Pilot Pet Gear is based out of Squamish, British Columbia and all products are proudly handmade in Canada and inspired by our surroundings, "The Adventure Capital of Canada."
Our first product came to life adopting our new Australian Shepherd puppy, Pilot, and I couldn't find exactly what I wanted from a pet store. So I ended up up-cycling some bulk climbing rope and some carabiners and formed the first prototype of what is now our signature climbing rope leash. After a lot of trial and error and experimenting with different materials, attachment points, lengths, rope sizes, etc- I finally got the design right. Luckily I had the perfect test subject (an extremely active pup who went through a monster chew phase) and was able to get something tough, sleek, functional, and durable. I often ran into other dog friends on the trail and their humans often asked where I had got my leash. We've since expanded into a full line of tried and tested, adventure-ready dog leashes, collars, and accessories including a waterproof line, all which is backed by our lifetime warranty.
Giving back is an essential part of doing business for us. Pilot Pet Gear is proud to donate 10% of all proceeds to a rotating animal shelter/rescue program. It's with your help we can support these amazing organizations. Our current recipient is listed here.
We're passionate about adventuring with your best friend, and our signature leash is an essential piece of gear that you can depend on. It's safe, strong, comfortable, and easy to manage- all while being able to withstand the elements of the great outdoors. You will find us (and our gear) out on the trails, peaks, lakes, crags, and rivers year round. We're in the midst of testing some new products as well, so stay tuned! If you have a suggestion, feedback, or just want to say hello- get in touch! We'd LOVE to hear from you.
Meet us: Suz Graham (founder) and Pilot (chief product tester)