Subaru’s Dog Ads Make a Return

 

The Barkley family is back and looking better than ever in Subaru’s most recent set of ads. Featured in the “Dog Tested. Dog Approved” ad campaign, the Barkleys are a family Labrador and golden retrievers. Needless to say, their place in Subaru’s dog ads have earned them more than a few fans.

Subaru’s most recent dog-friendly ad campaign is composed of four 30-second commercials. Dubbed “Driving Lesson,” “Car Wash,” “Drive Away,” and “Drop Off,” the ads put these lovable pups in situations that many humans have faced at least once in their life.

Driving Lesson” features one of the puppies getting, well, a driving lesson in the Subaru Impreza. Along the way, the pup gets distracted by some geese and knocks over a mailbox.

Drop Off” features the two parents dropping their puppy off for the first day of school. Amid all the dog whimpers from behind the wheel of the upcoming Subaru Ascent, we’ve got to say that we here at Steve Lewis Subaru love the look of the three-row SUV.

In “Car Wash,” the Barkley’s get their Subaru Ascent hosed down after what looks like an off-road adventure.

The final ad, “Drive Away,” features a teen retriever pulling the start-and-stop prank on dad. In the end, the teen is no longer behind the wheel of the Subaru Crosstrek.

To test drive any of the featured vehicles or for more info, visit us at Steve Lewis Subaru today!

Steve Lewis Subaru Teams Up With Dakin Humane Society

Steve Lewis Subaru has teamed up with the Dakin Humane Society to help the organization meet their noble mission “to improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them.”

Improving the lives of animals is a lot of work and the Dakin Humane Society has been doing it a long time, since 1969 in fact. There are a number of different ways that the Dakin Humane Society achieves this goal. They provide shelter as well as medical care for animals in need. Spay/neuter services are regularly performed at the shelter. The organization also offers behavioral rehabilitation services. All in all, they help some 20,000 animals each year.

It’s important to note that the group does not receive any government funding nor are they funded by any national humane society. They are only able to operate through the generous donations of charitable organizations. That’s where Steve Lewis Subaru comes in. The dealership donated over a $1,000 to the Dakin Humane Society in January alone.

The shelter is staffed solely by volunteers. If you are interested in being a part of this important mission, you can start your volunteering adventure by visiting here. Who doesn’t want to hand-feed kittens in the nursery?

Subaru and Center for Pet Safety Partner for Pet Crate Safety

Our pets are like family, so when traveling, their safety is just as important as ours! In order to raise awareness about pet crate safety while traveling, Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS) have joined together in a partnership. They recently released the results of their 2015 Crate and Carrier Crashworthiness Study and we’re here to let you know what products received the best ratings.

Border Collie in Car

Keep your pet safe in the car with one of our study’s suggested carriers.

After running the study, Subaru and CPS came to the conclusion that the three products listed below provided the most effective levels of safety for pets.

1. 2015 Top Performing Crate – Gunnar Kennels G1 Intermediate with 8’ Tie Down Straps
2. 2015 Top Performing Carrier – PetEgo Forma Frame Jet Set Carrier
3. 2015 Top Performance Carrier – ISOFIX-Latch Connection and Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with PPRS Handilock

Michael McHale, Subaru’s Director of Corporate Communications, said, “Alongside Center for Pet Safety, we are proud to help lead the charge in identifying the best crates and carriers for pet lovers everywhere, while, more importantly, making pet parents aware of the safety measures they can take and the dangers that can occur if they don’t.”

One of the main components of the Subaru Love Promise is helping animals. Locally, we work with the Dakin Animal Shelter, while nationally Subaru partners with the ASPCA and the National Wildlife Federation.

Crates and carriers are so important when traveling with your pet, as they protect them from becoming a projectile in case you’re ever in an accident. For more about pet crate safety, click here.