One of the big perks for me about having a cat and not a dog is I don’t have to ho-humm every winter when it’s time for the (twice) daily walks. My cat is strictly indoors so I don’t have to fight over the temperature, snow drop and get my cat winter-gear-ready.
The same is not said for dogs though. They need to be walked outside (preferably) usually a few times a day — regardless of the weather. They need the exercise and, well, they’re not litter box trained.
I can see it as a bonus in that it forces you to move during the winter, which can be hard to find the motivation to do, but me — no thanks.
If you live in an area where winter and snow are a reality, there are some cute products you can get for your dog to help keep them warm during the cold winter months.
Check out these cute winter finds for dogs I found on Etsy:
Knee High Water-repellent Dog Booties 1 of 10Keep your dog warm and water-free with these cute dog boots. Perfect for the colder winter and the wet spring.
Buy one for yourself from YovoMade / Etsy, $25
Giraffe Camouflage Hoodie Vest 2 of 10How stylish would your pup be in this adorable hoodie vest? Keep their ears warm too for those winter walks.
Buy one for yourself from tatianasdesigns1 / Etsy, $35
Doberman Pincher Winter Dog Coat 3 of 10Even big dogs need protection from the cold winter. This coat is breathable, waterproof and windproof protection for your dog - recommended for walks in temperature of 40º F or less.
Buy one for yourself from Voyagers K9 Apparel / Etsy, $78
Fleece Winter Coat with Drawstring Snoodle 4 of 10She looks cute, right? This drawstring winter coat doesn't look too confining, yet warm enough for the cool breeze.
Buy one for yourself from TreeParlor / Etsy, $62
Walk in the Wild 5 of 10If your dog wants to look like a cat, this winter poncho coat is the perfect choice.
Buy one for yourself from GrrrsnPurrs / Etsy, $45
All-weather Dog Coat 6 of 10Even the toughest dogs like to be warm and this coat looks like it will do the trick well, no matter what the weather.
Buy one for yourself from tootlewear / Etsy, $119.99
Turtleneck Sweater 7 of 10If your area is not one to get too super cold, but nippy enough where a sweater may be needed -- how can you pass up this adorable one?
Buy one for yourself from kelifastner / Etsy, $12
Dog Boots 8 of 10Little feet get cold in the snow and these little knit boots for dogs look like the perfect fit.
Buy one for yourself from seeitpaintit / Etsy, $7
2 Shearling Fleece Leg Warmers for Small Dogs 9 of 10If your dog doesn't like to have his feet covered, but wants to keep his legs warm, these leg warmers will do the trick.
Buy one for yourself from hatz4brats / Etsy, $18.50
Dog Leg Warmers Boots 10 of 10These cute and pink leg warmers are too cute for you to pass up. Your dog will love to rock them this winter.
Buy one for yourself from Dansupets / Etsy, $18.99