My wife and I adopted a rescue last year at the start of the pandemic. She’s a Maltese/West Highland Terrier mix (scroll to the bottom for a pic), and the new love of my life–sorry wifey. That whole experience really opened my eyes to the need for pet-related auto accessories. You need to puppy-proof a house, so why wouldn’t you do it for your Crosstrek?
Smaller breeds love perching themselves on the windows sills of your house. This is certainly true with my dog. The wooden trim around my living room window is starting to look like the victim in an 80s slasher flick. You can prevent it with window sill protectors like this one, but what do you do for your car?
You need something a little more flexible for the Crosstrek. We’ve found the Door Protector from WeatherTech to work perfectly. It protects the inside door panel from your pupper’s claws. It also does a good job of protecting the rest of the door from dirt and mud. It’s easy to take on and off, and the window can still be rolled up and down with it in place.
It’s priced higher than some of its competitors, but it’s worth it. All WeatherTech products are very high quality and made in America, plus they are a very pet-forward company. Did you catch the 2020 Superbowl commercial they ran? It’s an inspiring story about the CEO David MacNeil’s dog Scout beating cancer.
I’m a big fan of broadcasting your dog love to the world, but doing it tastefully. I really like the paw print brake lights available for Jeeps, so we developed our own spin on it just for the Subaru Crosstrek.
These overlays fit on the lens of your rear reflectors and show your four legged love. The matte black color matches the plastic trim on the Crosstrek and they are pretty easy to install. Interested in these for a different Subaru model? Let us know and I’ll see if we can make it happen.
I’m sure I’m not blowing anyone’s mind when I recommend getting FloorLiners for your Crosstrek. I don’t think any vehicle is complete without them. They’re the best defense for human-based messes, so it’s a natural fit for dog-owners.
After a long outing with your furry BFF you shoes probably aren’t the cleanest. When you have a FloorLiner you don’t have to worry about ruining your carpet with mud, snow, dirt, or doggy doodoo.
They are the originals, and they are designed exactly to fit your Crosstrek. There’s nothing generic about these.
Humans rest their feet on the floor, but dogs will have their paws on the seat. And loving your dog doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your seats.
The WeatherTech Seat Protectors are a good compromise between coverage and convenience. They are quick to take on and off, are washable, and have openings to allow the seatbelt buckles through. Some other dog seat covers don’t give you access to these, but they really should.
According to a survey in 2011, only 16% of people who transport their dogs in a vehicle use proper safety restraints. You really owe it to your pet to make sure they’re safe in the case of an accident. We use the Vastar pet seatbelt and a harness with our dog anytime she’s in the car with us.
Part of the appeal of the Crosstek is the adventure it inspires. And those journeys aren’t always planned, so it pays to be prepared. Keeping a water source in your Crosstrek is a great practice for your pooch.
This dispenser shares the same form factor as a human water bottle, plus it has a self-contained reservoir to minimize waste. We’ve all done the pour water in your hand trick in a pinch, and we all know how much water it can waste. Whoever designed this needs a Nobel prize… or at least a pat on the back.
Here’s that picture I promised. Her name is Gillie. She is about 18 months old and still loves to snuggle.
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