PATENTED & MADE IN THE USA Patent numbers 10,342,216 & 10,631,533
PATENTED & MADE IN THE USA Patent numbers 10,342,216 & 10,631,533
PROTECT YOUR PET WITH SCIENCE
The ultimate protection for small dogs from birds of prey!
The Hawk Star Pet Protection Vest is based on the science of bird vision.
The iridescence acts as camouflage through interference with object recognition.
Iridescence produces visual signals that can confuse potential predators, and this might explain the high frequency of iridescence in many animal taxa.
The brightness of iridescence makes (varying) parts of objects more conspicuous.
The changing color patterns, flashes and boundaries
deceive, confuse, and frighten potential predators.
An extremely fast dive makes it impossible for a small pet to avoid an attack or for a human to react in time.
Birds of prey typically grab their prey by the head,
making avoidance of the attack all the more important!!
Although pets heavier than 20 pounds cannot physically be
picked up by most birds of prey, small pets are often
harmed or killed by birds attempting to take them.
The reflective material of The Patented Hawk Star Vest
confuses birds and, in essence, makes the small pet invisible to birds of prey.
The light reflected from its holographic
surface is menacing to birds.
Birds of prey will not see your pet as prey.
The iridescent material shimmers and shines
in the sunlight, startling, disorienting,
and confusing birds of prey.
The protection is based on the science of bird vision.
Visit our Science page for more information and to see a video of a test of The Hawk Star with a red-tailed hawk!!
"In some species iridescent colours produce bright flashes of colour that might briefly startle a potential predator...or inhibit the predator's ability to judge the exact position of prey" "...the multilayered arrays that produce iridescent colours can reflect a great deal of incident light at certain viewing angles, creating glare that can flash on and off. This bright flash of colour can function as a startle display, whereby potential prey surprises a predator by quickly changing its colour, posture or behaviour."
- Stephanie Doucet & Melissa Meadows
National Center for Biotechnology Information
US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health www.ncbi.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2706478/
"Could not have asked for a better experience. Quality product, peace of mind when I walk my dogs, and such attentive customer service. Do not hesitate if you are looking to keep your fur babies protected." 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 - Dorothy S.
"THANK YOU! What a great product for my little dog! We appreciate your care both for the little dogs and the beautiful hawks that fly our skies."- Barbara
We support animal rescue and donate a portion of all proceeds to animal rescue and advocacy.
Symbols of might and strength, there are about 446 raptor species worldwide.
They are found in all areas and environments including SUBURBS, CITIES, COUNTRYSIDE, MOUNTAINS, WOODED AREAS, RIVERS, STREAMS, and NEAR THE OCEAN.
Therefore, small dogs need The Hawk Star Protection anytime they are outdoors.
Our #1 priority is SAFE, HAPPY customers. We take pride in excellent customer service with a high quality product invented to keep your best friend safe and comfortable.
The Hawk Star is lightweight and safe for playtime, naptime, & snuggletime.
Please leave us your reviews and always feel free to reach out with any questions.
* How do I know this works? The protection is based on the science of how bird's eyes work. To see the proof watch the videos above and visit our Science Page. Always feel free to send us a message with any questions.
* Can I use my dog's harness with the Hawk Star? Absolutely! A harness easily attaches over The Hawk Star Vest. (see above pic)
* Can my dog swim with the Hawk Star? Yes, the Hawk Star is lightweight even when wet. It also dries quickly.
* Will my dog get hot in the Hawk Star? No, the Hawk Star is lightweight and breathable. Of course, any prolonged exposure to heat is not a good idea for dogs.
* Can my dog wear a sweater under the Hawk Star? Absolutely! The straps are long, giving you a great deal of size adjustment for sweaters, weight gain, etc.
* Is there a hole for the leash? No, a hole is not necessary. The neck line is curved so your pet's collar/leash are accessed as normal.
* Is the Hawk Star washable? Yes, you can wash it in the washing machine. We highly suggest you use the delicate cycle and a delicates' bag or pillow case.
"I have spent over 10 years studying and working with large birds of prey in the wild -- including wild spaces that are adjacent and even flow through areas in which we live with our beloved companions and pets. This garment is an amazingly simple and effective deterrent that harms neither hunter nor hunted. What easier investment can you make that will have a greater impact on the safety and security of your best friend?... Awesome job. Thanks for never giving up on this idea. I hope everyone takes advantage of what you've created here." Robert Rogers
"One of the worst calls I can receive as a behavior specialist, is a client witnessing their Chihuahua or small breed dog being carried off by a hawk. Unfortunately, it happens more frequently than you would expect. One of our clients had two very large bully breeds and a Chihuahua, and one day on a walk a hawk literally took the Chihuahua even though the other dogs were right there. Obviously this was very heartbreaking for my client, it is something you cannot forget. Other clients have also told me about their experiences with hawks and small dogs. I too have a Chihuahua, and until the Hawk Star Vest, I used to walk out into the yard with her like a bodyguard. I would not let her stay out too long even with me & the other dogs there to protect her. It is a big relief knowing that this vest messes with a Hawks vision, and Peanut can walk out in the yard without having to worry about birds of prey. This is a brilliant product! I recommend it to my clientele because anything that will protect our dogs from predators is worth having in your dog's wardrobe! I definitely give this product a big paw high five."
Tara. Owner Training by Tara, ll TRAINING BY TARA
"I live in Central Texas and I love the wildlife but I do love my 4 pound dog a lot more. Knowing that birds of prey are capable of targeting my dog terrifies me. Especially after hearing of a recent incident just last month, where a little dog was found to have been targeted by a large bird. The vet verified injures on this small dog to be from a predatory bird. Luckily the dog was not taken but clearly the attempt was made. Knowing my little dog can wear something to protect him from such attacks gives me peace of mind" Liz C. International Companion and Wildlife Activist
"East Mountain Pet Alert has learned that there is a lightweight, easy-on and easy-off vest, that does just that, called the Hawk Star! The iridescent pattern on this remarkable product disrupts the raptor's ability to see his target during the day. A flashing light on the vest does the same at night with owls. And it does more than protect from raptors. The reflective surface will allow your pup to be seen by drivers, day and night.
Tom Smylie, Master Falconer, who has given many demonstrations with his Peregrine Falcon at Wildlife West in Edgewood, was a consultant on the creation of this vest.
Please share this site with friends who have small dogs, especially those who have recently moved to our East Mtn communities! Many newcomers do not realize that they absolutely must take extra precautions to protect their small dogs.
For the safety of our canine companions,
Joyce and Pippi" Joyce; Small dog/bird of prey safety advocate. New Mexico
The Hawk Star Vest is lightweight and waterproof. It does not get heavy or weigh dogs down in water.
These aren't little amoebas under a microscope!!
These are actually little pooches protected from hawks & eagles even in low light!!!
The Hawk Star Vest includes a very lightweight, durable light to protect our furry loved ones in low-light conditions.
WE ALREADY LOVE YOUR DOG!!
Our pets give us unconditional love.
We love them and owe them all we can give.
Protection is one of the biggest responsibilies we have.
Birds of prey and vehicles are two of the largest threats.
The Patented Hawk Star Vest offers the protection your pet needs.
The Hawk Star Pet Protection Vest is double patented through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent numbers 10,342,216 & 10,643,533
Protecting your pet with science makes you a genius! Plus, your dog will love the fancy disco ball garment! Join our family of safe pets. Sorry birds, our beloved pets aren't meals! #MyDiscoDog