When we adopted Poppy from the Blue Cross, they recommended we get her a coat. She’s pretty small so needs a little something extra to protect her from the rain. We got soaked in a downpour in Oxford on the weekend – Poppy looked like a drowned rat & then got cold, poor little pooch. So we ordered the Element Dog Jacket from EzyDog. It’s showerproof & windproof, as well as having a fleece lining to help keep her warm. It’s easy to get on, though with Poppy’s giant ears it’s a slightly tricky to get off! It has a zip on the top, so we can attach her lead to her harness. She’s very comfortable in it – not that it encouraged her to go out in the rain this morning. Point blank refused to leave the house!
One of the reasons we wanted to get her a coat was because her harness gets soaked when the ground is wet. The water flicks up on to her chest because she’s so low to the ground. I was really hoping the coat would stop this, and I think it will, but this morning, we walked after a massive downpour so even her jacket was soaked underneath. The only thing I’m not 100% happy with is the straps used to do up the coat. They dangle down quite a bit & get quite wet. I’m hoping that a little fiddling around with them will solve this. I was worried Poppy would find it awkward but she didn’t seem to mind it at all!