Headlines Millennial Dog Owners Are Exceptionally Worried About This Issue Published 3 years ago on March 26, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet They often leave their pets home as a result. A disproportionate number of millennial pet parents worry about driving with their dog, a new survey finds. Among all demographics, 24 percent of pet parents leave their dog home because they worry the car is not safe enough, according to “Volvo Reports: Dogs, Cars and the People Who Love Them.” Volvo Car USA teamed up with Harris Poll to release the first in a series of reports exploring the relationship between Americans and their cars. “Our survey showed that pet parents want to travel with their furry friends, but worry about safety,” said Jim Nichols, product and technology communications manager for Volvo Car USA. “Volvo is the only manufacturer that has been developing protective steel grills and dog gates for over 20 years to keep pets in place in the event of an accident.” Many of those surveyed indicated they lack knowledge about the safest ways to drive and travel with their four-legged friends. Advertisement About 97 percent of pet owners drive with their dogs, but many practice unsafe driving habits: 48 percent do not own any safety driving gear for their dogs. 41 percent let their dogs ride in the front seat. 23 percent buckle their dogs in to standard seatbelts. 5 percent have a built-in pet safety system in their vehicle. Of the parents who leave their pets behind when they are traveling — 38 percent of millennials and 24 percent of pet parents in general — do so because they are worried their cars are not safe enough for their pets. Volvo Cars states that it is the only vehicle manufacturer to develop pet-safety accessories that directly tie into the car, including a dog harness, load compartment divider, dog gate and protective steel grille. Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery9 hours ago Get Inspired by These Chew Displays at Indie Pet Stores Press Releases1 day ago Lightspeed Unlocks New Revenue Stream for North American Retailers with the Launch of Subscriptions Press Releases1 day ago Zesty Paws Names New CFO True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School2 days ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School3 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales5 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns1 week ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Photo Gallery5 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Headlines1 week ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery4 days ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] Columns4 days ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Real Deal1 week ago How Do You Handle Know-It-All Customers in Your Store?