I have been running (sled dogs) with the jackets for about two weeks now in the mornings and you wouldn’t believe the difference in temperature between a dog without one to a dog with one.
The goods came on Saturday, and… I wanted to quickly let you know that I just took the dogs for a 45-minute walk in those coats. It was about 3 p.m. when we set out, and sunny, about 80 degrees. I hosed them down with cold water –dogs and coats– and then dressed them and out we went. THEY DID GREAT! They were a little wasted when we got home, as the walk back is all uphill, but under those coats, their fur was cold to the touch! And they have recovered normal breathing and attitude now about twice as fast as on a similar walk in 60 degree weather.
Joan and Hawkeye
I handed out a couple of your cards. I made people touch my dog on his head and compare the temperature to his body under the coat–noticeable difference. Thanks!
Got the coat just in time………Camp was incredibly hot so I was extremely thankful that I had the coat for Caper. When I put my hand under it I could feel that she was still fairly cool. A lot of people asked where I got the coat and I told them your web site.
Eileen - BC, Canada
Craig - Ft. Myers, FL
Just back from Skowhegan and the package was there waiting for me when I arrived. Thank you so much for the extra effort that went in to this happening for me and saving the bother of the border shipping. I have been passing out your cards and telling everyone about your great service! Thanks again!
First off, thanks for letting me get a tarp (had forgotten her $$$). I have already used it and love it!
Even though it wasn’t very hot, my boy tends to overheat just being himself, (gets very worked up waiting to run). We put him in full sun and placed our hands underneath the jacket and he was cool to the touch. I have tried those crystal cooler jackets in the past and the trouble with those are as soon as the water reaches body temperature it can actually hold in heat. I love this jacket, and it can be placed in water first if you want to cool your doggie down even more. They even have custom color trims on the jacket that can match your tarps. Very Cool!
Lisa & Dilemma
They really make nice ‘walls’ for pop-up canopies. People simply can’t believe how much cooler my canopy is than theirs 🙂 Since the second canopy is for home use, I can always use my RV set in the meantime.
My friend gave me your site as she is still very happy with her tarp. 😉 Thank you
I saw the info posted on the Agile dog list from someone in California. I have used the (Silver Shade) to cover a cage at a breed show once and was amazed at how cool it stayed inside the cage so I thought this would be perfect (as a dog cooler).
I would STRONGLY recommend looking at the SILVER SHADE MESH coats….To know what size you need, measure down your dogs spine from the withers to the dock of their tails. If you are in between sizes—go with the larger size—you want them to fit loosely–especially around their waist. That way air can flow through. You can also get them wet. ALL of my dogs have them and use them A LOT!!!