Quality pet car seat
love my yorkies from augusta, ga
I have two yorkies 5.5 lbs and 7.5 lbs. I always use pet car seats and before I ordered this one, I already had 3 sizes of another brand lookout pet car seats. I love the other seats and bought this one to replace my previous console lookout because this one appeared to be sturdier and was rated for dogs over 4 lbs.
The toto too arrived quickly and was easy to assemble and install myself. The directions included were fantastic with pictures for each step. It is very sturdy and seems very secure in my vehicle (2002 Toyota Camry).
What I like:
* Well-secured to my car
* secures to the front and back of harness (more secure for dog)
* made for dogs larger than 4 lbs/ more space for my larger yorkie (7.5 lbs).
What I don't like as much:
* my previous console seat was made of solid foam and my dogs felt very secure in it. The toto too carrier/bed part is more like a bag- there is no solid bottom or sides which so far my little ones seem less happy with. It may just be that this one can accommodate dogs even larger than mine, so I plan to try putting one of their blankets in the carrier part underneath and around them so they fit more securely and feel more comfortable in the seat.
* because it is larger, it does take up some space where my right arm used to be able to be or if I adjust it away from my side, it takes up space in the passenger seat side. Also, it projects really far forward towards the area where the stereo and heat controls, etc are. Only time will tell how much this will bother me (and my passengers).
Overall, since I spent this much money on this car seat, I'm going to keep using it and hope that it grows on me more. I do really like it, but it's not as perfect as I was hoping. If they allow it, I will give another review/update after I have more time to try the toto too out.