Dog Life Jackets

The best dog life jackets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 9, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Dog Life Jacket Reviews

Ruffwear Float Coat

rated 5 of 5 stars The best doggie life vest I've ever seen... Meet Griffin. Hood ornament, navigator, trusty companion, river rat. We see him here sporting his Ruffwear Float Coat—a life vest for your four legged friends.   For Ruffwear founder Patrick Kruse, exploring the outdoors has always been a way of life; whether by foot, bike, flying machine, or boat. And he has always searched for ways to include his canine companions in all of his adventures. Today, his company offers quite the variety of outdoor gear… Full review

Ruffwear Float Coat

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are looking for a top-quality lifejacket for your canine buddy, this is it! Very sturdy, well constructed, and excellent fit/adjustment. Have already recommended to several friends. This is a great life jacket for dogs. Well made, sturdy, and durable. Have been on several day/weekend/week-long kayaking and canoe trips with my little Australian Cattle Dog Sheila over these past two summers, and it still looks like new. Easy to put on and take off, and has all the necessary adjustments for… Full review

Astral Bird Dog

rated 5 of 5 stars Our dogs are out with us in canoes and kayaks 3-4 days per week, and we need a durable, safe, reliable life jacket for them to use. We were not too familiar with this dog jacket until we won it from Get Outdoors in North Carolina. We have been very impressed with its quality, and the freedom and security it provides for our dog Edgar. We received the Astral Bird Dog Canine Life Jacket together with the previously-reviewed Astral Ronny (human) PFD and Astral Brewer water shoes, from Get Outdoors,… Full review

Ruffwear Float Coat

rated 5 of 5 stars When I was notified that we would be reviewing the Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat as Gear Brand Ambassadors for Backcountry K9, I was quite enthusiastic. Many others who paddle with their dogs had insisted that this canine life jacket is the best available. Now I would have a chance to test it out, and find out what all the shouting was about…well, now I am shouting! This is certainly a great life jacket for your dog. We have canoed with our dogs for many years, and have always put them in a dog life… Full review

Ruffwear Float Coat

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, comfortable, and provides high visibility! Another fantastic product from Ruff Wear and probably my favorite of Shyla's gear! This life jacket is perfect for taking your dog paddleboarding. The large handle allows for easy pick up and placement when I need to get Shyla onto and off the board.   The jacket provides great flotation while still allowing Shyla to swim freely. The fit is perfect. She is a size medium and is anywhere from 65-70 pounds. Putting the jacket on is super easy (which… Full review

Ruffwear Portage Float Coat

rated 4 of 5 stars I used this coat for a while with my mini-aussie Link. It did the trick just fine for him! (30lbs full grown). Kept him up while he paddled, and I loved having a handle that I could use to move him around with. It was also nice that we were able to attach his leash to it while we walked around the boat dock. I never had any issues with it being too loose or coming off, though if both of the flaps don't wrap fully around the dogs stomach, I could maybe see where issues would begin. One important… Full review

Ruffwear Big Eddy Float Coat

rated 4 of 5 stars Kept him paddling all day long! This was a great purchase that was used quite a bit on a trip to Florida. We tend to rent a boat when we head down that way and the dog likes to come along.  Well, when we jumps in the water it is next to impossible to get him out with the boat ladder. But with this jacket he swims up to the boat and you grab the handle on it and pull him right up.  My only issue is that my dog is over 100lbs and it would be great if it had a second handle further back so that when… Full review

Outward Hound Pet Saver Life Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Very well made product. Saved my dog's life twice!! Has handle on top for a quick pickup, and a ring to attach a leash. Has three clip buckles you can tighten to dog's body. Brightly colored, and dries quick. Full review

Ruffwear Portage Float Coat

rated 1 of 5 stars UTTERLY UNRELIABLE, at least on slim, deep chested dogs anyway! Don t put your dog at risk with this crappy jacket. It fitted poorly on my dog (double checked the sizing too) and came off on my friend's Weimaraner in the water. I have since bought a dog life jacket from NRS and that one is superb. Full review

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