We wanted a vehicle that allowed us to transport all dogs safely either in a crate or attached to a seat belt.
Our Tacoma truck
Our search was narrowed down to the Ford Transit Connect and the Toyota Sienna. Similar in price and both offered a unique safety aspect but we decided the Toyota Sienna it would be. The accessories were above and beyond what the Ford could provide. Air vents all over the van for great temperature control, easy step in and out, seat belts with harness connection for the second row and the third row we put two crates (thanks to Kate, Boe's mom, for donating a brand new crate!!!!). We added a little over $1000 in extras to make it even dog friendlier and we have the safest and most luxurious dog mobile in the South Bay. Thanks to Cathy from The Urban Pooch, who highly recommended the van. She too transports dogs in the same vehicle. Life is good! Life is safe for our pooches!!!
The new Dog Hiker mobile
Safety through seat belts and crates in the back
Temperature regulation for the back
Interior mirror to watch the dogs while driving
Rear view camera for extra safety