A Pawfect (perfect) Fit!
We purchased this PoyPet harness from Amazon.com for Niele, our 5 year old, 23 lbs (10.5 kg) pug as a replacement for his current harness, which never fit very well.
This harness is super easy to adjust and put on. I’ve been looking for a harness that was both comfortable, practical, and fit well for almost 5 years. Our pug is a little bit bigger than the average, weighing about 23 lbs, with a big deep chest and very broad shoulders and a thick neck. So the normal pug-size stuff doesn’t fit, but the next size up for medium to large dogs doesn’t usually have enough adjust ability. We were using a cute little harness but the only way to get it to fit properly is to adjust it so that it is very loose and sloppy, which meant he could slip out of it very easily.
For our pug, PoyPet’s fitting chart recommended a size medium. I was able to adjust the harness easily, however the neck is on it’s very loosest position (as wide as it goes). However, I love the cut on the harness around the neck and the fact that the chest piece is short enough so that it doesn’t cut into our pug’s tummy when he sits and lays down. The padded areas on the back and chest of the harness are very comfortable. The most important thing is that the harness fits well enough to not slip around when Niele is walking, trotting or running. Also, it doesn’t bother him like the loose harness did. He doesn’t even seem to care that’s it’s on.
I was worried about the large clips/buckles on the harness interfering with Niele’s movement or comfort, but they are placed just perfectly to not interfere with movement or comfort. The other features of the harness that are useful are the handle on the back portion, which I’ve actually used twice in two days to pick up Niele in a pinch when he was off-leash, and the tough plastic d-rings on the back and the chest pieces. Niele’s previous harness had a metal d-ring, which was not only noisy with his ID tags on it, but was beginning to rust since we go out in the rain and water a lot.
The harness is made of a reflective material which makes finding a black pug in the dark very easy even without a flashlight! There is one recommendation I could make to PoyPet regarding their fitting chart. They may want to include a range of neck measurements just in case for dogs similar to ours that have pretty thick necks.
Lynn, Bob and Niele