Until I saw the swim vest for the bulldog that my son and his wife own, I didn't know such a thing existed. This Pet Saver Dog Life Vest ($24) keeps your pooch buoyant and able to follow you into the water without fear -- on your part, or the dog's. The high-viz orange color makes for easy identification in the water and the adjustable, comfortable vest won't interfere with the pooch's swimming motions. Sturdy top-mounted grab handle, 600D cordura material, and secure closure straps make this swim vest a great piece of gear for when your pooch joins you in the water. Clever.