Dog Not Gone: Our Story
At Dog Not Gone, we have a simple goal. . . keep dogs safe, secure, and now, tick and insect free. From the onset our focus has been on making high quality products to keep dogs safe. All of our products are made in America by hand from American made materials at our own Maine based manufacturing facility.
Over the past 10 years, my husband and I grew our Maine based business, one customer at a time. Our first break came when one of our early customers, a Maine Game Warden, used our vest on his dog while hunting with his friend who just so happened to be a Buyer from LL Bean. The Buyer was so impressed with our vest that day, that he added in short order it to the LL Bean product line.
In 2015, we introduced our new line of dog vests that feature No Fly Zone technology. The dog vests made with No Fly Zone material are a healthy additional way to protect against ticks and other insects. The permethrin is bound to the fabric at the Mill and is thus insoluble. Plus, only the minimum amount of permethrin required to remain effective against ticks is used. That is .52% compared to other products on the market that contain 45-60%.
In the end, our goal is to keep your dogs safe with our Made in USA high quality dog products.
Dog Not Gone began in 2006 when the Buyer for the Hunting Department at LL Bean saw our custom made dog vest on his friends dog when out hunting in the woods of Maine. Since then, we have sold our signature Safety Dog Vest to thousands of dog owners around the world.
What sets our products apart is really quite simple – superior design, top quality components, and highly skilled American manufacturing. Our products are made with pride in Maine by Stitchers who have been with us since the beginning.
In 2015, Dog Not Gone started making products with No Fly Zone fabric. This fabric is permanently treated with permethrin and is effective in repelling ticks and biting insects up to 70 washings. Our customers were so delighted with this new function in the Safety Dog Vest that they asked for product to keep them safe when walking the dog or just enjoying the outdoors. As a result, No Fly Designs was created to market apparel designed for people.
Our product line has expanded to include tick repelling apparel for the whole family. All our products are designed as “outer” wear with the intent of being worn with your everyday clothing and created with input from our customers.
The mission of Dog Not Gone is to keep you and your family Seen and Safe and continue to enjoy spending time in the outdoors.