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Dog Lift Harness by Rock ‘N Rescue

Whether you need to rescue a four-legged critter or take a search and rescue dog with you, you need the Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness. Move and hoist dogs or other quadrupeds safely and easily. This full body dog lift harness has been made especially for Search and Rescue K9s. This dog lift harness makes it so you can safely and securely lower or raise your dog into collapsed structures, down cliffs, or even from helicopters. Plus the removable backpack straps make it easy for one person to carry an injured or tired animal. And the adjustable four point strap system (included) gets rid of the need for a bulky, heavy spreader bar when you are lifting or lowering an animal. The price even includes a harness bag. The Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness is proudly made in the United States.

The Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness weighs in at 30 ounces (850.486 grams). This dog lift harness comes in orange, and black and it runs in sizes small, medium, and large. (SEE SPECIFICATIONS TAB FOR SIZING AND SIZING INSTRUCTIONS).

Note: to ensure the best fit and the easiest customer service experience, always be sure to measure your dog twice before ordering.

You can also add custom embroidery for $6.00 per line for up to two lines and up to ten characters. You can also add artwork for $25.00 to set up or a logo for $10.00. Make it easier to tell Fido’s harness from Shadow’s – after all, they can smell the difference.

Dog Lift Harness Care

Soil can generally be removed with a spray cleaner or a mild detergent and water. Consider treating more stubborn oil or grease stains with a dry cleaning solvent followed by a spray cleaner or a mild detergent and water. Wash the Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness on a low-temperature setting and using a mild detergent. Then either air dry or dry on a low setting. Be sure not to use any chlorine or bleach-based cleansers.

Using the Lift Harness with Your Dog

The easiest way to get the Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness onto your dog is to place the dog lift harness on the ground or floor and have your dog step into the leg holes or at least stand in a ‘stay’ position as you gently help to position your dog’s  feet into the right holes. Then pull up the dog lift harness around the body and secure the straps – one goes under and around your dog’s chest; another goes under your dog’s midsection, and the last one goes under your dog’s tail. All of the straps are fastened on top and can be adjusted for a more custom fit. Then attach the four hoisting ropes (they are included) and it is time to lift a dog!

Training Your Dog for the Harness

To train your dog to not fear the Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness, it is best to train him or her the way you have probably trained your dog for everything else – with patience, positive reinforcement, and consistency.  A dog that is very treat-motivated might do best by wearing the dog lift harness and receiving treats for doing so. A dog which is more play-motivated may do best by wearing the dog lift harness while playing. You could even incorporate clicker training – and praise will always work better than harsh words, so make sure to let your dog know that good things are always associated with the Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness. Your dog is your partner and wants to help you! Make dog lift harness training enjoyable for both of you, and your dog will be the true, hardworking, and helpful partner you need when it counts the most.

Please Note: the Rock ‘N Rescue Dog Lift Harness is not a dog lift harness for hip dysplasia, arthritis, or other canine mobility issues, beyond limited use in a rescue situation.


Dog Lift Harness Size Details

  •  Small:
    • Leg Spacing: 10.5 inches (26.67 cm)
    • Circumference: 31 inches (78.74 cm)
  • Medium:
    • Leg Spacing: 13 inches (33.02 cm)
    • Circumference: 35 inches (88.9 cm)
  • Large:
    • Leg Spacing: 16 inches (40.64 cm)
    • Circumference: 40 inches (101.6 cm)
  • Determine your dog’s leg spacing by measuring the length between the inside of the front and back legs on the same side of the dog.
  • Determine your dog's chest circumference by measuring the total circumference of the dog's chest.

1 review for RNR Dog Lift Harness

  1. Donald Darga (verified owner)

    I posted this review on reddit with images and it can be found here:

    I’ve been searching for a way to get my dog out on the bike for quite some time. I’ve tried the burley and other backpacks. He hated the burley and a lot of the dog backpacks were made for smaller dogs and I wasnt comfortable with trusting the construction of those bags. I did find that a baby hiking backpack could work but it was a bit small for his length. I took a quick look at racks but his weight in addition to the weight of some sort of carrier on a bike rack would be pushing the limits of most common racks and I dont quite trust him to not jump out after some small animal that happens by.

    This season I came across these emergency lift harnesses. There are a few other that are cheaper than the Rock and Rescue but they look to be more focused on being portable than bomb proof and if I am lugging my dog around at even slow cycling speeds I want confidence that he is going to be secure. So I went with the Rock and Rescue harness. My first impressions were that it is a well built harness. The canvas is heavy. the strapping is thick. all the connections that carry weight are metal and robust. They provide a dual strap lift system and a single “air lift” type strap that has a single connection on top to lift with a rope of some sort. I use the dual straps to setup the harness as a backpack to ride with my dog on my back.

    The sizing of this harness isnt quite a perfect fit for my dog. There is a bit of gap between sizes and corgi sizing is a bit wonky anyways. The harness is a bit long for my dog but I was able to use the available clipping to cinch up the back and its not a problem at all.

    My dog does really well in this harness. This is the only way that I am able to cycle with him. I think partially because this harness will thundershirt the dog while they are being carried. He will typically lift his head up and look around while in the harness. I dont have any trouble with him swinging around while I am on the bike at all. While riding I feel just as steady as when riding without the backpack. Since his legs are hanging in the air he doesnt attempt to move all too much while back there. This lets me ride with confidence that he isnt going to somehow wriggle loose while im not hawkeying him.

    There are some occasions where while riding where the angle of his body will put his head lower than the rest of his body. This can be corrected by readjusting but I am trying to come up with a strapping solution for this. I believe that if you run a strap around your waist to hold his butt end down that would solve this issue. That said, my dog seems to have no problem with it.

    This harness also does not come with any sort of shoulder padding. I dont know if it was intended to use it this often. I just picked up some neoprene strap pads off amazon and it makes wearing this for prolonged periods much more comfortable.

    One other minor issue we have had is with the penis hole. There is a hole for the penis to hang out of the harness, likely to prevent pressure for the dog. We have noticed that the harness will actually pull the skin back a bit to “expose” him. We just adjust this after we put him in the harness so it does not do that. It’s not a big deal but just something to take note of.

    I also had some concerns with if it was squeezing the dog too tight. We typically ride out to dog parks where my dog will tire himself out so on the way home he will just dead fish back there. I was concerned that he would have trouble breathing but I have not seen any indication of this. He seems to be fine just hanging out back there and there is no panting from stress or breathing difficulty.

    Overall, Id say that if you need a novel solution for getting your pupper out and some of the more straight forward solutions have not worked for you, this one could be a good solution for you. Especially if your dog has some anxiety as the thundershirting squeeze from this may help with that. My dog doesnt worry about riding in this harness and its no problem to get him into it. I have confidence while riding with this harness that my dog is safe and I am comfortable riding in this harness. This solution can be a bit more costly than some other ones so I dont know if I would recommend it as a first option. You can pick up racks or a second hand burly for cheaper than this but if those arent working this could be a good option. People also seem to get a kick out of seeing my dog hanging out back there.

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