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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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recommendations for warm coat, raincoat and boots

Ellie will be about 14 months when winter hits NYC. I am located by a park and the river. I am concerned about keeping her warm enough without having to keep her coat very long because when it's long, it matts.

I am also looking for a good raincoat.

And....last but not least, last year, when she was only 4 or 5 months old, she completely refused to wear every kind of boot I tried on her. AND - she refused to walk on the ice and on the salt which is put on the ice.

Since she is now close to fully grown, I would like to start early and find coat, raincoat and boot recommendations. She is 12 pounds.

Stores in my area carry a very limited stock and I probably want something better than Petco can offer.

Suggestions appreciated.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 09:54 PM
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I got my two coats from FidoFleece. I like the way they go on feet first and velcro closed completely across the back. They keep them very warm, also. I don't have raincoats for them, but I do have these great hooded doggie sweatshirts I got at The Gap. No way will they wear boots, so can't help you there.


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For boots the best thing you can get is doggy pawz. They are like little rubber balloons for the paws. I used them last winter for both Bogart and Brando and they didn't mind them at all. Everyone I've recommended them to last winter tried them and absolutely loved them. I can't say enough about how good these worked.

http://pawzdogboots.com/

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Daniel, I used the Pawz you recommended while we were in the mountains for Tucker. They worked great for that, too!

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They are great foot coverups if you can get them on! I had a heck of a time so gave up. lol

This snowsuit is cheap, quick to put on and take off and has saved me HOURS of anguish over matted, wet hair on both my boys. It's at Pet Edge, probably other places too... http://www.petedge.com/Casual-Canine...uits-ZA432.pro I couldn't find one for the life of me, that would fit Sammy's body, but a forum member was very generous and kind enough to send me a hardly used Poochtini suit: http://poochtini.com/inc/sdetail/194

Pet Edge also has a lot of rain coats, sweaters and jackets you might like.




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I'm surprised you couldn't get them on...I hope you're talking about your dogs...too small for you lol

My guys were so easy to do. Takes about 2min to do both dogs.

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what size boots worked for you? I'm thinking about ordering them for the winter. Thanks.
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Like Marj, I couldn't get doggy paws boots on Benji and Lizzie.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 01:26 PM
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Daniel-while I really like the Pawz, I also had a hard time getting them on. Maybe you could post a video of how you do it? I'd love to see!

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I made DD's very thin haired little dog several coats when she went to Wales to live. But she also order some from Muttluks

http://www.muttluks.com/our_products/muttopiacoats.php

My girls don't wear clothes or coats, our weather is to warm with their natural coats.

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