Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Have You Heard of a Pup Protector?

Too many people and dogs have been hit by cars while out for a walk after dark or before the sun rises. Even one would be too many. When it happened to Trevor Jensen who was badly hurt while walking his dog before dawn he decided to do something about it. His dog wasn't hurt but it could have happened so easily. If someone sees the dog's collar and leash, they will also be aware that there is a human present as well as a dog. Two lives can be saved.

Jensen put his thinking cap on and created a collar and leash with battery operated flashing lights, the Pup Protector (patent pending). It's water-resistant and the battery, which lasts 30 hours, is the same as one used for a watch, and can be easily replaced. It's made of Thermoplastic Polyurethane.

The leash matches the collar and can be ordered in your choice of colors both for the leash and collar and for the lights.

Jensen's website has a wonderful video where you can see how it works - and his adorable dog doing a variety of behaviors will entertain you at the same time.  

The collars and leashes can be ordered in a range of sizes. He is currently trying to raise $60,000.  to help get this business off the ground but orders will be filled after the funding period close whether or not he raises the full amount of money.

The website is well worth the visit.  You can find it at:

The Pup Protector will also allow you to easily see your dog if he's off-leash on an outing or in your backyard.  It's certainly an interesting concept and could help save lives.


Iggylil said...

Certainly a good idea for those who have to walk their dogs in the dark! I can't see myself doing that, but some people have no choice.


rescuegal said...

Great idea to increase safety for pets and humans who have to be out walking in the dark. Since I don't currently walk my dogs due to their physical issues, I love the idea of being able to see my dogs at night in the back yard.

As for his funding, this would be a great idea to take to Shark Tank.


Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

We blogged about it on Dakota's a month or so ago, and are praying this venture gets off the ground!

Linda Louise said...

Sounds like he has put a lot of thought into making a quality product. Hope he's successful. I'll share a link on Facebook. I like resuegal's suggestion of shark tank! The video on his website is a hoot!

Darlene said...

Thanks so much, everyone! I thought it was well worth letting people know this exists and could do very well if he can get the funding! I think it's a wonderful idea. I'm all for safety!