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The Load Up™ Harness is an automotive canine travel harness designed to safely travel with dogs to and from adventures. Built with strength-rated hardware and components, the Load Up Harness has been successfully tested to withstand the rigors of a vehicle crash test. Attaches to existing seat belts for a universal fit. Keeps dogs secure during sudden vehicle movements and allows drivers to focus. Easy to put on and adjust, comfortable for dogs to wear during extended travel, and can be left on dogs for bathroom breaks and during rest stops.

Learn how to properly fit and adjust the Ruffwear Load Up Harness
Load Up Harness Testing and FAQs

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Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage. Need more help with sizing? Visit our Fit Guide.
In between sizes? Choose the smaller size.

13-17 in (33-43 cm)
17-22 in (43-56 cm)
22-27 in ( 56-69 cm)
27-32 in (69-81 cm)
32-42 in (81-107 cm)

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Key Features

Additional Features

  • Dynamically tested at MGA Research Corp (a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contracted test facility) under the conditions outlined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213
  • Comfortable for extended wear
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry away from direct sunlight
  • Store in a dry, dark place
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Always check harness for damage before use

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Jennifer G.
United States

Nice travel harness

We have a growing Giant Schnauzer and the medium fits fine with room to grow. It’s not as complicated to figure out how to size as I thought it might. Love the sturdy feel of it and our dog doesn’t seem to mind wearing it.

Adam P.
United States

High Quality

Very study build, easy to put on dog, and distributes weight evenly which would keep him safe in event of accident. Happy with product.

Mary M.
United States

Nice Harness

This harness needs a hookup point on the bottom so I can clip dog to the floor ring (back seat floor bolt loop) in the back of my Jeep Wrangler.

Rachel W.
United States

Well made but super restrictive.

Overall the product is well made. The issue I had is that my dog freaked because he felt too restricted. With a longer attachment to the seatbelt buckle this would be a 5 star seatbelt. I plan to combine the harness with a dog seat belt for a little more maneuverability.

Barbara S.
United States

Awesome Vehicle Harness

This is the best vehicle harness and very well made. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for my dog. He is very anxious and nervous in the car. I thought that it might settle him down after he got use to it, but it didn’t help him. Ruffwear products are really great. We do use the front load harnesses on our dogs and they work really well.

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