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Ruby’s Perfect Fit

Ruby loves her PerfectFit harness by Golly Gear

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Golly Gear, a wonderful company that specializes in fun, affordable, and practical items for small dogs. They invited Ruby in for a custom fitting for a new harness in exchange for a review on the blog. Although Golly Gear is primarily an internet-based company, their shop is located a few miles from our house. Ruby was in need of a new harness so this generous offer came at the perfect time.

Ruby loves her PerfectFit harness by Golly Gear

When we arrived for our fitting, we were welcomed warmly – it was clear from the start that Golly Gear loves dogs. We first discussed Ruby’s temperament and harness needs. They then measured her and made several harness recommendations. We chose the PerfectFit By Gooby.

Ruby loves her PerfectFit harness by Golly Gear

PerfectFit Harnesses are available in multiple fun color combinations. As you can see, we chose the purple and lime green. Golly Gear was very nice and also gave Ruby a lovely leather aqua leash in addition to lots of belly rubs and a few treats.

Golly Gear

Harnesses are incredibly important especially for small dogs with fragile necks. When we adopted Pip, he had a partially collapsed trachea from years of wearing a collar that was too small. The PerfectFit collar has double rings, which accommodate tags and eliminate the need for a collar. Ruby is very comfortable in her new harness and hardly seems to notice it all.

Ruby loves her PerfectFit harness by Golly Gear

Although we are fortunate to live near the Golly Gear store, they pride themselves in providing extraordinary service to all their customers. They welcome questions and are passionate and true experts in harnesses as well as other solutions for small dogs. Their company motto is – there’s no one harness for ALL dogs, but there is a perfect harness for each individual dog.  In addition to harnesses, they have a wide selection of leashes, coats, beds, bowls, etc.

If you are in the Chicago area, Golly Gear also offers an exercise area for dogs during the winter. You can rent their space for an hour or two and let your dog run around inside when the weather is nasty outside. I highly recommend you check out Golly Gear – their selection, knowledge, and customer service is truly second none. You can also follow Golly Gear on Facebook and Twitter.

And now the exciting part, the generous folks at Golly Gear are offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky reader. Please enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Golly Gear provided Ruby with the PerfectFit Harness to review. We were not compensated and the opinions expressed in this review are our own.


  1. Yamini MacLean
    November 30, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Hari OMThat looks so stylish Ruby; outer-inner wear a bit like Madonna's!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Julie
    November 30, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I finks that you look GREAT in that harness Ruby, just pawsome!Loves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  3. Mitch and Molly
    November 30, 2015 / 10:26 am

    Your new harness looks beautiful on you, Ruby, and it's the perfect color – tennis ball chartreuse! Love ya lots♥Molly

  4. Brian Andreotti
    November 30, 2015 / 11:07 am

    I would love one in blue!

  5. Jeanne Pursell
    November 30, 2015 / 11:50 am

    We just love your new harness!! Looks great on you!!

  6. Patrice and Higgins
    November 30, 2015 / 11:52 am

    We have harness envy…….mom just cants seem to find us the right one!! You look like you are really digging that new harness and it makes you extra cute!!!~Higgins

  7. Madi and Mom
    November 30, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Ruby I love love love the color too and it does fit you like a glove.Hey that 2nd photo is adorable. did you get a good treat?hugs madi your bfff

  8. The Menagerie Mom
    November 30, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    That harness looks incredibly comfortable, Ruby. And the colors look great on you! I'm so glad you got to work with Golly Gear, Ruby. They sound like such great people (and how cool that they even offer an indoor activity room for dogs in the winter!). Have a lovely Monday!

  9. Oz theTerrier
    November 30, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    That harness looks comfy and what great colors you chose! Those colors just pop off Ruby's furs. It's nice to see a company specialize in small dogs since some of us, like me, are hard to fit because of my deep chest.Oz

  10. Dory and the Mama
    November 30, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Wow, Arty says he would love a blue one! These look so comfy…and stylish too!!Smileys!Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs
    November 30, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    that does look comfortable – we have lots of trouble finding harnesses for Denny as those nylon web types rub up a real rash on him .

  12. Brian
    November 30, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    You look quite fancy pretty Ruby!

  13. tubby3pug
    November 30, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    looking good

  14. Casey
    November 30, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    You look so stylish, Ruby!

  15. Casey
    November 30, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    You look so stylish, Ruby!

  16. Mark Muller
    November 30, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Ruby that's a super outfit… I love the combination of lime green and purple, it's an eyecatcher and I bet all people you mett will like it! My mom wants a car in such colors…not sure if my dad would like that too LOL

  17. Murphy
    November 30, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Looks like that is a step-in harness. Very nice!Your Pals,Murphy & Stanley

  18. Bocci
    November 30, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Yes, Ruby, you certainly look stylish! And Golly Gear looks like a great place to shop!

  19. Two French Bulldogs
    November 30, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    What an awesome harness! Indeed itEdward (& Lily)

  20. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    November 30, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Those Harness Colors REALLY look GOOD next to your lovely Furs.. THAT is super that you got to go IN fur a Fitting… so you were SURE it would be Exactly Right fur you and be extra comfy. We Saw that extra D ring and Wondered what it was for… That is a SUPER idea… you can have your tags and such RIGHT there… and not need a collar…

  21. Idaho PugRanch
    November 30, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    What a cool harness you got Ruby. Yes we use harnesses for walks and yours looks very comfortable.Mom likes the green with brown colorhugsMr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  22. Sarge
    November 30, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Hey Ruby!Wow, you look gorgeous in your new harness! Perfect color for your furs. Sounds like those peeps know how to treat a pooch right. I'll add your giveaway to the BCCalendar and I entered too.Grr and Woof,Sarge, Police Commish

  23. Bailey
    November 30, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    I like the idea of a custom fitting.

  24. Sweet William The Scot
    November 30, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I like your new header with the many faces of Ruby but I liked the old one also. Do they make harnesses for me to wear that hook into the car seat belt because I really need that right now?Thanks for being a friendSweet William The Scot

  25. Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady
    November 30, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    What a great harness!

  26. Ziggy Stardust
    November 30, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    I love that harness, thank you for your great modeling!Ziggy Out!!

  27. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    November 30, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    that is a very nice harness and it looks great on Ruby. We think all the colors are beautiful. We have never had a harness, but Mom would love to try one.Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  28. da tabbies o trout towne
    November 30, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    ruby…..ewe iz total lee rockin yur new harness…..lookin good …..lookin….good ~~ ♥♥♥♥ hope ewe N yur familee hada burd free thanx bee giving !! ♥♥♥

  29. Tenacious Little Terrier
    November 30, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    How cool you got to do a custom fitting. It looks great on her! I think I like the blue one.

  30. Lola The Rescued Cat
    November 30, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    Ruby, you look so adorable!

  31. Cole
    December 1, 2015 / 1:08 am

    You look so cute, Ruby! I love the idea of a custom fitting. Dachshunds are oddly shaped so very little fits them…

  32. Cole
    December 1, 2015 / 1:10 am

    P.S. As much as I think I'd get the most wear out of a black harness (so all four can wear it), I'd probably go with pink so the girls would look cute!

  33. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
    December 1, 2015 / 1:10 am

    Those harnesses are cool. We think we entered the contest. We are easily confused

  34. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
    December 1, 2015 / 1:58 am

    Those harnesses are cool. We think we entered the contest. We are easily confused

  35. The Island Cats
    December 1, 2015 / 2:12 am

    What a cool harness! And it looks good on you, Ruby.

  36. Jans Funny Farm
    December 1, 2015 / 2:25 am

    That is one fine looking harness, Ruby. How nice to be able to have one tailor made for you so you are both comfortable and stylish.

  37. KB Bear
    December 1, 2015 / 2:43 am

    That sounds like a great harness, and I love how Ruby looks in it!

  38. Sully
    December 1, 2015 / 4:04 am

    Fancy and tailored to fit. Nice.Aroo to you,Sully

  39. Tweedles -- that's me
    December 1, 2015 / 4:20 am

    That is the coolest harness ever!! I need one of those!That color looks so good on you Ruby!lovetweedles

  40. Milo and Jet
    December 1, 2015 / 4:44 am

    Looking very stylish in your new harness Ruby 🙂 The colours look great on you 🙂 Milo & Jet

  41. Joe
    December 1, 2015 / 6:26 am

    Ruby looks great in that harness. It looks like one that can't be backed out of as well.

  42. Whitley Westie
    December 1, 2015 / 7:00 am

    Looks pawsome! I'd pick pink and aqua – dose are my momma's favorite colors.

  43. Jeanne Pursell
    December 1, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Ruby! You are stylin' in that harness! We like the one you have on…but we also like the pink/aqua combo. We would probably fight over who gets what color! BOL!

  44. Jeanne Pursell
    December 1, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Thanks for letting us know about the giveaway!

  45. Marg
    December 1, 2015 / 11:09 am

    That sure looks like a great harness and what a great giveaway. Ruby you are looking mighty good.

  46. dw
    December 1, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    This looks like a great harness, and I didn't know they were located in the Chicago area! Even better! Karen and Riley

  47. Uji, Izzy, Ziggy, Missi, Hiro & Momma Tea
    December 1, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Dat looks a most pawesome harness Miss Ruby

  48. LP
    December 1, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    Your new harness is really stylish and hip Ruby! You look adorable in it. And we agree, a harness that fits well is really important for small dogs!the critters in the cottage xo

  49. Jackie Bouchard
    December 1, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    How nice to get to go for a custom fitting! Ruby looks very cute and comfy in her new harness! Good luck to everyone who enters!

  50. Momo and Pinot
    December 1, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    Looks like it's easy to put this harness on! Ruby, you look so cute as always!Momo & Pinot xo

  51. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
    December 1, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    Thanks Pip. I did one of everything so I should be covered

  52. Cynthia Fox
    December 1, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    I love that Ruby looks so happy! Yay for new gear!

  53. Cynthia Fox
    December 1, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    I love that Ruby looks so happy! Yay for new gear!

  54. Poodle At Play
    December 2, 2015 / 12:41 am

    That looks like a really awesome harness. I love the cross front on it…going to have to check this company out for sure. And, of course, enter into this drawing!

  55. Bryn Nowell
    December 3, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    We love all the options, but I think we'd probably select something in Black if we were selected 🙂

  56. D Johnson
    December 4, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I love the ComfortFlex Sports Harness.

  57. Jenna,Mark Drady
    December 8, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Oh it looks great! Love this!!ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  58. Deborah Taylor-French
    December 10, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Hello, I love your Web site! Don't know why it took me so long to find it. Your comment & login from Twitter got me here this morning. I hope you will be pleasantly surprised when you read your Twitter feed.

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