There are some nice car seat covers for traveling with your dog but you can do better and for a lot less with this DIY solution.
Buy an inexpensive quilted bedspread. It will actually cost less than buying the quilted fabric and it already has edge binding.
Measure the total area you want to cover – plus about 6 inches (to tuck behind the seat). In the truck, I not only wanted to cover the seat but also the floor. I needed at least 90″ of length and 60″ of width. A little extra length would be a bonus so I picked up a king size “quilt”. There will be a significant amount of excess width. Don’t worry, it will get tucked out of the way. Just remember to do all of you measurements from the center out to the sides so it will be even.
When you go shopping, these are not real quilts. They are fabric prints that look like quilts. They are a poly-cotton blend which may not be great for your bedroom but its perfect for the dog since it will resist dirt and stains and will wash easily. The one I chose was under $25.
Every installation will be a bit different but for most trucks, there are three or four luggage straps behind the seat. I simply sewed loops of webbing / ribbon. I positioned them about 6″ from the edge of the quilt to allow a generous amount of fabric to tuck behind the seat.
Most modern vehicles have car seat anchors. I measured the depth of the seat top plus the distance down the face of the seat to the anchor points – 27″ was the result – and marked the quilt using the loops as my starting point. I then measured across the width of the seat and made note of where each anchor was. I transferred these measurements to the quilt. I then cut small slots in the quilt to line up with the anchor points. (It’s optional but I also chose to reinforce the cuts by sewing the equivalent of a really long button hole.) finally, cut a piece of Velcro about 3/4 the width of each anchor. Sew one half of the Velcro to one side of the slot and sew the other half of the Velcro to the opposite side of the slot.
Time to install the seat cover!
Attach the top loops to the base of the luggage straps. Flatten the quilt down and align the slots to the seat anchors. Tuck one side of the Velcro through each anchor and attach it to the mating Velcro.
The quilt will be much to wide so tuck the sides in and under the seat.