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Do your dogs ride in your Tesla?

I know and saw at least two Tesla owners who let their dogs ride in their new model S. I have not let mine in the car yet but probably will soon. Just wondering what you are doing to keep the car as nice and hair free when you do let your dogs in? or you will not let fido in your new car?

We don't have a dog now (ours passed away a year or so ago) but plan to get one (another Bernese Mountain Dog or Golden Retriever—still "fighting" over that decision). However, to be prepared, we also purchased the Backmat from Roseanne. I also saw the picture on http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/16700-Cargo-Area-Liner-Mat.... It is worth every penny—and then some. We HIGHLY recommend it. And Roseanne is a pleasure to work with.

I never imagined I would allow our huskies in my black on black P85, but due to work & travel I ended up having to pick up our two huskies since my husband was out of town with his car. Well.....I do have a great custom sized, perfectly fitted trunk and frunk clear liner mat from Lloyd's that I bought through AutoAnything to help protect the floors( http://www.autoanything.com/cargo-liners/79A4823A0A0.aspx ) but I could only manage to fit one of our portable kennels in the back with the driver's side rear seat down. So I put a blanket along the back carpeting of the upright passenger side rear seat to help keep the ever shedding hair collection to a minimum....and the huskies broke in the trunk for their ride home! The hardest part was vacuuming the white hair off of the rear trunk side walls & back of the rear seats. I'd swear it was velcro because I finally had to resort to using lint tape as the vacuum was nearly useless.

I did get a few thumbs up on the way home from other drivers who smiled as my kennel-free husky proudly stared out of the rear window. Maybe Tesla can create a dog restraint / kennel system for the trunk instead of rear seats as an add on...(wink,wink)

My license plate is DOGTSLA so yes, all three of my dogs ride in my MS. I have a heavy duty mat for the rear hatch area with an old blanket covering it for my 90 lb Female Briard, I have a canvas seat cover which hangs like a hammock from the front seat head rests and the rear seat backs where my 100 lb male Briard rides, and I have a small doggie car seat for my 20 lb Tibetan Terrier which sits in my passenger seat. The dogs nails can scratch the leather seats so it is important to cover them. I also have body harnesses so that they each can be connected to the seat belts for safety on long trips. Most of the trips I take are dog centered (i.e. Dog Park, Vet, etc) so I needed to put all this in place from day one. The canvas seat cover I bought originally for my BMW. Fits the MS just fine.

Why didn't you go for "MUTTSLA"? ;)

How about a fast night ride girls?

Night Ride

I would be worried that a dog would destroy the interior

They have to stay in their dog seat. Works good, but every now and then a loose hair flies around. :(

Only if he shares driving duties on long trips.

If the Pomeranian were to drive, she would go straight to PetSmart and load up on dog treats!

They sure love to go for rides!

Lovely Tesla dog and its proud chauffeur found at Tejon Supercharger.

I don't have a dog but 4 parrots and one of them named "Dusty"... they enjoy the ride as much as I do

I have a bishon/poodle mix that rides in my car, and I have lots of scratches on the shiny, gloss arm rest (where my do likes to sit) to prove it.

We bought our S only after making sure our 85lb Doberman would be able to fit in the back area when the back seat is folded down. He's used to that configuration in our Prius--and the Model S has the same amount of head room in the back (as long as you get the sunroof). We take delivery on June 22nd.

I've heard folks comment that their children cook in the third-row seats due to poor ventilation and sun exposure through the back window, but that doesn't sound like a nice thing to do to a dog. Are dogs able to cope with or avoid the heat problems in the back hatch area somehow?

Another dog, Chicken Little, is found in the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SglfR5IpP3s

My dog rode in my 911 and will ride in my Model S.

http://www.wetokole.com/
I installed mine with help service center pulling the bench seat for me. It fits like a glove, water proof and I am told durable. Perfect for my 7, 8 yr old boys

No dogs, but my chickens really like going 100mph without flapping their wings...

our two huskies have now been in the car, long trip to LA and back. I fold the seats down and cover the back with sheets (doesn't look great, but cuts down on the dog hair spread), I also tinted the windows so it wouldn't be too hot in the back. They seemed to love it, And I had dog hair all over the back even before they ever set paw in the car.

our two huskies have now been in the car, long trip to LA and back. I fold the seats down and cover the back with sheets (doesn't look great, but cuts down on the dog hair spread), I also tinted the windows so it wouldn't be too hot in the back. They seemed to love it, And I had dog hair all over the back even before they ever set paw in the car.

Planning to take our GSD everywhere we go, so yes to dog in Tesla. Another reason to add ventilation to the trunk! ;-)

Portia,

We spoiled our pup and got him a Tesla blanket. Very nice!

@eugene
Your chickens can otherwise go 100 mph when they DO flap their wings??
Chicken power!

= Poultry power!

That's fowl.

Bought a volt for the dogs. Actually a great car however all non tesla cars seem so complicated and way to many buttons on the dashboard.

Of course the dog is part of the joy, is my best friend. in fact my dog went 3 times to Tesla store before buying.

My Jack Russell has already bitten through the side leather panel on two other vehicles that I own(ed).

When she sees another dog, she like to show how tough she is by ripping whatever is handy.

So no, I have learned my lesion the hard way.... twice.

My huskies in the back of the Tesla
I cover most of the carpet so the dog hairs don't get all over them, even then I still have to vacuum after the trip!

dogs in Tesla

Here's our bicolor GSD. (Taking a picture of a (mostly) black dog against a black background is challenging.) We have a trunk liner from USTrunk. Works perfectly. The fit is very tight and it was a bit of a struggle to get it in the first time. Now it goes in and out easily.


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