What would you think if you saw a child climbing around in the backseat of their parents car while traveling down the road? You would be worried about the safety hazard, and you'd probably call the police. Having an unrestrained dog in the vehicle can be just as dangerous. That's why dog car seats, like the Snoozer Luxury Lookout Dog Car Seat, are becoming so popular with pet owners.
Dogs can be a huge distraction to drivers. When they aren't restrained, your dog has access to climb all over the car while you're trying to drive – including climbing into your seat. Your dog could bump the shifter or the steering wheel on accident. Not to mention, you may be more focused on your dog than the road, resulting in tragic accident.
Dog car seats aren't a new invention. They've actually been around for years. However, thanks to modern technology they have come a long way in recent years. The best dog car seats are as comfortable as they are safe for your pet.
The Snoozer Lookout Luxury Dog Car Seat is a very well known model. It has some unique features that you won't find with other products. But, it also comes with a large price tag. Is it worth the cost? Let's find out!
Snoozer Luxury Lookout Dog Car Seat Review
The first thing you'll notice about this dog car seat is that it acts as a booster seat as well as restraining your dog. In my video review you can see that our Beagle, Molly, is boosted up enough to see out the window when she's in the Snoozer Luxury Lookout Dog Car Seat. She loves being able to see out the window!
There are a variety of Luxury Lookout Car Seats, including options for large breeds. You can also get them in a variety of colors, patterns and fabric options. The dog car seat featured in my review is the Luxury Lookout I Dog Car Seat with Microsuede.
The microseude cover zips off for easy removal, and it's machine washable. This is a must-have for me, because dirty dog paws and shed hair make a big mess after a while. If you're shopping for a dog car seat, be sure it's easy to clean. Hand washing every little crack and crevice can be a real pain, especially if your dog has an accident in his seat during a trip.
As you can see in my video review above, the Snoozer Luxury Lookout Dog Car Seat comes with a connection strap that clips the seat belt to your dog's harness. It's easy to use, and adjustable so you can make sure that your pup can lie down, stand up and turn around easily.
It's important that you attach the connection strap to a harness, as clipping it to a collar would cause your dog to choke or injure his throat if you have to break quickly.
As you can see from my photos and video, the Snoozer Luxury Lookout Dog Car Seat is kind of bulky. The sturdy foam construction is large and takes up the entire seat. For a seat that only holds a dog of 18-25 pounds, it's much larger than seats that can support the same size pet.
The seat that I feature in my review is a ‘Medium' and this car seat from Snoozer Pet Products is also available in a ‘Small' size. The dimensions of each are:
- Outside = 19″H X 15″W X 17″L
- Inside- 12″W X 14″L
- Outside = 19″H X 22″W X 17″L
- Inside- 18″W X 14″L
The small size can hold a dog weighing up to 18 pounds, and the medium size can hold a dog weighing up to 25 pounds. Both sizes come with a comfy pillow, which also has a removable, washable cover.
Overall, this is a nice car seat. It's well-made and easy to clean. It's also very easy to install. I show you just how simple it is to buckle this seat into your car in my video review. You simply run the seat belt through the designated slots and buckle it.
It may be a bit too bulky for a small car, but if you have enough space the Snoozer Luxury Lookout Dog Car Seat will keep your dog restrained and comfortable. The other drawback to this seat is the price. Similar style doggy car seats can be found for half the price. However, they're may not be as well made or convenient.
You can purchase a small Snoozer Luxury Lookout Dog Car Seat for $129.95 on Amazon. The medium size will cost you $159.95. Unfortunately, it's not affordable for pet owners on a tight budget.