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First Three Kickstarter Supporters

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Pepper PurduePepper Perdue

Our Very First Pledge of Support came from Pepper Purdue of Houston, Texas. His mom says, “He hates water. Hates rain. Would probably rather walk on water than swim in it, but he wants to protect his friend who love the water!”
Jeanne P., Houston

WP_20140816_12_49_43_Pro Sergio!

We’re supporting this great product! We have a pool and because Sergio is an Italian Greyhound and this breed does not store fat, he sinks, but when we are in the pool, that is where he wants to be. And even though he has a life jacket, he doesn’t love it and in the heat of the summer, the jacket makes him so hot. “No more life jacket for Sergio!!”
Beverly J., Houston

Doug

Doug from Canada!

Doug's Amphicar!

Doug’s Amphicar!

Our first Canadian supporter, Doug’s owner said this: Doug was a rescue dog and is the Best Dog in the World. I wanted to get the safety device so I could take Doug safely with me in my Amphicar (amphibious car). Won’t he be cute in that little amphicar?
David H., Canada

Hugs and Kisses and a great big Thank You to all of you!

We’ve gone “LIVE” on Kickstarter — YESTERDAY!!

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Hedz UP Pets has ventured into new territory! Yesterday, we went “LIVE” on Kick-Starter with a 30-day project.

KickStarter is a CROWDFUNDING site where people go to support various creative projects. Some “projects” are inviting pledges to support a book or a play, or to help get a small business off the ground. KickStarter project categories include art, comics, crafts, dance, design (our category is DESIGN – NEW PRODUCTS), fashion, film & video, food, games, journalism, music, photography, publishing, technology and theater.

In this modern era of community support, KickStarter is an appropriate magnet to draw dog lovers everywhere to become a part of this project. We’re an American start-up, trying to bring this new invention to market and propel Hedz UP Pets into the next rapid growth phase. The Hedz Up Pets Watercollar PFD (Pet Flotation Device) is designed to keep a dog’s nose above water, even if unconscious. It is the first proven product of its type. It is a COLLAR, not a dog life jacket.

Most dog life jackets do not protect your dog from drowning. Most dog life jackets are designed to hold the dog in a swimming position. If a dog becomes injured, or worse — unconscious, his head will drop into the water.

Dog Illustrations Final-2 (2)The Watercollar PFD holds him in a vertical position with his nose in the air. This product is your dog’s best choice for drown prevention.

Dog Illustrations Final-1 (2)We anticipate that our experience on KickStarter will, i) help establish additional product creditability, ii) create additional supporters to help promote awareness that dogs DO drown, and iii) impress on each of us that we must take seriously the responsibility of protecting our dogs from drowning. While this KickStarter project is merely a short-term financial plan, it could lead to much more. We are excited to see where this venture takes us!

Beautiful Little Blind Dog Helped by Hedz UP Pets Watercollar

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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!

Little Blind Dog Gets Second Chance at Swimming

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!

I may be blind but I can swim againOur 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!”

 

 

A Dog’s Life, Summer in the Pool

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We HAD to post this picture for you!  Can you imagine how much fun Micah, the little Westie, is having, just floating in his pool??!!  The Watercollar holds his head up so he can float, swim and play all he wants without any fear of drowning.  It gives his mom, who is living and working in Nicaragua, great peace of mind.

Micah, Erin's dog (Nicaragua)

Singer, the Corgi, Heading to Yellowstone for the Summer!

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A note from a traveling customer: 

“I’m not sure I ever took Singer swimming much before he had his Watercollar…maybe to wade in a stream, but not really swimming. Corgis can swim, they have webbed feet even…but he is a heavy 40 pound dog with small legs, so he really has to work at it. I’m not sure he could swim for very long if he had to.  With his Watercollar on, it really gives him an extra boost, and he plays and swims without getting very tired.  In a pinch, though, I know this collar will hold his head up, even if he can’t.”

S’zanne, Austin, TX

Here are two pictures of Singer.

save from drowning

Singer, barking out about how happy he is with his brand new Hedz Up Pets Watercollar! Quite the crowd pleaser, he meets all the babes in his stylish, bright orange watercollar! And Mom can spot him fast even when he goes after those seagulls!

My dog loves the water

Here’s Singer in one of his favorite places ~~ the lake! He’s quite a dog!

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