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raborn
02-11-2003, 12:41 PM
Hi there. I love my M. I also love my dog, a 4-year-old golden retriever, who loses his hair all over my M's interior.

Question : does anyone here have a good and easy-to-install solution to carry my golden in my car without spreading his hair around ? I mean, is it possible to use a cage that'd be comfortable for him and will fit in my M3, pushing the backseats down for example ?

Any help welcome, if you have pics even better !

Thanks in advance, I've been trying to solve this problem for several months now.

R.

mike_m3
02-11-2003, 12:46 PM
I have to shepherds and they shed, scratch leather, etc - so I never put them in without using something on the rear seat. I had an upholstery shop make a rear seat cover but I've only used it once (with good results). I take them in my beater if I need to drag them around. The M3 coupled with the way I drive it makes for a very poor dog limo.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://m3.madrussian.net"><img src="http://www.osbdesign.com/webpics/m3.jpg" border=0></a><br><br><br>

ChuckD
02-11-2003, 12:48 PM
back seats.. attached to the head rests. So long as the dog didn't always want to jump up front this will protect the leather from his nails.

Call your dealer... Circle or Pacific BMW may offer it online.

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02-11-2003, 12:52 PM
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Hniel
02-11-2003, 12:54 PM
Have a cover made and shop vac this hairy guy before heading off. If your wife wants to tag along, she'll have to sit in the back seat. The harness type seat belt for pets would work great as well. Good luck,:)

dzeckhausen
02-11-2003, 12:54 PM
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crw41
02-11-2003, 12:59 PM
Let the dog do the driving (SMG required). keep the window down so the hair flies out of the car.

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crw41
02-11-2003, 01:02 PM
Let the dog drive (SMG required). Keep the window down so hair will fly out.

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raborn
02-11-2003, 01:05 PM
CRW your pic still doesn't work.

OK I once had a leather cover and used it in my 330xi ... my dog NEVER uses his nails, so it was pretty much useless. Oh and the hair was still spreading over the interior ...

R.

RoadRat
02-11-2003, 01:08 PM
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Drexelbmw
02-11-2003, 01:23 PM
better learn to enjoy the luxurious comfort that bmw brings to the trunk.

DMW

Bradford
02-11-2003, 01:25 PM
lab. ret. and the shedding stopped. It's great, no longer do we have hair all over the house. As far as putting your golden in the M3, you
are crazy. The nails and the slobber alone will ruin the interior.

ChuckD
02-11-2003, 01:26 PM
Seriously though.. there is no way you are going to avoid getting hair everywhere unless you shave him or wrap him up in a blanket.. no fun for the dog either way.

My dog always rides in the second vehicle just because of the hair issue.

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HomerS
02-11-2003, 01:38 PM
anymore.

BenB
02-11-2003, 01:49 PM

VM3
02-11-2003, 01:51 PM
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JVS
02-11-2003, 02:00 PM
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VM3
02-11-2003, 02:03 PM
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Brian - aka HalcYoN
02-11-2003, 02:06 PM
Two biggest survival tips...

1. Windows up!!! Minimizes hair swirl.

2. Rear seatbacks down. Dog can see out over the dash and the carpet is tacky trpping free roaming hair. You can vacuum it up with a brush attachment.

l.charlton
02-11-2003, 02:06 PM
the front and back headrests that work perfectly. I've used mine on two different cars, m3 & clk, with a dogo, boxer and german shepherd. I don't remember the catalog but pet supermarket can also order them.

///Mario
02-11-2003, 02:07 PM
Its just a car... If you love your car more than your dog then get rid of the dog. Perhaps you could have a cab follow with the dog inside? You could also shave your dog, or get a shop vac.

If you're worried about scratching, fold down the back seat and let him sit on that instead of the leather surface. I've done that before and it works quite well, also prevents him from falling into the footwell! A lint roller, or a strip of cellophane packing tape will remove dog hair from the headliner.

The Tall Man
02-11-2003, 02:16 PM
My dog won't get in it at all, I don't think he likes the new car smell (it still kinda has it, almost 6 months later). But my other car (10 years old), whenever the door is open, he runs and jumps in it, climbs to the passenger side, sits, and wags his tail.

I guess not everybody loves an M3.

TTM

JVS
02-11-2003, 02:34 PM
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StahlGrauM3
02-11-2003, 02:53 PM
As ChuckD noted below, BMW makes one.

StoneWalk
02-11-2003, 03:17 PM
For maybe $2k to $4k you can get a reliable used beater which works great for hauling dogs, furniture, and pretty much whatever else might come up. Pick it to be 8 to 10 years old so registration is ultra cheap, then put nothing but basic liability insurance on it and for a yearly cost of maybe a thousand or two you've got your problem solved, and something to loan to out of town visitors when they drop by...

I just replaced my original beater Diamante Wagon with an exact replica (having 120k less miles on it since I wore out the first one). At a cost of $4k, if this one lasts me 6 years like the first one, I'll be thrilled, and it'll pay for itself in reduced wear and miles on the M3.
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LesNessMaN
02-11-2003, 03:23 PM
I love my dog and all but he will never be in my M3. I'm not sure where I would even put him.
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Ed
02-11-2003, 03:49 PM

in......(funny story) SuperDuck
02-11-2003, 04:40 PM
One day coming home from the dog park I was walking up to the car with my dog and I opened the trunk and as usual, he jumped right in(don't worry, he has hops, he never hits the paint on the bumper). After he did that, I closed the trunk. Well, I know and the dog knows, that the seats are down in back and he has a nice blanket always waiting for him. Others don't know this.

As I closed the trunk, a woman came over to me and said, "that is cruel to teach your dog to jump into the trunk and keeping him in there is plain wrong." Well, as I opened the trunk up showing her the seats were down she said, "Oh, I'm sorry I must have misjudged you." I said no problem, I could see how you would think that.

Also, keeping in mind I have tinted windows, it's sometimes hard to see whats going on in the car.

Thought I'd share.


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