Our chihuahua is terrified of Velcro, so I can’t use this on him. I carefully read the description and there was no mention of Velcro, as that was something that was important to me before I ordered it. I couldn’t easily find how to return it. Other than the Velcro thing, it looks like it would be small enough to fit our 5-lb chihuahua, which is hard to find (XS). Looks like decent quality.
I have a new Mini Golden Doodle, who absolutely loves the water! I can't keep him dry! This life jacket is well made and will be great for the beach!!
Didn’t fit my dog despite her being within the measurements. Maybe because she’s a dachshund and has a weird body type? But still.
Gave my big guy the confidence to swim safe . Kept him from sinking . Love the large jacket . Easy to put on.
My boy Otter lives up to his name so he LOVES the water! We actually caught him swimming off our neighbors dock and knew we needed to get him a life vest. We had some in the past that didn't work out (his hair is so slick when wet so they would fall right off even if tightened all the way), but this one sticks like glue! It's absolutely perfect for him and he loves wearing it because it doesn't get up in his little doggy armpits.
This life jacket does it all. It is comfortable for my puppy, so she likes wearing it. It keeps her afloat easily, so from her first dip in the ocean this summer, her skepticism evaporated quickly and she had a blast. And it is so easy to lift her with the perfectly placed handle on top.
I ordered the x-small for my 10-week-old mini Schnauzer. It fits alright, as far as I can tell. We've used it once so far in a calm lake, and it seemed to work well. I love the part that keeps her snout above water. I also like that the life jacket is not bulky like others I've looked at. She wasn't a fan of it (though she doesn't like her harness yet, either, so I didn't expect her to be), but it wasn't too complicated to get on and secure even with her squirming. Once it was on, she didn't fight it too much. It stayed in place throughout our time at the lake, too. The reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is that she was unable to get up when she was knocked over by a larger puppy in shallow water; she was stuck on her side with her head partially submerged. Overall, though, I'm pleased with the purchase.
I recently got a paddleboard and decided that I should probably get my dog(s) a life jacket if I ever expect them to go paddlin' with me. My one dog is a good swimmer and loves the water, the other... not so much. I'm not actually sure if the non-swimmer can even swim. This is an AWESOME life jacket - especially for the price. Ordered an XL for my GSD and shepherd mix and it's plenty large enough for both of them. It's well constructed and fits great. Although my dogs were initially apprehensive about having it on, they had no issues with moving or even running once they were wearing it. For the very first time (ever!!!) I was able to get my dog that doesn't swim out into the water past his comfort level and got him to paddle around with me. Once he'd had enough, I put the vest on my dog who loves to swim and she swam for a good 2 hours. I liked this product so much, I ordered a second vest a week later so both dogs have one for when we go to the beach or out on the water.
Well made, secure safety straps, fits well and the handles on top are a plus for holding onto your dog. We surf with our dogs on deck so the handles are an added plus.
Great quality and price.