OUR INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
HOW WPD CAME TO BE
With all of my endeavors, I've come to realize how important "the right tool for the job" is. Couple the detailed nature of a police officer with a dog handler and you're sure to get some great gear! WaterProofDog is the culmination of my frustrations and OCD regarding sub-par dog gear. Dogs are outdoors. Outdoors can be messy. Gear should be easy to maintain. Our creations provide form and function in one pawesome item. Waterproof and stink proof with strong, stainless steel / rust-resistant hardware. Hand-crafted to maintain high quality. Life can be complicated enough, dog gear shouldn't add to your frustrations. This is our 'ReVision' of yesterday's dog supplies. We hope you enjoy our WaterProofDog gear as much as we do!
I'm Jennifer and this is my best fur friend, Clyde. Sometimes life seems like a roller coaster ride, with a dog seat belt.
My journey started long before Clyde and I met. I had a 16.5 year career in law enforcement, until in 2010, a line of duty injury cut that career short. In 2011, with encouragement from my parent's, I established Antique ReVisions LLC and began selling antiques locally and online. Since then, life threw a lot of punches. There have been a lot of 'ReVisions'. I've worked to turn lemons into lemonade, and thankfully always had the support of family and furry friends.
In January of 2016 I adopted Clyde from Home at Last Dog Rescue. Clyde escaped a high-kill shelter following a rough life as an outdoor dog. We started extensive training and became certified as a therapy dog team with a local therapy dog organization. As we got out more, I noticed that something was wrong. I was suffering from PTSD (along with physical limitations due to my career-ending injury). With lots of ongoing hard work and training, for both myself and Clyde, he is now also my Service Dog. We work together as a team to make life comfortable and possible.
Throughout our journey together, Clyde and I have been blessed to have had help from some amazing, popular and knowledgeable public figures. Help has come from so many people, in so many forms. We can't say "thank you" enough. With Clyde at my side, I've learned to understand and manage my PTSD. Together, we now help educate others about PTSD, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and more. We're thankful to have the opportunity to work locally with Military Veterans and First Responders, as they train to be Service Dog teams. We're also thankful for the opportunity to see smiles and healing as together, we educate and assist our local community.
Life is full of 'ReVisions'. Each day is new, with new opportunities.
We look forward to seeing what's next.
NEWS & UPDATES
September 11, 2019 - "HERE'S JOHNNY!" Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our team. Johnny was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Mississippi by Last Chance Animal Rescue, and brought north to find a home. He found our home. He is about 7 months old and a very smart, loving, outgoing guy, with a silly side. Clyde & I both adore him. We believe his breed to be a Plott Hound. This little guy is training to help with all the same special things that Clyde does. Thus far, he's proving that he too is capable of great things.