In 2017, California witnessed one of its most ghastly wildfires. The people of California began wearing air filter masks in order to protect themselves from all the toxic smoke that was in the air. Most pet lovers began to worry about their dogs as they breathe the same air as humans. The smoke and the various forms of air pollution act as supplements for vision problems and pulmonary disease. Dogs were not given the facility of wearing masks which meant they were still breathing toxic air.
K9 Mask: Air Filter for Dogs Founder and Story
Kirby and his cousin Evan Dougherty decided to team up and start The Good Air Team. The company was started to find a manner in which they can protect dogs. Evan graduated from Texas State University—San Marcos with a BFA in Communication Design and went on from graphic designer to art director to principal product designer for Dell Technologies.
Kirby graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Communication Studies, Russian Language and Area Studies and from Fuller Theological Seminary with an MA in Global Leadership, Intercultural Studies. He has served in international non-profits and religious organizations and has tons of experience in managing sales representatives.They have their two dogs, Ginger and Sabaka who add to their team.
K9 Mask: Air Filter for Dogs Features
The K9 mask is created in a way that it filters out the smoke of any wildfire, smog, emissions, pollen, volcanic ash, dust, chemicals and bacteria. But that does not mean the dog cannot wear the mask elsewhere. The K9 mask can be used even when there is a lot of dust in the air.
K9 Mask Sizes
- Small: Muzzle circumference 4.5 – 6.5 inches Breed Examples: Yorkshire Terrier, Shitzu, Miniature Pinscher Note: The small size is too small for a Toy Chihuahua, Brussels Griffon, or Papillon.
- Medium: Muzzle Circumference 7.0-9.0 inches Breed Examples: Spaniel, Schnauzer, Fox Terrier Large: Muzzle Circumference 9.0-13.0 inches Breed Examples: Pointer, Dalmatian, Setter Extra
- Large: Muzzle Circumference 13.0-17.5 inches Breed Examples: German Shepherd, Newfoundland, Mastiff