Your Pet's Safety is Our Top Priority

Sleepypod's pet safety program

Sleepypod understands the importance of pets in their owners' lives and that's why we established the Sleepypod Safety Program that requires each Sleepypod product meet the highest standards for safety in order to reduce pet exposure to possible hazards.

Sleepypod MAX and MAXTo protect the joy of driving with pets, Sleepypod crash tested its entire line of dog harnesses and pet carriers in the same frontal crashes that ensure the effectiveness of child safety restraints. From the FDA food-grade, BPA-free silicone in Yummy Travel Bowls to the 100 percent organic Little Germs line of cleansers, Sleepypod devotes careful and caring attention to every detail in each product.

Pet Safety Restraints for All Passenger Safety

Each Sleepypod pet carrier and dog safety harness is designed to secure a pet in its space and diminish the opportunity for collision with parts of the vehicle and passengers.

Pet Passenger Restraint System: Sleepypod dog harnesses and pet carriers use Pet Passenger Restraint Systemâ„¢ (PPRS) Technology. PPRS is a safety system designed to securely fasten pets in automobile seats during a sudden stop or collision. Each PPRS is put through stringent safety tests to include static material tensile testing and dynamic crash testing. Sleepypod PPRS offers a significantly safer way to travel for pet and human passengers alike.

What happens when you do not safely restrain your pet?

Generic Pet Safety Harness: Crash-testing of a generic pet safety harness yielded a strangled crash-test dog; the crash-test dog was propelled forward with so much force that the stitching on the harness came undone, the harness buckle broke, and the crash-test dog was caught by the neck in the harness which twisted and flung the strangled crash-test dog backward into the seat.

Unrestrained Plastic Carrier: The unrestrained, generic plastic pet carrier hurled into a barrier before being catapulted upwards and landing on the ground with such tremendous impact that the carrier door broke off and the carrier's plastic casing significantly cracked.

What happens when you properly restrain a pet using a Sleepypod pet safety restraint?

Sleepypod Pet Carrier: Sleepypod's Pet Passenger Restraint System holds the car seat belt in place around our carriers so that in an accident the seat belt holds the pet safely in place. The body of our carriers are soft on the inside and firm on the outside to safely absorb the weight of the pet as it comes up against the seat belt. The high-speed video below shows that Sleepypod's carriers remained intact and without damage. The video also demonstrates the crash-test dog remained inside the pet carrier through the duration of each test.

Sleepypod Dog Harness: Unlike traditional one-point harness designs, Sleepypod's unique three-point harness design reduces damaging forces and keeps the pet secure in its space.

Sleepypod Crash Replacement Program

To extend pet safety after an auto accident, Sleepypod has initiated the Sleepypod Crash Replacement Program. Sleepypod will replace or provide a replacement discount on any pet carrier or safety harness damaged in an auto accident, regardless of the brand. Read more

How to Determine the Effectiveness of Dog Safety Harnesses

Download and share Sleepypod's Pet Driver's Education infographic to understand:

→ Pet Driver's Education 101 How to Determine the Effectiveness of Dog Safety Harnesses (PDF)

Research has its Rewards

Sleepypod has spent six years researching pet safety in automobiles and it shows! Our crash test dogs MAX and DUKE have taken poundings from research and testing and have helped us to create the safest, most innovative pet safety restraints available. Sleepypod pet safety restraints have earned numerous editors' choice awards and honors for innovation and design, but the greatest reward: satisfied customers.


At Sleepypod, it is our intention to provide safer travel products for our customers. But we cannot, however, guarantee that injuries will not occur. Please read and understand the product instructions before using your Sleepypod in a vehicle. We recommend securing your Sleepypod in a rear seat rather than in a front seat in case of airbag deployment. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding safety.

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