Sophie, the little blind Bichon Frise from Scottsdale, AZ, is swimming again with her family, now that she’s wearing her new WatercollarTM lifesaving collar. It’s a “life jacket for dogs,” but it isn’t a jacket at all! It’s a flotation collar! The WatercollarTM is the first of its kind in dog water safety.
Sophie’s owner had this to say: ” Sophie will be 12 years old in January 2015, and has been blind since age 6. Our vet says this probably was hereditary. We did also take her to a specialist, still hoping this might be caused by a curable problem. . . Needless to say, we were all upset — probably more so than Sophie!
She adapted very well with her sense of smell and hearing and she loved swimming with us and following our granddaughters’ voices. We thought she’d never be able to do a lot of the things she loved again — like swimming!
Our granddaughters would always ask if Sophie could come in the pool with them, but, every time we got in the pool, she’d bark to get in with us. So we would bring her in the pool and she’d swim while we held her. Now, with your Watercollar, she is comfortable swimming on her own when we’re in the pool. The Watercollar has given her back some of her independence. It keeps her head and ears out of the water as she follows our voices around. Not to mention that our granddaughters think it’s cool that Sophie has her own “floaty.” She’s a happy little dog, enjoying her renewed freedom!”