Dog Gone Dogs In Cars
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Dog Gone Dogs In Cars
August 25, 2019
In my service as a California toll collector, I daily encounter dogs in cars. it seems like every third cars or so there’s some pooch with his head out the window enjoying the ride. Actually these days you see dogs everywhere you go, in office buildings, stores, where ever we go, so goes our furry companions.
I remember my Jack Russell Petey (RIP), he would rush past me every time he heard my keys jingle, in a rush to the door to make sure he didn’t get left home. This became the norm because he had gotten use to riding and somehow felt entitled to being my co-pilot. He trained me to accept this position by chewing up my shoes whenever he was left at home. So Petey was a true rider. He kept me company on long rides. The only down side to having a furry co-pilot was watching any human passengers riding with me pick dog hair from their clothing or constantly brushing it off.
As an auto detailer I encounter a lot of pet related emergency appointments when the pets have an occasional accidents and hair removal jobs, where people ride with their pets most of the time and then suddenly have to drive other people. Having had this experience years ago with Petey, I can definitely relate.
It all boils down to, we accept our dogs riding with us because we love them and besides cleaning up after them they make great riding buddies.
Here is the advice I give my clients who get pet hair removal jobs:
1. Brush your pet before going on a ride to remove loose hair.
2. Keep a rubber glove (like a Platex yellow household glove) in your glove compartment to wipe down seats and floors, use it frequently after rides.
3. Use a damp microfiber towel wiping in one direction to remove pet hair.
4. Invest in a Hammock style microfiber seat protector that traps pet hair. There are several different style of seat protectors on the market in different price ranges. But this style works well if your dog is well behaved enough to stay in that area. In some of my client’s cars it has drastically made a difference in controlling the hair’s reach. Here is a link to a pretty good one.
5. And last but not least, when you get a hair buildup that’s more than you care to tackle or when your pooch has an untimely accident or just when your car starts to get that musty dog smell, book your appointment online with XLNC Auto Beauty.