Honda and Furry Friends
Honda and Furry Friends
Posted on March 3, 2021
Midland Honda owners enjoy traveling with their pets. I think most Honda people have dogs and cats as the prime beneficiaries of their affections but who knows maybe there are some outliers with ferrets and pot belly pigs, driving them around as they go about their daily activities. Midland Honda would love to see a photo of your pet with your Honda vehicle during the month of May in order to help support the Midland SPCA. Midland Honda will be donating $1.00 to the Midland SPCA for every tagged photo published on Facebook and Instagram. Midland SPCA will be rewarding a pet owner with a “Dog Car Package” for the most creative photo. More detailed information about this SPCA fundraiser will be announced shortly online by Megan Brooks.
The Honda line-up of SUVs, Minivans and trucks have pets, particularly dogs, in mind. One can look back to the 2009 Honda Element concept SUV to see some styling cues and dog friendly accessories that definitely mark this vehicle as best car in show. The rear compartment has a cushioned pet bed with easy-wash covers, pet restraint systems, a rear ventilation fan and a spill resistant bowl for long trips. Honda even included a dog ramp for your pal’s easy entrance and exit from the vehicle. I’m not sure if this concept ever made it to market. Maybe our Element fans can chime in with some feedback on this pooch friendly Honda.
Today’s models certainly accommodate the many needs of pet owners. The Ridgeline’s dog wash zone is just behind the truck’s dual action tailgate. The lockable in-bed trunk, which is great for cooler duty or keeping things out of sight, can also double as a dog wash station. Once your pet is shiny and clean you just need to pull the plug to release the bath water to the ground. A clean dog where ever your adventure takes you. The Honda Odyssey with the optional Honda Vac is a great tool to keep up with the shedders in your life. Kids shedding fruit loops and the Husky shedding their coats. No need to turn your head to bark at your pets while you drive the Odyssey or the three row Pilot with the cabin talk and cabin watch entertainment option. Speak towards the windshield while you focus on the road ahead and glance at the dash screen to see if your furry friend is listening! The hands-free lift gate on the CR-V is a nice bonus when you have an armful of grocers or your favorite fluffy animal. With the HR-V’s second row of magic seats set up in the ‘Up and Away’ tall cargo mode your unconventional Great Dane or Mastiff can stand quite comfortably behind you with a great view of the proceedings. Need extra room quickly as your dog’s hop in the back of your Passport, just press the one touch buttons in the cargo area and anyone, including a trained pooch can drop the back of the rear seats for ample room. Making mobility more enjoyable for families is at the core of every Honda SUV, Minivan or Truck because when it comes to family friendly features every member of your family counts!
Looking forward to seeing many humorous and cute pictures of pets next to their Honda vehicles in May for the SPCA Fundraiser. Again, more information about the SPCA Fundraiser will be released soon!
Until Next Time….