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Sleepypod Crash Test Pets

Built to Protect Your Pets

Sleepypod’s crash test pets have jobs that can’t be completed by any living pets. They are critical for testing our car safety restraint designs throughout the product design process. Over the years, Sleepypod’s crash test pets have evolved, having better weight distribution and biofidelity. Some record point-of-view video footage and others have instrumentation to measure damaging forces on a pet in a collision. All of Sleepypod’s crash test pets take the hard knocks to create safer products for our furry best friends.

See Sleepypod crash test pets in action











12 lb weighted crash test dog. MAX 1 can be seen at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.


6 lb weighted crash test dog. MAX 2 can be seen at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

DUKE 1.0

75 lb weighted, upright, forward-facing crash test dog

CLEO 1.0

15 lb weight cat with point of view camera footage. CLEO 1.0 can be seen at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

DUKE 2.0

75 lb dog with point of view camera footage, articulated legs & waist, flexible and compressible neck & spinal structure, improved weight distribution, and instrumentation in chest that measures force in a collision.

CLEO 2.0

15 lb cat with point of view camera footage, improved weight distribution, and instrumentation that measures force in a collision


45 lb weighted dog in side lounging position


45 lb dog with improved weight distribution in side lounging position

DASH 1.0

Details will be announced soon.

Product Information

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Press Releases

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Oct. 19, 2023 Sleepypod Introduces New Calming Harness for Dogs and Cats
Apr. 26, 2023 Sleepypod and its Collection of American Red Cross Co-Branded Products Emphasizes the Importance of Including Pets in Emergency and disaster plans
Nov. 15, 2022 New Sleepypod and Fear Free Collaboration Makes Pet Travel Stress-Free
Jun. 21, 2022 Sleepypod and Fear Free Collaborate to Develop Co-branded Pet Products
Oct. 11, 2021 Sleepypod Celebrates 15 Years of Creativity and Design Innovation
Apr. 29, 2021 Subaru of America launches pet accessories line to keep pets protected and comfortable
Nov. 19, 2020 Clickit Terrain Care Safety Harness Earns Highest Possible Five Star Crash Test Rating from Center for Pet Safety in New, Higher Weight Rating
Aug. 16, 2019 First Look at Sleepypod's 2020 Limited Edition Pet Product Colors: Charcoal Gray, First Blush, and Olive Green.
Aug. 15, 2019 Sleepypod Brings Safety to Everyday Pet Essentials with New "Everyday Collection"
Aug. 13, 2019 New Crash Tests By Sleepypod Provide Enhanced Research Insights on Pet Safety in Cars
Oct. 30, 2018 Sleepypod and Assisi Animal Health Introduce Next Generation Technology for Inflammation and Pain Management in Small Animals
Jun. 15, 2018 Sleepypod Introduces Go Bag for Pet Parents
May 2, 2018 Sleepypod is First Pet Product Manufacturer to Crash Test at U.S., Canadian, and European Child Safety Restraint Systems Standards
Jul. 21, 2017 Sleepypod's Clickit Terrain Dog Safety Harness Earns Five Star Crash Rating From Center for Pet Safety
Jul. 13, 2017 New Pet Seat Belt Crash Tested at U.S. and Canadian Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems
Jun. 28, 2017 Sleepypod Adds True Violet to its Pet Carrier and Safety Harness Lines
Mar. 17, 2017 Introducing Clickit Terrain Car Safety Harness for Dogs
Jan. 31, 2017 Sleepypod introduces Duke 2.0, a crash test dog that records accurate and verifiable data.
Jul. 18, 2016 Sleepypod Pet Carriers Earn Top Honors from Center for Pet Safety in New Carrier Certification Program
Oct. 27, 2015 Sleepypod Updates Cloudpuff Pet Blanket for Winter 2015
Sep. 16, 2015 New Emergency Preparedness With Pets Video Provides Essential Readiness Tips For National Preparedness Month
Sep. 10, 2015 Sleepypod's New Crash Test Cat Signals Future of Pet Safety in Cars
Jul. 24, 2015 Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with PPRS Handilock is a Top Performer in Landmark Study by Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety
Jul. 15, 2015 Sleepypod Brings Crash Protection to Extra Large Dogs
Mar. 31, 2015 Why Many Cat Owners Don't Take Their Cats to the Vet
Dec. 18, 2014 Sleepypod Crash Replacement Program Extends Pet Safety After an Auto Accident
Dec. 18, 2014 Pet Escape Auto Accident Injuries Thanks to Sleepypod's Innovative Pet Products
Nov. 14, 2014 Pet Travel Safety Begins With Training
Aug. 21, 2014 Clickit Sport Earns Highest Possible Five Star Crash Test Rating from Center for Pet Safety in Harness Certification Program
Jul. 21, 2014 Sleepypod Unveils Clickit Sport
Jul. 21, 2014 Sleepypod adds its popular Robin Egg color to Sleepypod, Sleepypod Air and Clickit Sport lines for a limited time.
Jul. 10, 2014 Sleepypod Crash Test Dog in Smithsonian Documentary
Dec. 19, 2013 Dog Harness Testing by Australia's NRMA Insurance Distinguishes Sleepypod's Clickit Utility as a High Performer
Nov. 6, 2013 Sleepypod Introduces Safe Pet Travels Packages, Announces Pre-Thanksgiving Giveaway
Oct. 16, 2013 Sleepypod Presents "Behind the Design of a Crash Test Dog" Video
Oct. 3, 2013 Sleepypod's Clickit Utility Harness is 2013 Top Performing Pet Safety Harness in Groundbreaking Study by Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety
Sep. 19, 2013 Clickit Utility is Now Shipping
Sep. 19, 2013 Medium-Sized Yummy Travel Bowls by Sleepypod Now Shipping
Aug. 22, 2013 Infographic Explains How to Determine the Effectiveness of Dog Safety Harnesses
Aug. 1, 2013 Dangers of Driving with Unrestrained Pets Highlighted in First Installment of New Pet Travel Video Series by Sleepypod
Jul. 30, 2013 Sleepypod and Toshi’s Flatiron Hotel Partner to Make Dog Travel to New York Easier
Jul. 19, 2013 Sleepypod Brings Same Innovative Features with More Capacity to New Medium-Sized Yummy Travel Bowls
Jul. 18, 2013 Introducing Clickit Utility, the World’s First Three-Point Dog Safety Harness
Nov. 9, 2012 Sleepypod Introduces Ultimate Pet Travel Packages, Announces Pre-Thanksgiving Travel Giveaway
Sep. 9, 2012 Sleepypod Introduces Jewelry-grade Pendants For Pets and Children
Sep. 9, 2012 Sleepypod Introduces Little Germs Organics for Travel and Home
Jun. 20, 2012 Crash-test Dog Designed by Sleepypod Proves Benefits of Pet Restraint Systems
Jun. 14, 2012 Pet Restraint Systems for Cars Tested in Simulated Crash-tests by Sleepypod
Jun. 7, 2012 Sleepypod® Presents Sidekick Bike Rack to Safely Transport Your Pet by Bike
May 2, 2012 Sleepypod® Announces Limited Edition Critter Kit Accessory for its Award-winning Sleepypod Mini Mobile Pet Bed
Dec. 19, 2011 Sleepypod Products are Editors’ Choices in 2011
Jul. 22, 2011 Sleepypod® Introduces Yummy Travel Bowls
Mar. 3, 2011 Sleepypod® Presents Sleepypod Atom

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