‘Tis the Season for Dog Boots

Winter is fast approaching. The temperatures outside are dropping and the snow will be flying before we know it. It’s up to you to make sure your pup is prepared with the proper gear. Not all dogs need a warm winter jacket, but all dogs should have a pair of boots.

A thick, warm coat of fur is nice in the winter, but it won’t help protect your dog’s feet. Doggy boots will not only keep your pet’s feet nice and warm, they will also protect the pads of his paws from many hazards. Ice, snow and melting agents can take a toll on dog paws. As you can see in this video, products used for melting snow and ice can give your pet chemical burns on his paws. He may also ingest the chemicals when he licks his feet.

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The most common problem with boots is that they don’t always fit snuggly and will usually end up falling down. These Joey Boots from Hound & Tail are specifically made to fit snuggly and stay on your dog’s feet while he’s walking around in the winter weather. These winter dog boots are fleece-lined for extra warmth and comfort. They are also equipped with a non-skid, water-resistant bottom that keeps paws dry, and attached leggings keep your Fido’s legs from getting cold.

The unique design of Joey Boots fit snuggly around your dog’s paws and legs, making him feel at ease. The days of watching your pet walk uncomfortably around the house shaking his legs around trying to rid himself of uncomfortable boots are over. Joey Boots don’t feel bunchy or excessive. They swaddle your pet’s paw closely, making him feel like there isn’t anything there at all.

You can buy these dog boots on the company’s website, and they’ll cost you $38 for a set of four. They are more expensive than other similar products, but if they are as comfortable for your dog as the company claims they are, then they’ll be worth the extra $10 or so.

One thing to keep in mind is that water-resistant does not mean waterproof, and it’s only the paw section of the boots that are coated in the water-resistant material. If you live in an area that sees a lot of cold rain, slush or heavy wet snow, these boots may not work for you. If you’ve tried a pair of Joey Boots with your dog, please leave us a comment and let us know how the water-resistant material holds up.


Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.