We're an Atlanta-based, family-owned business, and we're on a mission to protect the lives of 500,000 dogs.
Ray Bennett invented this one-of-a-kind safety seat as a safer alternative to the cumbersome, unsafe seatbelt harness systems that he attempted to use with his own Shih Tzu, Webber. On their way to lunch one day, Ray had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting a car that pulled out in front of them, and Webber was thrown into the dashboard. His little buddy was pretty sore, but thankfully unharmed. A serious safety fanatic with 40 years of auto industry experience, Ray began researching how to prevent another incident. He knew he had to keep his precious passenger safe on their daily trips!
We are a small, family-owned company with a singular vision. We want to protect your dog from injury when they are in one of the most dangerous places that we, their pet parents, put them on a daily basis – our cars!
First, Ray purchased a rather expensive seatbelt harness system it and yielded horrific results. Webber was miserable and would squirm and cry loudly in the harness, even after weeks of daily use. Unwilling to put his “little son” through this torture each day, Ray began researching the safest travel products for dogs. He knew there had to be a better solution than strapping your dog to a seatbelt. As it turned out, there wasn’t! No booster seat would contain a dog on impact, and hard crates were never going to provide vital energy absorption. It looked like, if Ray wanted crash-test-proven safety for his furry friend, he’d have to blaze his own trail. The whole Bennett clan agreed that this was a noble cause, and got serious about helping make this dream a reality in 2007 – it’s been a family affair ever since!
Together, we built a team of auto industry safety experts, animal health professionals and design engineers to develop a dog car seat with safety features to rival any child's car seat. At the first meeting, all in attendance agreed: the number one cause of serious injury, or death, in car accidents is contact made with hard surfaces in the vehicle. This idea greatly influenced the PupSaver prototype’s unique rear-facing design with a high back to catch the dog on impact. During initial testing in early 2012, it became clear that we had a winner on our hands – our patented, rear-facing car seats are the only crash test-worthy seats in the pet travel category.
Our crash testing remains at the cutting edge. The Original PupSaver safety seat has undergone a series of crash tests since its inception and on June 24th 2016 both it and the PupSaver 45 successfully passed crash testing at MGA Research Corp. with a 30-lb. test dog (in the PupSaver) and a 45-lb. test dog (in the PupSaver 45) in the 35mph/ 35 G frontal crash test performed by our safety design engineer. PupSaver is, to date, the only pet travel product with the 35/35 crash testing credential.
The bottom line is that we are a small, family-owned company with a singular vision. We want to protect your dog's life when they are in the car– one of the most dangerous places that we, their pet parents, put them on a daily basis! PupSaver provides an option for the pet parents out there who want an alternative to unsafe and uncomfortable seatbelt harnesses, crates, and boosters that won’t keep your dog safe, and worse, may harm them in a crash.
The team at PupSaver is working tirelessly to protect our furry family members because dogs bring so much joy to our lives. We appreciate all of the love and support that our amazing customers show us each day!