American River Step-in Dog Harness - Ombre Collection

Northern Lights
Raspberry Sundae
Aruba Blue
Midnight Sky
Raspberry Pink and Orange
Sugar Plum
Cotton Candy
Cosmic Splash
Lemonberry Ice

The American River Ombre Step-in Dog Harness is a colorful harness for fun walks with your furry friend. Easy to put on and take off. Lightweight, breathable fabric makes it comfy for your dog.  

  • Step-in dog harness means front paws go in first for easy on and off
  • Trachea-safe, choke-free design
  • Sizes XXS - Large for dogs 2 to 25 pounds (see size guide below)
  • Made from soft, comfortable mesh fabric
  • Closes with Velcro tabs and a plastic clip for double safety
  • Choke-free design directs pressure to your doggy’s chest, not the throat 
  • Patented design allows for 3-inches of adjustment

Free Shipping On Exchanges! We pick up the shipping costs if you need to exchange the harness you buy for a different size.

Mesh fabric keeps your doggy comfy and cool.
American River pet harnesses are made from tightly woven mesh polyester to help keep your pup cool on walks. The fabric is super light and flexible for added comfort. Zigzag stitching adds to this harnesses durability. It’s machine washable.

Closures that won’t let go.
This small dog harness closes with Velcro tabs and a heavy-duty plastic clip for added security. The large double D-rings connect to most standard leashes.   

Step-in style for easy on and off.
A step-in pet harness means you put the harness on by slipping your pup’s paws through leg openings on the harness. This is an excellent choice if your doggy is head-shy and fearful of something being pulled over his or her head. FYI, the leg openings on this harness are large enough for the fluffiest of paws.

Choke-free design.
If your little doggy pulls on the leash, this harness safely directs the pressure to doggy’s chest, not the throat. It's just one more reason so many people choose this harness. The choke-free design also makes this a good harness for use with car seat belts.

Sized just for small dogs.
We have hard to find xxs small harnesses for 2 to 3-pound dogs and puppies. This harness is a great choice for Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Yorkie-poos, Maltese, Shih Tzus, and other small breed dogs.

Available in 10 color options.
Choose from Raspberry Sundae, Aruba Blue, Northern Lights and, Midnight Sky.

For added safety in your car, pair with an adjustable seat belt leash

SIZE GUIDE: (If your dog harness doesn't fit, we'll exchange it for free!)

XXS Dog Harness

Chest: 9"-11" (Most Important)
Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 2 - 3 lbs.

    XS Dog Harness
    Chest: 11"-13" (Most Important)
    Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 4 - 6 lbs.

      Small Dog Harness
      Chest: 13"-16" (Most Important)
      Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 6 - 11 lbs.

        Medium Dog Harness
        Chest: 16"-19" (Most Important)
        Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 11 - 16 lbs.

        Large Dog Harness
        Chest: 19"-21" (Most Important)
        Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 16 - 25 lbs.

        Exchanges/Returns: If the harness you buy doesn't fit, simply mail the harness back to us and we'll issue a refund or mail you a different size with no additional shipping fees.  


        Choosing the right size harness for your little dog. 

        Measure. Measure. Measure. 

        Your dog’s chest measurement is more important than weight when it comes to choosing the correct size harness. Think of it like pants for a human. You can’t pick out the right size pants if you only know someone’s weight.   

        Measure all the way around your dog’s chest, right behind the front legs. Your dog’s chest measurement should fall BETWEEN the chest measurements of the harness. 

        Sizing isn’t standard in the pet world. Size small in one brand isn’t always the same as a small in another brand.

        If your dog is right in between sizes, you can order two harnesses and return the one that doesn’t fit for a refund. No problem at all.

        American River Dog Harness is also available in the following options:


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          Sidney T.
          United States United States
          I recommend this product

          American River Step in Dog Harness

          This is the third harness we have tried and it is the best. My puppy can not get out of it, it fits not too tight but perfectly snug and it is so stylish. We love it and will buy more.

          United States United States
          I recommend this product

          Cool harness vest

          We love the harness vests. So colorful, easy to use, and our pups look stylish in them!

          Patricia M.
          United States United States
          I recommend this product


          My Bichon looks so handsome the blue sky color is perfect and this harness is very secure and comfortable . I got hm size M

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          Hi Patricia - Thank you for your kind words and for the photo of your beautiful Bichon. He does look extra handsome in that blue harness. Wishing you both many happy walks together.

          Carlene p.
          United States United States

          Smallest colar still to big

          I love the colar but it was still way to big my yorkie is 1.3 lbs and will top out at 2lbs.. I need something much smaller but it is a great harness great color and quality looks amazing.

          Nancy P.
          United States United States

          Excellent Customer Service!

          This is the perfect collar for my puppy…unfortunately I bought a small and it was tight around her chest. She is a toy aussiepoo and weighs about 10.5 pounds. I was sent a medium in one day! It’s so nice to know there are companies who ACTUALLY have great customer service! When I shop again, I will certainly go here! THANK YOU!