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    10 Best New Cars For Dog Lovers

    Looking for the perfect vehicle for all your adventures with your four-legged companion?  Then you'll want to check out Autotrader's new 2021 Best New Cars for Dog Lovers list.  It suggests 10 dog-friendly vehicles that its editors believe are perfectly suited for man's best friend.  Autotrader released the list ahead of National Dog Day on August 26th.

    "Dog lovers tend to bring their furry buddies everywhere with them, so it's a real decision-making factor for many shoppers when they are considering which new car to buy," said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. "Whether you tend to bring your pet along for everyday errand running or you regularly take your dog on long trips, it's important to consider your canine companion and which related features are important to you while car shopping."

    It's the Jeep Wrangler's third consecutive year to make the list.  Above you see Bear (@motomargot), pictured with the Wrangler. Bear was named #JeepTopCanine on National Dog Day 2020.  

    Autotrader experts based their picks on a variety of relevant features like interior durability and space, vehicle comfort, convenience and safety.  Its experts say you'll want to look for a vehicle with easy to clean seats, a low cargo floor to get your pup in and out easily and cargo tie-down hooks to keep your pet secure. Tinted windows and sunshades will also help keep your pup cool. 

    Here's the list, in alphabetical order:

    Autotrader's 2021 Best New Cars for Dog Lovers 


    Read Autotrader's comments about each vehicle here.

    While we're on the subject,  earlier this year, Subaru launched a new line of pet accessories, that includes harnesses, seat covers and more. You can find them Subaru Parts Online and at Subaru retailers nationwide.

    PetAccessories-SeatCoverDog-credit-subarujpgSubaru launched a line of pet accessories earlier this year. Credit: Subaru.

    Pet Adoptions


    Also to mark National Dog Day this year,  Autotrader teamed up again with Adopt-a-Pet.com to create Dogtrader.com. It's a place where prospective pet parents can search for adoptable dogs in their area by entering their zip code.  The effort is designed to help get homeless dogs out of shelters and into homes.

    Win A Calen-Dog


    Autotrader is also teaming up with world champion freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy – and his best furry friend Birdie – to create  Autotrader's limited-edition 2022 Calen-dog.  This one-of-a-kind wall calendar celebrates man's best friend by borrowing from the nostalgia of car calendars, but instead featuring pictures of cute canines.  Autotrader calls Kenworthy a passionate advocate against animal cruelty and a champion of raising awareness for adopting shelter pets. The 2022 Calen-dog features Kenworthy and Birdie, along with some top dog-fluencers and adorable pups from Adopt-a-Pet.com. The only way to get one is to enter to win the sweepstakes here.  


    Photo: Bear (@motomargot), pictured with the Jeep Wrangler, was named #JeepTopCanine on National Dog Day 2020. Credit: Jeep/Stellantis.