Animal Suspension Technology is proud to be recognized as a Verified PayPal Merchant. You can count on PayPay to support your transaction with AST, and you can count on AST to support your pet.AST makes it easier for you to get the help you need quickly by accepting credit cards and PayPal. AST Support Suits and Get a Grip Dog Lift Harnesses - Helping Humans help their Pets.AST Get-a-Grip Harnesses and Pet Support Suits are designed to be put on a dog that can’t stand on its own. Our unique design wraps around and clips into place, so there is no need to thread your dog’s head or legs through loops of strap. Both Grips and Suits provide unbeatable support and control, as well as unrivaled quality and craftsmanship. We use only high quality materials, and we overbuild our Grips and Suits to provide you and your dog with durable, comfortable, full-body support. AST: We make the harness you’ve been looking for.

Get-a-Grip Harness or Pet Support Suit:      Which one is right for your dog?

The AST Support Suit is a dog support sling designed to help lift a dog and provide support and control of a dog that needs help getting up, walking or moving up or down stairs. It is also great for active dogs when hiking over rocky or uneven terrain. The AST Support Harness combines attributes of a chest harness with those of a body sling to create an end-to-end lift system that fits well and lifts the whole dog. The AST Pet Support Suit gives disabled dog owners a way to help dogs walk after surgery or help dogs upstairs, and the AST dog harness is also a great lift aid for arthritic dogs.Get a Grip on your dog with Animal Suspension Technology's new Get-a-Grip Dog Lift Harness. The Get-a-Grip lift harness is designed to snap on around the dogs head and forelegs, so, like the AST Pet Support Suit, there is no need to feed your dog through loops of strap.  Get a Grip dog harnesses are excellent canine mobility aids and make a great dog first aid harness - Put one in your first aid kit or take a Get-a-Grip along while hiking with your dog. If you want extra control over your dog while traveling, go with AST and Get-a-Grip! Veterinarians, canine rescue workers, humane societies and dog boarders and groomers can all use the Get-a-Grip. The broad range of fit makes it a great choice for anyone that needs to move a dog, active or injured.

Get-a-Grip Harness

Available in Three Sizes

Pet Support Suit

Custom Built to Your Dog’s Measurements

▪Wrap-Around Design

▪Adjustable Straps

▪Secure Fit

▪Durable - Heavy Duty Construction

▪Sturdy, Attached Handles


Optional Shoulder Strap

▪Broad range of fit

▪Total Body Support

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Available in Three Sizes

▪Wrap-Around Design

▪Additional Velcro® Closure

▪Adjustable Straps

▪No-Slip Fit

▪Durable, Heavy-Duty Construction

▪Adjustable, Clip-on Handles


▪Optional Shoulder Strap

▪Choice of Color

▪Unbeatable Support and Control

Ready to Ship in about Three Days


Custom Built to

Your Dog’s Measurements

AST Get-a-Grip Dog Lift Harnesses and Pet Support Suits are Made in the USA - Patent Pending.

AST Get-a-Grip Harnesses


Need to Move a Dog? Get a Grip!


▪General Mobility Aid

▪Recovery after Surgery

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation


▪Emergency and First Aid

▪Training and Grooming

▪Hiking and Recreation


AST Pet Support Suits


Ideal for dog owners that need to provide extra support and control for their pets.


             ▪Elderly, Weak or Arthritic Dogs

             ▪Blind Dogs


             ▪Recovering from Injury or Surgery


             ▪Physical Rehabilitation

             ▪Training and Control

             ▪Chronic Disability

“Which one should I get for my dog?”


The answer depends on your needs. Generally, if you are going to be using the harness occasionally, for recreation, travel, first aid or short recovery from injury or surgery, the Get-a-Grip Harness will meet all of your needs.


If you are looking at longer-term use, or if you have a full flight or more of stairs to traverse, you might wish to consider the Pet Support Suit. Also, if your dog has a very long or short torso, or a very thin belly compared to the chest, and you’ve had trouble getting a good fit with other products, the Pet Support Suit is the one for your dog.


See the Video! Three legged dog Tests the AST Pet Support Suit

Fit: Get-a-Grip Harnesses are available in three standard sizes. Pet Support Suits are custom built to your dog’s measurements.

Wrap: Though the Grip and Suit share the same strap arrangement, the Support Suit has a wrap-around flap secured with Velcro®, to provide additional support and stability, while the Grip is “topless”, with only straps over the dog’s back.

Handles: Handles on the Get-a-Grip are permanently attached at a fixed length. Large size Grip Harnesses have four individual loop handles, and are designed to be used by two or more people. Handles on the Support Suit attach with nickel-plated clips, and are adjustable. Support Suit-style clip-On Handles are available as an accessory for the Grip Harness.

Color:    The color of the Grip is determined by the size. When ordering a Support Suit you can choose from Blue, Green, Yellow, Red or Black.

Time to ship: Grip Harnesses are ready to ship when ordered. Support Suits are usually ready to ship about three working days after we receive measurements.






Easy to Put On: Both Grips and Suits are designed to wrap around a dog even if it can’t stand. There is no need to thread the head or legs through loops of strap.

Heavy Duty Construction: We overbuild our Grips and Suits to provide strength and durability.

Materials: Grips and Suits feature rust-proof welded support rings at all four corners, and super strong 800lb-per-inch poly strap.

Washable: Warm water, regular cycle, hang dry.

Optional Shoulder Strap: Our Over-the-Shoulder Strap works like a shoulder strap on a duffel bag or large suitcase, to help you carry some of your dogs weight with your shoulder.

X-Belly Straps: Grips and Suits both have x-belly straps that cross underneath the torso to spread support and provide lift for the whole body.

Abdominal Cut-out: Grips and Suits both have a cut-out in the abdominal section to accommodate male anatomy and relieve the pressure on the soft underbelly.

Made in USA: All AST products are Made in the USA. Patent Pending.



Three Standard Sizes

“Topless” - Straps Only

Handles Attached, Fixed Length

Color Determined by Size

Ready to Ship



Custom Made for each Client

Full Torso Wrap with Velcro®, plus Straps

Adjustable Clip-On Handles

Five Colors to Choose From

Ship about Three Days after Order Received


Order a Get-a-Grip Harness                                                                             Order a custom Pet Support Suit

The Association of Canine Water Therapy is dedicated to and inspired by dogs in our lives. The Association of Canine Water Therapy is a non-profit association listing those who are dedicated to becoming the best that they can be in the area of canine water therapy and the support for canine disabilities. The AST Pet Support Suit and AST Get-a-Grip Dog Lift Harness are great ways to provide support during rehabilitation. Animal Suspension Technology is proud to support the Association of Canine Water Therapy in all that it does to help dogs.A look at the underside of the AST Pet Support Suit shows the "X-Belly" straps, which cross under the dog and connect to the main support straps in the front and back to spread the lift under the dog’s whole torso. With the multi-layered padded belly and the two broad X-Belly straps, the AST Dog Support Harness makes a great dog lift aid or disabled dog harness, and it's a great way to provide post-surgery dog support. The AST Dog Harness is also a great harness for blind dogs. This view also shows the abdominal cut-out, which allows male dogs to urinate with the harness on and reduces the pressure on the soft underbelly of the dog wearing it.Text Box: Both Get-a-Grip Harnesses™ and Pet Support Suits™ have crossed support straps underneath and an abdominal cut-out, to relieve pressure on the soft belly and accommodate male dogs.

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