How many times have you cursed the skies when they open up with rain right before you take your dog out? The harness and leash are on, your pup is doing the pee-pee dance, and there’s no turning back now.
While you may never become a meteorologist or fortune-teller, the good news is that there are products that will help your rainy outings become just as easy as a day in the sun.
1. A Rubber Ducky Dog Raincoat
My favorite item on this list fulfills both vital aspects of an ideal accessory for dogs and humans alike: cute and functional. It’s such a favorite that it also made it onto my list of items to up the cuteness of your dog’s spring photo shoot, and this adorable coat can definitely do double duty.
This rain coat for your dog will keep them dry during springtime showers while amplifying the cuteness your dog already radiates. It has straps to keep the coat comfortably secure, and it comes in multiple sizes, so you can be sure of a perfect fit.
A convenient leash hole works with both regular leashes and harnesses, and the design leaves your dog’s bottom free to do what it must, while keeping the rest of the body dry. Rubber ducky, you’re the one!
2. All Weather Dog Boots
Curse your dog’s puddle-loving ways no more! These all-weather boots will keep your pup’s paws clean and dry, in rain or snow alike.
These are also a great option if it’s not currently raining, but you know there are tempting puddles or muddy ground outside. The velcro straps adjust for a snug fit on each paw, meaning they won’t slip off or be easily kicked off by a reluctant model, and the boots come in five different sizes for an ideal fit on your pup.
Fleece lining adds comfort and warmth, especially during cooler weather. Non-skid soles and reflective trim add safety for slippery or nighttime walks.
3. A Portable Dog Paw Cleaner
If your dog simply won’t wear boots, or if you’re caught in a surprise downpour, this product may be for you. This portable paw cleaner can remove mud, grass clippings, snow, salt, sand, or just about any other outside debris.
All you have to do is fill the tumbler with water and give it a few twists around each paw to clean them off. It’s like a mini washing machine for paws!
The portable, pocket size makes this easy to use either before or after your dog re-enters your house or vehicle. You can even run this BPA-free device through the dishwasher on the top rack when you want to clean it out.
4. A Towel & Shammy Dog Mat
This towel and shammy mat is so brilliant in its simplicity, I can’t believe I don’t have it already. Ideal for bath time, messy road trips, or after a walk, this is another good option if a storm catches you unawares, or if your dog will not wear boots, or if your dog does a puddle dance that splashes water under a coat.
This mat comes in six sizes and four colors, so it will fit your dog and home decor alike. The ultra-absorbent, quick-drying fibers make drying off your dog a quick process, and its nonskid base will keep your dog from sliding around while you’re using it.
It’s even machine washable, in case of wet dog smell all dog parents know–and may not love.
5. A Reversible Travel Dog Raincoat
This raincoat option is quite versatile. With two designs in one, your pup can sport either side of the coat: the 100 percent waterproof nylon side, or the polyester side, for less torrential, but perhaps chilly days.
It features reflective binding, for added visibility on overcast days or nights, keeping your pup not only dry, but safe. The built-in leash hole works with a regular leash and collar, as well as some harnesses.
Both sides include a hood and a band that stretches over the stomach, leaving your dog’s bottom free to do what it must, while keeping the rest of their body dry. Once the weather and the coat are dry, you can fold it up into its built-in pocket and hang it by the built-in loop. Easy use and easy storage make this a great option!
Does your dog like to go outside when it’s raining? Do you have other rainy day solutions? Let us know in the comments below!
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