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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?

I use a standard sheet and completely cover the trunk area wrapping around the tops of the back seat, tucking it in everywhere. Works well, I end up with very little dog hair in the car after taking the sheet off.

does your dog drool on the back door? Mine very little, but still make a few spots so I covered the doors too.

Vacuum the dog daily to reduce hair spread?

Model S is among the most dog friendly car I've ever seen.

Practically, there is enough space above dashboard to a dog fine:

Why 1 when you can fit 2?:

Hey, there's plenty of space in the trunk:

Some even suggest the rear well:

Sweeeeeet!

hehehe, cute pictures!

Small one in front, big one in back, and they all want window seats only, center seat will be reserved for human :)

Dogs get a hispeed nose-news report on the world by hanging out car windows. Half a doggie brain is nose-dedicated, and it lights up like a Christmas tree hanging out there.

Their sight just serves to get the nose in the right places.

Tam,

Do you have some kind of seatbelt or other constraint, or are they smart enough to not jump out the window when they see another dog?

I know mine aren't that smart.

Sadie Mae was the first one in the car. That's the auto hauler driver in the back ground that had just delivered the car last year. That dog loves the seat heat she is always cold.

It's a one dog power Tesla.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vi7pigr3uc7urok/2013-05-08%2019.07.45.jpg

@Roamer

Very nice! Here's your inline picture of how a car is powered under the hood :)

@David70:

No, they don't have any restraints so they ride like a wild drunk bunch but they are expert at anticipating positive and negative G-forces.

They are suicidal dogs so they would jump out of windows at any time and any speed!

I only put windows all the way down at low speed (deserted neighbor hood roads at 5mph, in case they want to chase a cat or dog) but at any higher speed, I pull the windows up to a head size crack so they can stick their nose out without the ability to crawl through.

Sorry, the picture is kind of distorted. Let's try again:

The canvas sling works great. Throw some towels in. This 70lb Golden boy didn't like the rear deck.

Thanks Tam, I gave up on the picture post thing.

My little dog has a dog bed with Velcro on the bottom stuck to the folded back seat backing material. She has learned to manage the high G forces really well and the Velcro keeps the bed from sliding back.

Roamer, Tam;
Just include "width="600" in the HTML and it will autofit the pic to column width with appropriate height (aspect ratio).
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The URL is from the context menu's Copy Image Location, and usually ends in '.jpg'.

We usually take our two Labrador retrievers in our F150 out to the woods and fishing, but when I need to take them to the vet in town, I take them in my Model S. The first time I took the 11 year old black lab, she got so excited she drooled. In about 5 seconds flat, she managed to turn off the radio, turn on the seat warmer and open the sunroof. Ever since, if I don't have a human passenger, I move the front passenger seatback forward, and put down the back seats so that they can't operate the 17" screen with their drool.

I have been collecting photos of dogs in Tesla in a pinterest board http://www.pinterest.com/positivevista/dogs-in-tesla-model-s/ please let me know if you find other photos!

Portia, very nice. Lots of happy dogs with happy Tesla owners. :-)

We have 3 standard poodles. 85 lbs, 75 lbs, and 5o lbs (pup). We had Roseanne make a mat for us with a flap that hangs over the bumper to protect it from scratches.. The backs of the rear seats have 3 tether attachments for car seats but they are perfect for securing the dogs! We love the mat and are so glad we discovered someone who owns a Tesla and makes the perfect mat for the dogs to lay on!
If interested send me a PM and I will provide her contact info. She lives in Sacramento Ca.

One of the benefits of owning a Tesla is the dog is safe in the car even when it's hot.
One of the benefits of owning a #tesla the dog is safe in the car even when it's hot. #safepets

Chocolate lab Karma is with us on our trip from Solvang, CA to Bend, OR and back. She rides in the back and does fine, except it did get hot on one leg of the trip so we got a sun screen to provide some shade. May look at tinting the rear window.
Duct tape cleans up hair pretty well.

Hi can anyone make sense of this.. My 8 yrs old Lab will NOT ride in My model S!
For the first 3 months no problem, then i had a rear tire blow our on the freeway with the Lab in the back seat, she freaked our & jumped in the front seat shaking like a baby!
From that point on she wont stay in the back seat and jumps into the front seat still shaking!(last 6 months this has continued ) She rides in our other cars no problem ! Hum??
I was thinking that the high pitch of the electric motor may effect her?
Any rational thoughts would be welcome

She's a grown up after the incident.

Front seat only please :)

The two aging Portuguese Water Dogs I recently inherited come with me everywhere I go, in whichever car, so I've thrown a loose-weave blanket over the rear seat and called it good. Sometimes they've gotten back there wet, and then my job is to keep them on the blanket long enough to get somewhat dry before the one that likes the front seat makes the transition.

These ladies don't shed much at all, so that's not a problem, but I think it's safe to say I've had to be less fanatical about the state of my interior than most owners here. More frequent cleaning is definitely necessary, all the same.

I relented early and allow my two Bullmastiffs in the car. They are allowed in the way back and have ruined the carpeting with their short fur. Ce la vie. It is too hot back there for them, however, now that the weather is warming up, and even with the a/c on full blast with outside air circulation they are sweltering back there. I actually can't let them ride back there if it's over 70 outside until I find a solution. My big guy (130-lb) almost choked himself trying to get his head over the rear seat headrest to get the a/c. I don't have the rear window tinted but I have the rear window shade. Doesn't help.

It is getting close to a year I've had my MS. I'm thinking of letting the dogs in at the 1-year mark, and kids at 2-years.

@Rimequities

Sounds like PTSD

We have a custom made cover for our S. It covers the back area all the way to the folded down seats. We attached 30 inch tethers to the attachments for child seats on the back of the bench seats. Our 3 standard poodles (85 pounds, 75 pounds, and 55 pounds) ride safely and comfortably. I can't attach a picture here, but if you contact me at rufusperry@cox.net I will be happy to share contact info and lots of pictures!

rufus;
You can attach any pictures hosted on a website. Many threads on forum use describe how. Have you read any?


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