Dog Shoes & Boots

Is your dog ready for changing weather? Inclement conditions call for specific dog fashion accessories to protect your dog and keep her comfortable. From dog rain boots to dog coats Chewy has everything you need to dress your pet. Whether she’s going outside to play or taking a quick walk, make sure she’s dressed to avoid potential health issues. Here are just some of the things you should consider buying your pet for various weather conditions and special occasions. Dog boots provide protection from snow and ice, but more importantly, dog snow boots protect your dog’s paws from sidewalk salt and chemical deicers common during winter months. There are a few very important things to consider when shopping for dog winter boots. The best dog boots will be made of waterproof or water-resistant material, have a flexible sole, feature adjustable straps and fit comfortably over your dog’s paws. Other dog winter gear items popular with pet parents include fleece vests, puffer coats, and other dog clothes that will keep your pup warm during winter walks. Non-skid dog socks are another great way to keep your pup warm. Socks like these adorable gray heart bow dog socks keep your dog’s paws warm through cold winter nights. Don’t let your dog’s walk get postponed due to rain delays. Take them out to play with dog rain gear. Dog boots and raincoats like this Frisco rubber ducky dog raincoat will keep your pet warm and dry even on rainy days. Dog bandanas and scarves will keep your pup’s neck warm even on the coldest day and showcase their personal style. Dress your four-legged friend appropriately for every occasion. Find dog fashion accessories from dog bow ties to dog boots at Chewy.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Shoes & Boots

Are dog boots and shoes good for dogs?

Dog boots and shoes are good for dogs who need foot protection or assistance while walking. Snow, ice, salt and ice-melt chemicals in winter, and hot pavement or rough surfaces in summer can wreak havoc on your best friend’s paws and claws. Boots and shoes can help protect your pup's feet and help him get a grip on slippery floors or surfaces. Dogs with bone or joint issues can also benefit from the added cushioning of shoes or booties and may even be prescribed orthopedic footwear to help them walk more comfortably.

What size dog boots do I need?

You need dog boots that are just a little bigger than your dog’s paw size, but snug enough that he doesn’t slide around in them. Measure your dog’s paw by having him stand on a piece of paper and press gently on the top of the paw. This will let you see the dimensions of his paw while walking. Trace the paw or mark where the sides and front and back hit so you can get an accurate measurement. You can then match these dimensions to the size guide on the dog boots you want to purchase.

What dog boots are best for winter?

The dog boots that are best for winter will be insulated, non-slip, and waterproof or water-resistant to protect from rain, ice and snow. Look for fleecy linings or high-tech insulated materials if you live in a very cold climate. Dog boots that are adjustable and easy to get on and off are a must, as well. You can find many comfortable and stylish options to help your best friend enjoy his winter walks even more.

What dog boots are best for summer?

The dog boots that are best for summer will be protective, lightweight and easy to get on and off. The goal for most summer dog boots is to protect from hot pavement and irritating surfaces like sand, so a sturdy sole with lots of traction will be a must. Neoprene booties are a favorite choice for summer, and many pet parents prefer the added safety of reflective material, as well. Avoid insulated boots that are made for winter and be sure to measure your pup’s paw for the perfect fit.

Do dogs need snow boots?

Dogs need snow boots if they will be out in the snow or ice for extended periods. Some thick-coated breeds can tolerate snow and ice better than other dogs, but they may still be susceptible to frostbite or just getting cold in freezing temperatures. Even dogs who tolerate cold well may be harmed by the chemicals and salt used to melt ice on roads and sidewalks. Talk to your vet about whether snow boots might be a good idea for your dog in winter.