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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.

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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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Katherine M.
United States

No complaints!

We've only had the chance to use this once so far but we absolutely loved it. Adjusting the sizing took a little time but was easy to do (once our dog stopped trying to play with it mid-fitting). It's really wonderful knowing that our little fella is secure when we travel. He loves car rides and now he'll get to go on so many more. We were a little concerned that he'd be overly aware of the seatbelt behind him and try to turn to chew on it but that proved to be an unnecessary worry. Ruffwear may cost a little more than the competition but you just can't beat the quality!

Kimberly C.
United States

Load up Harness

So far, this harness seems to work great, no issues. I like the heavy duty construction and metal hardware. I found it easy enough to figure out and adjust, and our German Shepherd seems comfortable in it. The harness allows good mobility, and our dog has not had a problem getting tangled up. This harness looks like it will work well for keeping our dog contained in a moving vehicle (RV, in our case), and still allowing her to sit up, lie down and reposition as desired..

Pamela C.
United States

Love this harness

I have a Border Collie/Blue Heeler he's 8 months old. This harness works great with him.

Pamela C. verified customer review of Load Up™ Harness
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.

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