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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 AM
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ChicagoCanine - I'm glad you posted because I have been wanting a new reflective vest. I have a Glow Dog leash and collar, so I'm glad to know they have vests as well.

I found them online here: Glow Dog Reflective Fido Jacket
What size do you have? Thanks!
I'll dig the Glowdog vest out and see what size it is. I like it because it is very lightweight. I haven't had it fade at all, but I don't wash it very often. I also have a Glowdog bandana that's really old, i probably have had it for 10-12+ years, been washed more and it is still just as reflective as ever.
The Glowdog coat I also have is thicker, several layers instead of single layer like the vest has, but its a small size because I bought it for my terrier. The one I have is black but still highly reflective...

Ruffwear used to make a Lighted Track Jacket that was reflective but also has EL wire built into it that actually lights up on each side. I have one of those but they don't make the lighted version anymore, if anyone is interested in that you might be able to find one online somewhere.


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Diane, thanks so much for the offer - love the hot pink! But if it is not reflective, I'll pass on it.

I may just go for a shorter style as they seem to be more readily available. I'm not worried about my dogs getting too hot in a vest, since I'll be using it in the winter.

Nancy, very nice styles in the website you linked - but a bit pricey for me!

So Hmmm, haven't decided yet, still considering different things . . .

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I have this one from Leerburg. Rusty doesn't mind it, it's light and allows for movement. We walk alot at night. I also wear a relective band around my waist.


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I just tried out an IMPRESSIVE collar. www.glowdoggie.com

Once again more expensive perhaps but what I liked is I can see the dog COMING at me which is not like most reflective items.

Got sent a sample. I like the design a lot. HE sent me the green classic plus. Very nice.

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Ruffwear used to make a Lighted Track Jacket that was reflective but also has EL wire built into it that actually lights up on each side.
This is what we have, yes.
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Oooooh! I'd LOVE a lighted collar - but collars get burried in fur, even with Gryff, him having a plush coat.

Might be worth a try, though . . .

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I have a flasher that hangs off Rocket's collar, that I got at REI. It can flash two speeds or glow. It's great, lightweight, and still can be seen, even in all this mane, LOL I think it was $6 and the vest was $24. You might check out my link, it's very lightweight and easy to put on. REI carries both (the vest and the flasher, I got both there), and it says they can ship to Canada.

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I plan on trying out this collar on some of our long coated dogs (we have 1 GSD, 2 shiloh, and 1 Golden on the team with long coats) to see how it works there.

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I checked my Glowdog vest, it's a size Large.

Those Glowdoggie collars reminds me of these:
http://www.republicofpaws.com/click-n-glo-safety-ring
(they're glow in the dark, not light-up)

and these:
http://www.inthecompanyofdogs.com/it...RD+S&dispRow=0


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Someting like this seems easy to use but not sure about the short length,


One or two straps around the body? (does it make a difference?)
I have this vest. It is highly reflective and easily seen at night. I mainly used it when Phoenix and I lived in our previous house and had to walk a portion of a semi-busy road with a narrow shoulder. I also used a reflective leash and I, myself, wore a reflective vest. The vest is easy to get on and off.

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