Four-legged family members need to stay safe on the water, too. There are a variety of life jackets made specifically for dogs (and even a few other types of pets). Check for them at marine supply stores and pet shops. A salesperson can help you measure your pet for the right fit.
- U. S. Coast Guard approved
- The proper size for the intended wearer
- In good and serviceable condition
- Properly stowed (readily accessible)
Note: Boating out-of-state? There may be a different age requirement. Check with that state's boating authorities before heading out on the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard has more life jacket information here.