Through the years we have received many pictures and comments from our customers. Below you will find a few specific to their Reflector dog packs. Many of them include some beautiful photos.
Click on the text in bold below to expand each story. Enjoy!
Made in the USA
Date: July 3, 2009 2:42:13 PM PDT From: Sandra Schaefer Subject: Made in the USA
Thank you so much for having a well made dog pack that is Made In the USA! I bought a made in China pack for the same price and it is crap! It fell apart in two weeks, the zippers broke and God knows what kind of labor practices are involved in having it made. It gives me great peace of mind to know that I am supporting a good company and will have a quality product! Made In USA is the only way to go!
Date: Wed, 27 May 2003 From: Natalie Houghtaling Subject: Order
I purchased a Wolf Pack Reflector dog pack for my first dog, and it is the greatest! She enjoys pushing her way through brush and her Wolf Pack STAYS PUT and DOESN'T GET CAUGHT on anything! I borrowed a different type of pack for my second dog, and when he follows her through the brush he's either getting caught-up, or tearing the velcro-attached pack right off the pad! Plus, they can both go into water up to their bellies and the Wolf Pack STAYS DRY! Not so with lower-hanging packs. Thanks for a great product!
Pack Helps Deliver Christmas Mail
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 12:03:47 -0500 From: Brian Frank Subject: Pack Helps Deliver Christmas Mail
I know it's been awhile since you've heard from me and my trail running Bouviers. Yes, all is well and we are still running. Zappa is semi-retired as he has developed some tendonitis in is back leg. OD has turned into a fine trail dog, who just keeps on going and going .......
I must report that we have have gotten great use out of the two Reflector dog packs that you made for Zappa about 4 years ago. OD has taken to wearing either of the packs. Recently he helped my sons deliver 2500 calendars and Christmas cards for a local real estate office. They loaded up their school backpacks and OD's dog packs and off they went. You should have seen OD go. Truly a working class hero.
Brian Frank, Canada
Date: Mon, Aug 3 1998 11:00 AM From: Carolyn Canizaro Subject: Backpack
I just wanted to let you know the Reflector backpack I ordered for Sera, my border collie, has arrived and is a great fit! She's had three test runs so far, the last with some gear, and acts like it's not even there! I'll try and take some good pictures of Sera hiking the Rockies and forward them on to you if any look good!
Thanks again for your help.
Carolyn Canizaro and Sera
The Boys Go Nuts!
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 23:14:42 +1100 From: Kelvin Lem Subject: Re: The Boys Go Nuts!
Thank you for the goodies. The boys love their new pack and cape! Every time I bring the dog pack out, they go nuts, and I've only used it a few times. Slowly adding small items each time.
I'll have to get another pack soon, Sonic is becoming a big boy real fast. Will send you a few photos of them soon !! Be in touch.
Cheers from down under, Kelvin.
Rudy's Five Year Old Reflector
Thanks so much for making a great product. Over the years I have backpacked in all seasons and have been able to find out what really works and what doesn't. It's been enjoyable but kind of expensive finding the best gear.
My dog Rudy was fortunate enough to get his Wolf Pack Reflector as his first pack. I've seen numerous other dogs in the Sierra with hanging, binding, overloaded, painful looking packs. Rudy is always so happy to put his on and hike for miles, rock hop, cross streams and at night fall asleep with it on if I don't remove it.
On the one hand it's been an incredible pack. On the other hand I wish it would wear out so we can get him a new one!
Thanks again Linda. Happy Trails!
Sincerely, Mark Mark Weidinger, U.S.A. (Sent in via snail-mail) May 10, 1997
Photos Of Our Dogs Equipped With Dog Packs
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 14:25:58 From: Marcus Hanke Subject: Photos of Our Dogs Equipped with Dog Packs
Once again I am sending you some photographs of our collies Dandy and Flame carrying their Wolf Packs Reflector packs, again taken in northern Austria's Waldviertel.
The pictures prove that your packs don't hinder the two collies playing, even when fully loaded! One photo shows clearly the effectiveness of the Scotchlite reflective tape in dawn.
I hope you like the pictures as much as we like the dog packs!
Please be so kind and send us another catalogue, for we gifted ours to a pet vet interested in your products, maybe you will even receive an order from her.
Expedition Samoyeds is pretty rough on our equipment. We are out through the four seasons, not just winter or summer. We have been using Wolf Packs as a regular outfitter because of the durability of their products. The packs fit well on the Samoyeds and have a large volume capacity. We used to go through boots regularly due to wear and tear, but since we switched to Wolf Packs boots, we lose them before they wear out. I can't say enough for their equipment. Since their own dogs use Wolf Packs products, each product is fine tuned through direct experience.
Gregory Newell - Expedition Samoyeds
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Greg sent this following message to someone who wrote to him asking his opinion of our products. He copied his reply to us, and granted permission for inclusion here...
I start off by putting the packs on the dogs empty so that they get used to them. Then I start adding weight until we get up to a couple of liters of water, some food, water bowl, boots, bag balm, something to pick up poop. This may seem like a lot, but the dog can carry up to 25% of their body weight. I don't usually push it beyond 10 pounds for long distances.
Have you checked out the Wolf Packs web site? It has a sizing chart. For a 55 pound dog, I think a Medium should work. I use smalls on my girls, but they are about 45 pounds. I use the Reflector packs because I like the idea of that broad reflective strip on the pack for visibility.
One big reason I like Wolf Packs' stuff is simplicity of design. Also, they live on the Pacific Crest Trail and actually use their stuff, so it's trial tested gear. I beat my stuff (actually the dogs do) pretty hard and it holds up.
Gregory Newell Xerox/PARC Systems Engineer Computing Systems & Network Services