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2019/08/10 04:34:13 (permalink)

Transporting the dog in our Macan

Having recently purchased our first front engined Porsche, a Macan S Diesel as our family transport I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations for a dog crate to transport our Cocker Spaniel safely.
 
As our dog is not that big, I was hoping to find a solution that would fill up to half of the boot leaving us with some luggage space too, but given the shape of the boot and the sloping rear glass, most of the car cages that we have looked at simply don’t fit. Have any of you experienced Macan’ers found a suitable option?
 
Many thanks,
 
Martin

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    Lancerlot
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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/10 07:52:55 (permalink)
    Our big German Shepherd occupies the whole boot space, but we bought a Porsche boot tray and a rear bumper protector and this seems to work well.
    I would think it should be fairly easy to fit a partition so as to divide the tray into separate compartments for dog and luggage.
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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/11 09:55:39 (permalink)
    We failed to find a dog guard with separator, these are  only available on a Cayenne 
     
    we settled on the dog guard in the link, which is very Well made, attached via the rear seat mechanism, with a tray for our Labrador, as mentioned a film protection on the rear bumper was also done 
     
    the only issue we have found is the Porsche OME tray is hard plastic and the boot contents dogs or luggage do slide around 
     
    https://www.dogguardsrus.co.uk/Custom-Made-Dog-Guard-for-Porsche-Macan-2014-onwards
     
     

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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/11 13:51:27 (permalink)
    Hi Clive & Gary,
    Thank you both for your advice and suggestions, I have found the dog guard but am struggling to find a suitable divider. As our Spaniel is a relatively smaller dog we need something to keep her in a smaller space to stop her sliding around and also to give us some luggage space. However, the Porsche Centre kindly supplied us with a boot mat that has a flap that you can put over the rear sill which seems a good idea. We shall keep looking for a practical solution.
     
    In the meantime Gary, are you coming along to the Region 5 meeting at the Deanwater Hotel on Wednesday the 14th? 
     
    Cheers,
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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/11 14:56:03 (permalink)
    MD77
    Hi Clive & Gary,
    Thank you both for your advice and suggestions, I have found the dog guard but am struggling to find a suitable divider. As our Spaniel is a relatively smaller dog we need something to keep her in a smaller space to stop her sliding around and also to give us some luggage space. However, the Porsche Centre kindly supplied us with a boot mat that has a flap that you can put over the rear sill which seems a good idea. We shall keep looking for a practical solution.
     
    In the meantime Gary, are you coming along to the Region 5 meeting at the Deanwater Hotel on Wednesday the 14th? 
     
    Cheers,
    Martin




    Hi Martin 
     
    yes I plan to make the Deanwater intro for New Members 
     
    I couldn’t find a divider either 
    there is a Scottish company doing bespoke dog crates, but for our Labrador we would need full width which defeats the object 
     
     Brg Gary 

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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/11 15:23:05 (permalink)
    Hi Gary,
     
    I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
     
    I have been doing some further research and have found a firm that say they make a Macan size single cage, they are expensive but seem to be the only option that I can find.
    http://www.safedog.co.uk/
    I’ll report back in case they are of use for any other Macan owners.
     
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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/11 16:08:34 (permalink)

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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/11 18:07:33 (permalink)
    Thanks Gary, unfortunately they only do the double crate and not a single one. I think that I’m going to give the Safedog Variocage a go. 

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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/11 22:18:57 (permalink)
    I believe doghealth was one we had for the mini schnauzers so similar size to yours .
    good to meet you at Beaulieu.hopefully see You October 
    all the best
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    Re: Transporting the dog in our Macan 2019/08/13 22:33:50 (permalink)
    Thank you for your replies and suggestions, we went for the Safedog Variocage and are pleased with the purchase. Although it was more expensive than I was hoping, it does exactly what we wanted and is easy to remove. The service was excellent, the parcel arrived really quickly, the crate is of excellent build quality and was easy to assemble. Best of all our dog Daisy seems quite happy with it too. 
     
     
    post edited by MD77 - 2019/08/14 05:51:38

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