Being a native Chicagoan, our founder knew that the extremes of winter and summer weather are as tough on our pets as they are on humans. We dressed our dogs in traditional pet coats and sweaters, but they still shivered and rushed through their walks in the winter cold. We watered them and helped them find shade in the summer, but they still panted and stopped to rest far too often in the heat and humidity of the summer.
Our beloved pets weren’t very comfortable, and in some cases they were risking potentially serious conditions like hypothermia and dehydration or heatstroke. Because we are passionate about the safety, health and comfort of our pets, we felt there had to be a better solution!
It seemed clear to our us that existing pet clothes didn’t really do the job. Even the best winter pet apparel didn't specifically address canine physiology, and it didn't help at all in the summer.
So, drawing on our love for our canine companions, we consulted with veterinarians and pet wellness professionals, pet products wholesalers and retailers, and pet apparel manufacturers.
What we learned is that dogs exchange heat in different ways than people, so while it's cute to dress our pets up in human-looking coats and sweaters, these just aren't as effective on dogs as they are on us. Dogs lose or gain most of their heat in the chest and abdominal region, or the core, so covering their backs and sides doesn’t help them stay warm. Dogs also have a higher body temperature than we do (101°-103°F), so to help regulate body temperature they need more efficient as well as more localized heat protection in the winter, and more concentrated cooling in the summer than a coat or sweater can provide.
Inspired by hot/cold therapy wraps for humans, our founder developed a better solution- the unique warming and cooling pet harnesses and coats called, Kumfy Tailz, which incorporate gel pack technology to deliver heat or cooling in just the right spot! Kumfy Tailz is the first pet apparel to specifically address canine physiology, and has been developed in close consultation with Kumfy Tailz' licensed veterinarian adviser, Jennifer Henderson, DVM (Dr. Jen) and a variety of industry professionals. After 2 years Kumfy Tailz's Kumfy Klimate harness and coats were born.
As the years go by we are continually committed to making quality products that redefine pet comfort so your pets can life an extraordinary life. We offer remarkable customer service.
Most importantly, we use the products ourselves, every day, on our dogs.