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Hand & Paw Therapy Dog Vest


This Therapy Dog vest features the Hand and Paw design symbolizing man and dog working together. Design is embroidered on both sides of the vest with the option to add your dog's name at no extra charge. Optional accessories such as reflective strips for nighttime safety or ID badge holder can be added as well.


Product Details

  • Comfortable for all day use
  • Two fabric options available, pack cloth or SolarMax® nylon
  • Both the front and rear straps are size adjustable
  • Heavy-duty, quick-release buckles are on one side for maximum comfort
  • Embroidery design appears on both sides of vest, unless otherwise noted
  • Include your pet's name for personalization
  • Made in the USA
  • Hand wash, drip dry. No iron.

Optional Add-On (Additional Charge)

  • Optional reflective strip for safety is added to both sides of the vest
  • Optional clear business card size pocket for ID or business cards (Not available on XS)
  • Optional D-Ring added to back end of vest to attach ID's (do not attach a leash)
Fabric Options

SolarMax® Nylon

Standard colors are made from SolarMax® INVISTA 200 Denier Nylon. SolarMax® fabric is tough, durable, long-lasting and specifically designed for active outdoor use and commonly used for making outdoor flags.

  • SolarMax® fabrics possess exceptional strength, ultraviolet (UV) resistance and long-lasting good looks.
  • SolarMax® fabrics provide 25% more toughness than polyester with greater tear and abrasion resistance.
  • SolarMax® fabrics are highly resistant to UV fading, allowing for use of deeper, brighter colors that will last over time.

420 Denier Pack Cloth

Pack cloth is an abrasion resistant, waterproof coated nylon commonly used for bags and backpacks. That is how it got it's name. A versatile fabric that is a good choice for dogs who will be wearing the vest all day or are in conditions where extra abrasion resistance is needed such as search and rescue work.

  • 420 Denier Nylon Pack Cloth is a medium weight, water repellant, nylon fabric.
  • Used for military gear, sporting equipment and tactical vests.
  • Pack cloth is very durable and highly water repellent.
  • Lighter than Cordura and heavier than Oxford Cloth.

Hand wash, drip dry.

Size Chart

How To Measure Your Dog

To ensure a  comfortable fit for your animal you will need to measure your dog's girth. Once you have this measurement you can then order the corresponding size vest. Getting an accurate measurement is vital to getting a good fit so please be sure that the dog is in a standing position to take the measurement. To take the girth measurement use a soft fabric measuring tape. Do not use a metal measuring tape as it will not provide an accurate measurement. For Small dogs measure around the rib cage 2-3 inches behind the front legs. For medium dogs measure 3-4 inches behind the front leg and for large breeds 5-6 inches behind the front legs. If you don't have a fabric or soft tape measure, then use a piece of string or cord and wrap completely around your dog's girth and mark where the ends meet. Take that string and place it on top of a ruler, metal tape, or yardstick to get your dog's chest measurement

What Size Should I Get?

Your Dog's Girth (chest)   Order This Size
9 - 13 inches XX-Small *
14 - 17 inches X-Small
18 - 21 inches Small
22 - 27 inches Medium
28 - 33 inches Large
34 - 38 inches X-Large
39 - 45 inches 2X-Large
46 - 54 inches 3X-Large

measuring your dog size chart

Our vests are designed to be comfortable when worn all day. Made from a single layer of durable, breathable nylon fabric, the vest has two straps, one that goes around the front of your dog's chest and one that attaches around the belly with a heavy-duty quick-release snap-buckle. The buckles are kept to one side of the vest for easy clasping and for the comfort of your dog when laying down. The length of the front and rear straps are adjustable.

* Note:  Size XX-Small vests are only available in our Tiny version vests and Blank vests.



Customer Reviews

Love the vest Review by William
This is my second vest I have purchased. The first vest is still looks good after 3 1/2 years and many washings. I did not get the heavier fabric and I regret it. My dog has over 750 volunteer hours with this vest and we love it. I prefer this vest because it is not too hot and it always looks nice. This type of vest gives people a lot of dog to be able to pet. I personally think it is the best type for therapy dogs. I have a golden retriever. My first vest was red with black letters and I like the red with yellow much better. I especially like the way it goes on easily with slipping over her head and just one clip. (Posted on 2/14/2020)
Twinky loves the vest! Review by Janice
Twinky has another vest when we visit for PAWS. This vest is for
every place else and is great!! (Posted on 8/28/2019)
Great therapy dog vest Review by Cynthia
This is the second vest I have purchased and I love them both. It is made from a light weight material so the kids can still pet him and feel his fur. I have a smaller dog and the big bulky vests can be worn for an hour or so but my dog can wear this vest all day and still be comfortable. (Posted on 8/14/2019)
Great Vest for Dogs Review by Ambersine
This is a wonderful vest - easy to read and well made. The large fits my 50 pound golden retriever on the smallest setting. I probably could have got the medium, but the large does fit her. The material is great - it does not wear out or wash out. It is light weight and my dog barely realizes she is wearing it. I would purchase this again. (Posted on 7/15/2019)
Love the vest! Review by Steve
The vest is well made, simple and reasonably priced; it came very quickly even though I customized it with my dogs name and embroidering is high quality and very neat/clear. It is a lightweight material so it works great even in warm weather, and my dog took right to it. I like the reflective strip on each side as well, for visibility. Thank you for a great product at a great price! (Posted on 3/31/2019)
What a great vest Review by Frank
After much searching a friend told me about Therapydogvest. They offer many vest options, colors and logo choices and at a reasonable price. I was not disappointed when I received it yesterday. Fit was perfect and the embroidery was so nice. Will be recommending you to my fellow handlers. (Posted on 3/16/2019)
Great quality Review by Row-Ann
This is a great quality vest. A little pricey but pretty good value. I work with nursing homes and the color and shine really draw attention. Have a second Therapy Dog in training and will definitely buy a second vest (Posted on 2/16/2019)
Exactly what I was looking for ! Review by BARBARA
This vest was exactly what I was looking for. It came very quickly and was just as advertised. Great Quality and perfect size for my Golden Retriever. Thank you ! (Posted on 12/11/2018)
Excellent Product ! Review by Barb
Just got my new Therapy Dog Vest, and it is fabulous. I have a female Golden Retriever, and the Large size fits her perfectly. I love the " Please pet me" phrase-as this is exactly what every therapy dog team wants to happen ! Personalizing it with her name was also a bonus. Thank you! (Posted on 11/21/2018)
Great vest! Review by Carolyn
This has been a great vest! Fits well and now people instead of asking is it ok to pet our dog they now know that yes they can. She is visiting hospital patients and outpatient cancer treatment patients and we have gotten nothing but praises and pictures of our dog with others and also they wanting to take her home with them. Workmenship was excellent. Thank you. (Posted on 8/13/2018)
Super vest Review by TJ
Awesome vest thanks so much for the quick shipping! (Posted on 2/5/2018)
Excellent product Review by Trina
This is a light weight vest that my Riley dog is much more comfortable in than other vests I have purchased for her in the past. It is also great for easy identification of Riley's role as a therapy dog. People respond to the "please pet me" phrase... love it! (Posted on 12/5/2017)

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