Her new car seat-basket is from Amazon, its collapsible and has a seat belt that can connect to her harness in the seat. They provide 2 pieces of hard plastic to give structure to the sides. During set up, I found the plastic was placed in the large front pocket with a zipper. Set up was easy and fast, I just connected the belts to loop it over the seat head and added the plastic to the sides of the seat. This dog car seat can booster higher as well. For greater security I made her seat belt a little tighter so she could not get out of her car seat. At first she protested a bit but after 5 minutes she lounged, took a nap, and calmly looked out the window.
I upgraded her harness to a matching purple one with gingham print for spring with the matching purple leash. I love the vivid purple color that is an exact match to her car seat. The only downside to the harness is that the white Velcro remains visible. I purchased a small, my 10 month old puppy is only 6.5lbs, and has a very skinny upper body yet the Velcro still is visible at the top when it is on her body.
It seems this is the design of the vest because other puppies much smaller and younger than her also have visible Velcro in the Amazon review pictures. Overall, for under $14, I still like the vest for the color and style to celebrate the spring season!
I purchase some allergy chews for her from Target because I noticed that she was experiencing spring allergies. I give her a little less than half a chew a day. It has significantly reduced her scratching and irritation. She barely scratches herself now and appears much more comfortable throughout the day.