Questions & Answers
Dog Car Seat
Randee from Warwick, NY– Verified Buyer
This is the second one we have purchased, so we now have one and each of our cars. I dog really likes this seat.
Thomas from Freeville, NY– Verified Buyer
a good idea that is poorly designed. The front of the seat collapses constantly so it ends up as a flat bed. there needs to be some kind of frame to hold the shape of the seat.
Needs a few improvements
Mary from Washington
I love the way this pet car seat fits in the car and that it's very easy to install. What I don't like about it is the basket. The basket could use a few improvements. It's very flimsy and it would be lots better if they used a thicker foam to line the basket.
Anne Gerard from Connecticut
It took me awhile to figure out how to install this console seat properly- the instructions were a bit skimpy. I needed to adjust some screws and a cable wire not addressed, but once I got it right, this console seat is stabile as anything and well designed. Other reviews have said it collapses or tilts too far down in front, but I can lean on mine with my arm, and it doesn't budge. I like that it tilts back for access to the bins in the console. I do wish it didn't stick out so far in front because it blocks access to one of my cup holders.
Most important, my 2 12 pound Pom puppy Sasha is safe traveling, and she goes with me everywhere. I added a mat because of little padding, and she is happy and accessible.
good product, but made modifications
Cobi's Mom from St. Clair Shores, MI– Verified Buyer
First, if you don't have a car/truck with a separate headrest, you will have to just tie the support rope around the top of your seat. That semed to work. Also, I put styrofoam in both ends of the seat so that it sits up instead of crunching down. Also, that so-called "harness" is no larger than for a 4 pound dog. I have a 14 pound Shih Tzu and I just use a regular walking harness and it works fine. I have a Jeep Wranger and the Toto seat had to be modified to fit on the console. The seat hung off the front of the console so I made a brace that fits in my cup holders that fits under the front of the seat. All that to say that there is NOTHING out on the market like this and that my dog HAS to sit by me in the car, so this was a great little seat. Just remember, you may have to modify. When he is in it he is very securely fastened in. I'd buy it again.
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.
Great product, perfect size
Lyndee from New Castle, CO– Verified Buyer
Easy to install, very sturdy and solid, comfy bottom and sides, easily adjusted to fit my very small 1 pound pom puppy.
Anonymous from Connecticut– Verified Buyer