2014 marks the 10th anniversary of our popular Samoyeds At Work & Play wall calendar. This year we’re celebrating many of the hauntingly beautiful photographs from past years. They are scheduled to ship in early December. Pre-orders are being accepted. We won’t charge your credit card until we send them to you. The cost is $15.00 per calendar. Just like last year, shipping is free for orders of calendars only.
Joshua Hantman and his Alaskan Malamute Tikkah are hiking on one of the trails near Philadelphia in this photo. Joshua ordered this pack from us for his first Alaskan Malamute in 2001. He recently sent us the following message:
I bought a Banzai pack thirteen years ago for my first Alaskan Malamute, Tikk. Together we logged roughly a thousand trail miles with your Banzai dog pack, until he passed away four years ago. Unable to cope without a dog wearing your pack, I bought another Alaskan Malamute, a female named Tikkah, who has taken Tikk's name AND dog pack another thousand miles already.
I have used the same pack for two dogs, over grueling trail conditions in all sorts of weather and have been utterly delighted with the quality of the pack. You have my undying devotion and support.
I tell many others I meet on trails about your company's fine product.
Jedediah Cash, Roxy Prescott’s two year old 178 pound Rottweiler, has the important job of carrying the mail home. Here is what she has to say about his new pack:
It was simply amazing...the package arrived in the mail, I brought it inside. All I said to Jedediah (167 lb Rottweiler, 2 yr old), was "look what Mommy got for you!" and he ran over, flipped my hand away from the backpack as I tried to pull it out of the box and then stuck his nose and head into it! It appeared he was trying to put it on himself! He wiggled and wagged his stub so hard, I barely could get it strapped on - he was so anxious to go out and get the mail - his new job. This is now his 6 day a week task, each night when I come home from work. Our driveway is 500' long and we live in the Maine woods - he happily jogs the whole way!Many thanks from Mommy (Roxy Prescott) and Jedediah Cash Prescott!
Roxy sent us this update a few weeks later…
Finally it is light enough outside when I get home to take some pics of my boy "doing his job". His job is to get the mail, but we have also packed lunches, drinks and dog snacks in his pack to go have lunch with Dad when he is out working in our woods.
Here is Luca wearing in his royal blue Banzai. His owner bought it through Denver Samoyed Rescue, one of our dealers. Profits from the sale of our products pay for medical and housing expenses for homeless Samoyeds. This is what Luca’s owner wrote to us about his new backpack:
Luca, an 8 month old Samoyed, is LOVING his royal blue banzai pack! We ordered the medium and it is a great fit. I did a lot of research online to find the perfect pack, and was thrilled to find out that Samoyed owners had created this one! One of my favorite things on the pack is the reflector detail so he can be easily seen at night. I also love the two strap idea so that he doesn't get hot spots behind his elbows.
Luca loves to go hiking with me, and I thought getting him a backpack would be great because he likes having a job to do. Here are some pictures that I took on our hike at Jordan Lake in Raleigh, NC. It was his first time wearing a pack and wearing it seemed like second nature to him. One minor adjustment in the beginning of our hike is all it took to get the perfect fit and it held up so well on the trail, no snagging on tree branches or issues with the pack slipping forward on downhills! And best of all no hot spots on Luca! We still have more experimenting to do with the pack, but I have a feeling that this pack is going to last for years and years! Thank you for this wonderful pack as well as allowing the Denver Samoyed Rescue to sell it. There’s nothing better than getting a great product and helping Sammies in need at the same time!
Jaeger and Tate hauled their supplies in matching Reflector packs to the windy rim of Mount Saint Helens. Their owner wrote the following about their adventures:
I just want to let you know how great your packs have been for us and our dogs, Jaeger and Tate, both Goldendoodles. The packs have carried supplies across so many miles; from across the Goat Rocks Wilderness in summer to the top of Mt. St Helens in winter. Even now after about three years, if I give the packs a thorough washing they look just like they did when we received them. I also really appreciate that our packs were (and still are) made in the USA. That is actually what led me to try out your packs in the first place. Thank you for a great product!