Quote from SitStay
Quote:What does the vest color mean?
Traditionally Orange is used to alert for hearing or sight impaired. Red and Blue are worn by both service and therapy dogs. Green is traditionally used for working dogs. There is no regulation that says your dog has to wear a certain color of service vest or cape.
Humm.... I never heard that there were traditional colors.
Orange is required in some states for Hearing
The Seeing Eye of Morristown, NJ use harness only
Southeastern Guide Dogs use harness only (blue for puppy raisers)
Canine Companions for Independence (dogs other than guide) use blue capes
I'm not sure what they mean by <u>green for working dogs </u>as I've never seen a working LEO K-9 in a vest of any color --
SAR usually use Orange if any
I used red with the Fire Dept. for visits and orange working around traffic
I know of different facilities that train Assistance Dogs that according to their organization use either purple, green, blue, orange.
As for Therapy Dogs:
Therapy Dogs International (TDI) doesn't have special vests that I've ever seen
Delta Society -- I've seen green on some, some without any
I used red somedays (somedays he wore one of his T-shirts or a bandana) on my dog when we did Therapy Work.
So as was already suggested, just choose your favorite color.
An aside here -- I just had a cape special made for a friend of mine for her birthday, it is purple covered with sequins. She and her Service Dog can really party in that one.