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Hey,

We're looking at adopting a greyhound; discussions about doing it are now onto the feasibility of transport. I have a 2011 Mk7 Fiesta S1600, my missus has a 2015 new generation Hyundai i10. I'm not in a position to swap my car and frankly don't want to!

Has anyone got any direct experience with trying to fit a greyhound or other sighthound(but not a whippet) in the boot of a Fiesta with seats up or down (prefereably up) I'm reluctant to try the back seats as I think it seems dangerous and may mark the leather.

Greyhounds are generally good travelers (I'm told) and apparently settle quite quickly. they're bigger than you imagine though, but whilst they're big they can and do curl up.

I gaze in my boot a lot at the moment pondering if it will work out or not; my instinct says no, but I can't help but think that it might. Transport would not be a regular thing; just infrequent trips back home and to the vets etc.

If anyone has any experience of other large breeds let me know! pictures would be fantastic.

This is the nearest I can find! http://www.fordpartsuk.com/images_orig/1713210/2.jpg

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No is the answer with seats up , unless you want rspca knocking on your door. Dogs need room to stand and move preferably in a cage for there safety and yours.

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cheers, not a bad solution; albeit a bit ugly!

No is the answer with seats up , unless you want rspca knocking on your door. Dogs need room to stand and move preferably in a cage for there safety and yours.

You know I'm just asking the question right? I'm not sure how or why the RSPCA would come knocking on my door but okay :)

I've already priced a dog guard (rather than a cage) up and there would be no question over the necessity of one if it was to go ahead. You can get cages made-up but it's too soon for that at this stage; more of question of 'will it fit'

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yikes that's a big dog! good find!

Depend on the size of the Greyhound I guess ?

That's unknown at the moment; they're all ex-racing greyhounds so their size will be similar, differing mostly with s3xes I guess. [can't say s3x on here :S]

just had news that I'm visiting the shelter at the weekend so I'll see if I can pose the same question there and see if it's suitable or not - maybe try one out!

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A reckon it will be fine to be honest a fitted a female akita in mines for a short trip 30mins to a farm she slept great in there hard to get in tho lol but once in was fine on another note I have had a almost fully grown lamb in mines (taking to a farm) and he was fine lol

The way a worked it out is the avarage large dog bed is 80 by 100cm

Fiesta boot is 120 x 115 cm

(just to prove) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ford-Fiesta-1547529-Genuine-Anti-Slip/dp/B00CPJ012G

But here is a luxury dog bed statement

Large Bed - approx. 100x80cm - a good size for Whippets, Working Cocker Spaniels, Standard Dachshunds, small Lurchers & Hungarian Vizslas.

http://www.charleychau.com/products/snuggle-beds-for-dogs

Depends how dog is tho how trained etc akita got in fine because was well trained and relaxed and lamb got in because a lifted it in (wasn't a light lamb!)

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I have two Staffordshire bull terriers in my mk7.5 Fiesta st. What I have done is bought a dog hammock for the back seats from B&M for £3.99. This attaches to the front and rear head rest on the seats which keeps them safe and they have the room too lay down as well. I would never put a dog in the boot what happens if someone rear ends you. The dog then gets squashed in the boot. I have also got 2 doggie seat belt harnesses so I can strap them in as the hammock has Velcro holes so you can still use the seat belts as well.

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As you can see I have 2 and have no problems with them in the Fiesta. One in the boot and one on the back seat. I have a dog guard and protective boot liner and seat covers.

My 2 usually stand to start with then lay down once we're moving.

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Cut the dog in half? that will solve it.

or put the back seats down?

pretty sure you can duct tape a dog back together again.

I tried that but it didn't go to we'll ;)

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As you can see I have 2 and have no problems with them in the Fiesta. One in the boot and one on the back seat. I have a dog guard and protective boot liner and seat covers.

My 2 usually stand to start with then lay down once we're moving.

Thanks a lot! Very helpful post, and lush dogs!

Out of interest how do you get them in? will one of them jump into the boot, or is he lifted in or let in through the inside with the seats down for a moment?

thanks again :)

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Cut the dog in half? that will solve it.

or put the back seats down?

pretty sure you can duct tape a dog back together again.

Damn too late...................

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I lift mine into the boot as she had an injury. My other dog jumps on the back seat without problems.

Greys weigh between 25 - 35 kg

Try this link to find out more on Greyhound care etc.

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.info/faq/video_list.html

And also here

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.info/faq/video_list2.html

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I lift mine into the boot as she had an injury. My other dog jumps on the back seat without problems.

Greys weigh between 25 - 35 kg

Try this link to find out more on Greyhound care etc.

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.info/faq/video_list.html

And also here

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.info/faq/video_list2.html

Thanks,

been reading none-stop for weeks now, running out of stuff to read and watch but haven't seen those videos yet so cheers :)

[actually it appears as if those videos won't play - dropbox permision denied. maybe their dropbox osting has run out.

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I lift mine into the boot as she had an injury. My other dog jumps on the back seat without problems.

Greys weigh between 25 - 35 kg

Try this link to find out more on Greyhound care etc.

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.info/faq/video_list.html

And also here

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.info/faq/video_list2.html

Try the links on a PC if not give this a try

http://www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/Basics/

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