While I am blessed to live in the country on 100 acres of land so that my two dogs, Kimbo Slice, and Ruby have plenty of room to enjoy, I do still like taking them on walks. My mother and I would always take our walks at night time when I was growing up, and I still enjoy walking at dusk to this day. Of course, living in the country, we still have random traffic on the roads, coyotes calling at night time, dogs who have roamed from other farms running around, and even once, someone who tried to hurt my oldest son who is 13 (thankfully the angels stationed near him kept him naive and safe).
So, when I do go out for an evening stroll, I like to take my
mini horse akita, Kimbo. He is 100+ lbs of big old lap puppy who would rather cuddle with you than growl at you, but in true akita nature he is very protective of his pack. Because of this, he makes an excellent companion to walk with. However, it is hard to see us at night, and I hate putting him in danger of being hit since you can't see him.
|Kimbo and Ruby singing the blues!|
Iluumidog has come up with the perfect solution to my, and my other people's problem. They came up with the idea of illuminated collars and vests when they were both working full time jobs, and they couldn't walk their dog, Buddy until after dark. So, once again the saying "necessity is the mother of invention" proves true. After much searching, they found that the products they bought left much to be desired, so they created their own!
Fast forward to today and the company offers many products from illuminated collars and vests, toys, flying disks, harnesses, to dog beds. I was blessed to try an Illumidog Reflective Collar for Kimbo, and I have to say it does make me feel safer at night knowing cars can see us better!
The collar is made out of a very sturdy cloth like many collars are, is adjustable to fit dogs with neck sizes of 18-26", and there is a strip of reflective material that goes around the entire collar. The reflective SOLAS material used is many times brighter than other reflective materials on the market. It also has a wider range of reflection which means it can be seen from various angles rather than directly in front of the collar like other reflective materials.
The collar also has a plastic clasp that adjusts to fit neck sizes from 16-24 inches so it will fit large dogs of various sizes. They also offer smaller sizes as well!
I think my favorite feature on the collar, besides all the reflective SOLAS material is the very sturdy metal ring. My dog has a way of trying to take me for a walk anytime we get near the cows on the neighboring farms, so I need something sturdy that isn't going to snap when I am reigning him back.
I love that Illumidog offers this and many other great products, and I believe it fills a definite need that pet owners have. This is perfect for anyone who walks their dog after dark whether it be early morning, nighttime, country life, or in the city!
|Ruby is such a girl. She's giving Kimbo a hard time because he got the shiny new collar!!|
You can see the Illumidog Reflective Collar and all the many other products by visiting them on the Illumidog Website where you can also purchase products. You can also find Illumidog on Facebook where you can Socially connect with them.
Disclaimer: Many thanks to Illumidog for the product I received to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. Please do your own due diligence when deciding to purchase!