Does anything specific come to mind when you hear the 3 words “Amarillo by morning”? If you’re into country music, you’ll probably think of George Strait’s song (watch video below). After reading this review, you’ll also associate one of Molly Mutt’s stylish car seat covers/hammocks with the town in Texas…and who knows, you may just want to hop in the car with your pups and take them for a little road trip!
Disclaimer: Molly Mutt provided us with the free Car Seat Cover/Hammock “Amarillo by morning” in return for an honest review. Here on K9sOverCoffee, I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers & always provide 100% honest reviews. Molly Mutt is not responsible for the content of this blog post.
What We Expect From A High Quality Car Seat Cover/Hammock
Ever since my pups Missy & Buzz have been around, I’ve made it a point to keep the interior of my cars clean with doggie car seat covers/hammocks. I’ve had one in a convertible Mustang (yes, the pups outgrew that car very quickly!), a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and my current Chevy Sonic.
Puppy Missy Going For A Ride In Her Hooman's Convertible Mustang
From our previous boring, gray car hammock...
...to our boring, black car hammock... (the dog pictured is one of my clients' dogs, Bailey)
...to our stylish, new car hammock from Molly Mutt!
The main purpose of each car hammock was definitely to keep the seats from getting covered in dog hair and muddy, wet paw prints. Since the pups went to many parks and wooded areas that were bound to leave dirt on the hammocks, they absolutely needed to be washable, which all of them were.
So for us, the most important feature of a car seat cover/hammock is its functionality. While our two previous ones checked that box big time, they did lack in one department – style.
To be quite honest, both were boring, plain & simple. One was gray, the other one was black, and neither had any depth to it as far as texture was concerned. I had always envisioned a somewhat thicker fabric that was easy on the eye.
Enter Molly Mutt.
Features Of Our Molly Mutt Car Seat Cover/Hammock “Amarillo By Morning”
- Fits all vehicles with headrests
- Covers the backseat or cargo area
- Adjustable straps for easy on/off
- Seat belt slots so you can buckle up your dogs
- Seat belt anchors and non-skid backing keep the cover in place
- Hand – or machine washable in cold water
- Dimensions are 56″ x 56″ (= 142 cm x 142 cm)
- Can be embroidered with your dog’s name for an additional $10
- Free shipping on all continental U.S. orders (rush it for only $7.95)
Molly Mutt's Car Seat Cover/Hammock Is Both Functional & Stylish
We Broke In Our New Car Hammock With A Little Road Trip To Greensboro, NC, To Pick Up Some Raw Dog Food
Every now and then we meet up with Chris and/or Angie from Raw Canine Foods to purchase some of their raw dog food. They’re a distributor of TEFCO raw dog food and based out of the beautiful NC mountains.
A few weeks ago we met up half way in Greensboro, NC to pick up 20 lbs of frozen beef green tripe (price point: $45). We had just received our new car hammock the night before, so this little road trip was the perfect occasion to break it in (1.5 hours one way).
The Pups Checking Out Our Brand New Car Hammock
The pups & I left around 6:45 am, got some gas, and hit the road. They’re not super early risers, which explains their somewhat gloomy facial expressions in the first picture at the gas station…
By the time we arrived in Greensboro, they were wide awake and happy to check out the new sniffs we were surrounded by.
Once back home from our little excursion, I was glad to see that the hammock had done exactly what I had expected it to do – stay in place and provide the pups with a comfy, somewhat cushioned surface to snooze on.
Machine Washable in Cold Water
Fast forward 3 weeks and several more car trips on our new hammock, and it was time to put that baby into the wash (I had only shaken it out a few times to remove sand and other loose dirt). I washed it by itself in cold water on the delicate cycle and air-dried it over night.
It passed the washing machine test with flying colors – it looked just the way it did when I first got it in the mail.
5 Different Patterns – All Retail For $59
This particular car seat cover/hammock comes in 5 different patterns, all of which retail for $59. Besides our “Amarillo by morning”, it’s also available in “Lion’s roar”, “Papillon”, “Karma chamelion”, and in “I’m a realist” (all gray)…someone at Molly Mutt must love those songs 😉
Clockwise from top left: Lion's roar, Papillon, Karma chameleon, I'm a realist
The only minor con I could find in comparison to our previous car hammocks is the lack of pockets – I used them to store extra collars and treats whenever we went on road trips.
Where Can You Buy One For Yourself?
High quality accessories are very important to us here at K9sOverCoffee, and Molly Mutt’s car seat cover fits right into that category.
The pattern is fun, the cover itself feels sturdy & durable and has a little cushioned feel to it, it has slots for the seat belt buckle meaning the pups can be secured during rides, it passed our washing machine test, AND the pups look too cute on it.
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