Honda is going to the dogs with a pooch friendly Element.

A couple of years ago DogCars.com named the Honda Element as being the best dog car ever. So rather than resting on their laurels, Honda has decided to roll with it, by creating a special "Dog Friendly" version of their chunky crossover vehicle.

Older pooches have a tough time jumping into a high tailgate, so the Doggie Element has a pull out ramp that makes it easy for Rover to get in or out. Once inside, he'll find that the Dog Friendly Element is first class all the way, with a special crash secured doggie bed, splash proof water bowl, and even a fan to keep him cool on those long hot rides out of town. Honda realizes that dogs and cars can become a messy proposition, so the Dog Friendly Element has special removable and washable upholstery, dog bone pattern rubber floor mats, and a net to keep the canines and humans in their respective parts of the car.

The Dog Friendly Element will be available later this year.

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