I came upon a website showing a 1936 rendering of an exterior 'doggy sack' designed to sit comfortably on the running board of the car and attached with hooks to hang on the window. Oh my, we have come a long way baby! The ad read: "When you take your dog along for a ride, but prefer not having it inside the car, it can ride safely and comfortably in this sack, which is carried on the running board. The bottom of the sack is clamped to the running board and the top is fastened to the lower part of an open window with hooks, covered with small rubber tubing to prevent marring the car."
Of course, none of us would consider placing our precious cargo anywhere near a running board, if we even had the option. Pets are considered part of the family and with the statistics supporting that fact; more and more pet guardians are traveling with their pets and would not think of leaving Fido home when planning a vacation or simply a day trip.
If you are flying with Fido, always check that your pet carrier meets the airlines guidelines before making your purchase. And for all of us who like to keep four paws firmly on terra firma, the following dog carriers will certainly make all your journeys down life's highways more enjoyable. Travel safe!