My dog dresses better than me!

I’m not quite sure when the fad started to dress our pups like little divas! But I’m all in! From the cute t-shirts, to the holiday outfits to the warm winter coats and yes, snow pants.

It all started when my daughter got herself the cutest Pomeranian chihuahua named Ginger. Ginger is 20 pounds and in our cold Illinois winter, our little Ginger needed to be kept warm! Her little body would shake and shiver outside! And yes, Ginger goes everywhere with Sarah.

Sarah and Ginger at the blessing of the animals at our church

Before Ginger, we had bigger dogs, a lab and a retriever and I never dreamed of having them wear clothes! They were so active they were warm all the time. Now I have Cinnamon who LOVES the cold! She sits on my back deck in 9 degree weather and enjoys being outside!

So, why do we dress our dogs? One obvious reason is to be kept warm.

Sugarplum is our little 5 pound pup! She needs her sweater!

For old, bald, thin, tiny or ill dogs a layer to provide warmth or waterproofing in cold weather may be beneficial. Greyhound and whippet owners have long used coats for them in very cold weather.

There are also clothing geared toward senior and other special needs pets, meeting real needs such as protecting the paws, and keeping the pet warm while treating joint conditions.” You can find “therapy jackets” for pets with aches and pains including hip dysplasia and canine arthritis.

Ginger does love her sweaters!

Who can resist a Christmas sweater to have our furry family members get in the holiday spirit? How about a Saint Patrick’s day t-shirt? And, of course, we can’t forget Halloween!!!!!

Doesn’t she look like a queen in her white coat??

As long as our dogs will tolerate the clothing, I don’t see why we can’t have a little fun!!

4 thoughts on “My dog dresses better than me!”

  1. Great article, I think pets with clothes are so cute and most important clothing can keep our lovely pets warm in cold winter conditions. I didn’t knew that they can improve pets health as you can get clothing like therapy jackets, so thanks to your article I have learned something new today. Lovely photos as well, thanks for sharing them.

  2. Wow! I love dogs. It is required to keep them warm in cold-crimate and really needed beatiful dresses for them, though in my country in is hot and they prefer to stay neked unless it is winter.

    I get some great idea about my dog’s winter clothes. Thank you for sharing the information.

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