Some dogs can’t stand to wear clothing, while others seem to actually enjoy it—or at least tolerate it for the sake of their human’s amusement. If your pup likes to be primped but already has a closet full of doggy sweaters and dresses, you can now get them a pair of waterproof leggings, as People points out.
They’re made by a company called Walkee Paws, and they come in four stylish patterns: Glen plaid, polka dot, camouflage, and a solid brown color. Aside from making your pooch the envy of the dog park, they also serve a practical function. The rubber-soled booties provide “maximum comfort and paw protection” to keep their feet in pristine shape. They also prevent dirt, snow, and other unmentionables from being tracked throughout your home, so it will save you the time and hassle of having to clean up each time you take your dog outside.
Walkee Paws founder Lisa Baronoff said walks with her Cocker Spaniel Toffee inspired her to create this product. “I live in Manhattan and have been concerned about the dirt and germs Toffee tracks into our home after outdoor walks on the dirty pavements … and I’m concerned with him ingesting dangerous street chemicals by licking his paws, [so] to protect him and our home, I embarked on a mission to find a workable solution,” Baronoff told People.
Made from a stretchy material and patent-pending adjustable connector that hooks around a dog’s back, the leggings are designed to be less inhibitory than traditional dog boots, which can restrict blood flow or fall off easily.
Three sizes are available, depending on your dog’s height. The largest size can accommodate most Boxers, Golden Retrievers, and Standard Poodles, as long as they’re no taller than 26 inches. Prices vary from $20 to $30 depending on the size, and you can order yours from Walkee Paws’ website or Amazon.