While most dogs would love an automated T-bone steak dispenser in the back seat, automakers aren't quite there yet. In the meantime, dogs do have some requirements to keep in mind when you're car shopping. How easy is it for them to enter or leave the car? Are there comfy spots that suit their size and shape? How can you keep the temperature just right? And is everyone safe during the drive?
In celebration of National Dog Day (August 26), we've compiled a list of the top eight dog-friendly attributes that address these safety, comfort and convenience needs, along with examples of vehicles that have them, as demonstrated by Edmunds pets and a guest star from an L.A. rescue group. Look for these car features when you're shopping for your next car, truck or SUV purchase. Your dog will give you a happy paws up.