Driving with dogs: What you need to know and what cars are best
Taking your furmily friend for a road trip? We answer your questions about the road rules with dogs, the best dog-friendly cars and handy accessories for a safe and comfortable trip.
Australians love their pets. Approximately 69 per cent of Australian households own pets, according to RACV car rental partner SIXT, and over two million Australian travellers are planning a pet-friendly holiday, with 83 per cent stating that they have had to compromise their holiday plans in order to take their dog with them.
There's plenty of joy and adventures to be had bringing your dog along on your road trips. With Fido along for the ride, you can explore off-leash beaches, dog parks, dog-friendly hikes and even dog-friendly pubs, cafés, and restaurants. Your pooch may well encourage you to stay more active on your holiday, and their excitement can be infectious for the whole family.
But what are the rules for travelling with a canine in your car? Is it legal to let your dog lean out the window? Can your dog travel in the front seat? And can dogs travel in hire cars?
Here are your most asked questions answered for a safe and happy road trip with your pooch.