DIY dog seat belt

DIY dog seat belt {Heather's Handmade Life}

Our Chocolate Boston Terrier, Annabelle, LOVES to ride in our car or truck. She will happily go anywhere with us, and loves travelling so much that she hates to get out when we’re back at home.

Sometimes she’ll ride in her carry-bag (we have this one* in pink), but other times I just grab her and her leash and pop her onto the passenger seat of my truck.

DIY dog seat belt: How to make your own dog seat belt that doubles as a snuggly blanket {Heather's Handmade Life}
“Sunbeamz keep me warmz.”

She is a little princess who gets cold easily, so I turn on the seat-warmer for her and sometimes remember to bring a blankey.

DIY dog seat belt: How to make your own dog seat belt that doubles as a snuggly blanket {Heather's Handmade Life}
“I wike to be comfy.”

One day I realized I could make a dog seat belt that doubled as a warm and snuggly car blanket for her.

Lightbulb moment!

DIY dog seat belt: How to make your own dog seat belt that doubles as a snuggly blanket {Heather's Handmade Life}

Making a dog seat belt like this could NOT be easier.

  1. Buy some fleece (I think my piece was 1.5 meters)
  2. Tie it around your passenger seat.
  3. Insert dog.
DIY dog seat belt: How to make your own dog seat belt that doubles as a snuggly blanket {Heather's Handmade Life}

Because you’re just tying a knot behind your passenger seat, you could easily untie it if you were transporting a non-dog passenger. (I just leave mine there all the time, though! You don’t notice it when you’re sitting on it.)

When I bring Annabelle out to the truck, I pop her into the little “pocket” the fleece makes, and sometimes I’ll tighten the knot at the back to make sure it’s keeping her snugly against the back of the seat.

She’ll get cranky if I adjust it too much, though, because she thinks I’m taking her out — and she HATES when I have to take her out of her little cocoon.

DIY dog seat belt: How to make your own dog seat belt that doubles as a snuggly blanket {Heather's Handmade Life}
She didn’t even like me pulling it back for the photo.

She LOVES her snuggly little dog seat belt and always falls asleep. I’ll hear snoring and look over, and her eyes are (creepily) open a little.

DIY dog seat belt: How to make your own dog seat belt that doubles as a snuggly blanket {Heather's Handmade Life}

I mean, how cozy does this look? I wish all seat belts doubled as snuggly blankets!

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