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Best Car Boot Liners for Dogs

Updated: Jul 25

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If you like to travel with your dog in the car boot then some form of boot protection is a great investment. Aside from the inevitable mud, dog hair and of course all the general dog walking gear, there's the scratches which can prove costly if they affect the resale value of your car.


There's a huge range of options available from waterproof boot protectors, custom made boot liners to simple rubber mats. Ultimately whilst this article is aimed at dogs lovers, these boot liners have a whole range of uses.

Girl sitting in open boot of her car with her dog in the countryside

Table of Contents

Buying Guide for Car Boot Liners for Dogs

Features to Consider

Our Picks of the Best Boot Liners for Dogs

Our Verdict




BUYING GUIDE FOR CAR BOOT LINERS FOR DOGS


Boot liners are available offering everything from full boot protection to simple floor liners so it really depends what you think you need to protect the boot from mud and the inevitable dog hair.


Many off-the-shelf boot liners work exceptionally well and tick pretty much all the boxes whilst suiting those on a tighter budget.


Custom fitted boot liners are available which are made to measure for your specific make and model of car, but obviously have the accompanying price tag. If you keep your car for several years they can work out to be a good value and stylish investment.


At Smart Bark we're always on the hunt for the best of the best. We've provided this buying guide to give you an overview of your options and help you decide which car boot liner features are most important to you and your four-legged friend.



FEATURES TO CONSIDER


If you're struggling to choose a car boot liner, here are a few things to consider:


Coverage - simple material boot liners cover the base of your boot, back of the rear seats and in most instances offer a bumper guard too. This help protect all areas of your boot from scratching paws, mud and dog hair.


Hard Wearing - The rubber or plastic mats have the bonus of being easily washed and hard wearing but offer little in the way of comfort for your dog. The simple addition of a bed, cushion or dog blanket will make your boot a more comfortable and cosy space.


Padding - Some boot liners offer addition integral padding such as the range from Orvis. They work well on their own without an additional blanket or bed.


Waterproof - If your dog simply loves mud and can always seem to sniff our the nearest stream or dog-sized puddle, then a waterproof liner is crucial.


Custom Fit - The luxury option for boot liners. They fit beautifully and are designed specifically for your car.


Bumper Protection - Some mats incorporate a bumper cover for dogs who love to jump in and out of the boot. It helps reduce your dog’s chances of slipping with wet paws when entering or leaving your vehicle and protects your car bumper from nasty scratches on its paintwork.


Ultimately, to help you decide, we've divided the review into three sections -

Boot Liners - covers the base, back of rear seats and bumper (Options 1-3)

Boot Mats - cover the base of your boot (Options 4-6)

Custom Fit Boot Liners - made specifically for your car make and model ( Options 7 & 8)



OUR PICK OF THE BEST CAR BOOT LINERS FOR DOGS



1. Toozey Car Boot Protector for Dog

The Toozey boot protector leads our Top 10 based on it's value for money. This is Amazon's best selling boot liner, and whilst it's a 'one size fits all' solution so admittedly it won't be a perfect fit, it offers great protection at a relatively low price.

puppy sitting on a toozey grey car boot liner

It's a fairly standard size (similar to the majority of off-the-shelf boot liners) so should fit a wide range of cars and SUVs.


In addition to the headrest straps, the rear seat and side panels have a enviable 11 velcro attachments, which all work together to keep the boot protector stable.


This boot liner should stay glued in place as your dog jumps in or you take that corner at speed.


Available with different edging colours which is a nice design touch, and waterproof so you can simply wipe it clean if it gets muddy.


What's more it features a handy wide flap which you can unroll to protect your bumper from scratches. It has 2 handy storage pockets on the back, but if you have a large boot you might struggle to reach them !


Dimensions (L W) : 186 x 105 cm - with 34cm side panels

Reasons to Buy

Great value

Covers base and sides

Waterproof

Reasons to Avoid

Not padded

Needs headrests


2. Orvis Car Boot Liner for Dogs

Next up are Orvis, who are a firm favourite here at Smart Bark for their high quality and beautifully designed, functional dog products.

dog lying on Orvis car boot cover

This boot liner is available in two sizes and three colours to coordinate with your car interior.


Whilst not the cheapest option, this dog boot liner is beautifully made as you'd expect from Orvis, with the waterproof quilted surface adding extra comfort for your four-legged friend.


Their unique non-slip 'Grip-Tight' backing holds the protector in place as your dog jumps in and out of your car and additional anchors wedge into the base of the fold-down backseat, ensuring this liner won't move around.


What's more, a non-quilted extension unfolds to protect your bumper when you need it. Really easy to keep clean as the whole boot liner can be removed and hosed off if it gets super muddy. A stylish solution for boot protection which won't break the bank!


Dimensions (L W) : Large 153 x 107 cm | Extra Large 191 x 125 cm (bumper extension 61cm)

Reasons to Buy

Excellent quality finish

Padded for comfort

Three colours options

Reasons to Avoid

Pricier option

No side protection

No headrests



3. Just Pet Zone Car Boot Liner for Dogs

This great value dog boot protector from Just Pet Zone offers a different fit to the first two options.

Open hatchback car boot, dog lying on Just Pet Zone boot liner in harness

Made with water-resistant fabric, the protector is padded to provide a comfortable ride for your four-legged friend.


Like both the previous options you will need rear headrests to install this boot liner. Adjustable straps help to attach the liner panel to the rear headrests and seat anchors keep the boot protector firmly in place.


The side panels have velcro to fix to the car boot walls which appear a little flimsy.

The liner incorporates a fold-out long flap to protect your bumper from scratches and mud as your dog jumps in and out.


On the downside, whilst the integral pocket is a great idea to store spare dog poo bags, balls etc, it is quite a stretch to reach the back of the rear seats! Certainly not the quality of the Orvis boot liner, but it is available at a fraction of the cost.


Dimensions (L W) : 137 x 119cm (this includes the side panels)

Reasons to Buy

Good value

Quilted for comfort

Side protection

Reasons to Avoid

One size fits all

Flimsy velcro fastening



4. Custom Fit Black Rubber Boot Liner

If you're interested in a customised boot tray then Amazon offer the option to enter your car registration to find boot mats and trays that are a custom fit for your car make and model.

open fiesta boot showing a Novline rubber boot protecting mat

This Novline Boot Liner is tailored to fit a Ford Fiesta Hatchback 2011 - 2017 and as you can see it's a perfect fit. Travall offer similar options.


Simply enter your car registration and select the boot liner you want for your car (vehicle selections and filters are at the top of the Amazon page).


Novline Boot liners are resistant to water, oils and dirt and have a raised edge so contain any accidents or spillages well.


Not designed specifically for your four-legged friend, but it could be a solution if you added some additional comfort. Just be mindful to chose blankets or bedding which won't slip around if you take those roundabouts at speed.


Dimensions (L W) : Tailored to fit

Reasons to Buy

Cheap option

Tailored to fit

Easy to clean

Reasons to Avoid

Protects base only

No padding



5. Pet Rebellion - Boot Defender

Alternatively, if your dog tends to sit or lay still in the boot quite happily throughout the journey, a simple mat could do the job of protecting your boot. Pet Rebellion offer a range of thick, heavy duty yet comfortable boot mats.

pet rebellion boot protector with bumper defender to protect the bumper from dog scratches

This standard sized mat simply covers the floor of your boot and will provide plenty of protection for most sizes of car boot.


Their mats have a super soft pile making a nice comfortable space for your dog's journey.


It's worth noting that this boot defender mat is also machine washable, so that's a big tick for easy cleaning !


What's more, a large bumper cover is included in the design for dogs who love to jump in and out of the boot.


Dimensions (L W) : 100 x 145 cm

Reasons to Buy

Good value

Non slip

Machine washable

Reasons to Avoid

Protects base only

One size



6. Sakura Rubber Boot Mat

The truth is that if you're on a tight budget but need to protect your boot floor, then this rubber boot mat by Sakura offers protection at a great price.

Sakura rubber boot mat in a car boot

The mat is large but the beauty of this option, is that it's designed to be trimmed to fit your boot.


It's not as daunting as it first appears. The design includes trimming guidelines, shown in the photo, and you simply place it in your boot and then trim to fit.


It's a great option for small car boots which may be drowned by the other boot liners.


Easy to keep clean, simply wipe down or in the case of a super muddy dog, remove and hose down (the mat not the dog !)


Simply add a dog cushion or blanket for some canine friendly cushioning.


Dimensions (L W) : 120 x 80 cm - but can be trimmed to size

Reasons to Buy

Super cheap option

Cut to size

Easy to clean

Reasons to Avoid

Protects base only

No padding



7. Titan Covers Custom Boot Liner

Titan Covers make tough, durable, waterproof protection for your car. Each boot liner is tailor-made to fit the exact shape of your car make and model.

Open car boot with Titan cover custom car boot liner in grey.

No boot is perfectly rectangular so with all those little nooks and crannies protected, you can really make use of the whole of your boot space.


Better still, these liners are available in a range of colours to coordinate with your car interior.


As with the Boot Buddy featured below

, Titan Covers offer a wealth of additional options include a removable bumper flap and a 60/40 split seat.


Again, not the cheapest option but a made-to-measure solution for smart boot protection.


Dimensions (L W) : customised to your car boot.

Reasons to Buy

Custom fit

Range of colours

60/40 split option

Easy to clean

Reasons to Avoid

More expensive option



8. Boot Buddy

The last boot liner to feature in our review is the Boot Buddy. The Boot Buddy is entirely customised for your car boot.

Boot Buddy boot protector in a red car with open boot

It is a self supporting boot liner made from heavy duty polypropylene, so unlike most fabric liners it doesn't depend on velcro attachments to stay up.


Sometimes you need to drop the back seats to carry larger loads and the Boot Buddy is designed for this.


The panel that protects the back of your rear seats is fully detachable so you can drop your seats without having to remove the liner entirely.


Boot Buddy also offer a Load Liner. This fits the entire space with your rear seats dropped flat, which could be a great option for dog lovers with multiple dogs.


If you're interested in a customised boot liner, Boot Buddy offer some additional extras including a dog mat, dog bedding and an optional padded bumper guard.


Whilst it's clearly not the cheapest option on the market, it does offer a extremely smart and super durable solution.


Dimensions (L W) : customised to your car boot.

Reasons to Buy

Custom fit

Easy to clean

Extremely durable

Reasons to Avoid

More expensive option

No padding included

No option for 60/40 split



OUR VERDICT


There's a whole range of potential solutions for protecting your boot from dog hair, scratches and mud, starting at under £10 to over £100.


If you're on a tight budget then the Toozey Car Boot Protector offers full boot coverage for a great price and will keep your boot looking new.


For those looking to only cover the base of the boot, it's hard to beat the Novline customised trays and mats. They'll fit you boot perfectly allowing you to maximise the space. Great options for small cars.



Hopefully you've found something to suit your car, your dog and of course your budget. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at our article on the Best Car Boot Liners for Dogs.



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