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Pet Owners Buckle Friends Up!

(CNN)--Sit. Stay. Buckle your seat belt.

More and more pet owners are buckling up their animals when they ride in cars and trucks.

That's according to Bark Buckle, an animal advocacy group.

About 11-percent of pet owners used safety restraints last year -- that's up from just two-percent in 2008.

There are no laws that require pets be secured inside vehicles, but animal advocates and law enforcement officials encourage it.

Sales of dog-travel products are on the rise and automakers are also pushing pet safety.

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