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While spring holds the promise of sweeter, warmer weather on the way, between its unpredictable wind, rain, and hail, it’s still the most mercurial of seasons. So, on the longstanding advice that it’s best to dress in layers this time of year, we thought we’d do the same for the pups with this list of the best dog fleece coats and jackets for spring.
Just like fleece layers for humans, dog fleece coats and jackets are a sensible staple for keeping warm during this transitional season. You’ll see some styles here resembling dog sweaters and dog coats that are better for cooler temperatures, while others are lighter and made for repelling elements such as wind and rain. There are lots of options when it comes to this style of dog outerwear!
As with all dog clothing, remember to take your pet’s measurements before you buy to ensure the best fitting garment for your pet.
For humans, L.L. Bean is a trusted brand for fleece jackets, but the outdoor outfitters also make a great fleece for your dog.
This machine-washable jacket is a snap to put on with Velcro fasteners at the neck and waist. A cute, outer flap pocket completes the look.
For more about L.L. Bean’s line of rugged dog coats and jackets, see our review of a few popular styles here.Shop at L.L. Bean
This snuggly fleece vest is best for dogs on the small end of the spectrum.
Available in a variety of solid and two-tone colors, slide the stretch fleece over your doggo’s head and place his front legs through the armholes.
This fleece comes with an attached D-ring for leashes, so you can skip the harness (unless your dog pulls).
Take careful measurements and note that some reviews suggest sizing up.Shop on Amazon
Velcro this cozy fleece at the neck and chest for a warm layer that’s easy to wear.
This mustard-hued jacket has reflective details for nighttime strolls and also comes in gray and blue in extra small and extra large sizes.Shop on Amazon
Available in seven different sizes, this stretchy double-layered fleece is machine-washable and sports chest straps and an adjustable collar, as well as a cute starburst pattern.Shop on Chewy
Ruffwear’s fleece fits like a glove! Made in a range of sizes in two solid colors and a floral pattern, this jacket is meant to hold up when you hit the trails.
Constructed from recycled materials, the zipper closure and front sleeved-style fit help ensure that warmth is kept in and the elements are kept out.
We reviewed this style in our article, The Top 5 Winter Dog Sweaters of 2020 According to Cute Dogs and Their People.
For our take on yet another fleece-lined Ruffwear style, the Ruffwear Overcoat, see our story, The Top 5 Winter Dog Coats and Jackets, Reviewed by Real Dogs.Shop on Amazon
This jacket will light up your toy breed’s life—literally!
Lined in cozy fleece with a soft, waterproof shell, this dog jacket boasts a reflective stripe lined with LED lights that runs down the back of the jacket so your pup is extra visible on those twilight to late night walks.
Just slip over the head and secure with the touch fastener at the belly.Shop on Chewy
Wrap your dog in this water-resistant coat with a cozy fleece lining and reflective piping.
The high collar and wrap around buckle fastening ensures your pup will be snug as a bug.Shop on Chewy
This bright blue heathered knit jacket features a comfortable, “athletic” cut, reflective accents, and a plush fleece lining that makes for super comfy wear.
A two-way neck zipper allows for easy on-off and a custom fit, and hook-and-loop fasteners at the chest resist fur build up, plus a top zipper opens for leash attachments.
Like the Patagonia power vest, this dog fleece really has it all.Shop on Amazon
This budget-friendly fleece is available in four colors with contrasting lining and trim.
The no-stretch jacket sports a half zip at the top for easy on and off.Shop on Amazon
This abstract print hoodie is for dogs who don’t mind standing out and flaunting their creativity.
Made from sturdy, midweight cotton, the hoodie is fleece-lined to keep your pup nice and toasty (and it even comes with a darling drawstring for “authenticity”).
Note: This hoodie runs small, so be sure to measure your dog before ordering to determine the best fit.
We reviewed this style in our article, The Top 5 Winter Dog Sweaters of 2020 According to Cute Dogs and Their People, and highlighted it in its own feature here.Shop on Huts & Bay
Fleece-lined with a comfy, waterproof plaid shell, this jacket is available in extra small and extra large sizes for all kinds of breeds.
The top pocket portal allows for leash attachment while a body-length seam of reflective piping amplifies visibility. Keep your pup extra snug with the adjustable turtleneck.Shop at Target
Frisco’s slip-on fleece vest is double-layered for extra comfiness.
This fleece also rocks a slot for leash attachment and a hook-and-loop neck fastener, and is available in different colors and sizes to choose from.Shop on Chewy
It’s two fleeces in one! Available in four sizes and two different solid/plaid color combos with fold-over collars, this snuggly fleece stays put with Velcro at the neck and chest for a comfy fit.Shop on Amazon
For more articles about dog clothing, layers, and springtime adventures with your pup, check out one of the articles below.
- The Best Dog Jean Jackets for The Hippest Pups
- The Best Dog Raincoats for Wet Walks
- The Best Dog Rain Gear, from Jackets and Boots to Towels and Totes
- A Guide to Running With Your Dog in Spring
- 15 Dog Hoodies That Are Cute, Cozy, and Made for Cuddling