Center For Pet Safety

Center For Pet Safety The Center for Pet Safety is a registered 501(c)3 research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety.
The Center for Pet Safety is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety. We were founded in July 2011 as a successor organization to Canine Commuter (CanineCommuter.com). We are an independent safety science entity leading a unique mission for companion animals and the people that love them. Using scientific testing, we study pet products and establish criteria to ensure satisfactory product performance and define "Safety". ■ We do not use live animals in our crash testing. ■ We are not affiliated with the pet product industry. ■ We do not endorse products.
(33)

07/30/2020
A Plus

What a fun surprise for a worthy cause.

The team at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue have paired senior dogs with the furever families, and now it’s time they get a surprise of their very own! (H/T Chicken Soup for the Soul's Animal Tales)

❤️
07/26/2020

❤️

Just by being themselves, cats can help people's mental health with their constant companionship, love, and affection. T...
07/25/2020
Getting a Cat Was the Best Thing I Could Have Done to Manage My Mental Health

Just by being themselves, cats can help people's mental health with their constant companionship, love, and affection. They have the ability to alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression and ease loneliness.

Having grown up surrounded by animals and as someone with anxiety and depression, I briefly thought about getting a therapy cat before moving away to college

It is with a very heavy heart that I share the loss of my beloved Spencer. He was the sweetest soul I've ever known.  He...
07/22/2020

It is with a very heavy heart that I share the loss of my beloved Spencer. He was the sweetest soul I've ever known. He and Maggie were littermates and they adored each other. Spencer was almost 16 years old. While his mind was in good shape, his body was failing him. I feel blessed to have had him in my life.

07/22/2020
NowThis

So fun to watch!

These foster animals had the most ADORABLE field trip to the zoo 😭❤️

This was too cute not to share! 🥰
07/18/2020

This was too cute not to share! 🥰

Hurricane season runs from June to November. Here are some significant things you can do to ensure your beloved pets are...
07/16/2020
Top 5 Things-to-Do to Prepare Your Pet for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season runs from June to November. Here are some significant things you can do to ensure your beloved pets are safe and well cared for in the event of a hurricane.

Hurricane season runs from June - November. And it seems that each year, the estimated number of named storms and severe hurricanes increases. We are fortunate in that with the

Good morning! 😂
07/12/2020

Good morning! 😂

Help us Celebrate!
07/11/2020

Help us Celebrate!

Across New York City, animal specialists in full-body personal protective gear enter homes to feed, at no charge, famish...
07/10/2020
The Pets Left Behind by Covid-19

Across New York City, animal specialists in full-body personal protective gear enter homes to feed, at no charge, famished pets whose owners are hospitalized with the virus, or to take custody of pets belonging to patients who do not return home.

The pandemic’s human toll in New York has been well documented. But what about the dogs and cats of those who become seriously ill?

07/08/2020
We Rate Dogs

It's nice to have a friend who's always there for you. 😁

‪This is Milo and Oakley. Sometimes Milo requires a booty pillow, and Oakley is always there for him. That’s what friends are for. 14/10 for both‬
(follow @miloandoaks on Instagram)

At the start of the pandemic, many of those in lockdown chose to adopt shelter pets. Now many of those people are going ...
07/06/2020
Is My Dog Going to Have Separation Anxiety Now?

At the start of the pandemic, many of those in lockdown chose to adopt shelter pets. Now many of those people are going back to work.

This article offers tips for helping your dog deal with separation anxiety.

As states begin to reopen, here’s how to adjust your pet to your absence.

Happy Independence Day!(Also, remember that more pets go missing on this day than any other time of the year. Make sure ...
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!

(Also, remember that more pets go missing on this day than any other time of the year. Make sure to keep them safe and secure.)

❤️❤️
06/30/2020

❤️❤️

06/29/2020
Killing the Spotted Lanternfly Without Harming Wildlife

While this isn't directly pet-related, we found it helpful to help protect wildlife as we work to control the spotted lantern fly. Worth a watch!

Killing the Spotted Lanternfly Without Harming Wildlife - Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Server

06/28/2020
Animals AWE

This will bring a big smile to your face!

Happiest feet that you have ever seen ! 💃 🐾

06/26/2020
Animalkind Stories

Turn up your volume to hear the love in this beautiful reunion! ❤️🥰🥺

Have you ever heard a donkey cry from happiness? 😭

Yes, they LOVE to help us!!
06/26/2020

Yes, they LOVE to help us!!

It is estimated "that over one million dogs are imported into the U.S. each year. However, only about one percent of tho...
06/25/2020
A plane packed with hundreds of dogs landed in Canada. On board were 38 dead puppies.

It is estimated "that over one million dogs are imported into the U.S. each year. However, only about one percent of those are screened for diseases such as rabies, influenza, hepatitis, distemper, and others. This poses a serious health threat not just to other dogs and household pets, but to our livestock and food supply." ~ Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D.

Horrible. Illegal importation of animals must stop.

The gruesome discovery cast a spotlight on a growing international market for dogs that advocates and some lawmakers say needs more restrictions.

It's that time of year when pet owners need to be reminded to keep pets safe in the heat.
06/24/2020
Keep your pup cool during the dog days of summer

It's that time of year when pet owners need to be reminded to keep pets safe in the heat.

Most people look forward to the warmer temperatures of summer. When the mercury in the thermometer rises too high, we find ways to keep ourselves cool. But dogs need our help to keep them cool in those dog days of summer.

❤️
06/22/2020

❤️

06/20/2020
Metro

My goodness!

This cat eats like it's a Hungry Hungry Hippo 😸

06/18/2020
KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh

Unlikely friends stories are the best stories. ❤️

UNLIKELY PLAYMATES: This dog and deer in Pittsburgh have been seen having play dates daily. We're not sure which is cuter, the dog and deer, or the little girl narrating the video. 💕 https://cbsloc.al/2YgsY2R

06/14/2020
Louie Schwartzberg

If you enjoy this, catch Louie Schwartzberg's Moving Art series on Netflix for calming sights and sounds.

"Nature is fragile, beautiful and diverse — and it's up to us to keep it that way."

Come together for #InternationalDayforBiologicalDiversity

How are you spreading love and kindness today?
06/12/2020

How are you spreading love and kindness today?

On Sunday, Kate Hinds, newsroom planning editor at WNYC public radio, shared a photo of her impressive bookcase at her M...
06/10/2020
Can you find the hidden cat in this tricky viral Twitter photograph?

On Sunday, Kate Hinds, newsroom planning editor at WNYC public radio, shared a photo of her impressive bookcase at her Manhattan home, captioning it "Today in find the cat." Go ahead, find it. We'll wait.

No kitten around, Norah the cat is the best at hide-and-seek.

06/09/2020
What Happens When Cats Have Catnip? | Pets: Wild At Heart | BBC Earth

Cats after consuming catnip are a sight to behold - but have you ever wondered about the science behind their strange behavior?

Cats after consuming catnip are a sight to behold - but have you ever wondered about the science behind their strange behaviour? Watch and learn. Subscribe: ...

06/06/2020
Waggle

Something to make you smile.

Please stop what you're doing and watch this video about adorable pet friends.

We all need a good dose of ❤️ today.
06/04/2020

We all need a good dose of ❤️ today.

💗u

Address

11921 Freedom Drive, Two Fountain Square, Suite 550
Reston, VA
20190

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Center For Pet Safety posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Center For Pet Safety:

Videos

Maggie, The Inspiration Behind Center for Pet Safety

I thought I bought a reliable safety harness for my dog Maggie. I was driving Virginia I-66 during the morning rush hour. A car cut in front of me and I had to slam on the brakes. Maggie was screaming in pain. I discovered the harness tether had wrapped around her back legs and she was thrown and hit the back of the front seat. She was hurting and scared and I couldn’t get to her fast enough.

That safety harness did nothing to protect Maggie.

After Maggie recovered from her injuries, I set out to find a product that would work better for us. To my dismay, I found out that there were no safety standards or required testing for pet products. I also discovered that the Consumer Products Safety Commission does not consider pet products “consumer products” and they turned a blind eye to the marketing claims and pet product safety.

If no one was monitoring product quality, how could I trust what I was buying would protect her?

The Center for Pet Safety, a non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization was founded in July of 2011.

Maggie inspired a mission.

Nearby non profit organizations


Other Nonprofit Organizations in Reston

Show All

Comments

Remember to keep your pets inside & safe on the Fourth! Happy Fourth of July!
Menswees in die tyd van Corona In gesprek met Elmae van As https://youtu.be/j0xtuc_bWPc
Any updated harness testing? The seatbelt through the harness types don't work, my dog ends up lashed to the seat, almost getting strangled by the seatbelt.
Good afternoon, I just viewed your crash testing videos. Very upsetting and I realize my Louise should not be sitting up front, in her bed with an attachment to the seatbelt. I was going to get the Kurgo Sky Bed and I’m thinking that’s not the one for her now. Could you possibly PM me?
I have a 70lb standard poodle/English Springer Spaniel fur baby & need to buy him a harness for the car. Would you please recommend a certified product for him? Thank you so much
What is your comments on 4pets Caree Cage for travel and the crash test certification on it from TUV Sud? They specifically say that its tested for the passenger compartment safety crash test, but what does that mean in detail? Ive been googling to find out, but cant find anything. Do you know?
What does the center say about this design: "crash-tested in a DOT-approved facility according to industry standards. Standards set forth in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS-213) and/or Transport Canada SOR (CMVSS213), Child Restraint Systems."My dog got herself right out of the SleepyPods harness. I don't know what to do now. :(
Hi, I think it’s great that you’re helping people with keeping their pets safe 🙂. I just watched your programme about car dog harnesses which was really shocking! My dog has a normal harness which she wears all the time when we’re out and about which I then clip into just a short ‘seat belt’ which plugs into the normal seat belt socket. https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog-seat-belt Have you tested any like this? I don’t want to keep changing her harness etc so this is much easier than using one of the harnesses you recommend on your website but now I’m worried it’s not safe- especially is its v cheap!! Any advice would be great, thanks :)
I noticed the last time your approved harnesses were tested was around 2014/2015. Am I to assume the rating stays the same years later?
What is the best way to secure two mini schnauzers in the back seat? Using a restraint on each harness won’t work because the restraints are long enough to get tangled and choke them to death.
This is cute and important info at the same time! Every Fire Department should have one.