This punk rock looking dog vest is far more than a trendy fashion accessory. In fact, inventor Paul Mott created this hardcore but utilitarian device after September 2014 when he lost his beloved dog Buffy following a coyote attack.
He didn’t want another pup parent to experience his pain and in September 2015, CoyoteVest was born. His vision was to protect small dogs from coyotes and any other animal that might pose a threat to petite pups. It took numerous prototypes to work out the kinks and find solutions to all of the challenges that small dogs face.
Eventually, they found something that not only worked, but looked mutherpuppin’ bad***.
Besides the effect of making a dog look punked out and tough, the vest is made out of Kevlar. Second the neck on the vest is specifically fitted with a large spiked collar to prevent any neck bites and in many cases, shaking. Third, even the sides of the vest are double laminated to prevent any teeth punctures.
Most importantly your pet will be comfortable, even though she’ll look like she’s auditioning for the next Mad Max sequel.
Lastly, The CoyoteZapper is an insulated training collar that won’t shock your dog. But, at the touch of a button, it will shock an animal that is attacking your best friend.
The company is starting to make the news – both local and national. They’ve made 120 vests to date and Paul is meeting with a manufacturer this week to try to keep up with the demand of his furry pawed clients.
If you’re not able to get your hands on a CoyoteVest, these Coyote Protection Tips may help pet owners with the increasing number of coyotes in both urban and rural areas do all we can to lessen the risks.
H/T via ABC 10 News.