14 Dog Coats That Are Equal Parts Adorable and Functional

best coats for dogs
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Canada Pooch
Sep 16, 2021

What’s better than spending your time shopping online for new clothes? That’s right: browsing through adorable coats your most beloved furry friend will look absolutely Instagram-worthy in. Dog-coat season has arrived, and we’re here for it.

From raincoats to sweaters to full-on puffers, these coats will keep your pooch dry and warm. More importantly, they’re level 1,000 on the cuteness meter, and we’re obsessed with ‘em all.

A classy yellow raincoat for particularly blah weather days…

Yes, taking your pooch out in the rain can be annoying. But this raincoat is guaranteed to brighten up the experience. It fastens via snaps underneath their belly and has a little hood for their head. They’ll stay dry and you’ll take a zillion pictures in the process. ($75, Maxbone)

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Or an adorable rubber-ducky-patterned raincoat with a built-in leash hole…

Belly straps will keep the coat in place, but it’s really the duck print for us. A dog in this coat is just too darn cute to pass up. ($10.71+, Chewy)

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A fluffy sweater that’ll transform your pup into a true fashion icon…

For those owners who love a pop of color, this coat will surely turn a few heads at the local dog park. It’s bold, feathery, and the perfect pick for the dog in your life who loves to be the center of attention. ($95, Maxbone)

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A fleece coat for chillier fall days…

This one is designed to release excess heat while your dog runs around, but will keep ‘em warm on your daily pre-work walk. It’s made from a polyester fleece that’s brushed on the inside for softness. (Note that it isn’t water-resistant, so it’s not an ideal coat for rainy weather.) Reviewers rave about the feel and fit, noting how high its quality is. ($24.95+, L.L.Bean)

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A reversible winter coat for dogs of all sizes…

One side is waterproof; one is a soft plaid knit for those mornings that almost seem too chilly for a walk. It’s available in XS–3XL, and to make sure you get the right fit, there’s a sizing chart available to help you take accurate measurements. The bottom closes underneath your dog’s belly via a hook-and-loop closure, so it’ll be easy to take on and off. ($14.44+, Amazon)

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A faux sherpa coat that’s as stylish as it is cozy…

For bigger dogs, the coat has brass snaps to make it easier to get on and off. It also has a higher neck to help keep your dog warm. The inside fleece is very durable, so if your pet loves to run around in the woods, it shouldn’t tear or rip on branches. ($36.08+, Tailored Hounds on Etsy)

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A simple black hoodie your dog can get dirty if they roll in mud…

Because popping it in the washing machine is way easier than trying to wrangle your pup into the bathtub. Think of it as their own cozy sweatshirt to wear outside. ($10.99+, Amazon)

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Or a tie-dye hoodie that you’ll wanna feature on the IG grid...

We dare you to not wear a matching one. This coat even has a kangaroo pocket to stash treats in. No ruff life here. ($29, Canada Pooch)

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A turtleneck sweater for a sophisticated vibe…

Whether indoors or outdoors, this sweater is a great option that marries style with functionality. It’s a bit thicker for added warmth, with ribbed armholes so your dog has full mobility. And it comes in nine sizes. ($19.99+, Chewy)

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A puffer coat for smaller dogs…

On winter days, your small dog may need some help moving through mounds of snow bigger than they are. This wind-proof coat to the rescue. It’s the ultimate cold-weather must-have. The coat even extends down their legs to prevent snow from balling on their fur. No more dog pupsicles. ($20.99+, Amazon)

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A quilted jacket with a built-in harness for long walks…

The fabric is coated in a patented treatment that helps eliminate odors, aka that stinky wet-dog smell after snowy or rainy weather. It also zippers open from the top, which makes it easy for your pup to step into. You can attach a leash to the D-rings on the harness, giving you full control as you maneuver around people. ($29.99, Silver Paw)

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A no-pill fleece coat that reverses to a quilted cotton-canvas…

From Pendleton’s National Park Collection, these colors are a signature of Glacier National Park. The coat stays secure via the belly loop and has an opening on the back for leashes to slip through. ($49, Petco)

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A very fancy nylon vest that’s fully lined…

Hello, luxury. Moncler specializes in insulated, high-performance gear, so if you’re looking for something that can stand up to harsh elements, this is the coat. We know it’s a pricey one, but hey, nothing but the best for your pooch. ($425, Saks Fifth Avenue)

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A Halloween-themed sweater for spooky season…

Otherwise known as the best season. If you don’t dress your dog (or cat) up as a pumpkin this Halloween, you’re seriously missing out. Note the green leaves on the hood. Enough said. ($13.99+, Chewy)

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