Ford joins list of car makers with tech to save pets — and babies — from dying in hot vehicles

New technology, being pioneered by Ford and Hyundai, could help protect young children and pets from heatstroke in hot cars.

Unrestrained dogs pose 'serious risk' in cars

Drivers with unrestrained dogs in their cars are twice as likely to be distracted by their canine companions, according to a report by Volvo.
The Motor Awards 2018: Vote for the best Dog-Friendly Car of the Year

Motor Awards: Vote for the best Dog-Friendly Car

Voting is open in The Sunday Times Motor Awards 2018. Here is a rundown of the Dog-Friendly Car of the Year contenders.
Apps: walking the dog

Apps: walking the dog

If you're a dog owner with spare time in short supply, these apps are just what you need to keep Fido fit and active.
Motorists warned against leaving pets in hot cars

Two dogs rescued from hot car in North Yorkshire

Drivers and dog owners have been warned not to leave dogs in hot cars.
Skoda Octavia review (2017-on)

Drivers vote Skoda Octavia best new car of 2018

The Skoda Octavia has been voted best new car of 2018 in the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018. Runners up were the BMW 1-series and the Peugeot...
Watch this dog drive a truck into phone shop

Watch this dog drive a truck into phone shop

Dogs are meant to be man's best friend but you'd probably have a bit of a falling out with Fido if they drove your pick-up truck into a shop.

'Please stop doing this' — vet's plea to drivers

A Canadian vet posted to social media a photo of a dog that had died in a hot car on July 29 and issued the plea, "Please, please stop...
Car seatbelt for your dog? It’s a bone of contention in America

Sit, Fido! Sit! Now belt up!

Dogs travelling in cars in the US state of Maine could be forced to belt up under a proposed law
Dog-wash included: Nissan reveals car for mucky pups

Dog wash included: Nissan's car for mucky pups

Could this just be the perfect car for dealing with muddy dogs after a day traipsing through the woods? The Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs features...
Dog umbrella: Best April Fools jokes by car companies

Ha ha cars: the best April Fools jokes from car companies

Car companies like April Fools, as it's a chance to let down their hair and shake off corporate guidelines. So here are this years humorous indulgences...
Products: Pet safety harnesses for your car reviewed

Products: Pet safety harnesses for your car reviewed

Sit! Stay. Stay! Taking your dog in the car isn’t especially practical if it’s a saloon, sports car or convertible. So, as the Highway Code, drivers...
PetGear seat cover review

Products: PetGear Front Seat Cover review

If your pooch is as pampered as Simon Cowell and your car is as prized as an audience with Lady Gaga, then it’s highly likely that you’ll have...