Transport of Dogs in Motor Vehicles

Comment on this policy

Transport of dogs, loose or tethered, in open cargo areas of motor vehicles is not safe. Properly secured, size-appropriate kennels that are appropriately ventilated and allow climatic conditions suitable for a dog's breed and conditioning to be maintained are the preferred means of transport of dogs when in open cargo areas of motor vehicles.

The preferred means of transport within the confines of a vehicle is either in a secured kennel of appropriate size or fitted with a properly designed dog safety harness.​

Backgrounders:

Welfare Implications Dogs Traveling in Truck Beds (PDF)