Not all dogs need to wear coats, even in the coldest weather. I rarely put a coat or sweater on Cricket or Sheba. There were two exceptions: I couldn’t resist putting a sweater on Cricket once just to see how cute she would be (and she was)! Sheba also wore a sweater when her side was shaved and healing after her last surgery.
Luke is another story. We often joke that Luke is a “Southern Dog”, since he came to us via a rescue from Alabama. His fur underneath is very thin. I put coats and sweaters on him as a puppy and thought perhaps he’d adjust to the cold and outgrow the need. He didn’t. You can see his pink skin easily through his thin fur, especially when he gets wet. He still needs coats or sweaters, and we have an assortment.
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Just like humans need different coats for different weather, Luke does as well. We get a real variety of weather during our New England winters! Luke has one very thick coat that gives full coverage. I call it his “snowsuit”. That is great for extremely cold and snowy days. However, it’s overkill even when we’re having a snowstorm, but if the weather is a bit warmer.
The sweaters and hoodies I have for him easily get too wet, especially since Luke wants to lie on his belly in the snow, chewing on the ball when he’s keeping it from his sisters!
Enter the Portland Pullover from Gold Paw Series, and we have exactly what we need for just a bit warmer but snowy or rainy days. This coat is one of Gold Paw’s fleece and waterproof pullover series, and I have come to love its features for Luke.
This jacket has a BioncEco Softshell which is waterproof and dirt repellent. Gold Paw Series cares about the environment, and this soft and stretchy Cirrus fleece is recycled. Luke can move so easily when wearing it. All their products are proudly sewn in the USA, and regular readers know how important USA made is to me.
The coat is easy to put on with wider arm holes than most. This turns out to be something else that is important for Luke. We spend a lot of time outside, and on days when I don’t have to work we typically go outside more than once in a day to play or walk. With our fenced in yard, the dogs can go in and out all day as they want. Therefore, it’s easier for me to just leave Luke’s coat on during the day. I am careful he doesn’t overheat in the house (I’ve never seen signs of it), but some of the clothing he has will chafe on the front of his legs when left on. This coat does not hit or rub on those areas so it is not an issue at all.
It’s also thin enough that I can put his harness on right over it, which simplifies things even more if we’re heading out for a walk. It covers his belly, which is essential for him when lying in the snow. The long shawl collar stretches up even over the ears for added warmth. Luke does not like anything over his ears, but I can pull the collar up over his neck when it’s colder out.
Oh, and did you notice how stylish it is too? That’s a bonus for this Momz who loves to have her boy looking handsome at all times! Gold Paw Series has a great variety of coats to offer, and I look forward to adding more of these dressy yet practical coats to Luke’s winter wardrobe!
Does your dog wear coats? Check out all that Gold Paw Series has to offer by visiting their website here, and you can also follow them on Facebook. Oh, and guess what? They even have coats for cats! Hmmm…..wouldn’t Samantha look adorable in a coat? She does sleep in the cooler wing of the house….. 🙂