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Quick guide: how to choose the ideal dog raincoat

Imagine there is rain outside and you are lazy to go with your pet friend for a walk. Maybe even your doggie is lazy to go out in such miserable weather. Do you recognize this situation? If so, you are in the right place!

If you have read some of our previous articles you already know how to make your rainy day more cheerful due to buying some quality fancy umbrella or rain shoes.

But, for your doggie, it is his master´s decision only, whether the raincoat or rain jacket would be a great idea so it avoids the situation as described above.

Keep your pet friend dry

Not only the human body reacts when is exposed to rain, but our pets have the same problem. It is true that they probably get not sick right after they first meet rainy or colder weather, still, they could face e.g. pneumonia after longer exposure to the cold rain.

To avoid such an unpleasant situation, we should try to keep our doggie dry, especially, when he is not the rain lover.

Therefore there are raincoats or rain jackets specially made for our doggies so it keeps them warm, comfortable and dry.

As there is a large selection of the raincoats, it is sometimes hard to choose the right one and therefore is this post written to make your decision easier.

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It is the truth, different coat need big dogs with long fur, something else needs small doggies with the smooth fur. Always keep that in mind.

Some coats are suitable for colder weather as it has the fleece clothing inside the coat, some coat does not and are suitable as the rain protector only for warmer weather.

Overall is the dog raincoat very practical, waterproof clothing, which is usually easy to be put on and taken off. The material is mainly breathable so there is no need for your doggie to get damped in such rainwear.

Your doggie will be grateful to not get soaked and you do not need to dry him a long time after returning home.

How to measure your pet and why it is important

First thing before starting choosing the ideal raincoat or rain jacket is to measure your doggie chest, neck and back length so the size of the raincoat could be selected properly.

Although are the coats adjustable, it is much better to buy the right size right away.

how to measure your pet dog

The size chart from the producer is very helpful and if you do the measurement correctly, there is a very small chance you get a wrong sized raincoat.

Just be aware each producer has a different size chart.

pet dog size chart

After the measurement is done, there is the right time to check the selection of the best doggie raincoats. Let´s do that! We are more than pleased to present the best dog raincoats.

Waterproof dog coat

This coat is made from durable nylon material – this keeps the doggie dry and comfortable in the wet weather.

The raincoat neck has a hole, which has been made for an easy to use dog leash and covered with a piece of rain cloth.

waterproof dog coat

Reflective strip added on the back of the coat provides extra visibility in the rain. This coat is suitable for small or medium size large dogs.

Small dog jacket

If you are a fan of British style, this small dog jacket, produced in black and red colour, will impress you! Very fancy clothing for your small doggie, waterproof and practical.

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Adjustable around the neck and the chest as well.

Dog hoody raincoat

This solid coloured hoody raincoat is made from polyester, button fastened and have reflective strips.

puppies raincoats

There are 3 colours to be chosen from – red, green and yellow. Is adjustable and due to fleece material inside the coat is it warmer so it suits to colder weather as well!

Transparent dog raincoat

Transparent dog raincoat for medium and large dogs. As a big plus, there is a small zipper bag for the coat so it could be stash in case of no need. Very easy to put on, without the usual plastic smell.

Transparent dog raincoat

The closure is arranged by the buttons under the chest and there is a hood as well.

Puppy raincoat

If you like the military, camouflage style and have a little dog, this is the right choice! Other colours look very fancy too – you can choose from blue, red and yellow.

puppy raincoats small dogs

It is 3 buttons fastened, and here is a reflective strip on the back. This is an adjustable raincoat as well.

Small dog raincoat

Let´s start with the raincoat for small dogs and puppies: hoody small dog raincoat with 3 solid colours selection – green, red and yellow with practical reflective strips for the doggie to be seen in case of less light conditions.

small dog raincoats

This waterproof raincoat is adjustable and button fastened, the all overlook is sporty, military, outdoor, but still looks fancy.

Choose wisely

During looking for the ideal pet rainwear don’t forget to check former customer references so you can see whether the product is a quality one.

We are selecting the best products as per our former customer’s opinion, however, what is a great product for us, could not be ideal for you.

We agree you know best what exactly your doggie needs, so the final decision is only up to you.

best dog raincoat

We definitely recommend buying some adjustable, buttons fastened coat, from durable and breathable material.

Sometimes you can get the small bag alongside with the coat so in case of no need e.g. when the weather changes fast, you can take off the coat from your doggie easily and stash it to the bag.

The reflective strips are a great feature as well as it allows you to find your doggie in gloom or darkness.

We hope we have brought what you have expected and helped you with choosing the right raincoat or rain jacket for your little or a big dog.

In case of any further question or help needed, do not hesitate to contact us through the comment below the post.

Renata

umbrellaparty.com

22 Comments

  • Stratos K

    I knew about dog clothes but had never seen actual dog raincoats! As funny as it may seem it can really make a difference in a rainy day. I have a friend who has a small dog and I just got a brilliant idea to make his dog such a present. Thank you for your article and for all the info you provide with it. Brilliant!

    • Renata

      Dear Stratos,
      Thank you for your kind comment! We are happy to help the dog lovers to pick the best raincoat, they are very practical. We hope we have provided some useful info to you so you can choose the best raincoat for your friend doggie. Have a great summer and thank you for stopping by! Bye Renata

  • Robert J Warneck

    I love the idea of a raincoat for doggies.  I don’t think everyone is aware of helping keep your dog dry if you do have to take him/her out for a walk in the rain.  As you mentioned there is the chance they can catch pneumonia and that is very dangerous for our dog babies.  I like the clear one you showed for the larger dogs, however are there other options for the large dog as well? Is the size chart something all the producers of the products have?  Are there different ones for small, medium and large dogs?

    I love the visuals of the dogs in their raincoats on your web.  The last one in the pink coat “dog baby” I want to take that little one home, he/she is so adorable!

    Robert

  • AmDetermined

    Your post is very unique because I just owned my dog and this is my first time of reading something like this online, with the information on how to choose the best rain coat for my dog is helpful for me and my dog, her name is Maya, she is with me reading your post and I think she is greeting you for this post. I am going to share your post on my social media for my friends to learn from it for their dogs.

    • Renata

      Hello,
      Thank you for stopping by. We are happy to provide some useful information for your doggie Maya, we are sure she would appreciate some raincoat for her as well, especially in the Autumn and during Springtime. Thank you and Maya for the nice comment and wish you all the best! Bye Renata

  • Carol5162

    I am just leaning that dogs can get pneumonia. This is very new to me considering that our family dog loves to play in the rain.

    we have never considered a rain coat for him and I think this article has just come at the right time.

    You have provided very useful information on measuring the dog’s size. I think without this, most of us will end up purchasing oversized coats that the pet will not be comfortable with. I love the puppy raincoat that is military like. So cute.

    Thank you for taking your time to give us this article. Very helpful!

    • Renata

      Hello Carol,
      Thank you for your kind comment! We can imagine dogs like playing in the rain, but not all of them. And for preventing some disease due to longer exposure to rain are the raincoats really good idea.

      Also, a lot of dog owners are not so familiar with purchasing the raincoats for their dog so therefore we have written this article to let them know there is such possibility and the selection of the raincoats is large within the internet.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a great time! Bye Renata

  • fatsani kafumbu

    Anyone reading this post would agree with me that there’s nothing better that keeping your dog dry Especially if your dog is as naughty as mine. Where I live we experience rain most of the year and idea of having raincoats for dogs is really was really on point for me. 

    Measuring the dog is one thing I really found useful in your post. I I really had no idea how to do that. Last time I tried to buy dog clothes I ended up getting something that sweet ended up hanging somewhere, unused. The post has given me some great ideas on what I can get for my dog. 

    Thanks 

    • Renata

      Dear Fatsani,
      Thank you for stopping by! It is nice of you that you think about keeping your doggie dry, it is really important, especially in such a rainy area as you mentioning. We are sad to hear the last purchased raincoat had a different size than should have as they are so useful. Hopefully, our measuring advice would help you avoid a similar situation in the future.
      We would be happy to help you choose the right raincoat for your doggie, do not hesitate to contact us in case you would need more help from us.
      Bye Renata

  • Shannon

    I’m so glad I ran across your site! I honestly had no idea rain coats for dogs were available. I do not have a dog anymore myself, but my elderly mother has two older dogs that could very much use an accessory like this. 

    My mother makes sure her dogs get their walk in daily rain or shine (or snow). Being that she is handicapped, drying both dogs can take a significant amount of time for her. It can also be very demanding on her physically. Dog raincoats would be an excellent surprise for her (and the dogs I’m sure). Thank you for showing me how to measure correctly! This is going to be perfect!

    • Renata

      Hello Shannon,

      Thank you for stopping by! We are happy to help with advice on how to measure the doggies. You are right the raincoats would save a lot of energy and time by drying the dogs after a walk in the rainy day. We are here to help with choosing the right raincoats if you need to, just let us know by leaving the comment or in the chatbox. Thank you for your kind comment and have a great summer!
      Bye Renata

  • Dave Sweney

    Thanks for putting this article and guide on how to choose the ideal dog raincoat…I am a sucker for this kind of thing for my dogs, I like to spoil them a bit. It was helpful that you included some guidelines for measuring my dogs before I order a couple of these.

    There are plenty of options I see too from the images and descriptions you included. I definitely want to have some reflective stripes as often visibility is a problem in bad weather. These will help cars and vehicles see the dogs and save me from a vet bill perhaps.

    How much should I expect to pay for a set of these raincoats for my dogs? I am sure the prices are all over the map, but what would you say the average cost might be? I will use your thoughts as a barometer for my shopping and purchase. Thanks ahead of time, great post, by the way! 

    • Renata

      Hello Dave,
      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. The prices differ based on the type, material and the feature used. For the middle size dogs, the price should be 6- 10 USD as maximum, for larger dogs the prices oscillate 8 – 12 USD. Always depends on the attributes as described below. Hopefully is our answer sufficient, if any other help needed, do not hesitate to contact us in the comment or via chatbox. Have a great day! Bye Renata

  • Cathy

    We are just entering the raining season here and Fido is sulking because we wouldn’t take her out when it’s wet outside. As the pet owner, it’s just too much work – carrying the litter bag, wearing the boots and finding ways to keep her dry. I have never thought about getting a raincoat for her till now, but I see there are some good materials and sizes out there. 

    I wonder how she would like to be fitted into one *smiles*.

    • Renata

      Dear Cathy,
      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment! The raincoats are a really practical solution for your doggie! The measuring is the crucial part of the process, but afterwards, you should be able to choose the right size based on the comparison with the producer size chart. If you would need more help from us, kindly leave us the comment or contact us via chatbox. Wish you all the best. Renata

  • RoDarrick

    Though I’ve got a couple of clothes for my dog but I never knew that there are raincoats made for dogs. I only searched randomly on google and I got here on this page. This would be a great option on rainy days at least I won’t be bothered about keeping her at home at all times. I actually like that Puppy raincoat camouflage. It looks so cool but I would love if I can get something of a bigger version that can take a Labrador. Thanks

    • Renata

      Hello,
      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment! There is such raincoat for longer dogs – https://umbrellaparty.com/product/large-dog-raincoat/
      so you can try the military raincoat for your dog as well. Always keep in mind measuring it and compare the results with the producer size chart, as each has a different size chart! Anyway, hopefully, you will find the right for your doggie. We wish you all the best. Bye Renata

  • fabio gargiulo

    Post really nice and great topic! the table with the measurements is simply perfect. Although in the images our friends do not seem very convinced I find that the rain coat for dogs is a brilliant idea. Thanks Renata for providing me with good information on the subject, it will be easier for me to choose even if I point without doubt on the camouflage.

    • Renata

      Hello Fabio,
      Thank you for your kind comment! The raincoats are a great idea, especially for such doggies, which do not like rain and for their masters as well so they do not need to dry them a long time after returning home. So win-win for both, I suppose:). Thank you for stopping by and have a great summer!
      Bye Renata

  • Henry

    Hi Renata! Aww, these dogs wearing their raincoats are lovely! And yeah, our baby pets get sick in the long run if they’re exposed to rain (just as we as humans would). Thank you very much for presenting this size chart. I’ll measure my puppy right away. I like the idea of having a raincoat for him. Thank you very much for this post.

    • Renata

      Hello Henry,
      We are happy to come with some useful information about the raincoats and how to measure your dog correctly so you can purchase the correct size right away. It is always better to prevent some disease when you can see your doggie does not like rain. Hopefully, we have given you some good tips on which raincoat to choose. Thank you for stopping by and have a great summer!

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