The Pet Net was inspired by Bailey, our Australian Shepherd pictured on the homepage. One day while riding in our suburban Bailey tried climbing in the front seat, as dogs often do, nearly causing me to run off the road. I realized that this behavior had been a problem with every dog I had ever traveled with, and I decided there must be an easier way to make traveling with pets safe while keeping the pets themselves comfortable.
As a consumer myself of pet restraint and pet barrier products, I knew that my dogs were not comfortable in the "harnesses" or "seat belts". I didn't want to use the bulky metal bars that rattle and require hardware to be attached to the vehicle itself. Every product I had ever considered using was not practical, not convenient or not affordable, or all of the above!
The Pet Net is a solution to all these problems. It is both easy to use and affordable, so even if you only travel with your pet occasionally, you can travel in much greater safety without breaking your budget.
That being said, The Original Pet Net did not work well in vehicles that lacked adequate upper attachment points. With great care we redesigned The Original Pet Net and we are proud to offer (soon) The Pet Net Plus. It was important in redesigning The Pet Net that we maintained the hallmarks of The Pet Net Safety Barrier Brand, convenience & affordability. The Pet Net Plus addresses the needs of customers whose vehicles lack adequate upper attachment points, those who intend a rear cargo area installation, or those who want the barrier to reach nearly to the ceiling.
We do not claim The Pet Net is "one size fits all", although with the introduction of The Pet Net Plus we hope The Pet Net Brand Safety Barrier as a whole comes close to meeting the needs of all fellow dog owners. Success with The Pet Net depends, at least in part, on the temperament of the dog, which would be true for any barrier or restraint product. Some dogs that I affectionately refer to as motivated will see any barrier as a challenge instead of the deterrent it is intended to be, and this is important to keep in mind if you are shopping for a pet travel safety product.
The Pet Net has many fans and The Pet Net, LLC strives to provide excellent customer service. As a small, single-family business, The Pet Net relies exclusively on word of mouth advertising. If it is true that imitation is a form of flattery, then we must be on to something because there are already copycats. We hope as a satisfied customer you will share your experience with friends and family which hopefully will keep The Pet Net, LLC competitive with the big business imitators.
Creator of The Pet Net Brand Safety Barrier
(and Official Spokesdog, Bailey)
"Rescued a hyper 9-month old Great Pyrenees (100 lbs.), who is not used to riding in a car. This net works; it has kept him in the back of our Denali Yukon." Susan - PLUS model
"I volunteer transporting dogs back and forth to adoption events. The dogs may be large or small, any age, any temperament; most often, I have never met them before the day of the event. I did a lot of product research and I am very pleased with The Pet Net Plus." John - PLUS model
"I just finished a 2 day, 19 hour car ride with my 2 dogs in the back seat with The New Pet Net Plus. My Jack Russell is a handful and she tried to get up front a couple times, but she couldn't get through and eventually gave up. Good news-it works great for our Cadillac SRX." Jill - PLUS model
"We bought the Pet Net [Brand Safety Barrier] for our Chevy Tahoe. It fit perfectly and took just a few minutes to install." Dawn - Original model
"The Pet Net is an absolutely wonderful product and helps tremendously to offset dangerous distractions to the driver. But the best part of this product is how affordable it is!" PetsWeekly.com
"My dog was always standing in the middle, with her front paws either on the passenger seat or on me....put this right in my car (Acadia) in minutes and it works great." Ellen
"I love this product! And the very best customer service I HAVE EVER HAD! I highly recommend this product AND company :)" Michelle - Original model
"I've tried every barrier out there with zero success. I have a Honda Odyssey mini van which is fairly wide, so most barriers I have purchased were never wide enough and/or tall enough and didn't have workable fasteners. The Pet Net is the perfect answer. It is sooooo simple to install!" Marilyn - Original model
"I have two very different vehicles, and was really trying to find a portable, convenient, method that fits both vehicles- and this is it! " Gretchen - Original model
"I love, love, love Pet Net! I have an Expedition EL and it is plenty big enough. I like that when I need to remove it to accommodate human passengers it's easy to remove and store!" Jaline - Original model
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