I remember years ago when our older neighbors used to help us out with our beagle Kobi. Kobi needed companions after our Lab mix Maggie died (there were no daycares back then), and the neighbors no longer had dogs of their own so they were happy to help. They would care for Kobi during the day when we were at work. They loved to take him for rides in their Subaru station wagon. They had a pet barrier going across the back and Kobi always seemed happy about riding back there.
When we had four dogs we didn’t take them a lot of places, but now that our numbers are reduced a little, and Luke loves to ride so much, they’ve been going on rides more and more lately. I know that we need to be more concerned about their safety in our vehicles. So when we were given the opportunity to try out a Travall Pet Barrier in my Rav 4, I thought we should.
As it turned out, we got it at just the right time. We had a group of realtors wanting to come and view our house which is for sale, and Sheba had recently had surgery. We always get the dogs out of the house when having showings. Sheba is fine getting in and out of the vehicle, and she just lies down and relaxes once in there. I was more concerned about the other two dogs bothering her. So we wanted to keep them separated and this barrier made that super easy.
All of this was kind of last minute so as I left for work and left my hubby to deal with all of that, he said he would install the barrier and use it if it was easy to do. Travall’s website tells you that installation takes only 10-15 minutes, and an installation guide was included. It was just that easy, he was able to separate the dogs, and all went smoothly.
Afterwards, my hubby showed me how easy it was to remove and re-install the barrier. I was impressed with the quality of it, and I’m pretty sure even I could do it!
The above photo shows how it attaches to the windows. The same hardware (shown bottom left) is on each side, but once it is installed you can leave one side intact when removing, so you only have to re-install for one window. The center photo shows him attaching the nuts, and the right photo shows how it sits in the window.
It actually sits in there pretty secure just with attaching to the windows. But anchors are also included which attach to the rod behind our back seat on the floor. All you do is attach the anchor under the floor rod, then slide it over and secure the top on to the barrier (bottom right).
This barrier is constructed with mild steel and is scratch resistant. Each barrier is designed for your specific vehicle so there should be no issues with fit (we certainly did not have any – it fit perfectly). The company also provides a Lifetime Warranty.
Travall has been in business for over 30 years and are best known as the world’s largest producer of vehicle-specific pet barriers and dividers. If you visit their website Travall.com you can find other products specifically made for your vehicle. They are based in the UK, so you have to be aware (and their website clearly states it) that your shipment may be subject to local import duties when being shipped outside the EU and that is your responsibility. However, they are in the process of expanding into North American markets, so this will change. Once they open their planned warehouse in the United States that will no longer be an issue. We look forward to trying more of their products made just for our vehicles.
Disclaimer: We received a Travall Pet Barrier in exchange for our honest review. We were in no other way compensated for this post and Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares products we believe will be of interest to our readers. Travall is not responsible for the content of this article.