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Embrace the dog days of summer and extend the adventure with cooling dog harnesses, vests, and accessories for keeping your dog cool in hot weather.


  • Small white dog in swamp cooler zip runs in front of woman mountain biking through red rock and cactus.

    How Our Cooling Gear Works

    From how it works to which cooling gear is right for you, here's your hub for learning about all things dogs and cooling.

  • Human “Recharges” swamp cooler zip  on small dog by pouring water on its chest.

    Evaporative Cooling 101

    Our cooling gear uses shading and evaporative cooling to help keep your pup cool. What is evaporative cooling? And in what climates is it most effective?

  • Dog runs through water of Sparks Lake in float coat carrying hydro plane while human stands behind.

    5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool

    There's more to it than cooling gear. With a solid hot-weather strategy, you and your dog can keep exploring, even amidst the sweltering days of summer.

Dog walks in swamp cooler vest on hiking trail.
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This made my morning walks in the high desert with my dog so much better...especially in the summer! It gets hot here and my dog doesn’t like the heat so much and we can’t always get up into the higher elevations where it’s cooler. The vest makes the morning walks so much better for us both! My dog now is happy to go at it...he likes the vest and he’s so much livelier because he’s cooler! Great design and simple to put on.

- Denise & Einstein on the Swamp Cooler™ Vest

How can I keep my dog cool in hot weather?

Ruffwear cooling gear is designed to help manage hot temps with the help of evaporative cooling. All you have to do is get the cooling gear wet, and evaporative cooling takes care of the rest. As it dries while you're out, just re-wet it with a water bottle or a quick dip in a stream to recharge.

Learn more here: How Our Cooling Gear Works

How does cooling dog gear work?

Summer success starts with carrying a bowl and plenty of water to keep your sidekick hydrated on your excursions. Cooling gear, boots for paw protection on hot surfaces, exploring near water for swimming in, and getting out in the cooler parts of the day are all excellent ways to keep your dog cool in hot weather.

Related: 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer; Cool Safety Tips for Hot Dogs: Advice From Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar