Assuming you're not going to the vet, bringing your dog for a spin in the car can be a joyous occasion. Lara Jo Ragan snapped a whole slew of canines enjoying the open road in her book, Dogs in Cars. With the help of a special light that juts out over the roof of the car and a harness that allows her to lean out of the window, the photographer managed to take some amazing pictures of dogs with the wind in their fur.

All shot in California, the pictures take place in all kinds of environments with a plethora of different dogs and vehicles. The make, model, and year of each car is included in the back of the book, as well as tips for photographing your canine companions. Over half the pups in the book are rescues, and no dogs were harmed in the making. This book is perfect for any dog lover's coffee table. You can buy the book here

Sasha // Siberian Husky in a 2005 Subaru Legacy

Napoleon, Lulu, & Stitch // Pugs in a 1983 Volvo 245 Turbo Wagon

Elvis & Presley // Dachshunds in a 2003 Honda Accord

Champ and Jordan // Golden Retrievers in a 2010 Toyota Matrix

Count Nutsford // Lab mix in a 2008 Toyota 4Runner

Boo // Pit-Terrier Mix in a 2008 Chrysler Sebring

Twyla and Blu // Queensland Heeler & Jack-Russell-Chihuahua Mix in a 1987 Ford Ranger