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Testimonial: How Impact Dog Crates Protected These Pups During a Scary Car Accident

Testimonial: How Impact Dog Crates Protected These Pups During a Scary Car Accident

As pet owners, the safety of our beloved pets is always of the utmost importance. Afterall, our four-legged friends are part of the family, and thus their health and wellbeing will always be top priority. Yet, many accidents can still happen. This is why taking the proper measures to ensure the safety of your furry friends is a crucial part of pet ownership. 

As any dog owner knows, sometimes our furry friends like to cause trouble around the house. This is why many dog owners go to great lengths to “dog-proof” their home, ensuring there are no opportunities for pups to accidentally harm themselves while causing mischief. By doing this, one can make sure that they are providing their pet with the safest environment possible. However, there are times when us humans want to venture outside of our homes with our dogs by our side. So how can we take the same precautions to ensure our beloved pups are well protected when we are on-the-go? The answer may be simpler than you might think; the most effective way to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your dogs during transport is by providing them with a secure environment.  

In the safety of your own home, there are limits on what sort of trouble your pups may get into. However, whenever you're in a moving vehicle, there are a variety of factors that are completely out of your control. For example, you’ve likely been told many times how important it is to be an attentive driver. Maintaining focus on the road, minimizing distractions, and being aware of your surroundings are all pieces of advice we’ve all heard at one point or another. However, this doesn’t take into account the many factors that remain out of your control, such as weather conditions or the attentiveness of other drivers on the road. In an instant, an everyday drive can have devastating consequences in a matter of mere seconds. This is why it is especially critical to do what you can to prioritize your own safety- and the safety of all your passengers, whenever you are in a moving vehicle. For us humans, we know that means always wearing a seatbelt at all times. But what can we do to keep our dogs safe when we are on the road? This is where a secure dog crate comes in handy

Pet Safety on the Road

When hitting the road, whether for a long road trip or a brief drive, there are times when you may want to bring your four legged friend with you. Unfortunately, it's very common for dog owners to not take into consideration the safety of their animals during car rides. This can result in dogs being allowed to wander around unsecured in a car, which can pose a serious risk to their physical safety. Think about it, we have heard time and time again that seatbelts are crucial and can save lives in the event of an accident. So why wouldn’t we also take proper steps to ensure our dogs are secured as well? When dogs are left unsecured inside of a moving vehicle, there is nothing to protect them in the unfortunate event of there being an accident. Thus, instead of taking this serious risk, dog owners should be proactive and do what they can to protect their pups. Fortunately, a safe and secure dog crate makes protecting your dog during transport easier than ever. 

When secured inside of a crate, dogs are receiving the highest level of protection. In the event of an accident, a crate will minimize the risk of your dog being harmed during the impact. On the other hand, dogs who are left unsecured inside of the car are much more likely to be ejected from the vehicle and sustain serious injuries. Furthermore, a secure dog crate made from strong, resilient materials will be more effective when it comes to absorbing the impact during a car accident. These are just a few of the many ways that a heavy duty dog crate can prove to be invaluable for animal protection while on the road. 

However, it is important to understand that not every dog crate offers the same level of protection. Simple wire or plastic crates are often quite flimsy, and thus would not be the most effective at keeping your dog safe in the car. Thus, dog owners should consider investing in a heavy-duty, travel-friendly crate for their beloved pups. Impact Dog Crates is the top provider of secure, safety-first dog crates trusted to protect dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments. When dog owners choose Impact Dog Crates, they are confident that their furry companion will receive only the highest quality care and protection. 

As a pet company, the welfare of animals is always our top priority. Many of our loyal customers regularly share stories of how our crates made a positive impact in their lives and the lives of their dogs. The following story was shared by one of our customers, Kathi, who was recently involved in a scary car accident with her dogs. Fortunately, Kathi’s dogs were secured inside of their Impact Dog Crate at the time of the accident, and she is happy to report that they were all okay. Keep reading for the full story of how Impact Dog Crates was there to keep Kathi’s dogs safe during this frightening situation. 

How Impact Dog Crates Protected These Pups During a Frightening Car Accident

"On February 21, 2024, as I was returning from a veterinary appointment to home, I experienced a horrific car crash. A truck traveling on a road perpendicular to me, hit me with extreme force! To give you an idea of how hard, I was traveling 30 to 35 mph and had to have been going at least 60 when he blew right through a stop, sign and accelerated, heading directly towards me across the intersection. I had No time to break or get away from him and was terrified! He hit the front end of my car was such force that one of my airbags was completely deployed in my car. 

I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced such a terrifying event in my life to date and I am 60 so that is saying something! BUT I was able to limp albeit very painfully away from the accident. I was so scared and worried for my dogs and I was horrified to look at my car after the accident, and saw the massive damage to my front end, and all the airbags deployed!

"I was frightened to check on my dogs, for fear of what I would find inside their crate I just wanted them out of my car, and in my arms !! To my amazement and great relief, I found them safely, tucked into their Impact crate, right where I had belted them in."

"My dogs survived without a scratch because they were traveling in an Impact Crate!!!"

"I have no doubt I would be mourning their lives had I not had them in an impact crate designed to take this kind of massive trauma. The impact crate took a big hit to the left side and took a hit to the rear as it was belted directly behind my drivers side seat. It performed perfectly providing safe Haven for my terrified dogs. I knew they would stay safe in their Impact Crate even after being extricated from the car and having to wait for emergency services alongside the road. I was so thankful to see them scared but ok. 
I will forever be grateful to Impact Crates. Their design and engineering is amazing! I will never travel with my dogs in anything other than an Impact crate and STRONGLY encourage ANYONE who travels with dog to put your dogs in an Impact Crate and keep them safe!"

Thank you, Kathi, for sharing your story with us! The entire Impact Dog Crates team is so relieved to know that you and your dogs were okay after this scary incident. Thank you for choosing Impact Dog Crates to protect your pups!