Boots for Dogs – Not Just for Your Entertainment

Boots and Shoes for Dogs

If you live in areas that get extremely hot or extremely cold, then you definitely want to consider getting a quality pair of boots for dogs. They will not only offer adorable style, but also keep them protected from the extreme temperatures.

We all know that when you put a pair of boots on a dog, they will probably act a bit funny at first! If you take a look at this video, you will see that dogs in boots can be quite entertaining:

Once they get over the initial response to the boots, they can actually be quite beneficial. There are many reasons why you should invest in boots for dogs.

Why Consider Shoes for Dogs?


With dogs being instinctively ‘wild’ animals so to speak, why would you even want to consider getting them a pair of shoes? While it is true that not every dog needs a pair of boots, they may be very helpful for some. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • protection for their paw pads
  • protection against extreme heat
  • protection against extreme cold
  • protection from slips on slippery surfaces
  • keep their paws from getting wet and muddy
Dog Shoes

Before you go out and buy a pair of shoes for your dog, you will first want to make sure that you take a look at the quality of the shoes. Not all doggie boots are made equally, and you need to be aware of that as you shop around. Let’s take a look at a few of our editors’ top picks! That way you can ensure that you get a pair that is going to not only be effective at protecting your dog’s paws, but also comfortable and durable.

Top 10 Best Boots for Dogs

#1 – Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots

Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots come in a variety of different sizes. They are made with split seam sides that allow them to expand and make it easy for you to put the boots on your dog and take them off. They have two Velcro straps with slides that fasten the boots into place and keep them from moving around.

The closures are made with foam, so that they cushion the paw when you tighten the boot. It offers great protection for senior dogs that have trouble walking on slick flooring. The toe and the sole of the shoes are wrapped in Tough tex, which is a flexible skid-resistant plastic that helps to reinforce the shoe for quality and performance.

#2 – Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots for Dogs

Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots also come in a variety of different sizes, and they have a non-marking outsole, and a rugged design to help ensure flexibility and durability. They are made up of tightly woven air mesh that allows them to breathe. This is great if you want a shoe that is going to offer protection to your dog’s paws, but if you are going to be in extreme cold or snow, it may not keep their feet very warm or dry.

These are ideal for warmer areas, when you just want to keep dirt and debris away from your dog’s paws. They have a low-light visibility, and a reflective trim, which allows people to see them even at dusk. Simply measure your dog’s paw pad, and order the size that is going to work best.

#3 – Muttluks All Weather Leather Sole and Toe Dog Boots

Muttluks were designed and made in Canada starting in 1994. They aren’t your average footwear for dogs either. Muttluks All Weather Leather Sole and Toe Dog Boots help to keep your dog’s paws protected from hot sand or pavement, snow and ice, salt, and burrs, dirt and debris. They have self-tightening straps that ensure a secure fit each and every time. The reflective straps on the shoes help to improve nighttime visibility, and it even has a stretchy leg cuff that will offer added comfort for your pup.

When comfort and functionality are both equally important, this may be your best bet. You can choose from a variety of colors and sizes to meet your particular needs. No matter what type of weather you are dealing with, these shoes are a great asset to your dog’s accessories!

#4 – Pawz Natural Rubber Dog Boots

For those looking for a more economical approach when it comes to shoes for dogs, Pawz Natural Rubber Dog Boots may be a great choice. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, and they are made in the United States of all natural materials. The good thing about these boots is that they are reusable, but they are also disposable. They are waterproof, and can really help to keep the wetness away from your dog’s paws.

They offer flexibility, and bend with your dog’s paws without coming off. It includes protection from ice, snow, heat, salt and other chemicals. They also help to assist with allergies and traction control. These boots are less expensive than others because they are considered ‘disposable’, but they are better than not having any shoes for your dog at all.

#5 – Woof Hoofs Dog Boots

Woof Hoofs Dog Boots are really an all around winner when it comes to dog shoes. They come in a variety of colors and sizes. They are made up of neoprene, which is a tough, durable material. They also have either a ToughTek or ReproTek sole. When it comes to comfort, you will find that these really rank high up there.

They are also really durable, and they aren’t just for making a fashion statement. When you put them on your dog’s feet, they will stay on and offer them the protection that they need. They are also pretty affordable, considering some of the other shoes that you will find on the market. They come in different variations for you to choose from based on your dog’s particular needs, and your local climate.

#6 – Pro-Active Paws All Weather Dog Boots

Another great all weather boot for dogs is the Pro-Active Paws All Weather Dog Boots. These boots are available in various different sizes, and they offer protection against glass, rocks, heat, snow and ice. They have a unique orthopedic design that helps to prevents slips and falls, while still offering free movement for your dog to participate in activities. They are lightweight, so they don’t slow your dog down either. Since your dog’s only sweat from their paw pads, it is good to know that the material is breathable as well, which allows their paws to sweat and breath as they should.

If you have an active dog, consider this like a ‘tennis shoe’ or other type of athletic shoe for them. They will find it to be comfortable, even when they are moving around a lot. This is something you need to consider when you need something that will work for active situations.

#7 – Honeystore Suede Cotton Snow Boots for Dogs

When fashion is at the top of your priority list, HoneyStore’s Suede Cotton Snow Boots are a popular choice. They come in 5 different sizes for you to choose from, and there are a few color options to consider as well. The sole is made up of anti-slip rubber to keep your dog from slipping, even when the ground or floor is slick. They are lined with warm material that helps to keep your dog’s feet and paws cozy and warm, even when the temperatures are freezing outside.

As for design, they have a cute front Velcro design that allows you to put them on and take them off easily. They are also sure to catch other’s attention, because they are so stylish! If you have a posh, spoiled dog, these are for you!

#8 – Hugs Pet Products Pugz Dog Shoes

This is another great stylish choice for you to consider, and it they are really economical as well. Hugs Pet Products Pugz Dog Shoes look a lot like the popular UGG brand of shoes, and they are made up of soft, breathable materials. Faux leather and faux wool provide a stylish look that is sure to attract attention due to the ‘cuteness’ factor. As for their functionality, they have adjustable hook and look straps that help to ensure a secure fit. That means when the shoes go on, they don’t come off until you take them off. You can get them in various sizes, ranging from extra small to large.

Whether you are looking for a perfect boot for your dog during harsh weather, or you just want to cushion their feet when you go for a walk, this is a great brand to consider. They are not only durable, but also won’t break your bank.

#9 – Canine Equipment Ultimate Trail Dog Boots

For those that are looking for something a bit more ‘rugged’, consider Canine Equipment Ultimate Trail Dog Boots. These boots are designed as all terrain boots, and are made up of recycled rubber soles. This helps to improve their traction when they are walking. The shell is both water resistant and breathable, making it perfect for any terrain or weather condition. Both the front and hind boots are sized differently, to ensure a proper fit for your dog. This is unique, because many brands are only a single size for all 4 boots.

You can choose from various sizes and colors, and they come with a garment bag that helps you to wash them easily. You can put them in the machine to wash them, as long as you keep up with the bag. Give your dog the protection that they need, and don’t be afraid to take them out on the trails with you once you secure their feet in these comfy boots.

#10 – Pet Life Shearling “Duggs” Dog Boots

Here is another cute boot that was inspired by the ever popular UGG boots. The Pet Life Shearling “Duggs” offer breathable insulation on the inner lining, and it helps to keep body heat in during the cold winter months without making their paws sweat. The Paw Wear design helps to protect your dog’s paws no matter what weather conditions you are dealing with. They are available in various colors and sizes, including several bright colors for the fashionista dogs out there.

The outside is made up of durable suede, which means that these shoes can stand the test of time. If you are looking for cute boots for dogs, then these are a great option for you.



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I've been a dog lover since the day I was born but it's the current four legged love of my life, Phoebe who inspired me to create the Munch.Zone.

We moved together from Israel to New York in 2013, love hiking together, and never pass up a trip to the dog park. Watching her over the years sparked so many questions about dog behavior and health needs, and it wasn't always easy to find answers. Thus, the Munch.Zone was born.

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One thought on “Boots for Dogs – Not Just for Your Entertainment

  1. My dog’s paws are really small, so I figure this could be a good thing for her, especially since there’s snow here already and one of her paw’s hurt sometimes, so she has one paw up int he air because the ground is too cold. So I think I’m going to pick up a pair soon and see how she likes it.

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