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Linda Coad, Founder and CEO

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Amazing shirts!

Just wanted to share a couple of pictures of our doggies having fun at the beach with their Coolvio Barctic Dog Shirt. We were supporters in the Kickstarter stage and now that we adopted our 2nd dog, this was one of our first purchases. They were amazing. Were very happy with the shirts!

Hi Paola! We are glad that Chino and Leo not only have each other, but their bArctics, so they can enjoy as much beach time together as possible!

Dog(s) Name: Hurley
Keeps my dog running

It's getting hot in my area and the Coolvio shirt has made a big difference in my dog getting his exercise. He likes wearing it and runs more when he has it on. Love the product!

Hi Linda! Your comments are music to our ears. We are thrilled to know that the bArctic is making a positive impact for Hurley! Thanks for sharing and please keep us posted!

Play harder and longer without worrying!

Love our bArtic shirt! Gone are the days of applying vigorous sunscreen every two hours and having to take several breaks in between walks. This really works! North Carolina summers can get so hot, now I can have peace of mind knowing my pup can keep up no matter what!

It is great that your pup loves her bArctic shirt! Sunscreen is messy and blocks the healthy wavelengths of sunlight that dogs need. We are happy that she is getting the light therapy benefits needed for optimal health and comfort. We can't wait to see more pics. of your adorable pup!

Dog(s) Name: Rhaego
If it is sunny out, he's is wearing it!

Rhaego LOVES wearing his bArctic shirt all the time! Rhaego goes swimming in it and also plays fetch, hikes, and goes on walks in it! Pretty much anytime it’s sunny out, he’s wearing it. It’s to the point where he gets excited if I reach for it to put it on him because he knows he’s about to go play!

We are delighted that Rhaego LOVES his bArctic! Your pictures are awesome. We are glad to see him wearing it in the pool. Many people ask if the bArctic can get wet and we let them know that it works when wet or dry. If it gets wet, there is an extra boost of coolness because of natural evaporation. Thanks for sharing and take care!

Dog(s) Name: Elmer
Having a blast in his bArctic!

I got my shirt to help my bulldog Elmer out on warmer days at daycare. Here he is running around having a blast in it- it was great to have peace of mind he was staying cool in his new shirt while we were out of town and it allowed him stay outside longer!

We are thrilled that the bArctic shirt is helping Elmer, outside in the heat, at doggie daycare! He looks very happy. Please stay in touch and keep us posted!

Hikes every day for 3-4 miles

Ian gets a walk or hike every day for 3-4 miles. The bArctic shirt allows him to do so in comfort even when it is over 80s in the summertime here in Las Vegas

Hi Angel! Thanks so much for sharing. Your photo is great! Ian is king of the desert in his bArctic shirt and we are glad to know that is helps him with the hikes.

Summer fun at the beach in his bArctic!

Although Stitch is not a fan of the water, he loves to run (mostly in circles) on the beach in his bArctic! He can't wait to get back out there this summer

We wish you tons of fun with your family this summer!

Dog(s) Name: Murphy
Enjoys bathing in the sun in his bArctic!

Murphy recently had surgery on his knee, so isn’t very active right now. But he is enjoying bathing in the sun in his bArctic! He is looking forward to enjoying the summer North Carolina weather this year while staying cool is his snazzy shirt.

Hi Heather! We are thrilled to know that Murphy can enjoy sun bathing and be protected from the sun. He looks great in his snazzy bArctic shirt. Thanks for sharing!

Dog(s) Name: Finn and George
Loving Their bArctics!

They love to be outside and go on walks in their bArctics.

Hi Kathy! We are glad Finn and George enjoy their bArctics and are getting plenty of light therapy, while staying cool. Keep us posted on their outdoor adventures!

Dog Name: Thea
Can now play longer at the beach!

Thea loves being at the beach and her Coolvio shirt helps her to stay cool in the southern Florida heat. She wants to play longer than in the past because of how cool it keeps her.

We love the beach too! We are glad that Thea can spend more time doing what she loves, while soaking up the health benefits of light therapy.

Dog Name: Madigan, Mya, Mike
Keeping cool between agility runs

They all compete in several different dogsports including: Agility, Barn Hunt, FastCAT & Lure Coursing. I purchased the bArtics for outdoor trials in the hot weather to help keep them cool between runs. We are in Tennessee and sometimes the summer sun is a little much for these black dogs - especially when they are running Agility outdoors.

We are glad that the bArctic is helping them stay cool between runs. Please keep us posted on their dog sport activities.

Dog(s) Name: Bentley
Heat relief!

Bentley loves his Coolvio dog shirts. He is an English Bulldog and the heat just kills them! (Literally!) He was never able to play with his friends like this in warm weather until we got him a Coolvio shirt!

Hi Deborah!  

We are glad that Bentley loves his bArctic shirt and that it is helping him stay cooler.  It makes us happy that he is now able to play outside with his friends!  

Dog(s) Name: Ryder
Huge Difference In Energy Level and Recovery Time!

Ryder loves nothing more than to chase his ball but when it is warm out he will exhaust himself to the point of nearly passing out on a couple of occasions. When he has his bArctic shirt on though, we can tell a huge difference in his energy level and recovery time. Plus he looks adorable in it!

It is great that Ryder can keep the fun going when he is in his bArctic. We invented the bArctic for this reason - so dogs and their owners can spend more time together outside. The action photos are awesome and he does look adorable in his bArctic!

Amazing product! must have for summer!

We love our bArctic shirt!! I am so glad to finally have a brand I trust to keep my girl safe in the warmer months. She is a relentless retriever mix and won't slow down for anything. Heat stroke has always been a concern but I feel much better knowing she has this shirt to properly keep her safe from the heat. It also doubles as a great high visibility shirt for low light situations. thank you CoolVio/bArctic team for your product and dedication to dog safety!

Hi Olivia! It was so nice to read your review. We are delighted to know that you and Hattie love the bArctic shirt. We are also happy that Hattie is keeping cooler and staying highly visible in low light situations. We have heard that the bright orange color makes it easier for people to spot their dog, especially in a crowd of dogs. Take care and please keep us posted on Hattie's adventures!

Surprisingly cool to the touch!

I have been meaning to send this picture to you for sometime now - better late than never.  Shortly after you shipped me the two cooling jackets, my two Afghan Hounds competed in a lure coursing event near Milwaukee.  It was hot and they needed a cool down. To be honest, when I was putting them on, I was pretty skeptical that they would do anything. Everybody else was using something involving water.  Normally after competing, I can feel the heat radiating off them, especially the black one.  To my surprise, when I put my hand under the jackets a few minutes after putting them on, both of them felt cool to the touch.  And, as you can see, they were lounging pretty comfortably.

Hi Bruce! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. We are thrilled when we get wonderful feedback from our customers, everything from keeping dogs cooler and more comfortable, to improved energy and endurance. We are glad that you could feel a remarkable difference when your dogs wore their bArctics. Please keep in touch, we would love to hear more about your dogs' adventures.

Four paws up for my bArctic!

I love wearing my bArctic at the beach! Being able to run and play all day without overheating is amazing. There are so many sky squirrels (seagulls) to chase and I’m able to chase them to my heart’s content while wearing my bArctic!

I’ve also worn it to the dog park and it helped keep me clean and cool during the hot summer days. While the other dogs were slowing down, I was able to keep going!

Way to go Mia! We are happy that your bArctic allows you to chase the seagulls and your dog friends without slowing down, so you can keep having fun. Please keep us posted on your adventures! We look forward to seeing more pictures. ❤️

Dog(s) Name: Maple
Loves wearing her bArctic!

Maple loves wearing her bArctic on walks. She also loves💕 wearing her shirt even in the house!

We are glad that Maple loves her bArctic. It fits perfectly!

Perfect for sun protection and cooling!

Ollie and Bentley are American Hairless Terriers that love going outside and having fun, but they need the bArctic shirts for sun protection, not only for cooling them down.

Hi Magdalena! The bArctic is perfect for hairless breeds and we are glad that Ollie and Bentley are staying protected and cool in the sun. Another great benefit of the bArctic is that it does not block the healthy light that their bodies need. Take care and keep us posted on their outdoor adventures.

it works well

very impressed how the dogs on hot and humid weather!

Hi Mikki,

Thanks for your review! It makes us happy to know that your dogs love their bArctics and that it is keeping them cooler in Japan. Take care!

Love My bArctic!🐾

This is my favorite shirt ever. When my Dogma gets it out for me, I run over to put it on (I don’t do that with other outfits~ especially my raincoat!). It fits pawfectly, is lightweight, and I look so sporty in it. I can’t wait to see how cool it keeps me in summer, besides looking cool 😎 This is my second bArctic. I won the first and so I really wanted to thank this small business by purchasing a second one! Sincerely, Teddy Graham

Hi Teddy! We are delighted that you LOVE your bArctic shirt ❄️and that it fits perfectly! You do look cool in your shirt. Please keep us posted on all your adventures! ❤️

Dog(s) Name: Silas and Brinkley
Cools down much more quickly

The boys are using their shirts daily. It appears to help Brinkley quite a bit during our morning walks. He cools down much more quickly than before he was wearing it.

Thanks Bruce! Hearing this makes us incredibly happy, especially knowing that it is helping Brinkley cool down more quickly. Please keep us posted on the boys!

Loves hiking in his bArctic!

Brewer loves hiking in his bArctic shirt. The shirt is a good fit, with great material and easily washable!

We are delighted that Brewer loves his shirt and that it is a great fit! Please stay in touch and keep us posted on Brewer's hiking adventures.

Can't wait for our many adventures with the bArctic!

I received my bArctic Light Therapy Dog Shirt today, and I’m so thrilled. It fits my dog perfectly, and doesn’t impede his movement at all. He didn’t even put up a fuss wearing it like so many of his other clothes. Chilicheese often struggles in the heat, so I look forward to using it in hot weather to keep him cool on our many adventures!

Hi Becky! Chilicheese is adorable! The fit is perfect! We are happy that the bArctic will help Chilicheese stay cool during his summer adventures!

Dog(s) Name: Ivee
Can stay poolside longer!

Since Ivee had some really tough times before coming into our family, we like to keep her as pampered as possible. She was left by her previous owner chained up at the back of the house, starving, with a 5 cm ruptured tumor growing on her neck. Saved by a good Samaritan, she was brought into MidAtlantic Pug Rescue to care for her and her medical needs. Needless to say, we fostered her and never let her leave. In the summer, you will find Ivee relaxing in a lounge chair, by the pool. During the summer, she had to limit her time outside, due to the heat. But since she started wearing her bArctic shirt, which keeps her cooler for extended periods of time, she can stay poolside even longer! This sweet senior Bulldog is living the carefree life she deserves and thanks to the bArctic, she can enjoy her favorite activity even more.

Hi Kim! We are happy that Ivee is part of your family and is getting all the love she deserves. We are also happy that the bArctic is allowing Ivee to enjoy the pool longer! Thanks for sharing and please keep us updated on Ivee.

Dog(s) Name: Faith
Staying cool, comfortable, and protected

Faith was dumped on the side of the road, with fresh burns on 40% of her little body. Left to fend for herself, she was picked up by the local animal control, taken to the shelter, and finally taken in by MidAtlantic Pug Rescue. Faith went through months of care and treatment for her burns. That was 2013. Today, Faith is a happy, friendly, snuggly girl who loves going for walks, attending fundraisers for her rescue, and swimming with her family. Due to her hairless scars, she needs sunscreen applied every day or a t-shirt to prevent sunburn. Finding this bArctic shirt helps keep Faith cool and covered! She wears it mostly in the summer to keep her from getting overheated or from reburning her scars. When she has a fundraising event, this shirt is perfect for the long day of educating people about rescue and responsible dog ownership. I don’t have to worry that her skin is exposed and I know she is staying cool and comfortable.

Hi Kim! We are glad that Faith is now living a loved-filled life with your family.  It is also wonderful that the bArctic shirt keeps Faith cool and protects her scars from sunburn. With the bArctic, you no longer have to worry about applying messy sunscreen to Faith's scars. Also, unlike sunscreen and UV block, the bArctic allows healthy light in. Thanks for sharing and keep us posted on Faith.