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Unless you’ve got a serious water lover for a pet, most dogs are not exactly big fans of wet weather. Come to think of it, when the rainy season comes around, plenty of us humans feel the same way. That’s where a good dog raincoat comes in.
An added bonus for the dog parents: wearing a raincoat doesn’t just prevent your furry friend from getting drenched (which can leave them shivering and cold, and can weaken their immune system—just like humans), but it also keeps them from shaking off that excess water inside the house when you both get home. That’s a win we can get behind!
When shopping for a dog rain jacket, the most important consideration is size. Take a look at our top picks for the best dog raincoats below, then check out our guide to measuring your pet for all types of doggy apparel.
This water-resistant slicker is not only impossibly adorable, but it’s also an adjustable, harness-friendly option that offers your dog real protection from the elements.Shop on Amazon
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This waterproof dog rain slicker comes in sizes small to 3XL, in an eye-catching yellow with a reflective strip along the belly strap. Its shape makes it perfect for long, skinny dogs like Greyhounds, Whippets and Lurchers.
The Ancol Stormguard is waterproof on the outside and fleecy in the middle to keep your pup dry and toasty. Machine washable at 30C, this dog raincoat is nice and easy to clean. It comes in a variety of colours and to liven up those rainy days, in sizes XS-XXL.Find on Amazon
This full-coverage, breathable dog raincoat is for our smaller friends and comes in a pack of two contrasting colours to suit your little pup. Ideal for puppies or small dogs the snap design makes it easy to take on and off. There are also reflective strips on the back for extra safety after dark.Find on Amazon
Ideal for medium to large dogs, this smart black rain coat comes in sizes L-5XL. With a waterproof outer layer, the inside features a velour fabric for extra-warmth and comfort. There’s also a hole in the collar so your dog can comfortably wear this over his collar or harness for safe and warm walkies.Shop on Amazon
If you’re going for cute, this waterproof raincoat is it! Make those rainy days festive and fun with this rubber ducky-themed slicker. It comes in a range of sizes to fit most average dogs.Shop on Amazon
Let ’em show off that fur coat in this 100% vinyl, transparent raincoat—ideal for wet days that aren’t too cold. Put it on and take it off easily with fuzzy fasteners under the neck and across the tummy. There’s a leash slit at the back of the hood. Some reviewers note that the coat runs a bit small, so be sure to measure!Shop on Amazon
This sleek reversible dog coat works in snow or light rain. Made for warmth with polytech fill, the quilted shell is waterproof to keep your doggo cosy and dry. An adjustable fit and reflective piping help ensure comfort and safety.Shop on Amazon
When the weather is rough, you need an exceptional coat. This breathable, water-resistant jacket is made with a foil layer to help reflect your pet’s body heat, making it ideal for those cold winter walks. Extra features include 3M reflectors, an adjustable back length and a protective hood. It comes in seven different sizes to fit most dogs.Shop on Amazon
Another great option for big dogs, this rainwear from Decdeal comes in two XL sizes and three gorgeous colours. The fabric is lightweight and comfortable with a water resistant outer and an inner mesh lining. There’s also a small back pocket so your dog can carry her favourite treats or even some poop bags!Shop on Amazon
Lightweight and waterproof, this doggy poncho adjusts via cord at the collar and buckle straps around the back. Complete with reflective trim and a harness slot for leash attachment, this raincoat comes in five colours and is available in six different sizes.Shop on Amazon
Have you got a little Scottie or Westie? Why not kit him out in his homeland colours with this adorable showerproof tartan dog raincoat? Coming in plenty of sizes for big dogs and small, this Highlands-inspired jacket will also keep your pup toasty with its cosy fleece lining.Shop on Amazon
This Rantow jacket is water, wind and snow resistant for all-weather fun! It also conveniently comes in seven sizes with a bunch of fun colour options so you can be sure to get the right fit and style for your pup. A great feature is the elasticated middle for extra comfort when your dog has had a big helping of kibble!Find on Amazon
Dog raincoats will definitely make the wet season more bearable, but there are other things you can do to make rainy day walks safe and fun.
- For rain-shy dogs, quick potty breaks in covered areas are best
- If your dog loves the rain, don’t limit their walking! A little bit of rain won’t hurt anyone—just be sure to wrap up in all your best human rain attire too!
- Dry your dog off thoroughly after the walk to help her warm up more quickly—and keep from soaking the furniture
- Puddles are fine to splash in, but don’t let your dog drink from a puddle. They can be full of bacteria, oils and other icky stuff getting stirred up by the rain
- When in doubt, listen to your dog. They’ll let you know if they want to stay out in the rain or not
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