Yes, they seem pretty happy. I'm going to have to get stairs. They won't use a ramp, and one is old, and the other getting there.That's awesome! My dog played a huge role in the deciding on the ascent as well. He's getting older and now is starting to arthritis on his front elbows so I'm going to have to get him a ramp or some steps so he doesnt always jump out.
Glad to see your pups looking comfy and happy in there.
55 pounds would be tough between the seats. I'd just put a dog bed in the back with the third row down, maybe set so he can see between the seats. Then arrange luggage around. That's what I used to do in my Outback with my old dog. She passed away but there eventually will be someone for my Ascent, too. Just use some bungee cords to secure wobbly stuff - plenty of places to tie down.Hi all,
I hope it's ok that I resurrect this thread to ask a quick question. I'll be taking a long multi-state road trip next month in my 7-seat Ascent Premium, with 2 adults in front and 2 kids in car seats. We'll also be bringing along a 55-pound, 15-year-old Border Collie.
Where should the dog ride? He might be able to fit on the floor under the kids' feet, or perhaps in between the captain's chairs, which would be a tight fit. Putting the third row seat up (or 60% up) might be tough because he'd have trouble getting up into the seat, and we'd lose cargo space.
The only other option I can think of is to put the third row down and have him ride in back with the luggage; we might be able to spread the luggage out so there's no chance on anything falling on him.
I'm looking for your experience with dogs -- particularly old dogs -- to find out what might work well. Any advice would be much appreciated!
(FYI, in case you're wondering, I didn't expect to take long road trips with a dog, otherwise I would have figured this out before purchasing the car).
Thanks @leky411! Glad I read this, there's currently an Amazon Lightning Deal on the SUV version!!!We just got a rescue last week and needed a cover for the seats. I went with the ibuddy cover from amazon. It works both as a seat cover and a hammock. It also comes with sides that zip up to keep the dog from destroying the door trim. Me and the pup drove around for 30 minutes to test it out and he seemed content to sit and lay down. It also comes with a seat belt clip-in leash.
The cover is a little bigger than ideal for the ascent, but not too bad. I had to wrap the straps around the head rest a few times since they were a bit on the long side even with adjustment, but besides that it worked out well.
No problem. BTW they are all the same cover. It only comes in one size not sure why amazon gives you options but they are all 54" by 58"Thanks @leky411! Glad I read this, there's currently an Amazon Lightning Deal on the SUV version!!!