Do these people really exist as an organization? Their address is a post office box disguised as an office. Google the address and see how many people use the exact address, including suite #.
11921 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190
After reading about this effort, I was stunned that pet products don't have to meet safety requirements before hitting the shelves. It is a sad state of affairs that as pet owners we spend our money on products that may not be safe or may put the lives of our pets - or our families - at risk. I'm glad to see an organization that is working to change things in a meaningful, positive way.
Very thankful that they've stepped up to provide this service. Our economy allows for manufacturers to get away with outright lying about their products. We need organizations like CPS, who try to protect us and our loved ones, and they should receive money to perform their testing, from a pool funded by manufacturers!
II like reading the cps updates and posts. I feel like they represent the common pet parent. My dog is family and I want to get her safe toys and equipment. The cps has helped me see the kinds of things to look for and make informed desicions about products for my pet. I feel they are a voice for us because they seem to really care about what they are doing and strive for safety. I appreciate all they do daily to protect my pet from manufacturers that take the easy route or do not test their products. I have learned so much from them.
Thanks for the past and continued research! I couldn't find any similar information available for pet safety. As a veterinarian, I was often asked for resources such as this and now I have a group to recommend. I appreciate the unbiased reports and the willingness to break new ground.
I am so very glad there is a place that is non profit and doesn't receive funding from companies that they test their products from. I have 3 Maltese that mean the world to me and their safety is just as important to me as everyone else in my vehicle. It is nice to know there are people out there that care too and are making honest reports on safety products for pets and not a company just trying to sell me something.
I regularly transport dogs on long trips in our van, as we would never consider boarding or leaving our 3 dogs, even at home with a pet sitter. Our dogs always *always* go with us - in the car. Humans wear crash-tested seat belts - why is crash testing on dogs' harnesses only being done now? Thank goodness for Center for Pet Safety, which brings together qualified experts, equipment manufacturers, and consumers to develop dog safety devices that actually protect the safety of the dog in the car. How radical is that !?! It's about time! We look forward to supporting their important work in the years to come, because we know that they are bringing science to bear on this problem, and working to build collaborations so our dogs will not risk injury from the very devices that were marketed as protective.
I have 4 dogs that I compete in dog agility with. This means I've spent thousands of miles a year driving all around the southeast. I initially purchased harnesses for my dogs that claimed to be crash-tested. When a fellow agility competitor was involved in a serious accident it was then I became aware of the issue that there are no standards for pet travel harnesses so I tried to look online to find out if there were standards to market a product as crash-tested approved. That's when I found the Center for Pet Safety. I am a scientist so I value scientifically proven results and found the information on their website invaluable. Not only do they provide crash test videos but they also provide testing results that are clear to understand. I had a question for CPS and they were extremely fast with their answers. I now use their website when making decisions on what products to purchase.