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Safe, Confident Travel for My Precious Dog

Topics: Blog, True Life Testimonials

To all of you at Variocage, Thank you for building such a wonderful product. When I set out to purchase a dog crate, Many of the features I was looking for directing me to buy a Variocage. Fit, design, ventilation, and overall comfort for the dog, were features I was considering. Little did I know […]

Skeptical Buyer, but Variocages Pass the Wreck Test

Topics: Blog, True Life Testimonials

When I first started looking at a Variocage, I was surprised at how much they cost. Are they worth it? Does the crate really do such a great job in a wreck? I am a sceptic by nature, so it takes a lot to convince me. After much debate, I decided that it probably was […]

Terrifying Accident, but Unharmed because of the Variocage

Topics: Blog, True Life Testimonials

One very early morning in September 2016, I was driving my Portuguese Water Dog Violet to an All Breed competition hosted by the Tuxedo Park Kennel Club. As I approached my exit from the state highway, the cars in the exit ramp quickly came to a complete stop. Just after I came to a stop, […]

Variocage vs. Box Truck

Topics: Blog, True Life Testimonials

I was in an accident today. A box truck ran into my RAV4 while stopped at a light. They were likely going 40mph or so. I had an empty double XXL Variocage in the cargo area. The divider was only secured by two bolts instead of the Normal five bolts. So the divider bent a […]

Anita & Dash – How the Variocage Durability Saved My Dog’s Life

Topics: Blog, True Life Testimonials

The accident occurred whilst driving on the interstate approaching the tollbooths; I was in the Sun Pass Lane, travelling around 40 miles an hour. We were driving a Subaru Forester. There was a fair amount of traffic and a couple of cars had tried changing lanes only to find that the red light was on […]

Puppy Reunited With Owner’s Family 2 Weeks After Car Crash

Topic: Blog

MADISON, Maine — A 7-month-old puppy that was ejected from its owner’s car during a crash in Maine and survived more than two weeks in a wooded area has been reunited with the owner’s family. The Morning Sentinel newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2bP4atB ) the Labrador retriever puppy, Tucker, was found by volunteers from Maine Lost Dog […]

Finding a Safe Travel Crate: When Benevolence Goes Wrong Who Can You Trust

Topic: Blog

Pet parents are more aware than ever before of safety issues related to traveling  with  their  pets.  Dog owners increasingly look to crates or “dog boxes” to secure their dog in the event of a crash and to also reduce driver distraction.  In this paper, I detail the search for a crate meeting my minimal […]

What makes a Crash Test Good

Topic: Blog

A number of readers have asked what I would do differently from Center for Pet Safety’s crash test. That is a fair question to ask given my critical evaluation of their methods. First and foremost I would begin with an evaluation of the environment in which a travel crate will be used. I really doubt […]

Follow Up – How CPS and Subaru Failed Pet Parents (and hurt their own reputations)

Topic: Blog

Neither CPS nor any of its associates returned our messages. CPS operates a very prolific marketing campaign directed at print, radio and tv outlets to ‘advocate’ with their test results. Yet, they are completely silent when legitimate questions arise concerning their ‘research’ methods. It is highly unusual for real scientist researchers not to respond to […]

Subaru – CPS Pet Crash Study Fails the Test

Topic: Blog

Pets have taken on an increasingly important role in our lives and their photos and exploits dominate the social media sites Facebook and Instagram. However, it is hard to imagine a $60 billion industry as lightly regulated as the pet product industry. From food to leashes to toys, little testing is done, yet alone made […]

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