Summer’s here, which means it’s time to get out and stay cool. One of the best ways to do that is on the water, and nothing makes a dog feel extra-safe on deck like a life jacket. Check out these 12 dogs (and one cat) who are all suited up to explore the ocean blue.
1. This Boating Beauty
Is that a River-Rat Terrier mix? Fido Float Dog Life Vest: $12-$89.99
2. This Dog Who’s Holding the Line
This little one is either a nautical master, or has found the ultimate rope toy. Dazone Doggy Life Jacket: $10.99-$13.99
3. Finn the Frio River Floater
This guy has double the flotation—what a pro! AKC Flotation Life Vest: $19.99-$28.35
4. This Bulldog Who Knows Not to Rock the Boat
I wonder if he has a doggy paddle? Outward Hound Kyjen Life Jacket: $29.99
5. The Corgi Cannonball
No points awarded for distance, but plenty of points for style. Paws Aboard Life Jacket: $16.90-$22.08
6. This Poolside Duo
Barkley and Chloe are the lapdogs of luxury in those coordinated life jackets. Paws Aboard Neoprene Life Jacket: $21.75-$34.99
7. This First Timer
All the emoji. Paws Aboard Neoprene Life Jacket: $21.75-$34.99
8. This Baywatch Cast Member
Whisky is ready for the remake. SeaDog Pro Life Jacket with Clip-on Water Activated LED Light: $25.77-$38.77
9. This Monstrosity
“Bobber” looks like he has seen better days, but in spite of his somewhat grim name, he is all about water safety. We salute you for your intentions, Bobber, but get out of here this list isn’t for you.
9 For Real This Time. Monty the Epic Jumper
A somewhat scaled-down version of the Planet Earth shark scene.
10. This Water-Legal Beagle
Not sure that’s a regulation dog life jacket but this dog seems all right with it. AIRHEAD PFD Life Jacket: $8.32
11. This Frenchie Who’s Ready to Feel the Wind in Her Fur
“I am the captain now.” Outward Hound Ripstop Life Jacket: $13.98-$22.39
12. This Tiny Wave Hopper
This is what sailors used to think were mermaids.
13. Bonus: A Cat Living its Worst Moment in a Life Jacket
You aren’t even in the water yet! Outward Hound Kyjen Life Jacket: $29.99
So when you’re getting ready to hit the water and want to bring your dog, make sure they’ve got the gear to stay safe. It’s what Bobber would want, plus they seem to enjoy it.