Our Mesh Vest is perfect for those water rescue dogs and service dogs who work in the summer heat and humidity of our southern states. Depending on the color and style of mesh, two or three layers of mesh are used to give this vest added strength and durability. The shoulder section is cut high enough to allow your dog excellent leg movement. There is a reflective strip that runs over the back and on both sides of the vest which provides great visibility for your dog. On top of the vest, there is a heavy D-ring (sewn into the girth strap) for attaching a tracking line. The front chest strap is heavyweight 1” webbing that is two way adjustable. The girth strap is heavy 2” webbing with 2” Hook and Loop for an adjustable closure.
Medium: 25” - 29”
Large: 29” - 34”
XLarge: 34” - 41”
This vest comes with 2 patches of your choice (regular, not specialty patches).
Note on Service vs. Therapy Dogs: Service Dogs are dogs that perform a task for their disabled handler. The handler has public access rights with a Service Dog and they are protected under Federal ADA law, and allowed to enter public property with their Service Dog. (Handler must be considered disabled and the dog must perform a task.) Therapy Dogs are dogs that meet the needs of others (such as visiting people in nursing homes, hospitals, pet therapy work, and reading groups, etc.) Handlers do not have ADA public access rights with Therapy Dogs and must have permission from an establishment to enter.
Order received today--GREAT stuff Everything fits GREAT! Measurement charts are “on the nose”
Dobie--TINY neck--BIG chest
Davenport, Io US April 2nd, 2013
Great vest Love this vest its quick and easy to use, just wish had more color choises!
Anchorage, AK US January 1st, 2013
Meh It slips around kind of sideways on my dog when she sits or moves around. I also think a buckle on the belly band and/or chest band would make it easier to put on. It is, however, well made and sturdy.
Bullhead, AZ US June 8th, 2012
Loving it! Super good quality! Withstood lots of puppy chewing!
Still like new, but grown out of it. Buying another one!
Amy & Judah Frechette
Durham, NH US April 18th, 2012
Keeshond Loves This Vest I own a Keeshond who will be a 1 1/2 in a few days. Because he has sooooo much fur, I thought this vest would be PERFECT for living in NH. The global warming has certainly given us a shorter winter and yesterday it was 85. I'd reccommend this vest for any of the Northern-Spitz Dogs living in New England or elsewhere were the climate it's funky!
Cross Plains, In US April 10th, 2011
Red Service dog vest My husband has the paddwd red service dog vest for 6-7 years now and it looks like new. I am in the process of training another service dog and plan on getting her vest from Active Dogs . The staff has always been helpfull with me trying to order from them also. The vest make the difference on how some people relate to seeing a dog in a . Hospital,Resturant, Grocery stores , Malls, Exct.
Baxter, TN US December 3rd, 2010
Just Got Vest #2 I just received my second mesh vest in blue. It fit Meia Great!!! The bigger size has a wider velcro strip on the bottom, which helps keep it from cutting into her. It is still just as durable, and will hold up for as long as we need it. When she grew out of the first (at 85 pounds) we could have chosen a different vest, but the Mesh vest is so versatile and well made that I wouldn't have anything but. Be careful though I made a bone headed mistake and had the patches put on the wrong side...MY FAULT!
Jonesville, MI US November 21st, 2010
Exellent Product I have two Certified Therapy Dogs and one Service Dog and am ordering my third vest today. As
noted by other comments this is a very well made product and you can see the dogs attitude change to "working mode" as soon as you put it on. A Large fit my 90lb Doberman perfectly!
Melbourne, Vi September 5th, 2010
Incredible vest! My dog loves it! It's so comfy for him in summer, solid vests in summer aren't good for my black dog but he barely notices this one! Plenty of space for the association patches too!
Syracuse, NY July 28th, 2010
Worth the expense! Great product! My long haired SAR dog has worked in nasty undergrowth in hot humid conditions with this vest on. It offers good protection from stickers and thorns, while keeping him more cool then a solid fabric SAR vest. I have worked him often in those conditions since I had the vest and we are both pleased with the product.
FresnoUS July 26th, 2010
Great Vest! My dog loves wearing it! He loves to work and this helps him recognize work-time. Very well made and the patches have been perfectly and neatly sewn on. I am very pleased with the service I received as well as the product. Thank You
Cookeville, tn US June 7th, 2010
LOVE THIS VEST!!! We absolutely LOVE this vest!!! The blue color actually showed up on our black and rust 5 month old Rottie. We are training her for certification as a Animal Assisted Therapy Dog, and everywhere we go kids chased us down. Now parents pull their children back and make them ask. We actually don't mind the pets as long as she is in her proper position, but when a child comes running out of isle 5 we can't prepare. Now the vest stops them in their tracks. The vest comforms to her shape. She has already grown into it and it moves with her. She knows as soon as it comes out that it is working time. We educate business of their rights explaining the differences between pets, therapy dogs and service dogs and get special permission for entry to train. With her vest she's very aware that is working now. It is super easy to put on, we usually load her up and vest up as we get out of the vehicle.
Brentwood, TN US May 21st, 2010
Great Around Campus! I got this in the mail today and I already love it! The color is beautiful, and the mesh appears very durable. It fit my GSD perfectly after playing with the adjustments. I only wish it had a buckle girth strap rather than velcro, simply because it's quieter and doesn't have to be re-adjusted every time I put the vest back on her. I just HAD to test it out around the campus. The vest actually kept her cooler than if she were "naked" because the sun couldn't beat down on quite as much black fur. Thanks so much for the wonderful product!
BerkeleyUS March 16th, 2010
Student Fantastic vest! It is good-looking and well made. My dog wears it pretty much every day and is always THRILLED when I get it out because it means he gets to go work. Highly recommened.
Davie, FL US February 1st, 2010
FADED IN FLORIDA SUN The vest is excellent -- it is very well made, easy to use with velcro strap, and the materials are excellent. The only complaint I have is that I bought the vest in blaze orange, and in less than a year the mesh-material had faded to a pastel. We are talking about leaving the vest in a closed car in the hot Florida sun, but still . . . it was not in direct sunlight, and I don't think it should have faded so badly when it was fairly costly to purchase.
Would I order again? Yes. Just not blaze orange.
BEM, MN US January 10th, 2010
Mesh Vest Superior Quality, Very Proffessional Looking, Perfect fit adjustments, Velcro quick release belt, double top loops, adjustable breast strap, super patchs. A Bit on the pricey side, but well worth the extra bucks in MHO. I came back to order a second one, and I especially like the black color as it looks more proffessional, and has a reflector strip that works great at night.
I really like mine and will talk to others about it, and where I got it. Thanks Active Dogs.Com for being here for my needs!!
Duluth, MN US September 23rd, 2009
Mesh Vest This vest is really great. My sevice Dog, Chloee, is comfortable in it and it looks great on her too! I have had it a year now and have machine washed it on delicate and drip dried it and it was like brand new every time. I use packing tape to remove the hair from the mesh and we are ready to go. Really great product.
July 13th, 2009
Very Unique Vest I just received this vest today. I like the way it looks and the fact that it is not just a single layer of mesh, but 3 different types of mesh put together. It is larger than I thought it would be. I like the fact that this vest looks more like a cape and has full coverage on my dog. It rides lower on my dog. She is 60pds. I have a black lab. SD and the black patches (including the speciality ones I bought) make it look sleek on the dog.
April 7th, 2009
Great Vest! I love this vest. It works perfectly in summer! When it gets wet it drys off in a few minutes! When it is hot it keeps my dog cool unlike his other vests that makes him hot. I reccomend this vest to anyone.
Elite K9 Academy, Inc.
Jupiter, FL US October 9th, 2008
These vests are AWESOME! We have not found a better vest anywhere. They are perfect for our South Florida hot weather. They are cooler, extremely well made, last a long time and don't attract the dirt like a lot of vests do.
We train the Service Dogs for our clients and they are always delighted when they see this vest on their dogs.