kids: Both the 2-legged and 4-legged kind

    1. Check out the video. I think Lola would love it. No harness and free to snuggle up inside. If you order, let them know it was from the post! I don’t get anything, but the inventor will appreciate it! We are so happy. Even got an extra set up do we can easily move it to the Mrs car too! M’wah to you and Lola my friend! #momsterlink

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  1. The K9 car seat does look cozy, bless Ira’s soul! I don’t own a car, but I do use cabs a lot and seat belts, yes. Always.

    Would you think I am meshuggeneh if I told you I was writing down the new words?🙂 Hehehe.

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  2. What a brilliant idea Lisa. Gatsby is so cute and looks like he’s enjoying himself! It seems odd on reflection that dogs don’t need to be harnessed in cars…not only for their safety but also for the safety of their owners and drivers! #mg

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  3. Sounds like a good product, but I have never had a dog. Could try putting the cat in it, but I think I can guess how that would go! I used to work with a woman who was tiny – she was literally only about a cm over being required to travel in a child booster seat in cars herself!

    Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time.

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  4. I feel bad now as we just put our 4 legged princess in the boot! Its Ok we do have a hatchback and she has plenty of room. I have seen these harnesses but know hubby would be reluctant to spend his hard earned cash on one (Dutch man!) I do think they are a brilliant idea though! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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  5. What a fab idea! We don’t have a car, but my parents always seem to be trying out new things for making car rides better for their dog, and have yet to hit on *the* thing. I’ll have to show them this.🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing over at #FridayFrivolity too.

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  6. This looks so awesome! I wonder do they have this in Australia? I want one for my precious Holly-Rose. We do have a car restraint for her, but this looks like a place she would be happier. #mg


    1. Oh Mac, just shoot Ira an email from the website. My guess is he would hook you up in order to keep Holly-rose safe and sound. He is that kind of guy! Tell him you know me and read about it… #K9carfence #mg xoxo


  7. Gosh! You do have obedient dogs. We got a car seat of sorts for our boxer and he manages to get under it and get stuck – which means we have to pull over on a highway to get him out! Thankfully, he’s now taken to sitting on the floor of the car.


    1. Corrine, your boxer should try the K9CarFence. It really is a genius idea by Ira, and my puppy Gatsby, is not all that obedient. In fact, if he was half as obedient as he is adorable, we’d be in agreat place! #K9CarFence xoxo


  8. Hmmm I wonder if there’s a fine in the US for not restraining your pet??? Our dog goes on family trips with us camping but usually lays on the floorboard of or truck. The rest of the time she is just home. Maybe I will take her for a walk today. Thanks for linking up with #momsterslink🙂

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