Dog Not Gone: Our Story
At Dog Not Gone, we have a simple goal. . . keep dogs safe, secure, and now, tick and insect free. From the onset our focus has been on making high quality products to keep dogs safe. All of our products are made in America by hand from American made materials at our own Maine based manufacturing facility.
Over the past 10 years, my husband and I grew our Maine based business, one customer at a time. Our first break came when one of our early customers, a Maine Game Warden, used our vest on his dog while hunting with his friend who just so happened to be a Buyer from LL Bean. The Buyer was so impressed with our vest that day, that he added in short order it to the LL Bean product line.
In 2015, we introduced our new line of dog vests that feature No Fly Zone technology. The dog vests made with No Fly Zone material are a healthy additional way to protect against ticks and other insects. The permethrin is bound to the fabric at the Mill and is thus insoluble. Plus, only the minimum amount of permethrin required to remain effective against ticks is used. That is .52% compared to other products on the market that contain 45-60%.
In the end, our goal is to keep your dogs safe with our Made in USA high quality dog products.
As the maker and retailer of handmade fleece clothing, I was approached by one of my customer who asked if I could make a hunter orange vest for her hunting dog so she would be easier to see in the field. Existing products on the market just didn’t hold up or didn’t fit very well. Patty, who is a very active upland game bird hunter and dog trainer, had come up with a pattern that she believed would be the effective, durable, and long wearing but she needed someone to make them. That’s where I came in. With a few modifications here and there, the Dog Not Gone Safety Dog Vest was born.
What sets our products apart is really quite simple – superior design, top quality components, and highly skilled American manufacturing. Dog Not Gone Visibility Products are made with pride in Maine from American made materials. Our exclusive double Velcro closure ensures the vest fits perfectly and won’t come off even in the thickest cover. The genuine 3M reflective stripe glows brightly to ensure you and others can see your dog in low light situations.
Although Dog Not Gone Visibility Products were designed by hunters, our Dog and Horse Visibility Products have been embraced by pet owners as a simple and effective way to keep their dog from being mistaken for game. If you and your pet enjoy spending time in the outdoors, our products can give you piece of mind to know that you both will be instantly identified.