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About this Saddlebag Service Dog Vest
This Working Dog Saddlebag Back Pack Harness Vest is a wildly popular service dog vest. Easy on and easy off, the modular system could not be simpler and is able to be configured perfectly to your needs.
It all starts with a top and bottom layer of extremely high-denier, poly-coated fabric and is fully padded inside with our "No-Stink Interior Padding".
This harness vest boasts exceptional strength along with water resistance.
This harness vest also features an optional molded rubberized handle which is lightweight but provides a much better grip than traditional nylon loop handles. It takes up much more of your hand for a full and stable grip. The girth straps as well as the chest strap are adjustable for the best fit possible for your service dog.
The included two detachable saddlebags come complete with a patch of their own attached with Velcro for easy patch swapping during and after training. These bags each measure 4" X 7" X 2" and pack a generous 56 cubic inches of cargo each. That's more than enough room for any medication, a cell phone, treats, waste bags and even a small 12 ounce bottle of water. The bags sit at around a 35 degree angle and keep the weight distributed over the dog's front shoulder area.
Saddlebags are made with genuine YKK brand zippers.
This service dog backpack vest comes with 2 patches on the vest; one is located on the left-side (typical heeling side) and one is located on top of the vest for easy visibility. Each Saddlebag is outfitted with a Velcro backed patch. That's 4 service dog patches all together.
This service dog saddlebag vest also features our molded rubberized handle which is lightweight but provides a much better grip than traditional nylon loop handles. It takes up much more of your hand for a fuller, more stable grip.
Additionally, both the girth strap as well as the chest strap is adjustable for the best fit possible.
Sizes are as follows: (girth measurement) 26--30" - 30-34" - 34" - 40" - 40-42"
This vest is available in many different colors to suit your style! Click here to see our color chart.
You can also get your dog's name directly embroidered into your new service dog vest if you'd like. Our embroidery offers a beautifully striking contrast that adds that complete look to your new vest. Please note, all embroidery is done in block letters by default. If you would like your vest embroidered in a cursive font, please select this option during checkout.
A note about sizing - please make sure to measure your dog's girth, TWICE, for an accurate measurement. To do this, use a SOFT FABRIC measuring tape and measure your dog around the chest just behind the front legs. Make sure your dog is standing up while you are doing this. You can also circle your dog's chest with a leash and then measure the leash where you mark it. Click here to go to our size chart.
Make your vest complete with an optional engraved tag. We deeply discounted these tags for our package deals. These engraved tags are perfect for attaching to your dog's vest, collar, leash, pet carrier, or harness.
IMPORTANT: It is illegal to label your dog as a Service Dog if you are not disabled. The ADA defines a Service Animal any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government. A service animal is not a pet. Vests for Service Dogs is not responsible for those making purchases under false pretenses. To read more about the differnt types of service dogs click here. To know the difference between service dogs and ESA and Therapy dogs click here.
Posted by Chelsea Bailey on 4th Oct 2016
Very durable, great colors and fits our service dogs well!
Posted by tim on 24th Sep 2015
Although it is a little loose, it is a very nice harness! It does, however need additional loops for the saddle bags to clamp to. I don't like the way they clamp to the same loop! Overall, I am pleased with my purchase.
Posted by Sandy from Florida on 2nd Aug 2015
This vest has exceeded all my expectations. Everything about this vest is high quality. The vest lining doesn't attract fur like my last one did. The bags hold my dog's boots plus a cellphone, wallet, water bottle, etc. The the patches are very high quality and are more clearer and visible than other patches. People actually read the DO NOT PET one now. I highly recommend this vest!
Posted by Kelley & Shadow S. on 16th Jun 2015
The SERVICE DOG VEST/BACKPACK is the first item I've ever ordered from this company so I didn't know what to expect, however, I was Pleasantly surprised when I opened my package. The vest fits my girl to a T. The vest/backpack they show in the picture on their website is exactly what it looked like when I opened the package . I could not be happier and when I need supplies in the future I'll definitely shop here first.
Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2015
Posted by Bill on 20th Mar 2015
I've had vests from other companies, but this vest is the best I've ever owned. The quality is outstanding and I am sure it will out last it's given job. Customer service is also friendly and very helpful, I would highly recommend this company to anyone who needs service dog supplies.
Posted by Steven Scott on 15th Oct 2014
I looked at many different vest designs before deciding on this vest. Depending on your needs and personal taste, there are a number of styles of vests to choose from. I liked this vest because of its many great features and availability in numerous, very nice colors. It is also customizable as I decided to get it without the handle as I do not need it for stability issues.
This vest is very well made, using excellent quality materials that have been carefully chosen to be strong and durable while still remaining comfortable for your service dog to wear. After receiving the vest, it was readily apparent that a great deal of thought went into the design and materials chosen for this vest. It uses a very tough, extremely high-denier, poly-coated fabric and fully padded inside with their “no stink” interior padding. One advantage of using this type of fabric, is that it is water repellant and resists stains. It is also completely machine washable, which makes keeping it clean, very easy.
The color I chose, purple, which is my service dogs color is very deep and rich. The perimeter edging is made with highly reflective stripes to help with visibility at night. The adjustable straps that go around the front and under the belly of your dog are very strong and sturdy and the buckle is large, strong and easy to use. It has 3 rings sewn into the top of the vest to allow for the addition of the saddlebags that come with this vest. There is an additional clip to attach an ID or “poop-bags” or any other thing you might want to clip on. The saddle bags are large enough without being overly large to hold a fair amount of items such as keys, a first aid kit, extra “poop-bags” and anything else you might want to carry but don’t have room for in your pockets or in my case, I wanted to use one of them to hold brochures I made up to hand out to people that tells a little about my service dog and proper service dog etiquette, a Q and A section answering common questions I get about service dogs and also has contact information for the ADA, a link to my state’s service dog laws, an organization I belong to and my trainers contact information. The saddlebags also have Velcro on them to attach different patches which you can easily change if you wish to do so instead of having to remove a sewn on patch and sew on a different one.
I honestly can’t think of anything else I would want this vest to have. They seem to have thought about everything and included it in their design. You also get to choose from a variety of patches for use on the vest and the saddlebags. I would rate this a “10”, but they only allow for 5-stars.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Apr 2014
I love the vest. It was well made and I was surprised how quickly it arrived.
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