You know the old saying, April showers bring May flowers? Well in my neck of the woods, it’s more like April showers bring… more May showers. So when Canada Pooch asked the Ottawa Dog Blog to review their Pacific Program, an adorable new spring rainwear collection, I didn’t have to think twice. Having reviewed their Winter Wilderness Jacket last December I couldn’t wait to see what Canada Pooch had cooked up for spring.
Sure to please every member of your pack, the Canada Pooch spring collection comes in four great styles with the Torrential Tracker, Amazon Adventurer , Rain Runner Vest, and the Storm. We opted to try the Amazon Adventurer jacket for our foster dog, Miko, and it arrived just in time for the week’s worth of rain that Mother Nature had in store for us.
Cute as a button, the quality of the Amazon Adventurer Jacket surpassed my expectations. It has a wrap-around design, velcroing under the belly, that makes dressing and undressing easy as pie. For many dogs this is a key factor. Miko has a low tolerance for being dressed when we’re standing at the front door because as she watches all the dogs go by, I’m sure she thinks that all this fussing cuts into our walk time, but the jacket was on her and securely velcroed in less than 15 seconds.
Another detail that makes the jacket most convenient is the harness slit. At the time these photos were taken we were using a collar for Miko but we switched to a harness just days ago, and so this harness slit is now a must-have. Miko personally feels that all doggy apparel should come with these slits and is surprised that some companies still leave out this important detail.
The Amazon Adventurer Jacket promises a tough, waterproof exterior, and boy does it deliver. Caught in a torrential downpour at the park one day, the jacket kept Miko’s body completely dry. Her head was an entirely different matter, however. Although Miko isn’t made of sugar, I would have liked to have seen a hood on the jacket — at least a detachable one for those pooches who aren’t a fan of having anything on their heads.
When it comes to safety, however, Canada Pooch went above and beyond by adding reflective stripes on both sides of the Amazon Adventurer Jacket. This important detail creates peace of mind for those of us who walk our dark-haired pooches in the evening,
As an added bonus, there’s also a handy little pocket for storing treats and bags, because you don’t ever want to be one of those people who doesn’t clean up after their dogs, right?
All in all, Miko gives this jacket two paws up and says she will be taking this to her new home when she is adopted.
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