It’s happened, folks. It looks like our long summer here in Seattle has come to a close and you know what that means: rain.
From drizzles to downpours, we see it all here, and so does your dog. So, how do you stay happy with your four legged companion during fall? Seattle dog sitters have a few ideas…
6 tips for soggy Seattle dogs
I’m not usually one to dress my dog in clothing, but lots of people love their high fashion hounds. To help my pooch feel better (and keep the rugs clean), I might need to make an exception. If it’s pouring outside, one or more of the jackets and boots below may do the trick!
You can find lots of different options for dog rain gear—various fabrics, colors, and waterproof and breathable choices are all available. Here are several popular jackets and boots that I found. Take a look around and read up on what’s available!
- ABO Gear Navy Blue Breathable Waterproof Dog Coat
- Fashion Pet Rainy Days Slicker
- Fashion Pet Extreme All Weather Waterproof Boots
- Ultra Paws Rugged Dog Boot
Cleaning up after the rain
Before you head inside after getting muddy or wet, get prepared with these options for cleaning off outside. You can also prevent mud from building up by trimming the hair around your dog’s paws.
Baby wipes & dog wipes
These are awesome to have outside the house or with you in the car for any dirty, muddy situation. There’s a whole list of dog-specific wipes here, although baby wipes may work just as well—as long as they’re alcohol-free (which is more gentle).
Paw cleaning tools
Check out the amazing assortment of products out there to help you clean up your pooch, one paw at a time.
A good towel and water
Warm water and towels to clean and dry each paw are both great ways to keep the weather out of your home—and your pal comfy and clean.
Top photo via Flickr/Marc Dalmulder