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17 Dog Coats That Are Equal Parts Adorable and Functional

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Design: theSkimm | Photo: Barbour, Maxbone
September 25, 2023

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What’s better than spending your time shopping online for new clothes? Shopping online for clothes for your dog. Dog coat season has arrived, and we’re here for it.

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


A reflective windbreaker great for walking at night…

We’ve given this windbreaker as a gift to new puppy parents, and it was the best decision we’ve ever made. This coat will keep them dry when it rains, has a belly zipper for easy on and off, and has a glowing, reflective strip to keep them safe on nighttime walks. Plus, the tennis brand’s logo on the back is so cute. Logomania, population: your dog. ($50, Maxbone)

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A fleece sweater that’s machine-washable…

This bright green onesie is made of oh-so-soft fleece, so whether they’re at the dog park or napping on the couch, they’ll be warm and comfortable. When they’ve worn it out, throw it in the washing machine, and it’ll come out like new. It also comes in pink, orange, and blue. ($50, Revolve)

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A quilted dog coat by a trusted outerwear brand…

We love how warm our Barbour jacket keeps us, so we knew it would do the same for our four-legged best friend. It’s made of their signature water-resistant outer with a tartan lining so they stay warm. It has neck and chest straps to keep it in place and a corduroy collar that makes it quite dapper. ($45.50+, Nordstrom)

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yellow dog rain coat with hood

A classy yellow raincoat for blah weather days…

Yes, taking your dog 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 to protect their ears. They’ll stay dry, and you’ll take a zillion pictures in the process. ($32.99+, Amazon)

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rubber ducky patterned dog rain coat

A hooded rubber ducky-patterned raincoat…

Belly straps will keep the coat in place, while a built-in leash hole will make it easy to wrangle them to go outside. It’s really the duck print for us; a dog in this coat is just too darn cute to pass up. ($12.99+, Chewy)

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pink fluffy dog coat

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

For those owners who love a pop of color, this turtleneck sweater will surely turn a few heads at the local dog park. It’s bold, feathery, and the perfect pick for the dog who loves to be the center of attention. Choose from five pretty pastel colors. ($95, Maxbone)

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L.L.Bean fleece dog coat

A fleece coat for chillier fall days…

This one is designed to release excess heat while your dog runs around, but will still keep them warm on cold days. 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 or snowy weather.) ($29.95+, L.L.Bean)

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reversible winter dog coat

A reversible winter coat for dogs of all sizes…

One side is windproof and waterproof; the other is a plaid fleece that’ll keep them cozy on the coldest days. 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. The leash hole ensures they’re clipped in and ready to go stat. ($20.99+, Amazon)

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black hoodie sweatshirt for dogs

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

Popping this hoodie in the washing machine is way easier than trying to get your pup into the bathtub. It has a leash hole and a built-in pocket for treats. Think of it as their own cozy sweatshirt to wear outside. ($9.99+, Amazon)

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gray sweater with chevron colored design for dogs

A cable-knit 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 a soft, pullover style for a snug fit. It comes in four colors and sizes XS–XXL. ($14.99+, Chewy)

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red puffer coat for small dogs

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 windproof coat to the rescue. It’s lined in soft fleece for extra insulation, and snaps closed around their neck. The coat even extends down their legs to prevent snow from balling on their fur. No more dog pupsicles. ($19.99+, Amazon)

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pendelton dog coat

A fleece coat from an iconic brand...

From Pendleton’s National Park Collection, these colors are a signature of Glacier National Park. It’s made of fleece that won’t pill and reverses to a quilted cotton-canvas. The coat stays secure via the belly loop and has an opening on the back for leashes to slip through. ($55+, Petco)

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moncler dog coat

A very fancy padded 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. The fact that it comes in Barbie pink is just an added bonus. ($438, Farfetch)

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pumpkin-themed halloween dog sweater

A Halloween-themed sweater for spooky season…

If you don’t dress your dog (or cat) up as a pumpkin this Halloween, are you even celebrating spooky season at all? This sweater is made of soft sherpa and has a sparkly jack-o’-lantern face on the back and metallic green leaves on the hood like a stem. Enough said. ($16.99+, Chewy)

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A faux fur coat we wish we could get in our size…

We’re actually speechless. Between the plush faux fur, the leather trim, and the sleek black color, this jacket has all the details to make your dog better dressed than you at the dog park. Plus, the oversized fur collar will keep them warm while they’re playing. ($59, Furb)

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tie-dye hoodie sweatshirt for dogs
Canada Pooch

A tie-dye hoodie you’ll want to feature on the IG grid...

We dare you not to wear a matching one. This coat is hand-dyed, so no two are alike. It’s perfect for the dog who’s one-of-a-kind themself. It even has a kangaroo pocket to stash treats in and comes in so many sizes, you’re sure to find the right fit. ($37, Canada Pooch)

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dog coat with built-in harness
Silver Paw

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 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. It comes in gray and a fiery red. ($49.99, Silver Paw)

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