Even with winter temperatures rivaling those at the South Pole, we still need to be out there walking our pups. And with short-haired pups who absolutely hate the cold-weather, it has become our mission to find coats and gear to keep them warm.Though finding coats for large, chesty dogs has become a mission in itself, and sometimes we found ourselves just needing to settle.
We had been searching, unsuccessfully, for a hooded coat that actually came in our dogs' sizes, and we were beyond excited to discover Canada Pooch Parkas.
Canada Pooch was nice enough to send our pups two different types of parkas to try out:
North Pole Parka
Winter Wilderness Jacket
We like that overall, both of the coats feel really heavy and durable.
The coats both have velcro closures, which we find works for our general walks and promenades, though we are not sure how well velcro would hold up over time or with more active play.
Our dogs both wear a size 26.
Canada Pooch doesn't have a direct online store, but you can use their store locator to find out stores near you, and learn more about them, here.
If there is not a store near you: Here are some online options. Some of these are Canadian online stores, but they will ship to the U.S. and some are based in the U.S. as well:
1. Frontgate: http://www.frontgate.com/storm-slicker-dog-raincoat/455864 2. Well: http://well.ca/products/canada-pooch-torrential-tracker_68473.html 3. Dog Chic Boutique: http://www.dogchicboutique.com/Dog_Treats_Gallery_Chicago_IL.html 4. Petland: http://www.petland.ca/catalogsearch/result/?order=relevance&dir=desc&q=canada+pooch&cat=&x=0&y=0
We know these coats will make Chicago's never-ending winter much more bearable, and we are extra excited that Canada Pooch has offered to give away gift certificates to two lucky pups to win Canada Pooch jackets!
There are two ways to enter and each person can enter two times.
We love taking our pups for promenades, winter walks, and jaunts with our friends.
What new things would you do with your pooch if you won a Canada Pooch coat?
Congratulations to our winners:
1) Sookie Richardson who will be able to take longer walks and hikes in chilly New England
2) Gizmo Berenato to stay warm enough to go on extended walks to the park down the street. She loves the park, but hates the cold!
Good luck everyone!
Our cold-weather essentials
We tried these Ruffwear Coats
And these reversible RC Pet Products Coats