Every single day, I get calls to help find lost pets. Sometimes it's an accidental door opening that allows for a sudden escape, but in other cases, it's a dog bolting from fear. Recently, client Chris told me about this amazing product that she found for her dog. It's a light up vest that you see Tally modeling in the photo.
The vest is manufactured by Noxgear, and is called "LightHound". It is light weight, can be charged on your computer (micro-USB), and it's machine washable! I was impressed by the range of colors the product offered, as well as the color combinations that could be made. There are six flashing illumination modes, allowing your dog to be patriotic, in rescue mode, and more!
Think about this though- with incredible visibility, not only would it be easier to locate your dog, it would make for overall greater safety. Even with double coated breeds, the illumination is intense and easy to see- even in the rain!
The reviews of the product are amazing, and the price is very reasonable. Here is the link to the LightHound vest: https://www.noxgear.com/lighthound
This is an unpaid and non-endorsed post, but the possible applications for this product could really help all of us. A client has a senior dog, for example, who has poor vision, and becomes forgetful in the yard. The vest would allow him to be seen and monitored at night. The sizing appears to be reasonable. Tally is a Portuguese Water Dog, and she is wearing a large. The XL is recommended for Danes and other large breeds, but it's unknown if the XL would fit a Leonberger or Newfie.
Check out the product- it's too good not to share. If you've tried it, please leave a comment so we know what your experience was. The only drawback so far appears to be that it's manufactured in China. Bummer.
Jen Ortman, owner of Holistipet (LLC) is a Professional Animal Communicator, Animal Reiki Master Teacher, author, and speaker.