Sleepypod Using Crash Test Dogs to Improve Travel Safety


As more people are traveling with pets than ever before, the fact that increasingly companies are taking the issue issue of pet travel safety seriously is important. Below is a press release about one company as done to demonstrate safety:

Sleepypod expands its pet product safety research leadership with the introduction of two next-generation crash test dogs.

Sleepypod®, a Pasadena-based company known for reinventing pet products through innovative design, today announces it has expanded its family of proprietary crash test pets with the addition of two next-generation crash test dogs. DASH 1.0 and DUKE 3.0 join nine crash test dogs and cats designed and built in-house by Sleepypod’s research and development team to create safer pet products. See Sleepypod’s crash test pets at

“Crash test pets are critical for testing Sleepypod’s car safety restraints throughout the product design process so that we can expose possible flaws that could compromise the safety of a pet in a car crash,” says Michael Leung, Sleepypod co-founder and lead product designer.

“Sleepypod’s crash test pets take the hard knocks in crash-testing as part of Sleepypod’s Safety Test Program to help keep pets and the humans who ride with them safer in cars,” says Leung. Image is of crash test pets.

Also, here are eight pet travel tips, including hitting the road with reluctant pets.