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Why it is a Great Day for Dogs and Jeep Wranglers

Jeep just named its "Top Dog" and Autotrader chooses the Jeep Wrangler as one of the "10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers".

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Jeep has lots to celebrate on this National Dog Day! First, meet Bear, he has been voted as Jeep’s top dog. As you may recall, I wrote about Jeep’s national contest and now the votes are in. Bear wins the title of #JeepTopCanine. The news comes on the same day that Autotrader announced that the Jeep Wrangler has been selected as one of the “Ten Best Cars for Dog Lovers”. This is the second year that the Jeep Wrangler has made Autotrader’s list.

Jeep’s Top Dog

This is the first year that Jeep has selected a #JeepTopCanine. Bear is from Northborough, Massachusetts. The very good boy will be featured in Jeep social media content for the next year. His reign will be up on National Dog Day of 2021.

“As the true cult SUV brand revered around the world for its off-road legacy, Jeep owners share a love of adventure and freedom, and it’s almost an unwritten law that if you take out your Jeep SUV, your dog is coming with you,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA. “It’s that same devotion for their ‘best friends’ that our fans share for their Jeep vehicles. We saw it throughout our first-ever #JeepTopCanine search, giving our fans the opportunity to share and connect with fellow Jeep brand enthusiasts about their shared passions, reaching millions of fans through views and engagements across our social media channels and digital website throughout July and August."

Bear was chosen from thousands of entries for the title of Jeep’s Top Canine. You can see the other finalists at

Jeep Wrangler is one of the Best Cars for Dog Lovers

You may have noticed that nearly every Jeep you see has a happy dog riding inside. Autotrader has certainly noticed. This is the second year that Autotrader ranks the Jeep Wrangler on its list of “10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers of 2020”. Autotrader notes the Wrangler’s open-air character and rugged interior are canine friendly.

Autotrader’s list may seem more important than ever as the COVID virus has more people driving for their vacations. Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan also repeats on the Autotrader list. The Pacifica receives high marks for its spacious interior and Stow ‘n Go seating which provides plenty of room for your fur-babies. For more information on Autotrader’s list visit

"Trips around town or to local destinations have become an important part of our lives these last few months, and for many people that means bringing along their pets as they hit the road," said Brian Moody, executive editor at Autotrader. "To help new-car buyers that are traveling with four-legged friends, we've carefully curated a list of the best cars that offer great comfort and safety features while also making the lives of pet parents just a little easier."

Fiat-Chrysler knows that pets are really considered family members. Mopar sells a number of pet-friendly accessories designed to keep your four-legged friend comfortable and safe while riding along. They have special soft sided pet kennels designed to fit perfectly in their different vehicles. Also, floor mats and cargo mats can make traveling with good boys and girls, like Bear, much easier.

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