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We have moved to sunny san diego!!!

28 August, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Rachel is no longer doing her awesome posts!   We have moved and are getting settled in sunny San Diego.  In the mean time we are learning about BLOGGING.  Just testing this out, no one reads these posts anyway.  We will get back to reminding people that dogs need to get buckled in as well, so get a dog seat belt for your pup.  After all they are part of the family!

Peanut is a very important part of the team, his first shot at paddle surfing in gorgeous Del Ray Beach with Helen Woodward Animal Center :  

And the winner is...

15 November, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

We are excited to announce the winner of our 2nd annual Howl-oween Pet Costume Photo Contest (better late than never, we know!). Thank you to all who participated and voted; we doubled our number of entries from last year! With your help, zerimax continues to raise awareness for pet safety in the car. 


Drum roll please.


Congratulations to Amber and Brody!

Brody is a 2 year old Goldendoodle born in July 2012, and he joined Amber's family when he was only 8 weeks old in September of 2012.  
Amber and Brody spend most of their time hiking and running together.  They also love to travel together, and he most recently just went to Cape Cod! 
Speaking of travel and excursions, Brody stays safe with a secure harness that he cannot slip out of when on walks and hikes.  Amber uses reflective jackets and paw bands on runs and hikes to ensure he is always seen.  Amber also uses LED lit collars and leashes when walking at night to make sure cars can see him.  
Brody loves peanut butter and cheese and getting his picture taken. He is an Army brat and loves to be around the soldiers on post.  Ultimately Amber would love to help him become a therapy dog since he always brings a smile and joy to the soldiers and people he is around.
Worthy aspirations indeed! 
A HUGE thank you to Amber and all the dog parents who love Howl-oween and to our loyal pets who tolerate some awful costumes ;) 

Top Down Safety

10 September, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Here at zerimax, it is our desire to never see another dog hanging out the car window -- but what if the vehicle doesn't have any windows to speak of? 


With the weather breaking and Pumpkin Spice Lattes back, we are anticipating fall right around the corner. But these mild temps still allow us to cruise around -- particularly in our top-down convertibles or door-less jeeps. It is an exhilarating ride, with the wind in our hair -- a feeling of complete freedom. 


But safety is still our number one focus, and these vehicles with their open advantages pose some safety concerns. That's why it is imperative to buckle up your dog in these cars. In the event of an accident or sudden stop, a 10 lb dog has the force of 120 lbs when traveling at 60 mph. In enclosed vehicles, an unrestrained animal could be projected into the windshield or other passengers, which could also be the case in convertibles or jeeps, as well as the likelihood of the dog being launched from the vehicle altogether. With that much force hitting the pavement, fatally injury increases. 


Also in the event of an accident, dogs can become stressed, anxious, or aggressive - potentially impeding emergency personnel who arrive on the scene. The openness of these vehicles also allows for dogs to jump out and flee from the wreck in a moment of panic or confusion. 


Even during a routine drive, the most docile animal may be intrigued by a squirrel or other distractions, causing the animal to leap from the car at a stop sign or red light. The Doggie Seatbelt will not only keep them safe during an accident, but also restrain small dogs throughout every ride, every time. 


In any car you drive, please buckle up all loved ones, two and four-legged alike. 


Be sure to check out Montecristo Travels blog post about other factors with convertible driving. 

Introducing Our Newest Addition to Safety

27 May, 2014 1 comment Leave a comment

PupSaver is now available through our online store. 

Recently featured on the Today Show, you can now buy PupSaver on our website! We are excited to offer this cozy, stylish, and crash tested safety seat for your small dogs under 30 lbs. PupSaver attaches to the existing car seat belt using a 5 Point Attachment System. In the event of an accident or sudden stop, the PupSaver uses the momentum to catch your dog and absorb the impact. 

Watch the video here and purchase yours here

Doggie Seatbelt named among PAWS Favorite Things!

27 May, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Raindrops on roses. Whiskers on kittens. Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes. 

That's a nice list, but we are more interested in PAWS latest favorite things published in the Summer magazine. We feel incredibly honored to be included in this great list of pet products. Special thanks to Melissa Forman and Jeanne Sparrow of "You & Me This Morning" for compiling their choices. 


See the full list on page 24 or donate to PAWS Chicago to have your own copy. 

Share a photo, and show some LOVE

13 February, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we want to see how much you love your dog by keeping them safe. 
Post a picture of your Doggie Seatbelt in use (or another way you keep your pooch safe) to our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+ pages, and you will have the chance to receive a 25% discount on your next purchase at

The Right Fit: Harness vs. Collar

13 February, 2014 1 comment Leave a comment

The pet industry is saturated with clothing and accessories to customize for each of your pets. Zebra printed sweater? Jersey to support your favorite sports team? Bedazzled collar? 

We love the endless possibilities and the ability to express our pooch's personality with these choices. But at zerimax, safety is our first priority before fashion. And while a nylon harness may not be as stylish, it is often the safer option. We are fans of the harness for the ease and convenience when it comes to traveling with your pup. 

Our Doggie Seatbelt quickly clips on to your dog's back-attaching harness. This provides the proper restraint in case of an accident or sudden stop. A neck collar should not be used with the Doggie Seatbelt or any restraining device in the car. This could ultimately cause more damage to the throat and neck if the dog is flung from the seat. 

Outside of the car, harnesses are great for walks on the leash as well. Harnesses are the safest option for certain breeds, such as pugs and bull dogs with short muzzles and toy breeds and Greyhounds with delicate tracheas. Collars can create too much strain and pressure on the throat and restrict breathing. 

Harnesses can be beneficial to larger breeds who tend to pull and lunge. Again, with a collar, these behaviors will put more strain on the dog's neck, which may cause harm in the long term. A harness distributes the force across the entire chest, instead of focused around the neck. 

If harnesses seem daunting with all the straps and clasps, do not fret. While each brand may have a slightly different, the following directions are a great overview of the steps for overhead and step-in varieties



The proper fit is essential when it comes to your dog's harness. Check out our sizing chart for help and recommendations. 

Share your harness experiences and preferences in the comments below! 


Congratulations to our Contest Winner!

07 November, 2013 0 comments Leave a comment

A BIG thank you to all who entered our first Howl-oween Pet Costume Photo Contest! After a month of voting, Brittney and her Maltipoo, Triskit came out on top. Triskit looked spook-tacular as a zombie, and Brittney joined in the fun too with her own matching skeleton costume on Halloween night as they handed out candy to trick-or-treaters. 

Triskit joined Brittney's family in 2007, and they currently live in St. Louis, where they enjoy running and jumping in the fall leaves together. 

Triskit's health, happiness, and safety are of the utmost importance to Brittney; that's why her number one safety tip is to not allow your dog to hang out the car window while driving. "Your dog may love to do it, but it is so dangerous," Brittney says. 

Thanks to Brittney's concern for safety and her photo entry, Triskit will now be using a brand new doggie seat belt!


What do you think of our contest winner?  How did you and your pooch celebrate Halloween? Comment below! 

Distracted driving bill??

27 April, 2012 0 comments Leave a comment


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